Flop First Dates contestant dubbed the worst-ever is a convicted fraudster
A FLOP First Dates contestant dubbed the worst-ever is a convicted fraudster.
Brad Gordon, 33, was mocked as “cringeworthy” after failing to charm date Yasmin, 38.
He bragged he was a property developer who owned seven luxury cars and a wolf — but had sneaked on to the hit Channel 4 show despite being jailed for fraud offences.
The serial con artist previously posed as a doctor and Interpol agent and got car finance on luxury motors including a Bentley Continental, a Mercedes and an Audi S5.
The self-styled soul singer, also known as Brad Gilbert and Brad Inglese, was said to have stolen thousands of pounds.
He vetted potential lovers by checking their credit ratings.
His licence from jail is believed to have run out only at the end of 2020 so he was still classed as a serious offender when he duped show bosses.
A source said: “It’s no surprise he tricked his way on to the show.
He’s a career conman. Yasmin is lucky she sussed him out quickly.”
Gordon was convicted of 13 counts of fraud at Canterbury crown court in 2015 and got six years’ jail.
He tricked Twenty Twenty productions to appear on First Dates but Channel 4 has pulled his episode from its streaming service.
It insisted: “Necessary checks and procedures were followed.”
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