Dr Tijion Esho: TV doctor struck off for exchanging Botox for sex at his clinic

A TV doctor who gave free Botox to a patient in return for sex at his clinic has been struck off.

Dr Tijion Esho, who has featured on ITV's This Morning, BBC's Morning Live and E4's Body Fixers, denied having a physical relationship with the woman, known only as Patient A, but admitted to an improper emotional relationship.

However, a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) panel sitting in Manchester, ruled earlier this month that Dr Esho did have sexual intercourse with Patient A at his clinic in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2021 and administered Botox free of charge.

The panel also found that, at a consultation months earlier, he had stroked her hair and rubbed himself against her after he made inappropriate comments about her bottom.

A year earlier, at another consultation, he made similar remarks to Patient A, again rubbed himself against her, and allowed her to masturbate him, the panel determined.

The tribunal found Dr Esho's fitness to practise was impaired because of his misconduct and, on Saturday, the MPTS announced it had decided to remove Dr Esho from the medical register.

Despite the finding, the 42-year-old has continued to deny physical sexual contact with Patient A, who provided sex services via OnlyFans and webcams, but has admitted to exchanging "inappropriate messages on Instagram".

Among the "inappropriate" Instagram messages sent to Patient A between July 2019 and February 2022 was an exchange in which he said: "My God having you for a night/every night is a dream but if we do it for mls I break the doctors code and I'd be a dead man x lol."

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.

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Dr Esho regularly consulted on Body Fixers for E4, which aired for two seasons in 2016 and 2017, and made appearances on segments of BBC's Morning Live until the summer of 2022 along with regular appearances on This Morning on ITV.

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

Following Saturday's determination, Dr Esho said: "Despite today's decision, I remain as committed as ever in ensuring all patients at our clinics, many of whom have shown incredible support over the past few months, continue to receive the highest standards of treatment and care."