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Second wife of Sussex bigamist says her 'world crumbled'

The second wife of a bigamist from Sussex says her 'world crumbled' the moment she found out she had been deceived.

Sally Howard from Eastbourne met Michael Eels through an online dating site.

Ten months later he proposed and they were married in 2009.

Michael persuaded Sally to give up her home and successful hairdressing business and move to the North East.

Sally married Michael in 2009 Credit: ITV Meridian

But she later discovered he already had a wife called Andrea and three children.

He told Andrea he was dying of cancer and needed hospital treatment in the North East, to explain his frequent absences.

Andrea had three children with Michael Credit: ITV Meridian

Eels deception was uncovered when Sally found a Christmas card from Andrea, and traced her through Facebook.

Michael Eels is beginning a three month prison sentence after pleading guilty to bigamy.

Michael pleaded guilty to bigamy