They were one of the leading couples of British reality TV. On Sunday July 3, 2022, Jake McLean, 34, died in a serious road accident which also injured his ex-girlfriend, Yazmin Oukhellou, 28, in Turkey. According to a source, Jake lost control of his vehicle, which ended up at the bottom of a cliff in the seaside resort of Bodrum. Despite the very rapid arrival of help, the young man could not be saved. His partner, Yazmin Oukhellou, was taken to hospital in serious condition.
According to a source, the young woman, particularly known for her participation in the program The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE), is seriously injured in the arm. “We are praying and crossing our fingers that she makes a speedy and full recovery,” said someone close to the show. “It is very shocking, upsetting for all the teams on the show. popular in our circle, and even though it wasn’t a saint, it’s incredibly tragic. Everyone is in shock.”
“No one really knows what they were doing there”
Jake and Yazmin had struck up a romance in 2019 but officially split in early 2022. “No one is quite sure what they were doing there – they were thought to be apart – but apparently he was away on business, said a star of the TOWIE show. But whatever was going on, it’s just heartbreaking. We hope to hear from her soon. But it sounds very, very serious – it could turn her life upside down.”
Before meeting Yazmin, Jake had a relationship with fellow TOWIE star Lauren Goodger from 2012 to 2016.
Yazmin Oukhellou and Jake McLean © DR