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About Wayne Lineker
Who is Wayne Lineker?
Wayne Lineker is 59 years old. He was born on 25th April 1962 in Leicester, United Kingdom and is the younger brother of football legend Gary Lineker, who is two years his senior.
Wayne is known for owning one of Ibiza’s most famous clubs, O Beach Ibiza, which has a huge celebrity following and is visited by thousands of young holiday-goers each year. It is known worldwide for holding exclusive poolside parties, DJ performances and its famous champagne sprays.
A Nightclub Empire
Wayne doesn’t just own O Beach though, he actually owns a large variety of clubs, bars and restaurants. He kicked off his nightlife empire in 1988 with his own brand of sports bars, Lineker’s Bar. The original Lineker’s Bar was in Tenerife, but he now has branches all across Europe including the Costa del Sol, Majorca and Puerto Banus as well as in Ibiza.
Growing Up With Gary
Wayne spent his childhood growing up in Leicester with his older brother, Gary, playing football for Leicester City Football Club. Their father, Barry, was a greengrocer, as was their grandfather, William and great-grandfather, George. Barry Lineker ran Lineker’s fruit and veg stall in Leicester Market, and as children, Gary and Wayne would often help out on the stall.
Although Gary went on to become a footballer professionally, Wayne didn’t feel fulfilled playing football and so turned away from the sport in favour of the party lifestyle and the nightclub scene. His nightclub empire hasn’t done too badly for Wayne, he is reported to have a net worth of £30 million.
Wayne's Time In The Spotlight
In 2013, Wayne appeared on the hit UK series The Only Way Is Essex when they were filming out in Marbella, his storyline was that he was vying for the attention of TOWIE cast member Lauren Pope, although his feelings for her weren’t reciprocated.
Most recently, in January 2021, Wayne appeared on Channel 4’s Celebs Go Dating where he starred alongside Chloe Ferry, Curtis Pritchard, Karim Zeroual, Kimberly Hart Simpson, Sophie Hermann and Tom Zanetti.
Celebs Go Dating is a reality tv show surrounding The Celebrity Dating Agency. The show sees single stars looking for love and going on dates with members of the Great British public.
Engagement to Chloe Ferry?!
Upon emerging from the Celebs Go Dating mansion, Wayne posted a photo on his Instagram account of himself alongside Celebs Go Dating co-star, Chloe Ferry sporting a diamond ring on her finger, along with the caption ‘She said YES!’ appearing that the pair had gotten engaged. The post went viral, being picked up by some media outlets that Wayne and Chloe were engaged - the news came out of the blue and totally baffled fans. This news however ended up being nothing more than a prank between the two friends who became close during the mansion and thought it would be funny to trick their fans into thinking they were engaged.
Wayne - Private Life
Before his appearance on Celebs Go Dating, Wayne was in a relationship with Britain’s Next Top Model star Danielle Sandhu. Danielle, who is 31 years Wayne’s junior, was in a four year relationship with the entrepreneur until 2018. They met at his club, O Beach Ibiza, when she was 21, she cancelled her flight home and moved in with him straight away. The pair split with Danielle announcing on Instagram that Wayne will always have a ‘place in her heart’.
Wayne has four children. He is a father to three sons, Duane, Sean and Freddie and one daughter, Tia. He works with two of his sons. His eldest, Duane co-founded O Beach with Wayne, while his middle son, Sean, works with him at his other clubs. His daughter, Tia is prominent on Instagram and works as a model and fashion influencer.
Who is Wayne Lineker? Wayne Lineker is 59 years old. He was born on 25th April 1962 in Leicester, United Kingdom and is the younger brother of football legend Gary Lineker, who is two years his senior. Wayne is known for owning one of Ibiza’s most famous clubs, O Beach Ibiza, which has a huge celebrity…