MELANIE Sykes made waves after splashing on a trip to Venice and enjoying a six-day adventure with a gondolier.
The former Boddington beer-daughter, 50, was spotted pressing lips together with Riccardo Simionato, 23, on the trip.
She told fans she was “just a little dizzy”.
But she didn’t stop there after meeting him for the first time last Saturday and was still with him on the last day of his vacation on Thursday, when they were spotted arm in arm.
Riccardo, when asked about the adventure by the Mail on Sunday, said: “I don’t remember. I meet lots of people. ”
He didn’t care at all about the 27-year age gap.
Riccardo added: “Beauty is relative.
“Maybe what’s beautiful in your eyes isn’t beautiful for me.”
She was traveling from last Saturday to Thursday in the romantic Italian city.
Mélanie is twice divorced and has two sons aged 18 and 16.
She needed a break after getting into a war of words with Celebrity Juice host Keith Lemon saying he had “limited vocabulary”.
He then fired back, claiming that didn’t stop him from winning “two Baftas and two NTAs” – which is more than Mel can claim.
Comic book Leigh Francis, who plays Celebrity Juice host Keith, revealed he privately texted Mel after making his remarks in an interview over the weekend.
He said: “I contacted her and asked her why she didn’t like me. She said, “It’s not you, it’s your onscreen character.”
“Well if someone is watching and you have a limited vocabulary you can still earn two Baftas and two NTAs. I don’t want to brag about all the things I’ve won.
Mel, the ex of Olly Murs and Steve Coogan, said in his interview: “Sadly, in all walks of life most men are pretty basic and underwhelming.
“I am a little sorry for the British men who have adopted the limited vocabulary of TV character Keith Lemon when speaking to women and women.
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“I would be surprised, and indeed it would be a miracle, if any of these men got fucked.”
But Keith, who made Channel 4 hit Bo ‘Selecta !, returned to what he knew best and shed light on the feud.
He joked that the next I’m A Celebrity series, which will be filmed in Wales, will have a Bush Tucker tryout with Mel.
On an Instagram Live, he said: “You might be stuck in a dungeon with Mel Sykes, who says you have limited vocabulary and you have to convince her that you know a lot of words. ”