Frankie Cocozza To Appear As The Bachelor

Cheeky chappy: A bachelor, but no gentleman

Lock up your daughters (and Denise Welsch), Frankie Cocozza is being lined up to appear as The Bachelor on Channel 5’s reality dating show.

The X Factor flop and Celebrity Big Brother lothario will be following in the footsteps of Gavin Henson if a report by New! magazine is to be believed.

Mark Wright of tanned TOWIE fame was said to have been the show’s first choice but he turned the opportunity down – gasp! – to focus on his presenting career.

Cocozza hit the headlines earlier this week when Ofcom branded his swearing on a live X Factor show “unacceptable”, resulting in ITV being forced to apologise for his foul language and their delayed reaction to the the incident.

In a statement, Channel Television, which compiles The X Factor for ITV, said: “Had we appreciated that the comment was audible to viewers, we would have asked [presenter] Dermot O’Leary to make an immediate apology.â€?

Having been exposed as a coke-sniffing, binge drinking lady’s man – Cocozza is not likely to make the most dashing of bachelors…but he should provide plenty of entertainment value.

Good luck Mr Desmond, you are going to need it.