Dawn French calls husband a 'keeper' as he gives her a tin of hearts for anniversary

The pair celebrated 10 years of marriage after tying the knot in 2013

Dawn French called her husband a 'keeper' for the present her gave to mark their anniversary. (PA)
Dawn French called her husband a 'keeper' for the present her gave to mark their anniversary. (PA)

Dawn French called her husband Mark Bignell a "keeper" after he presented her with a box of hearts on their anniversary.

The Vicar Of Dibley star tied the knot with Bignell in 2013, three years after her divorce from hubby of 25 years Lenny Henry.

Writing on Instagram, she revealed that he had given her something very special to mark 10 years of marriage.

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French shared a snap of an old tin which had some complicated instructions for opening on its lid.

A second image showed that the tin was full of dozens of little paper hearts, while a third image was a blurred shot of the couple on their wedding day.

"10 years married = tin," the TV star captioned the post.

"So today I received a tin. Full of hearts."

She added the hashtag "#keeper".

French also tweeted the shot of her and Bignell's nuptials, saying: "10 years ago today.

"Twas lovely. Still is.


Fans were charmed by the sweet gesture, saying it was "so romantic".

"Mr B is so thoughtful," one person posted, while another said it was "heartfelt".

Comedian Lenny Henry and wife Dawn French, also a comedian, pose at Buckingham Palace in London after Lenny was presented with a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) from the Queen.  24/5/99: N/paper report that Henry met blonde woman at hotel.   (Photo by Fiona Hanson - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Dawn French was previously married to Lenny Henry. (PA Images via Getty Images)

"I love that," said somebody else, as another fan admitted it had made them shed a tear.

Someone else wrote: "Fabulous gift!! Happy anniversary."

"Congratulations you love birds," said another fan.

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Presenter Davina McCall was among those to chime in, agreeing that Bignell was a "keeper" and posting a string of red heart emojis.

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