MORE cheats are planning to play away from home after Christmas, it was claimed today.
A dating website for married people seeking extra-marital affairs has seen a surge in new members.
Since Christmas Day, 2,611 people from the North East have registered on the UndercoverLovers.com site, almost three times the usual daily sign-up rate.
Relationship expert and authoress Dr Maryse Vaillant, who advises the UndercoverLovers site, said: “The Christmas holiday season can be a time of great strain for marriages.
“If there are already fault lines within the marriage, they can be exacerbated to breaking point by the stresses and strains of Christmas.”
The website has more than 580,000 members.