Wayne Lineker has Celebs Go Dating viewers creeped out with 'knife' chat up line

Wayne Lineker has left Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion viewers cringing after revealing a horrifying chat up line on the show.

The entrepreneur and brother of Gary Lineker had fans baffled with the ‘creepy’ line on the show, which involved asking his date if she ‘had a knife’.

The 58-year-old is looking for love with the help of agency matchmakers Paul Brunson and Anna Williamson on the new series, but things didn’t get off to the best of starts.

During the first episode, Wayne says to one of the women he meets at an informal mixer: ‘There’s only one girl I like in here babe. I mean, in that way.’

He adds: ‘Have you got a knife?’

Baffled, the woman replies replied: ‘What? A knife, why? I’m scared!’

Wayne replied: ‘I was going to shine it up and go “have a look”’.

Safe to say, the strange comment didn’t go down well with viewers on social media.

‘Is Wayne Lineker on a bet to get the most awkward, strange chat-up lines in #CelebsGoDating “Has anyone got a knife?” is the strangest,’ one said.

‘One of the most awkward things I’ve ever seen in my life,’ another added.

It comes after Wayne defended his controversial ‘girlfriend ad’ that went viral last year. He placed a long list of demands for prospective partners on Instagram back in September, offering a luxury lifestyle to any woman who could meet the criteria.

He stars alongside the likes of Curtis Pritchard, Chloe Ferry, Karim Zeroual and Sophie Hermann on the new series of the dating show.

Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion begins tonight at 9pm on E4. Episodes are currently available to stream on All4

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