The Chase star Mark Labbett has split from his wife Katie, ending their open marriage.
The quiz mastermind confirmed he and Katie have parted ways after seven years in an interview, during which he mentioned Katie's relationship with boyfriend Scott Bate.
Mark told The Sun: "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." The couple share a three-year-old son.
During the interview, Mark explained that the pressures of coronavirus lockdown and Katie's resuming of her relationship with Scott "provided the perfect storm" for the split.
"We had a family," he said. "We couldn’t just throw that away lightly. There were other considerations.
He added: "But Covid provided the perfect storm. My mental health suffered and the differences in our ages became magnified.
"With Katie seeing Scott after lockdown, it’s got to the point where I realise it’s better for us to go our separate ways and remain friendly, without the stress factor of living together."
The split follows Mark previously confirming his five stone weight loss after suspecting he had caught coronavirus.
The Chase airs on ITV.
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