Spa break: BGT's Francine Lewis was seen at a spa in Essex on Saturday after vowing she will never forgive her husband after accusing him of cheating on her live on GB News

BGT’s Francine Lewis is seen for the first time after accusing her husband of cheating live on TV

Britain’s Got Talent star Francine Lewis looked downcast as she was seen for the first time since accusing her husband of cheating on her live on GB News on Friday.

The comedian, 47, has vowed she will never forgive her husband of 17 years, Joel Ryan, 43, and sources have claimed she is refusing to speak to him.

Meanwhile Joel is said to have told friends that he ‘made the biggest mistake of his life’ after it emerged that he had been texting his best friend’s girlfriend.

Spa break: BGT’s Francine Lewis was seen at a spa in Essex on Saturday after vowing she will never forgive her husband after accusing him of cheating on her live on GB News

Just a day after her shock TV accusation, Francine was seen taking what appeared to be a tense phone call after fleeing for a spa break in Essex.

Francine was seen sporting a gray robe and nude sandals as she stepped outside to take a call and have a glass of water.

A source told The Sun: ‘Francine has taken herself away for a few days to clear her head. Joel was desperate to speak to her after the interview yesterday but she’s put her foot down and said no.’

On Friday, Francine appeared on GB News to discuss being scammed out of £90,000 by a phoney stocks company.

During the interview she claimed that her Joel had been unfaithful with ‘his best friend’s girlfriend’ and she only found out about it the night before.

Affair claims: The comedian, 47, has vowed she will never forgive her husband of 17 years, Joel Ryan, 43, and sources have claimed she is refusing to speak to him

Affair claims: The comedian, 47, has vowed she will never forgive her husband of 17 years, Joel Ryan, 43, and sources have claimed she is refusing to speak to him

She said: ‘There’s so many scams going on all the time, but you know what’s ironic? I stuck with my husband through this whole thing and last night I found out he was cheating on me with his best friend’s girlfriend.

‘You know what, I wish I’d gone there and then. He put me in that situation and now he’s put me in this situation and I’m devastated.’

Francine’s husband of 17 years has strongly denied the accusations, but a spokesperson for the star told MailOnline on Friday that Francine read ‘crude’ and ‘disgusting’ messages he sent to his best friend’s girlfriend.

Yet despite having had an affair, Joel is said to ‘deeply regret’ texting another woman, with a source telling The Sun: ‘Joel deeply regrets what happened and has been telling people he made the biggest mistake of his life. It wasn’t a full blown affair but Joel knows that doesn’t matter and is not seeking to downplay what happened.’

Casual: Francine was seen sporting a gray robe and nude sandals as she stepped outside to take a call and have a glass of water

Casual: Francine was seen sporting a gray robe and nude sandals as she stepped outside to take a call and have a glass of water

The insider continued: ‘He is desperate to speak to Francine to try and explain and win her back but she’s not interested. As far as Francine is concerned it’s the ultimate betrayal and it’s shattered her world.

‘Joel has now lost his wife and his best mate who is gunning for him and absolutely smoking. He’s made a total mess of things.’

Taking to Instagram on Saturday, impressionist Francine opened up to her followers explaining she didn’t mean to ‘wash her dirty laundry’ on live TV.

No going back: On Friday Francine appeared on GB News to discuss being scammed out of £90,000 by a phoney stocks company before dropping the 'cheating' allegations

No going back: On Friday Francine appeared on GB News to discuss being scammed out of £90,000 by a phoney stocks company before dropping the ‘cheating’ allegations

Alongside a bikini snap taken at the spa, she penned: ‘I am so touched and grateful for all your wonderful messages I’ve received. I’m not one to talk about my personal life and I always thought, if something like this happened to me, I would never want anyone to know. I’m embarrassed even though I have nothing to be embarrassed about and i have a lot of pride.

‘I thought I had this perfect family life but little did I know, it was quite the opposite. I really didn’t mean to wash my dirty laundry on TV but it was so raw as I had only found out the night before and I had not slept all night. I’m just devastated.

‘I’m a professional though, so I didn’t want to cancel my slot on @gbnews and let them down. It just came out. It ended up in every national paper which was not nice for my kids and for that, I’m truly sorry.’

She continued: ‘The good thing that has come out of this is that I have received huge support and this is very healing. Social media is not always a nice place but its been wonderful for me right now.

‘I am away for a few days trying to absorb what is happening and I am having to process it all. It’s crazy how your life can change in a split second. My family has always come before everything.

‘I gave up my amazing career I was so blessed to have, to have my children and be a full time mum for many years before I did @bgt. And I loved it. It was coming up to our 17 years of married life. I am so sad for my children.

