Imogen Thomas on This Morning (Pic:ITV/ Rex Features)
Imogen Thomas says she wants her footballer lovers identity to remain secret even though she has not been given the same protection by the courts. An injunction means the married Premier League star cannot be named, and Imogen, 28, is banned from revealing any details about their affair.
But the tearful Big Brother star told ITVs This Morning she has no desire for his name to come out and just wishes she had had the money to protect her own name.
She said: I didn't want my name to be out there in the public domain like this. I've been exploited. I feel really angry.
I'm taking responsibility for my actions. I know what I did was wrong.
I've suffered a lot and it's been a really difficult time for me.
As foolish as this sounds, I honestly didn't think this would get out into the public domain. I always said I had no intention of selling a story.
I don't want his name to be splashed over the newspapers, or his family.
I have thought long and hard about this, and I have had time to reflect - I do not want that at all.
She added: I totally agree in privacy for celebrities and I had no intention of ever selling my story.
Imogen found fame in Big Brother in 2006
I had no intention of speaking about the man - I just wish my name was protected. I didn't have s50,000 to get an injunction.
I feel like I have been thrown to the lions and told to deal with it.
I can't deal with it. I'm coping with a lot of stress and pressure on my head at the moment. This has been such an awful experience for me.
Yes, I've done wrong, Im not afraid to say that and I'm paying for it.
Imogen talked to Philip Schofield and Ruth Langsford
Imogen told This Morning presenters Philip Schofield and Ruth Langsford she burst into tears when she read the gagging order.
She said: It was about 7 or that I heard about the injunction and that it was going to court.
I had a phone call from the other party's lawyers and I was totally baffled because there was no way on earth I wanted this to come out ever.
I honestly didn't understand anything about it.
I got sent an email and I had to read it through. I just burst into tears it was so quick and I was so shocked about what was happening.
One thing it said was if I ever, ever spoke I would be sent to jail. I thought, I had no intention of speaking, it's not my fault Ive been followed and this has happened.
The case is one of a series which has seen the use of injunctions to protect the privacy of public figures called into question.
But he admitted he was now embarrassed by the injunction and would no longer seek to prevent the story being published.