Cecilie Fjellhoy, one of the women swindled out of thousands by internet con artist Simon Leviev, has reportedly signed up to Celebs Go Dating.
Fjellhoy starred alongside Pernilla Sjoholm and Ayleen Charlotte in Netflix’s bombshell documentary The Tinder Swindler, which unearthed Leviev’s criminal antics, and revealed how he manipulated women into sending him hundreds of thousands of dollars while posing as the billionaire heir to a diamond fortune.
Fjellhoy is thought to be joining the likes of Sinitta and Love Island star Laura Anderson on the upcoming series of the E4 show, which is hosted by dating agents Paul Carrick Brunson and Anna Williamson, who try to set their famous clients up with the partners of their dreams.
According to The Sun, Fjellhoy has joined the show in search of a ‘confidence boost’ and wants to find a ‘decent man’ who won’t ‘take her for a ride’.
The paper reports: “She had a terrible time with Simon and hopes appearing on the show will give her a confidence boost. Cecilie wants a decent man who won’t take her for a ride.
“As well as meeting someone new, she thinks the show will be part of a healing process for her as she learns to trust again.”
LADbible has reached out to Channel 4 for comment.
After the true-crime documentary aired this year, Fjellhoy and other victims of Leviev’s set up a GoFundMe to try and compensate the money they were conned out of.
Explaining the move in a statement, Fjellhoy said: “So, the girls today – Pernilla, Ayleen and myself – have decided after careful consideration to open up a GoFundMe, an official one, where we are trying to get some funds for all of us.
“We know that there’s a lot of other things people might want to help others with, but if you want to support us, thank you so much.”
The GoFundMe’s description read: “You’re probably here because you’ve heard about our story, and we appreciate you taking the time to search and find this page.
“The past few days have been a whirlwind, and we three (Ayleen, Pernilla and Cecilie) have been completely shocked and floored by the flood of compassion and support from everyone.
"The sheer love is more than we ever expected, and we appreciate you all so much.
“After careful consideration, and many chats, we have decided to start this GoFundMe fundraiser. So many people reached out to us asking if we had one, and it hadn’t occurred to us to make one prior to this. However, we’ve spotted plenty of fakes, which makes us uneasy. We don't want more people getting defrauded.
“We realise there are a thousand other worthy causes to donate to, and remain forever grateful if you choose to donate to this one. All we want are our lives back.”