Josie Gibson 'desperate to find love' after seeing Alison Hammond's new romance

Josie Gibson ignited romance rumours earlier this month - but she is still single and on an active hunt for love
Josie Gibson ignited romance rumours earlier this month - but she is still single and on an active hunt for love -Credit:Instagram

Josie Gibson is on the lookout for love, inspired by her This Morning colleague Alison Hammond's blossoming relationship with her new partner David Putman.

The 49-year-old presenter has been flaunting her joyous romance with the towering 26-year-old Russian masseur across social media platforms, despite some friends expressing concern over their significant age difference and the potential for future heartache.

Josie, who has faced her own romantic disappointments, is reportedly eager to find a lasting connection, as an insider revealed to OK! Magazine: "Josie desperately wants to find love too, it's all she's ever wanted. She's got her dream job on This Morning but her real hope is to settle down."

Cheering on Alison and her new beau, Josie remains optimistic about love, with the source adding, "She's so happy for Alison and is hoping that this guy is the right one. Seeing Alison happy does make Josie want the same for herself."

Another source suggested that Alison's happiness has highlighted what Josie feels she's missing, saying: "Josie would love to double date with Alison and have them both find their happily ever after. They've both had such similar experiences so she's hoping that this is it for Alison and hopefully it will be for her too," reports the Mirror.

Alison Hammond seems loved up in her new romance -Credit:Instagram

Josie Gibson, who first gained fame on Big Brother in 2010, has had a colourful love life, much like her fellow presenter Alison. After winning the reality show, she dated her BB housemate John James Parton for less than a year.

She then began a relationship with a property developer named Terry, and they have a son together, Reggie James, born in 2018. Unfortunately, despite knowing each other for several years, they split up five months after Reggie's birth.

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In an interview with New! Magazine, Josie shared the heartbreaking details of their breakup, revealing that Terry had asked her to leave their home on New Year's Eve following a heated argument. This led her and baby Reggie to seek refuge in a hostel.

"He's got OCD and just after Christmas, he went mad about too many of my shoes being in the hallway", she recalled. "So I kicked off and said, 'Well, we'll go then! ' And he went, 'Alright', and packed up our stuff. So Reggie and me headed to a hotel."

More recently, Josie sparked dating rumours with Stephen Mulhern when they were spotted holding hands at the BBC Studios. However, after days of speculation and a comment from Stephen's close friend Kerry Katona, Josie put the rumours to rest, stating: "We are really good friends, I really adore him, but there's no romance in the air. But he's so nice."

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