She signed off by saying: ‘Joel has always been an incredible father and i know he will continue to be just that. Thank you to those who have sent me incredible messages, of support, to my family and to my team that I work with on a daily basis. Life is unpredictable so just enjoy every second.’

Upset: Francine told of her devastation and said she feels 'so sad for her children' while posing in swimwear after accusing her husband of cheating on her

Upset: Francine told of her devastation and said she feels ‘so sad for her children’ while posing in swimwear after accusing her husband of cheating on her

It comes after on Friday, Francine vowed she will never forgive her husband after she accused him of cheating on her live on GB News.

The spokesperson told how Francine is ‘going through hell’ in the wake of her shock discovery and would never have risked breaking up her family if she was ‘100% sure’ of his unfaithfulness.

They said: ‘She will not forgive Joel. Despite his denial, she still believes he has been unfaithful after seeing the messages.’

‘She would never break up her family home and marriage of 17 years if she wasn’t 100% sure that he was unfaithful. Francine is devastated for the children.’

‘She is going through hell. This has come as a great shock to her.’

Damage: The star - who made the original claims live on Friday's GB News - posed in leopard print swimwear on Saturday and discussed how her 'life changed in a split second'

Damage: The star – who made the original claims live on Friday’s GB News – posed in leopard print swimwear on Saturday and discussed how her ‘life changed in a split second’

Referring to the alleged texts between Joel and the woman, the spokesperson continued: ‘The messages were very crude and she describes them as disgusting between Joel and the other woman and the messages were details of when they should meet as well as where as well as other crude things.

‘She had seen messages that he had deleted so he had sent them and then deleted them for some reason.’

They insisted that Francine had no plans to reveal the affair live on TV, explaining: ‘Her intention on GB News today was to talk about scamming, there was no plan to discuss anything that she had found out last night.

‘It was her truth in the spur of the moment and she was being honest, vulnerable and very, very brave. Personally, it was very touching to watch.’

Francine has already unfollowed her husband on Instagram.

Since Francine’s onscreen outburst, Joel, 43, denied the allegations and told GB News: ‘I haven’t had an affair and I totally deny all of the claims made against me.

‘I sent some messages to a friend’s partner and I hugely regret sending them, but I did not cheat or have an affair. I love Francine very much and I am ashamed of what I did and deeply sorry for the hurt I have caused. I just want to focus on my marriage.’

The impressionist, who shot to fame on BGT in 2013, was on the lunchtime program to discuss fraud and how she lost her £90k Britain’s Got Talent fortune to scam artists.

Francine's spokesperson: 'She would never break up her family home and marriage of 17 years if she wasn¿t 100% sure that he was unfaithful' (pictured with Joel and their children Jake and Brooke in 2013)

Francine’s spokesperson: ‘She would never break up her family home and marriage of 17 years if she wasn’t 100% sure that he was unfaithful’ (pictured with Joel and their children Jake and Brooke in 2013)

At the end of the GB News segment Francine suddenly dropped the affair bombshell, telling hosts Patrick Christys and Inaya Folarin Iman that she had found out her husband of 17 years, Joel had been ‘cheating on me with his best friend’s girlfriend.’

‘There’s so many scams going on all the time, but you know what’s ironic? I stuck with my husband through this whole thing and last night I found out he was cheating on me with his best friend’s girlfriend,’ she said.

A shocked Patrick could only exclaim ‘gosh’ before Francine explained how she wished she had left her husband after he introduced her to the scam artists who swindled her out of her BGT fortune in 2018.

‘You know what, I wish I’d gone there and then. He put me in that situation and now he’s put me in this situation and I’m devastated.’

When asked by host Patrick if she was alright, Francine replied ‘I will be. I’m still in shock and numb but you know what I’ll get through it, I have to, I have two children.’

After Patrick called her ‘a very strong woman’ and pointed out her husband is ‘hopefully watching,’ Francine sounded emotional as she said ‘I just feel like such an idiot again.’

The comedian then launched into an impression of three-timed married Katie Price, saying: ‘Oh well looks like another divorce, what can I say? I love it.’

She then performed her take on Sharon Osbourne. ‘You know what Mrs, don’t let these men get to you. These scammers, me and my Ozzy will not let that happen.

Francine and Joel, who is the director of a construction company, married in 2005. They share two children, Brooke and Jake.

Impressions: The comedian shot to fame on Britain's Got Talent (pictured) with her hilarious impressions of celebrities in 2013 and made it all the way to the semi-finals

Impressions: The comedian shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent (pictured) with her hilarious impressions of celebrities in 2013 and made it all the way to the semi-finals

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