EVERYONE from housewives to football fans will be crying into their stocking after TV heartthrob Ben Shepherd prematurely announced a Christmas visit to the Rock.

TV heartthrob Ben Shepherd
TV heartthrob Ben Shepherd

The presenter caused havoc when he told viewers on ITV’s This Morning that he was set to turn on the Christmas lights in Gibraltar this year.

In fact, the presenter, who also works for Sky Sports, jumped the gun, mistaking a caller’s invite as a genuine request.

Having never turned on Christmas lights anywhere in the world, Shepherd revealed ‘I’m going to Gibraltar’ after an alleged ‘official invite’ came in over the phones.

However, the Gibraltar government and Shepherd’s agent have both since confirmed to the Olive Press that no official invite had been made and Shepherd would not, in fact, be turning on the lights.

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