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My big fake wedding: uncovering an outlandish deception: Benita and Paolo's was a whirlwind romance that turned into a nightmare

My big fake wedding: uncovering an outlandish deception: Benita and Paolo's was a whirlwind romance that turned into a nightmare

FromOutlook


My big fake wedding: uncovering an outlandish deception: Benita and Paolo's was a whirlwind romance that turned into a nightmare

FromOutlook

ratings:
Length:
26 minutes
Released:
May 29, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

A fake wedding, a double life and forged documents. In 2013 investigative journalist Benita Alexander was making a documentary about 'super-surgeon' Paolo Macchiarini and his pioneering synthetic organ transplants. The pair quickly fell in love and Benita was swept into a whirlwind romance. Paolo proposed, but the fairytale soon began to unravel when she discovered that the extravagant star-studded wedding he told her he was planning was all a lie. But the fake wedding was just the beginning...

Get in touch: outlook@bbc.com

Presenter: Andrea Kennedy
Producer: Mariana Des Forges

Picture: Paolo Macchiarini and Benita Alexander
Credit: Courtesy Benita Alexander, Instagram @loveconned
Released:
May 29, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode