Stephen Mulhern has paid tribute to CITV which closed down for good on 1 September after four decades.
The popular kids channel kickstarted the career of Mulhern and popular TV presnters Holly Willoughby and Ant and Dec. ITV has moved all of its children’s programming to its streaming platform ITVX, with a dedicated area called ITVX Kids, which launched in July.
Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, he paid tribute to the channel, and the “great people” he worked with. Mulhern said: “CITV started my career in TV, it was an incredibly special time learning the craft of how to present live TV. I will forever be thankful for every opportunity it has delivered. Great people, great shows and great times.”
Mulhern is best known for presenting Britain’s Got Talent spin-off show Britain’s Got More Talent and Catchphrase, but keeps information about love life under wraps. So, who is Stepehen Mulhern dating and is the TV presenter married? Here’s everything you need to know.
Who is Stephen Mulhern dating?
Mulhern is tight-lipped about his personal life, however, the TV presenter previously revealed in an interview with Celebs Now that he was “on my own” and when asked if he was a “single pringle” he replied “I am yes”. Mulhern told the publication: “Last time I went on a date was about four years ago. That makes me sound really sad! I need a life. I need to stop working so much.”
Is he married?
Mulhern has never been married and does not reveal much about his personal life. The only romantic relationship he has ever discussed in public was with EastEnders actress Emma Barton.
When was he with Emma Barton?
Mulhern started dating EastEnders actress Emma Barton after the pair met in 2008 when they were both cast in the Snow White pantomime at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.
Barton played the lead role of Snow White and Mulhern the character Muddles. The couple dated for three years and kept their relationship largely out of the public eye. Reported by The Sun, according to Mulhern, their relationship came to “a natural end” in 2011.
Barton has since moved on from Mulhern and in January 2023 was reportedly dating British rock star and music producer Jason Perry. A source told The Sun on Sunday: “The couple are smitten with each other and are very sweet to be around.” The actress was previously married to lawyer Nigel Stoat from 2002 to 2005, she has also dated police officer Harry Waddington and EastEnders actor Joel Beckett.
What has he said about Deal or No Deal?
Speaking about his new role as host of Deal or No Deal on ITV, Mulhern said: “Wow what an opportunity, I’m beyond excited to be hosting the brand-new series. I’ve always been such a huge fan of the show, so much so, I’ve been practising at home with small cereal boxes!” He continued: “It looks so simple but it’s an incredibly compelling game for both those playing and the viewers watching at home. It’s one of the greatest shows of all time and to be the new host is an honour. I can’t wait to get started.”