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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 June, 2005, 10:26 GMT 11:26 UK
Scorned wife sells Lotus for 50p
Jodie Marsh
DJ Tim Shaw said he would leave his wife and children for Jodie Marsh
A Birmingham radio DJ discovered hell hath no fury like a woman scorned after his wife sold his 25,000 luxury sports car on the internet for 50p.

Tim Shaw's wife, Hayley, put the Lotus Espirit Turbo on eBay after her husband propositioned glamour model Jodie Marsh live on-air on his Kerrang! FM show.

Mrs Shaw, 27, said the flirtatious interview had been the "last straw" in their relationship.

The car sold within minutes of it being posted on the internet site.

When he said he would leave me and the kids for Jodie Marsh, that was it for me.
Hayley Shaw

Mr Shaw upset his wife when he announced over the air that he would leave her and their two young children for Ms Marsh.

The item description for the car on eBay read: "I need to get rid of this car immediately - ideally in the next two to three hours before my husband gets home to find it gone and all his belongings in the street."

Mrs Shaw, who admitted she had sold the car after a few drinks, said: "When he said he would leave me and the kids for Jodie Marsh, that was it for me.

"I am sick of him disrespecting me and this family for the sake of his art. I didn't care about the money, I just wanted to get him back."

Mercy dash

She added: "There is no hope for a reconciliation. There have been a few things but this was the last straw."

The controversial DJ was suspended from the Birmingham-based Kerrang station after he broke into programme director Andrew Jeffries house during a live prank in which he caused damage to the property.

On another occasion at the station he choked on a sausage while simulating a sex act and he has been investigated in the past for pretending he was doing a live mercy dash to rescue a suicidal listener while working at Birmingham's BRMB station.

Mr Shaw was unavailable for comment but a spokesperson said: "We are not going to make any comment on what happened as this is a personal issue and not work-related."


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