Alison Hammond 'dating 6ft10 masseur' as friends say she's 'never been happier'

Alison Hammond pictured with David Putman (Instagram/Alison Hammond)
Alison Hammond pictured with David Putman (Instagram/Alison Hammond)

Alison Hammond's reported new boyfriend has been revealed to be a 6ft 10in masseur, with friends saying the presenter has “never been happier”.

The This Morning presenter’s personal life garnered attention after she shared several loved up photos with the man on Instagram.

It has also been noticed that the former Big Brother star has been leaving affectionate comments, including a love heart eye emoji, on his recent social media posts.

And now the man who the 49-year-old is reportedly dating has been revealed to be David Putman, a model and dancer who is believed to be roughly 20 years her junior.

A source told The Sun: “Alison has never been happier. She has had a turbulent love-life, but is finally confident she has found a trusted companion.”

The outlet also reported that Putman studied as a massage therapist and offers “classic, lymphatic drainage, anti-cellulite, wraps, facial massage.”

Hammond has reportedly found love again (PA Archive)
Hammond has reportedly found love again (PA Archive)

The Standard has contacted Alison Hammond reps for comment.

The Great British Bake-Off star's previous relationship was with landscape gardener Ben Hawkins, which ended last year after two years together.

The reported identity of her new beau comes as Hammond recently admitted she is “finally ready to settle down” after years of “getting cold feet” in past relationships.

The beloved TV star was previously engaged to cab driver Noureddine Boufaied, the father of her son Aiden, 19, but claimed she “wasn't ready for marriage at the time.”

Speaking to Gyles Brandreth on his podcast Rosebud, the TV star explained that she “loves her own company” and believes that's why she struggles in relationships.

She shared: “I think that's why I struggle in relationships, because I don't want somebody around me all the time. I absolutely love being on my own. I'm OK with it. I've never felt lonely.

“I think as soon as I hear the word marriage I get cold feet. I think I'm just one of those people. I always - not think there's something better - but I always get a bit nervous to know that is it.

“I just feel like I'm tied down and I don't like it, when really and truly, I'm getting to that age now where I think ‘Alison, let go - it's OK to settle down.’”