A new cheating map reveals that over 700 people in Andover are having an affair.

The map created by Illicit Encounters, the UK’s leading affairs dating website, shows there has been a 12 per cent increase in people having affairs in Andover despite the Covid crisis.

The figures rose to 745 this year, up from from 667 last year and the website claims the main reason for the rise is ‘lockdown cabin fever’ as people who are unhappy with their partner are now seeking an affair after becoming fed-up being stuck at home.

IllicitEncounters.com spokeswoman Jessica Leoni said: “We have seen a big rise in cheating over the last year in Andover, even in the last six months covered by Covid.

“This is due to lockdown cabin fever - increasing numbers of people have become fed-up with their partners after being stuck together at home for most of this year and even denied a summer holiday in many cases.”

She added that the ‘Covid fear factor’ decreased at the start of summer as pubs reopened.

“People started dating again and cheating numbers surged as lots of new relationships were forged.”

The figures are based on Illicit Encounters’ own extensive data on the numbers of Britons cheating.

The interactive Infidelity Index allows users to search a city, town or postcode to discover how many people are having affairs in any locality.

To find the figure for any postcode in Hampshire click here.