£148m jack­pot Gil­lian blasts her ex’s lover

The People - - NEWS FEATURES & - By Alan Selby

THE ex-wife of EuroMil­lions win­ner Adrian Bay­ford has hit out at his for­mer lover af­ter she walked out on him with £300,000-worth of prize horses.

Gil­lian Bay­ford, 44, who shared the £148mil­lion win in 2012, said: “She has taken ad­van­tage of Adrian from day one.”

Sa­man­tha Bur­bidge, 29, who is 17 years younger than Adrian, is thought to be in Spain af­ter she left Adrian a fort­night ago.

The for­mer sta­ble girl, who was en­gaged to Adrian, 46, is be­lieved to back with her ex-boyfriend.

Sam left the £6mil­lion man­sion she shared with for­mer post­man Adrian, along with 30 thor­ough­bred horses cost­ing up to £10,000 each, a £100,000 horse­box and a £60,000 Mercedes SLK sports car. Gil­lian, who split from Adrian 15 months af­ter their win, in Haver­hill, Suf­folk, said: “She’s been mov­ing horses to Spain for the com­pany that she works for.

“Her horses that Adrian bought her are up for sale, and she’s sold her car. All in all I don’t know. She needs to face the mu­sic, I say.”

She said Adrian was try­ing to come to terms with his heartache by con­cen­trat­ing on their two chil­dren, aged ten and eight.

He was vis­it­ing them and their mum in Scot­land, where Gil­lian now lives, when Sam moved out.

Gil­lian said Sam had also taken the fam­ily’s two pet dogs, a loss which had badly af­fected their chil­dren.

She added: “Sam had no in­ter­est in the chil­dren what­so­ever.

“But she needs to con­sider what she has done is af­fect­ing them. “

Gil­lian added: “I talk to Adrian ev­ery day. He’s got the chil­dren at the mo­ment – he’s con­cen­trat­ing on be­ing a dad.”

Adrian had spent lav­ishly on Sam since they started see­ing each other and an­nounced they planned to marry in 2014.

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