Alison Hammond confirms she is single after blackmail plot revealed

The This Morning presenter showed off a green ring on her little finger saying 'I've got my single ring on'.

Alison Hammond arrives at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Alison Hammond has declared her single status. (Getty Images)

Alison Hammond declared herself single live on This Morning following revelations she had been the victim of a blackmail plot.

The 48-year-old TV presenter joined Holly Willoughby to host the ITV daytime show just days after it was reported a man had been arrested on suspicion of blackmailing her.

Hammond held up her hand during a discussion about dating apps to show a green ring on her little finger.

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She said: "More people are wanting to meet people out and about and having a green ring might be a good idea so that people know you're single.

"As you can see, I've got my single ring on."

Hammond shared a picture on Instagram of herself enjoying a girls' night out with Willoughby, Spice Girl Emma Bunton, All Saints star Nicole Appleton and some friends.

She captioned the picture: "Girl therapy night ! Needed that.@hollywilloughby @emmaleebunton @shishib."

It has been reported that a 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of blackmailing the TV star. It is alleged they threatened to release lies about Hammond unless she paid them.

Alison Hammond (L) and Holly Willoughby attend the ITV Gala held at the London Palladium on November 9, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Alison Hammond has enjoyed a girls' night out with Holly Willoughby. (Getty Images)

In summer 2022 Hammond confirmed she was dating somebody.

She told ITV’s Lorraine host Lorraine Kelly: “Well all I’m going to say, I’m not going to say we’re in love and everything.

“All I can say is he makes my heart sing and I feel content.”

But earlier this year she denied rumours she was engaged, telling her This Morning co-host Dermot O’Leary: “It is fake news babes.

Alison Hammond hosting This Morning with Dermot O'Leary
Alison Hammond told Dermot O'Leary rumours of her engagement were 'fake news'. (ITV)

“I am not engaged, I’m so sorry, I’m not engaged.”

Hammond found fame on the third series of Big Brother in 2002 before launching a successful TV career.

She has appeared on numerous reality shows including I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off and Celebs Go Dating.

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Hammond has been a presenter on This Morning for 20 years, often covering showbusiness news, and last year took over as a fulltime host on Fridays and the holidays with Dermot O’Leary.

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