Anthea Turner postpones wedding to fiancé Mark Armstrong for third time

Anthea Turner with fiancé Mark Armstrong
Anthea Turner with fiancé Mark Armstrong (PA)

Anthea Turner has confirmed her marriage to Mark Armstrong has been postponed for a third time.

The TV presenter and Armstrong got engaged in 2019 after just two months of dating, but their big day has been pushed back due to situations out of their control.

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In 2020, Covid restrictions proved to be a sticking point in the arrangement of their nuptials, while in 2021 their big day was pushed back following the death of both of their mothers.

In February 2022, Turner confirmed the wedding was back on track despite a freak accident with hotel blinds that almost took her eyesight.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY Presenter, Anthea Turner attends The Big Lunch, hosted by Action for Children in partnership with Iceland and The Food Warehouse, as part of the #MonthOfCommunity campaign, which invites communities across the UK to hold socially-safe get-togethers throughout June, to raise money for good causes adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Issue date: Monday June 14, 2021.
Anthea Turner (PA)

She has now confirmed the pair are returning to their initial plan to get married in Italy, so will be tying the knot in 2023.

She told Daily Mail: "We’re definitely going to do it next year!"

This will be Turner's third marriage, following an eight-year marriage to Peter Powell from 1990-1998, and a 13-year marriage to Grant Bovey from 2000 to 2013.

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Turner and Armstrong met in July 2019 at a nightclub in London, and after a whirlwind romance the pair got engaged just two months later.

The TV presenter has declared the businessman "the love of her life" and has often spoken about her excitement at spending their life together.

Anthea Turner attending the Cirque Du Soleil Totem premiere at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Anthea Turner (Doug Peters/EMPICS)

"We honestly knew straightaway it was something serious and that there was a great connection. It was all a bit quick and a bit crazy but sometimes those crazy moves work out," Turner told The Mirror in 2021.

"Nobody tried to talk me out of it. I think everybody could see I was so happy and this person had made such an impression on me.

"It’s very different having a relationship when you’re older. You’re not thinking about buying a house or having children together. Instead you look at the best and happiest way to spend your remaining years on the planet."

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