TAKE ME OUT RO­MANCE I likey... How sheikh fell for burger van girl

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by ISO­BEL DICKINSON iso­bel.dickinson@dai­lystar.co.uk

A BURGER flip­per who was on Take Me Out has found love with a mil­lion­aire oil ty­coon who fell for her while watch­ing the show.

Rikki Lee Lem­mon – who had never had a boyfriend be­fore sign­ing up to the ITV show – was swept off her feet by Hus­sain Khashawi, whose dad is worth £400mil­lion.

Hus­sain wooed her with gifts in­clud­ing 10 pairs of de­signer shoes from Har­rods and whisked her off for a week­end at the pent­house in the Ritz, Lon­don.

The Kuwaiti now wants her to stop work­ing in her mum’s burger van in East­bourne to travel the world with him.

Thrilled Rikki Lee,

23, said: “Hus­sain is the most amaz­ing man

I’ve ever met. I know he’s the one for me.”

She ap­peared on Take

Me Out in Jan­uary and went on a date, but there was no spark.

She said: “I re­fused to be dis­heart­ened and de­cided to sign up to Tin­der. I was scrolling through one evening and matched with a guy who I thought was re­ally cute.

“We started talk­ing and all of a sud­den he said he recog­nised me from Take Me Out. He said he’d seen me on the show and thought I was gor­geous and couldn’t be­lieve I was still sin­gle, which was re­ally sweet.”

Hus­sain, also 23, who has homes in Kuwait, Bos­ton and New York, was fly­ing back to the Mid­dle East next day and begged to take Rikki Lee out.

Rikki Lee, who had no idea about his fam­ily’s vast wealth, agreed and Hus­sain sent a taxi over to

col­lect her. He left the next day but promised to fly back two weeks later to see Rikki Lee again.

This time Hus­sain sent a Bent­ley for her and he whisked her away for a week­end in the pent­house suite at the Ritz, which costs more than £4,000 a night.

It was at this point he opened up to Rikki Lee about his fam­ily’s ties to the oil world.

She said: “I was to­tally speech­less. It’s not ev­ery day you meet some­one worth mil­lions. I thought it was hi­lar­i­ous – I work in a burger van!”

Next day he took Rikki Lee to Har­rods where he bought her 10 pairs of Chris­tian Louboutins, which cost hun­dreds of pounds each.

He now wants Rikki Lee to quit her life in the UK to travel with him.

Rikki Lee said: “It’s a big de­ci­sion but I’ve never been hap­pier.

“A lot of peo­ple might think it’s the money, but I truly be­lieve I’ve met my soul­mate.

“I never truly be­lieved that I’d find Mr Right on Take Me Out, but I guess in a round-about way I did.”


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