Wayne Lineker blasts vile trolls for calling him a 'nonce' over Chloe Ferry fake engagement

WAYNE Lineker has blasted vile trolls for calling him a "nonce" after his fake engagement to Chloe Ferry.

The Celebs Go Dating pair set tongues wagging when they posed for a loved-up ring photo, along with the caption: "she said yes".

Many were fooled by the snap before we revealed it was actually a social media prank.

But the backlash has taken them both by surprise, with Wayne, 58, calling it "dreadful" and Chloe, 25, reduced to tears.

Wayne said on Instagram: "I did the post and it went f*****g nuts. I did think people would understand it's a joke but a lot of people congratulated me and I felt really bad because these are nice people.

"We just wanted to see the abuse I got, and it was horrific. The next day I did a comment on one of Chloe's pictures, 'wifey goals', and it just went off. I was called a rapist, paedophile, a nonce. It was just absolutely awful. It was dreadful, it really was."

A tearful Chloe also recorded a video addressing the abuse, branding it "vile and disgusting".

Growing increasingly upset, she said: "Paedophile is such a strong word to call someone. It's absolutely disgusting he is getting called that when all his friends and family have to read that."

Pals of Ibiza club owner Wayne previously said he wanted to play the trick to see who would fall for it.

When his friends rushed to congratulate him, Wayne came clean to a number of them.

A pal explained: “Wayne is a real joker and this is exactly his kind of humour.

“He’s told people it was just a wind up over text. He and Chloe are definitely not engaged.

“They got on really well when they met in Celebs Go Dating and will be mates for life.”

Wayne left his 653,000 Instagram followers stunned after posting a picture of him and Chloe online – with her showing off a huge diamond on her ring finger.

He captioned the post: “She said YES! Love you @chloegshore1.”

Chloe replied to the pictures and wrote: “Love you,” before also sharing a screenshot of the post onto her own social media account.

Wayne and Chloe hit it off after signing up to take part in E4 show Celebs Go Dating.

They posted affectionate comments about one another on social media over the course of the show airing.

Wayne, brother of Match Of The Day star Gary, 60, said he’d signed up to the show to try something different.

Unlucky-in-love Chloe meanwhile hoped to find a man who could sweep her off her feet.

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