Alfie Boe had secret dates while married and dedicated song to wife while lover was in the audience

LOVE-rift singer Alfie Boe took a woman on secret dates while married, invited her to his show at the Royal Albert Hall — then left her feeling “worthless” by dedicating a song to his wife.

The woman, a broadcaster 16 years his junior, had swapped affectionate messages for five months after he said his marriage was on the rocks.

But wife Sarah was in the audience too, and it was their wedding anniversary.

A friend of the woman said: “She was sat in the friends and family section, and when Alfie said he was dedicating The Way You Look Tonight to ‘someone special’ she nudged her pal thinking he meant her.

“When he paid tribute to Sarah — after claiming for months that he wasn’t happy — and then blocked her that same night, it made her feel worthless.”

The Sun revealed yesterday mums’ favourite Alfie, 46, had now split from Sarah and has gone on celebrity dating app Raya.

He and the woman began texting in December 2018 after Alfie sent his phone number in an Instagram message. They split after the show in April last year

The friend said: “Alfie was so charming that she fell for him completely. He even rang her at midnight on New Year’s Eve, which she really appreciated.

But that was what made his antics at the show hurt even more.

“The impression Alfie gave in his messages was that he felt pressure to be seen as a family man and a doting father.

"His chief concern was about how a split would affect his kids. Though she was hurt at the time, she doesn’t think of Alfie as a bad person, but as someone who was lost.”

Alfie yesterday confirmed his separation after 16 years of marriage but said that “everything is amicable”.

He said Sarah had been “an incredible partner” and “amazing mother” to their two children.

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