A former model from Eastbourne revealed how he earns £800 a day working as a male escort when he appeared on national television last night (October 5).
Ian Phillips, 51, told film makers he earns £100 an hour by offering a ‘boyfriend experience’ to women in London, Oxford and East Sussex on Channel 4 show Sex Diaries.
Ian, an office administrator, began working part-time as a male escort around five years ago in a bid to meet new people and increase his income.
He said, “You cant retire on it, when you get a booking it’s good fun. Escorting is good but I wouldn’t say it’s a career.
“It’s not just a sexual service, it’s a whole old-fashioned chaperoning service.
“I wouldn’t like to just walk into a room ‘perform’ and then walk out again 15 minutes later. No, that to me would be tacky, just not my thing.”
On the show Ian can be seen buying flowers and champagne for a client and preparing for an interview with an exclusive male escort company.
Before becoming an escort, Ian had worked as a flight attendant on first class flights travelling all over the world.
The show also saw Ian invite Vickie, a close friend of his from East Sussex, to dinner to show film makers how he worked to make clients feel comfortable as part of a ‘boyfriend experience.’
Vickie said she has never considered booking a male escort. She said, “I haven’t ever really felt the need to. To be honest I think it’s easier for a women to find company.”
Ian said, “You want to make this person feel nice and wanted and everything else, it’s acting I suppose. It cant be love or anything but it can be lust.
“Most people are attractive, there is more to people than just their looks.”
“I don’t feel like it’s a job at all to be honest, it’s good fun. I’d happily do this without any pay.”
Sex Diaries, which airs Mondays at 10pm can be seen on the Channel 4 website.
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