DUNCAN Bannatyne and his new girlfriend have been mocked on Twitter – for celebrating their 9-week anniversary.
The pair took to social media to post messages to each other complete with love hearts and kisses.
The exchange began when the multi-millionaire Dragon’s Den star uploaded a picture from the Lake District with the caption “Isn’t it beautiful?”
Dental treatment coordinator Nigora Whitehorn replied with: “@duncanbannatyne not there, so not as beautiful” with a smiley-face, a love heart and a lips emoticon.
Just a minute later, Bannatyne agreed, writing: “@wnigora_nigora very true”, with two love heart symbols.
Early the next morning, Nigora wrote another message to her current flame: “@DuncanBannatyne #Happy 9 weeks anniversary love #missing you my sunshine”, also with another set of love hearts.
The 66-year-old entrepreneur replied: “See you soon babe” and added yet more love symbols.
Followers of the two weren’t quite so impressed with the declarations of love.
Lee Morgan wrote: “Tell me, what was it that first attracted you to the millionaire Duncan Bannatyne?”
Steve H added: “Haha. Sugar daddy more like. Duncan’s record suggests you won’t be around for a proper anniversary. Best.”
One Twitter user who had enough wrote: “Give it a break will you…long time since you were 16.”
To which Nigora replied: “Don’t be so jealous. You have to be blessed to experience true love. Be happy and don’t comment please.”
The couple, who have declared they are “madly in love”, frequently post pictures relaxing at home, partying with friends and out at dinner.
Bannatyne recently uploaded a snap of the pair cuddling up on the sofa – with the book The Ten Secrets of Healthy Ageing clearly visible on the coffee table.
He has even hinted that the pair could be married soon, and said he was “madly obsessed” with the brunette beauty before they started going out.
The TV star began dating Nigora just last month, after being publicly dumped by former Miss Great Britain Michelle Evans.
The Scottish entrepreneur has daughters Abigail, Hollie, Jennifer and Eve with his first wife Gail, and daughter Emily and son Thomas with his second wife Joanne McCue.