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Mark Labbett of The Chase SPLITS from Mrs. Katie so she can date her lover after their open marriage breaks down


Chase star Mark Labbett has announced that he has split up with Mrs. Katie so she can date her lover after their open marriage didn't work out.

The 55-year-old quizzer broke up with his 28-year-old wife after seven years of marriage, citing the lockdown, mental health, and age differences as factors that contributed to the split.

In an open interview, Mark, known as "The Beast" on the ITV quiz show, admitted, "It's better for us to go our separate ways."

All Over: Chase star Mark Labbett has announced that he has split up with Mrs. Katie so she can date her lover after their open marriage didn't work out

He told The Sun: "There has never been a cheat on the part of Katie, but I now realize that it is better for us to go our separate ways and be friendly."

While Katie added, "I just want everyone to know what is what and that we are all happy."

It was revealed that Katie, who works as a nurse, has been seeing her chief designer, Scott Bate, 30, for the past 18 months.

Mark, who shares a three-year-old son with Katie, admitted that it felt like he was seeing Scott, but decided to do things sensibly for her son.

Marriage Breakdown: The 55-year-old quizzer broke up with his 28-year-old nurse after seven years of marriage, listing the lockdown, mental health, and age differences as factors contributing to the breakup

But when the ban came, things became tense between him and Katie and she began to see Scott, leading to Mark making the decision to end their marriage for good.

He explained: "The first time Katie came to me about her boyfriend, I had a clue. But from the start my attitude was pretty pragmatic – it was spilled milk. What can we do about the situation to fix it ? & # 39;

He added that because they had a "family" he could simply "throw it away" because they had other "considerations".

In the candid interview, Mark also blamed his hectic work schedule and the fact that he was away from home a lot, as well as his age difference as a contributor to the split.

Friendly:

Kindly: "Katie has never been cheated, but now I realize that it is better for us to go our separate ways and stay friendly" (picture 2016).

While Katie continues to see her boyfriend, Mark raised "concerns" that Scott was "good" to his son after the boy started mentioning Scott's name.

Mark said that Scott met her son and he trusts him for her little boy. The quiz star added that he will be moving out of her family home in Herefordshire next month.

Hunch: Mark, who shares a three-year-old son with Katie, admitted he felt like he was seeing Scott but decided to do things sensibly for her son

Hunch: Mark, who shares a three-year-old son with Katie, admitted he felt like he was seeing Scott but decided to do things sensibly for her son

Mark and Katie tied the knot in Arundel Castle, West Sussex in October 2014.

In September last year, Mark confirmed he was still with his wife, even though she had admitted four months earlier that she had cheated on him with a younger man.

During an appearance on Loose Women, the TV personality was asked about the status of his marriage, where he admitted that they had "been through a rough patch".

“As with many relationships, you are going through a difficult period. We're working our way through, ”said Mark to the Loose Women.

Split: "The first time Katie came to me about her boyfriend, I had a clue. But from the start my attitude was pretty pragmatic - it was spilled milk. What can we do about the situation to fix it? & # 39;

Split: "The first time Katie came to me about her boyfriend, I had a clue. But from the start my attitude was pretty pragmatic – it was spilled milk. What can we do about the situation to fix it? & # 39;

& # 39; A newspaper offered us an amount of money and we kindly declined it. We're pretty private, there aren't any pictures of our son online and I won't name him until he's old enough to make the decision. & # 39;

Denise Welch wanted to confirm the couple are still together, to whom Mark flashed his wedding ring.

Back in May 2019, Mark's wife Katie confirmed the couple had split, just weeks after the couple denied claims of problems in paradise with their love of age difference.

In her frank conversation with The Sun, she said, “Mark and I had been talking about the breakup for a while – we'd been drifting for a while. He works a lot and that was difficult. A lot of people think it's the age difference, but we don't see that as a factor. "

Hard time: Last September, Mark confirmed he was still with his wife, despite admitting four months earlier that she cheated on him with a younger man

Hard time: Last September, Mark confirmed he was still with his wife, despite admitting four months earlier that she cheated on him with a younger man

She added that she was happy with a new man, Scott, and said, "It's more that we don't have mutual friends and our lives are just so different. I happened to meet Scott one night, and we just clicked. It wasn't intended, it just happened …

“But Mark always knew – I was honest from the start. He knew I was going out and who I was seeing. He was incredibly understanding. If it was someone else it wouldn't matter, but because Mark is in the spotlight, people gossiped …

Candid: While appearing on Loose Women, the TV personality was asked about the status of his marriage, where he admitted that they had "been through a rough patch".

Candid: While appearing on Loose Women, the TV personality was asked about the status of his marriage, where he admitted that they had "been through a rough patch".

"We'll remain good friends and he's happy for me that I met Scott – and I would be fine if he met someone else. I just want to set the record now because I'm sick of all the speculation. that we can all get on with our lives. & # 39;

In a twist in their love story, Mark and Katie are cousins ​​- something they recognized each other three years after their 2014 wedding.

Mark said in a previous appearance on Loose Women, "We didn't realize it then – it was one of those things that happened."

The couple were completely unaware that they were second cousins ​​when they started dating. Katie's father and Mark's father are first cousins, which means the couple are second cousins.

Family: In a twist in their love story, Mark and Katie are cousins ​​- something they recognized each other three years after they were married in 2014 (pictured in 2017).

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