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

Dr Tijion Esho, who has featured on shows including ITV’s This Morning, BBC’s Morning Live and E4’s Body Fixers, had 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 a Medical Tribunal Practitioners Service (MPTS) hearing that he never had any physical sexual contact with Patient A who provided sex services via adult website OnlyFans and webcams.

However, an MPTS panel, sitting in Manchester, ruled that Dr Esho did have sexual intercourse with Patient A at his Newcastle clinic 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 found that, at a consultation months earlier, he had stroked her hair and rubbed himself against her after he made inappropriate comments about the shape of her bottom.

The Northern Echo: Dr Tijon Esho on This Morning.Dr Tijon Esho on This Morning. (Image: ITV)

A year earlier, at another consultation, he made similar remarks to the woman, again rubbed himself against her, and allowed her to perform a sex act on him, the panel determined.

Among the “inappropriate” Instagram messages sent to Patient A between July 2019 and February 2022 was an exchange in September 2019 when he said: “What you doing to me lol. Morning Glory. Have me wanting the real thing. That’s like every man’s dream.”

In November 2019 he posted: “Why you making me bulge lol. Send more, don’t be sorry lol.”

Weeks later he told her: “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.

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

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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 Channel 4's E4, which aired for two seasons in 2016 and 2017, and made appearances on segments of BBC’s Morning Live until summer 2022.

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