Dollis Hill contestant on Paddy McGuinness gameshow caught up in escort scandal
Wen-Jing Mo star of ITV’s Take Me Out talks about ‘awful’ date
A contestant from Dollis Hill who appeared on a dating game show earned thousands of pounds a week as an escort, it has been revealed.
Wen-Jing Mo, who lives in Burnley Road, Dollis Hill, won a date on ITV’s Take Me Out, which is hosted by Paddy McGuinness, last Saturday.
But little did viewers know the 28-year-old, who grew up in care, used to work for a high class escort agency.
When the Times contacted Miss Mo, she confirmed the revelation was true.
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The former College of North West London student, who now works as an estate agent, said: “I applied for the show when I became single.
“I had been in relationships for a long time and had fallen head over heels with someone but his life was a mess at the time. Now I live for the moment.”
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Miss Mo won the exotic date in Cyprus with Aaron Withers, 32, who this week was also claimed to be a male escort.
With similar claims made against them, you may have thought the pair would have hit it off, but Miss Mo described the date, which was scheduled to be shown this Saturday but has been scrapped by embarrassed ITV bosses, as “awful.”
She said: “I left my light on by accident. I didn’t mean to leave it on. He was really short. I’m pretty sure my face dropped. I liked that he was a surfer but I go for more creative personalities.”
Miss Mo, who went to Rooks Heath College in Harrow, was born in China where she claims she was a child performer in the Shanghai State Circus.
She said: “I was on stage performing when I was four-years-old. I then moved here and lived in Harrow before moving to Brent.
“I actually grew up in care and lived in foster homes between the ages of 12 and 17. Then I got my own flat.
“I really enjoyed the whole experience. I would like to go on TV again to find love depending on what it was. I think the whole nation knows I’m single.”