PUBLISHED: 15:01, Fri, Sep 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:01, Fri, Sep 25, 2020
The Chase star Mark Labbett, 55, has confirmed his split from his 27-year-old wife Katie, who he shares a young son with. It has now been revealed he is keen to embark on a new romance and has reportedly signed up to the Celebs Go Dating agency.
Flirting doesn’t come easily to him but he’s open to finding love again.
A source said: “Mark has been very open about the fact he’s not especially romantic.
“Flirting doesn’t come easily to him but he’s open to finding love again.
“He’s a big lovable giant with a heart of gold but his dating adventures will be something to behold,” they added to The Sun.
Addressing the split and previous cheating claims, the quizmaster went on to say: “There was never any deceit on Katie’s part but it’s got to the point now where I realise it is better for us to go our separate ways and remain friendly.”
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Mark Labbett: The Chase star has reportedly signed up to Celebs Go Dating (Image: GETTY)
Mark Labbett: The Chase star has confirmed his split from his wife Katie (Image: GETTY)
Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Mark and Celebs Go Dating for comment.
Mark tied the knot with Katie, his second cousin, in 2014.
The quizmaster said the pair were unaware they were related until later on in their relationship, in an interview on Loose Women in 2017.
He said: "It wasn't something we were aware of at the time - it was one of those things that happened.
Mark Labbett: The Chase star is 'open to find love again' following his split from wife