A Turkish man looking for love on a TV dating show stunned the studio audience by saying that he had murdered his first wife and later killed a lover with an axe.

Sefer Calinak nonchalantly told how he killed his wife in a jealous rage on Flash TV's The Luck of The Draw, according to Hurriyet Daily News.

Then he added that he was an "honest person looking for a new wife".

The show's producer, Gozde Kurt, told the daily Milliyet newspaper that Calinak had informed them that he had murdered someone but he was allowed to appear because he had served his sentence.

Calinak eloped with his first wife when they were 17 but he said things changed after they lived with his family for five months.

"Her behaviour changed. The nephew of the man who wanted to marry her started to come to our village. I was jealous and I killed her, in a way," Calınak said.

Calinak said he was freed from prison after serving more than four years of his 13-year prison sentence.

He went on to marry for a second time and had two children but later separated.

He then began an affair with a married woman, Coquette, who refused to divorce her husband.

He said the couple got in an argument, and he was defending himself with an axe while standing behind a door.

"I killed her after she tried to kill me," he said. "She was accidentally killed when I swung the axe."

At this point the host of the programme asked him to leave but he kept insisting he was a victim of "destiny".

"Bad luck always found me," he said. "In spite of everything, I still want to get married. This time I'll leave it to God. "