Radio 2 presenter, Jeremy Vine, has been accused of faking his own stalking in order to make him appear more interesting than he really is. Jeremy could face the embarrassment of a restraining order which forbids him to fake stalkings of any kind in a public place. His fake stalker, Alida O'Reilly, has called in the police after his increasingly bizarre behaviour.
Alida, who Jeremy calls Mrs Jeremy Vine, is understood to have been stopped by Mr Vine who asked directions to ITV. Alida pointed up north and walked off in the opposite direction. She then became aware that Jeremy was behind her and confronted him. He accused her of walking in front of her rather than him following her.
She has since spotted him at bus queues and train stations where he stands next to her and shouts in a loud voice, "Stop rubbing up against me, I'm a radio and TV personality."
"You can hear people murmuring. They think I'm sexual assaulting him and they don't know who he is. It's embarrassing," complained Alida.
On another occasion she walked in and saw Jeremy sitting there. "He turned around and said - not you again, you've got a mental problem.' I said - this is my sister's wedding, how the hell did you get in here?" said Alida.
He's since been to her boss's leaving do, a friends christening and delivers milk to her mother. Alida has confronted him a number of times but on each occasion he claims he's waiting for his brother Tim. " I think he believes Tim Vine is his brother because of the surname but they look nothing alike. The guy's deluded," moaned Alida
Jeremy is said to have bought a birthday card for himself and signed it from 'Alida, your wife, Mrs J Vine (wife & lover of the TV & radio personality) xx.'
He has worringly photoshopped a picture of the two of them on their wedding day and placed in on Facebook.
Jeremy was unavailable for comment but did leave a tweet on his Twitter page. "She's walking in front of me again and has been for about 45 minutes. She even went ahead of me into the ladies loo."