Take That’s Howard Donald gets dutchy-feely with Dutch brunette

After bandmate Mark Owen confessed to having cheated on his wife, today a SECOND Take That star is exposed.

Dutch beauty, 28-year-old Merith van Onselen opened up about her eight-month affair with singer Howard Donald – while girlfriend Marie Christine Musswesseles looked after daughter Lola in Berlin, oblivious to Howard’s naughty actions.

Merith says, “He made it clear that he fancied me. But he smoked a joint to get the Dutch courage to tell me,”

“The first time I met him I told him I was married and he pulled a sad face and shrugged. I thought that was the end of it.”

But clearly, it wasn’t. Howard spent six months, sending the beauty raunchy emails and pictures of himself, smoking joints.

Merith goes on to say, “He said cannabis gave him confidence and kept telling me he had been thinking about me all the time. We kept running into each other at different DJ nights. He would say I was beautiful and special.

“Then one day I gave in. It was the start of a passionate relationship. He has a very high sex drive. He wanted exciting sex and he sure got what he was looking for.”

Finally Howard got his way and got Merith between the sheets in January last year. The star flew her in and they spent days ‘making love’ in his London home – he even gave her a key to his pad! Eventually Merith divorced from her partner back in Holland, and moved to London.

But not for long. In October Howard had to end their relationship, saying he felt too guilty about cheating on Marie. Heartbroken Merith had to move back to The Netherlands. Encouraged by Mark’s confession, she decided to finally open up to the newspapers today.