A Spanish news anchor dating a ‘Big Brother’ star has been called a love cheat after a different woman was spotted behind him while he was live on air at his home.
Alfonso Merlos was unaware that he had been ‘busted’ when some viewers noticed the semi-clad woman was not his girlfriend Marta López as he spoke to a host on the Estado de Alarma channel during a video call on YouTube according to reports by The Mirror.
She was later identified as 27-year-old journalist Alexia Rivas after a national scandal broke out and he was accused of cheating and the pair were claimed to have broken Spain’s strict coronavirus social distancing measures to have their fling.
The 41-year-old remained silent for days before insisting his relationship with Marta had ended before he was caught with Alexia.
Alfonso went on to apologise to Marta for any hurt he caused during an appearance on the Ana Rosa show, a Spanish chat show.
In his words:
If you think that my attitude has not been correct or that there are things that I have not done well. I have no problem asking for forgiveness, although my goal was not to harm someone else.
However, Marta said they were a couple at the time calling the incident “unpleasant” and “shameful”. She also claimed they had been in coronavirus lockdown since March 12, two days before Spain introduced some of the world’s strictest measures, until their argument.
Spain is one of the countries worst hit by Covid-19 with more than 235,000 confirmed cases and more than 24,000 deaths. People have been banned from going outside for anything other than the essentials since March 14.