Published: 10:26 EST, 22 September 2014 | Updated: 14:42 EST, 22 September 2014
Married EastEnders actor Shane Richie hit the headlines when he was pictured in a public display of affection with another woman outside the Park Lane Hilton hotel on September 9.
But the woman, now identified as Haidie Jago - who was pictured leaving hand-in-hand with a male companion following her goodbye kiss with Shane - has hit back to deny any wrongdoing in a statement.
She said: 'The recent publication of pictures of Shane Richie and myself taken at the TV Choice Awards – along with the accompanying stories - was misleading, inaccurate and deeply intrusive to both me and my family.'
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Hitting back: Haidie Jago insists she wasn't doing anything wrong when she was pictured looking close to married EastEnders star Shane Richie after the TV Choice awards in Park Lane on September 9
Job done: Ms Jago insisted she was hosting a celebrity table at the awards for her company and after a kiss goodbye with Shane, she left hand in hand with a male companion
She added: 'There was not, and never has been, any sort of personal relationship whatsoever between Mr Richie and myself.
'He was a guest at the awards on September 8 of H Bauer for whom I was hosting a celebrity table.
'After the event I escorted Mr Richie to the car booked for him as our guest. Like scores of people at this or any award ceremony we parted with a kiss.'
Seven year itch? Shane was spotted kissing this mystery blonde, despite being married to Christie Goddard since 2007
Taxi for Richie! The EastEnders star climbs into a waiting cab while Ms Jago looked on with her male companion
And it would appear as if the kisses were quite innocent as Haidie's companion was by her side throughout.
While she kissed Richie goodbye, her pal was spotted on his phone.
In the pictures, the affable EastEnders star – loved by millions for his role as doting husband Alfie Moon – is seen with his arms around the blonde in the early hours of the morning.
Shane, 50, leans in and kisses his companion on the lips as she wraps an arm around his back before playfully rubbing his head.
The incident took place following a successful night for Shane, after he had helped his EastEnders cast-mates celebrate scooping the award for Best Soap earlier that evening.
Onlookers claimed the London born actor ventured outside for a smoke after toasting the win with pals Danny Dyer and Jessie Wallace – his onscreen wife.
Cosy: When they weren't kissing, the duo wrapped their arms around each other and appeared deep in conversation but appearances can be deceiving as her male pal was standing nearby
He's certainly enjoying himself: Shane had a huge smile on his face as he gazed down at the petite blonde, who said she was just doing her job and ensuring he got a taxi
One source told The Sun on Sunday that the pair laughed and chatted for 20 minutes adding: 'A few seconds later the blonde came out, looking round for him. She went straight up to him.
Ms Jago has insisted that she came outside with Richie to get his car for him.
The petite blonde appeared to be familiar with the star and the duo shared a deep conversation.
Oblivious: Shane and his companion didn't seem to notice (or care) that there were other people around, adding credence to her insistence that it was simply a friendly goodbye kiss
Chemistry: Shane spent time chatting, kissing and hugging his mystery pal, a petite blonde, following a successful night at the TV Choice Awards on September 9
What is going on here? The actor and his tattooed pal pored over his phone as they took a break from kissing
Surprise: The blonde looks intrigued by a message on Shane's mobile phone as they idle outside London's Park Lane Hilton hotel
She's over the Moon: The blonde points a finger at actor Shane during their prolonged appearance outside the luxury London hotel
Getting the message: Shane's hooked as his attractive blonde companion scrolls through her mobile (L) before getting close during a smoke break (R)
Petite: Shane had to bend down to hear exactly what the petite blonde was saying
She was dressed in a short dark dress with an embellished silver top section and skyscraper heels.
Shane is understood to have gone back to the home he shares with second wife Christie, who he married in 2007.
They have three children – Mackenzie Blue, eight, Lolita Bell, six and infant Romani-Skye Angel Shelley, three.
Incoming: Married Shane - loved by millions for his role as doting husband Alfie Moon - leans in for a kiss with the mystery pal
Did you sort out that car? Shane was deep in conversation with Ms Jago as they waited for her taxi
Thanking her? Shane gave the blonde a hug after she arranged a car for him to get home in
Just one more: The pair puckered up for one last smooch before going their separate ways
Her male friend: Ms Jago's male pal was right beside her as she kissed Shane goodbye
That's all folks: The pair went their separate ways with Shane reported to have headed home to his wife
The actor – who also has three children with his first wife, TV presenter Coleen Nolan – previously admitted to an affair with Alison Hall, the manager of his fan club, in 2011.
Meanwhile, Shane's on-screen character Alfie Moon has also landed himself in hot water after setting his home ablaze.
Moon is now dealing with crippling guilt as he watches his wife Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) battle through her 'life-changing' injuries.
Married: No doubt the latest snaps of Shane Richie kissing another woman are likely to upset his wife Christie Goddard
And on Thursday night's episode of the hit BBC1 soap, Alfie will approach Kat with the intention of telling her the truth about how the fire was started when he visits her in hospital.
But as he stands over her bed, an emotional Kat breaks down and thanks him for saving her life, causing a nervous Alfie to back away from making the shocking confession.
A spokesperson for Shane Richie has declined to comment to MailOnline.
Shane Richie performs on stage (archive)
Best role: Shane is well known for playing much-loved EastEnders character Alfie Moon
Tough times: Meanwhile, Shane's on-screen character Alfie Moon has also landed himself in hot water after setting his home ablaze and now his on-screen wife Kat, must learn to live with her injuries