A Place In The Sun’s Danni Menzies’ war hero ex was shot in throat during Taliban gunfight

A Place In The Sun’s Danni Menzies’ war hero ex was shot in throat during Taliban gunfight

A Place in the Sun: Danni Menzies worries she's 'gone too far'

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A Place In The Sun presenter, Danni Menzies, 33, has candidly spoken about how her ex-boyfriend was shot in the throat amid gunfire with the Taliban. Former Army sniper Simon Moloney was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross after he was shot in the throat, but continued fighting in Operation Herrick in Afghanistan in 2013.

Two of our best friends are dating each other so they set us up

Danni Menzies

Danni knew nothing about her now ex-beau’s military history before they started dating.

But speaking to The Sunday Post, the property expert revealed her former partner thought he was going to die after a bullet went through his neck.

However, the soldier continued fighting after he was treated by medics.

Danni opened up about the unconventional start their relationship had, after they were set up by mutual friends.

The property show host said that she and Simon met after pals thought it would be a good idea they went on a blind date.

She said: “Two of our best friends are dating each other so they set us up.”

Danni added that after Simon left the Army he started his own business.

“He came out of the Army about five years ago and started a company doing outside broadcasting, rigging live events for TV.”

After “five or six dates”, the couple ended up isolating together for 10 weeks at Danni’s family home: the Taymouth Country Estate.

In June last year Danni spoke about her blossoming relationship, saying: “It [lockdown] propelled things quite quickly. So I have a boyfriend now. It is quite amazing.”

Danni admitted that despite being in lockdown together, they only “fell out once”.

She continued: “We only fell out once. I usually get fed up with boys quickly, so for me that’s really good.”

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However, last November the TV presenter took to social media to address the status of her relationship with the veteran.

Danni tweeted the headline of an article she’d spotted, which read: “A Place in the Sun: Who is Danni Menzies’ partner?”

Addressing the status of her relationship with Simon, Danni revealed to her fans they were no longer an item.

In view of her 15,000 followers, the presenter was quick to address her current relationship status.

She wrote: “We didn’t make it past August,” followed by a laughing emoji.

Danni is currently single and yesterday posted a picture from her new London pad on social media.

Three weeks ago Danni revealed her plans to move to the capital on Instagram, saying: “Finally made some progress with the flat I offered on in November!!

“I’ll be seeing you soon London Very excited, literally been dreaming about furniture for the last two months!”

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