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Gary Lineker's brother Wayne has 'signed up for Celebs Go Dating according to new reports, one month after being mocked over his bizarre 'girlfriend criteria' list.
According to, the nightclub owner, 58, will look for love on the E4 reality show, after previously stating on Instagram that his future girlfriend had to 'give up her career, not want children, be able to cook ready meals and love R&B music'.
A source told the website: 'Wayne thinks it'll be good for him to meet women outside his usual Ibiza nightclub circles.
'He is used to being centre of attention so this show will be perfect for him.
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'Filming started this week and he's already caused lots of laughs.'
Mailonline has contacted representatives for Celebs Go Dating and Wayne Lineker for comment.
Grandfather Wayne owns reality star hotspot Ocean Beach club and Lineker's Bar in Ibiza.
He is already a father to four children, with his latest ex being Britain's Next Top Model star Danielle Sandhu, who was 31 years his junior.
Wayne sparked outrage when he revealed his astonishing list of criteria for a partner with the hashtag #wifeywhereyouat last month.
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As well as his prospective lover having to be a 'worldie' (ladspeak for extremely attractive) and considerably younger than him, the wishlist included being 'prepared to give up your career or job', 'able to cook', and, bizarrely, know where the city of Lincoln is.
The post soon sparked outrage on social media as Wayne, who has been single for two years since separating from his 27-year-old model girlfriend Danielle was branded a 'creep' and 'an embarrassment'.
He later said: 'Would I ever go out with someone my age? Never say never. But no,'
'You have to be attracted to a person, don't you? I prefer girls who look around 30, 35. It's not my fault. It's just the way I am. But I'm not sexist. That post was banter — a joke.
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'People must have realised I was having a laugh,' he says. 'I'm a fantastic boyfriend. I'm 100 per cent dedicated to the partner I'm with. I never cheat on them. I make sure they're treated like a princess.
'I wake them up with a cup of tea. I put them to bed after I've made them hot chocolate. I'll wrap them up in a towel when they get out of the bath or shower. I do all the things I feel they'd like as somebody who's in love with them.'
It seems that Wayne, who has had two marriages, four children with three different women and a broken engagement finally wants to settle down.
'When I'm single, I'm a bit of a loose cannon,' he says. 'I go out, I party and I get silly.'
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In August, he was filmed at his Ocean Beach Club in Ibiza, a favourite haunt of footballers and reality TV stars, picking a 'dream doll' to take on a date from a line-up of women in orange swimsuits. Rejects were pushed into the swimming pool.
He said: 'My kids [Duane, 35, Sean, 32, Tia, 22, and Freddie, 16] want to see me nice and settled and behaving myself.
'They've been on at me for more than a year now. They say, 'Dad, you need a girlfriend to settle you down, to keep us happy and you healthy.'
'I don't party when I'm in a relationship. I do what normal couples do. We go out for dinner or watch TV and cook at home. I can't do that on my own, which is why I go out so much. What else am I going to do? Stay in and watch Loose Women
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In it, he wrote: 'So, my family have decided I need a girlfriend for my own sanity and health...so here’s my criteria.
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'OK, let’s start this off like I’m normal: strong, nice, and loving personality. Now to more important things:
'You must like older men but only me...You have to be a worldly and above 30 (OK, 28 or 29 could work) but not my age as that would just look weird.
'You must like to travel and to fly business class and stay in incredible hotels. Be prepared to give up your career or job or at least be able to work from a laptop on a tropical beach somewhere.
'You will need to spend the summer in Ibiza and the winter in Dubai with two weeks in the UK for Christmas and New Year with the families and holidays to the Maldives.'
The club owner then explained that any potential love interest should come without children because his 'are all grown up'.
The list was posted to the club owner's Instagram account with the hashtag 'banter' but sparked outrage on social media from followers disgusted with Wayne's demands.
'Truly unprecedented levels of creep exuding from Wayne Lineker these days,' one unimpressed Twitter user wrote.
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