A dating website has been set up to help men find second wives, and it already has 35,000 members.

In an astonishingly frank interview, Chaiwala told the Sunday Mercury that polygamy, across all religions, is more popular than it has ever been.

The East Midlands businessman intends to use Second to find two more partners - but admits his Leicester wife has concerns.

"There is not a woman on earth who would be totally comfortable with it," he said.

"Even the Prophet Muhammad's wives showed signs of jealousy.

Read more: Man who bid £100 to date woman reveals they've now been together TWO YEARS Bolstered by the site's success, Chaiwala has also launched a dating service for all faiths, Polygamy.com, a website which carries the banner "Welcome to the world of polygamy" and which has attracted more than 7,000 members since it launched earlier this year.

Users are greeted by a picture of a beaming, multi-cultural family and the proclamation: "We want bigger, stronger families." But not everyone shares Chaiwala's vision.

Leading Muslim MP Khalid Mahmood has branded the venture "stupid".

And the Member of Parliament for Perry Barr has warned that women entering a polygamous relationship are waving away financial rights usually attached to a marriage.

I'm quite picky." The law surrounding multiple wives in the UK is quite clear.

It is illegal, with bigamy carrying a maximum prison sentence of seven years.

Chaiwala stresses, however, that he is not promoting a criminal act.