Then they will be off to the racy Ocean Beach Club in Ibiza, one of Wayne’s latest business ventures and the place where Danielle first fell for his laddish charms, on a night out last year (the next morning she cancelled her homeward flight and moved in with him). It all sounds totally ‘buzzing’ to coin a superlative this silver-haired Peter Pan (who has just released his first house music record) often uses to describe his crazy capers on Twitter.
I’ve definitely found the one,’ he swooned (though Danielle’s mother Jillian Sadhu later assured me that, much as she likes her daughter’s new boyfriend, talk of wedding bells is premature). Then came his bombshell revelation: if and when they do marry, Gary is unlikely to attend, because Wayne and his BBC presenter big brother have barely spoken to one another for six years.
According to Wayne, the rift dates back to 2008, when Gary, then recently divorced from his first wife, Michelle, and planning to wed lingerie model Danielle BUX, took his bride-to-be to meet his sibling for the first time, in Ibiza. Wayne was invited to the sumptuous, £300,000 wedding ceremony on Italy’s Mali coast, but his then girlfriend, Ana Tanaka (yes, another young model), was left off the guest-list even though they had been together for 18 months.
Born 18 months apart, into a solid family of market traders, both had trials with the local football team, Leicester City, and by all accounts Wayne was by far the more gifted player. Yet they remained fiercely loyal to one another, and when Wayne hit upon the wheeze of cashing in his famous brother’s fame by opening an eponymous bar in the Canaries, Gary gladly lent him the money.
He later spoke of his admiration for Wayne, with his ‘ability to turn a penny into tuppence’, and watched with pride as his brother’s ‘little empire’ of raucous watering-holes spread to Mediterranean resorts. Commendably, he even stood by Wayne in 2006, when he and two associates were jailed for 18 months, for smuggling suitcases filled with foreign banknotes into Britain, in an audacious £220,000 tax fraud.
In 2012, his fanciful attempt to set up a social media site to rival Facebook ended in a costly failure for the investors he hoped to turn into millionaires. He says he lost more than £1 million on the business start-up himself, and that same year he was declared bankrupt for failing to pay the £60,000 he owed to his Mayfair tax consultants, Milestone International.
Though he drives a posh Mercedes SL sports car in Ibiza, and lives during the winter in a smart Essex apartment, he has sold off his Tenerife bar because of a decline in tourism at the resort. Since his Twitter feed is filled with gushing plugs for the swish restaurants, hotels and health spas he frequents, this fuels the suspicion that freebies help facilitate his glitzy lifestyle.
Of course, he isn’t the first person to have milked his vicarious celebrity for all it’s worth; and, despite his flaws, he is regarded by friends as an engaging, amusing and highly generous man who never fails to do his bit for charity. However, it is difficult to envisage the gentrified Mr and Mrs GaryLineker OBE raving it up with zany Wayne and his ‘buzzing’ new girl at an Ibiza pool party this summer.
The 58-year-old appeared alongside British actor Tamer Hassan (pictured left), 52, to debate whether women prefer men with 'dad bods' Yesterday, the club owner shared his bizarre list of criteria, which included being able to cook 'Wait rose ready meals' and 'loving R&B'.
'Truly unprecedented levels of creep exuding from WayneLineker these days,' one unimpressed Twitter user wrote. Father-of-four Wayne has been married once and has had several girlfriends, but is thought to have been single since his 2018 split from ex-fiancée Danielle Sadhu in 2018, who was 31 years his junior.
Wayne insisted that any girlfriends should have a driving license to share his Bentley and a future 'Lamborghini Jeep' purchase. He also refused to consider any women who have shared teeth whitening posts, appear on OnlyFans, or dating websites, and who are 'boring' or bad at geography.
Wayne (pictured) also refused to consider any women who have shared teeth whitening posts, appear on OnlyFans, or dating websites, and who are 'boring' or bad at geography He had all his children with his first wife, including three daughters Duane, Tia and Sean and a son called Freddie.
The business owner and grandfather has reportedly been single since he split from his ex-fiancée Danielle Sadhu, 27, in 2018 after meeting at his club. Following an uncomfortable first meeting Wayne's then girlfriend Ana Tanaka was not invited to the couple's wedding on the Mali coast despite being together for 18 months.
The brother of the former England striker GaryLineker, a winner of the FIFA fair play award, has been jailed for two and a half years for fraud. WayneLineker, 43, who owns of a string of holiday theme bars built on his brother's reputation, was branded a “burglar and thief” by a judge.
Those predictions, made by the boys' father several decades ago, were further confounded yesterday as Wayne began his prison sentence. Southward Crown Court heard how Linker, 17 months younger than his brother and also a millionaire, gave an official at Nat West stockbrokers “perks and back Sanders” to launder bundles of currency brought into the UK in suitcases.
Until Stacey was recruited, Linker and his accomplices had been taking the assignments of cash to individual bureau DE change, but that had proved too expensive. Linker, of Field, Essex, and his manager and “right-hand man” Dave Hodges, of Waltham Abbey, admitted conspiring to defraud tax authorities.
Judge Stephen Robins told Linker yesterday: “You through your counsel accept prime responsibility for initiating the conspiracy which was sustained over a period of about 18 months and led to a loss of £90,000 tax.” As Linker begins his sentence in prison, where the boredom will be broken this summer by watching his brother fronting the BBC's World Cup coverage, he will also have time to reflect on how their career paths have diverged.
He had more dribbling ability and that sort of thing whereas Gary is more direct and probably thinks more quickly ... Wayne has a lot of talent, but he doesn't like the discipline.” Gary's career took off when he broke into the Leicester City first team in 1979, and by the time he hung up his boots his CV included stints at Everton Barcelona and Spurs, concluding with a lucrative period in Japan.
The sibling connection made all the difference for Wayne as he set about establishing a chain of bars in holiday destinations popular with football-loving Britons. ENTREPRENEUR and former Bowie star WayneLineker has a permanent grin on his face.
Club owner Wayne, 53, has found love with 22-year-old Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model contestant Danielle Sadhu. And after a whirlwind ten months together the pair are already thinking of tying the knot.
But one person who may not be at the wedding is Wayne’s older brother and Match Of The Day host GaryLineker. Wayne reveals that the pair are at the center of a family rift after drifting apart following Gary’s marriage to second wife Danielle BUX in 2009.
Once the best of friends, the brothers struggled to bond as usual when mum-of-one Danielle, 18 years Gary’s junior, joined the mix. And Wayne confesses his relationship with the Welsh beauty foundered from the start.
“He was my brother, and he was telling me that I couldn’t bring my girlfriend of a year and a half to his wedding. It’s clear that family means a lot to the dad of four, as photographs of his relationship with stunning Sadhu dominate their plush Essex flat.
Twice-divorced Wayne says: “When I met Danielle we immediately clicked and there was a lot of flirting. “She was due to go home the next day and I managed to persuade her otherwise, and she instantly moved in with me.
Wayne’s reputation as a party-loving playboy saw him briefly join the cast of ITV’s reality TV show The Only Way Is Essex in June 2013. He adds: “I get a lot of stick on Twitter that I should hang up my boots, but I don’t agree.