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Imogen Thomas: I want to curl up and die

Ex-mistress tweets of embarrassment after more revelations on Giggs

Imogen Thomas, the former Big Brother housemate who had an affair with Ryan Giggs, told her Twitter followers yesterday that she wanted to "curl up and die".

An emotional Thomas tweeted her embarrassment after it was reported that Manchester United star Giggs had also been sleeping with his sister-in-law during their affair.

Yesterday, Giggs' brother Rhodri was spotted outside the Bolton home he shares with wife Natasha without his wedding ring.

PR guru Max Clifford said he expects both Natasha and Rhodri to speak out about the affair in the coming days. "[He is] thinking about coming out and saying what his thoughts and feelings are," Mr Clifford said.

"So, I would imagine that in the next few days there will be more. Of course, what came out in the News of the World on Sunday was from a close friend - a very close friend of Natasha."

It was reported on Sunday that Natasha (28) and Ryan Giggs had started their eight-year affair in March 2003 even before she had started dating Rhodri - although Giggs was engaged to Stacey, who was pregnant with their first child.

The News of the World claimed Giggs had slept with Natasha on the days after his two children - aged eight and four - were born.

The affair was only said to have ended in April.

Natasha was reported to be travelling out of the country with her children yesterday - as were Giggs and Stacey.

Mr Clifford - who is representing both Natasha and Imogen - said that he met Natasha after the news about Thomas's claims broke.

"The relationship had been going on for eight years, it wasn't just a quick fling. I think they knew each other from before she got involved with [Rhodri]," he said on ITV's This Morning.

Background

Britain's worst-kept secret was exposed last month after MP John Hemming used parliamentary privilege to name Ryan Giggs at the centre of a controversial privacy case. Hours earlier, a High Court judge had ruled that a ban on naming him at the centre of the super-injunction fiasco should stand.

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