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Doctor exchanged treatment for sex with patient

by Maryam Olaniyi

A TV cosmetic doctor gave free Botox to a patient in return for sex at his clinic, a medical tribunal has found.

Dr Tijion Esho, who has featured on ITV’s This Morning, BBC’s Morning Live and E4’s Body Fixers, admitted an improper relationship with a woman in Newcastle, but denied it was physical.

The Medical Tribunal Practitioners Service (MPTS) found he exchanged treatment for sex with the woman.

Dr Esho said he was “disappointed” with the tribunal’s decision.

His fitness to practise will be determined at a later date.

‘Get away’

Dr Esho admitted to an improper emotional relationship with the woman, referred to as Patient A, with whom he exchanged “inappropriate” sexual messages on Instagram.

But the 42-year-old told the MPTS hearing he never had any physical sexual contact with Patient A, who provided sex services via OnlyFans and webcams.

The panel, sitting in Manchester, ruled Dr Esho did have sexual intercourse with Patient A at his clinic in Newcastle in 2021 and administered Botox free of charge.

It also ruled that he told her he “could get away with giving her Botox in exchange for sexual services”.


The panel also concluded he and the woman had had sexual contact at previous consultations.

The panel ruled the conduct of the doctor, also known as Oluwafemi Esho, was sexually motivated, but did not find Patient A to be vulnerable because of her profession.

The hearing will reconvene later this month to decide whether Dr Esho’s fitness to practise is impaired because of his misconduct.

TV appearances

Dr Esho featured on the ITV morning programme to provide his medical opinion and comment on cosmetic surgery discussions.

He was also regularly consulted on Body Fixers for E4, a channel operated by Channel 4, which aired for two seasons in 2016 and 2017.

Dr Esho is the founder of the Esho Clinic, which also has locations in London, Liverpool and Dubai, and has a host of celebrity clients.

In a statement, he said: “Throughout the hearing and investigation, with which I have cooperated fully, I stressed that I deeply regretted the mistakes which I made in engaging in communications with Patient A, and I admitted to the charges which related to those serious errors of judgement.

“I am truly sorry for those actions, and apologise to everyone I let down as a result.

“However, I have always been clear that whilst my conduct in communicating with Patient A was wrong, I repeat categorically that it never crossed over into any physical sexual contact.

“My life’s work has been and will remain focused on helping people. I remain dedicated fully to this purpose.”

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