Earlier this year Mark Labbett found himself in the headlines for something other than his role on popular quiz show The Chase, after it was revealed his wife had cheated on him with a younger man. Now, ‘The Beast’ has opened up on the alleged infidelity, revealing he is still together with wife Katie.
The popular Chaser appeared on UK panel show Loose Women on Tuesday where he was asked about his marriage, just months after his 26-year-old wife admitted to having a relationship behind Mark’s back with a 28-year-old man named Scott Bale, according to multiple reports in the UK press. But, despite the claims, the 54-year-old has now confirmed that the couple are working through their marital issues and putting their son first.
“Where are you at now?” presenter Christine Lampard said, bringing up the recent headlines surrounding his marriage. “How do you feel about everything?”
To which he replied: “Like a lot of relationships you go through a rough patch and our absolute priority is our son,” he told the panel. “We’re working our way as best we can through it. But we’ve always tried to be quite private.”
Mark then went on to say that he has declined cash offers from tabloid newspapers to share the couple’s exclusive story, adding: “It’s not what we do.” He then went on to say that he and Katie have also refused to reveal their young son’s name or share any images of him.
He said: “You won’t find a picture of our son anywhere on the Internet because it’s been quite a deliberate decision. If he wants to when he’s old enough have a social media presence, that’s up to him, but I’m not going to do it for him.” Adding: “I think I should embarrass him when he’s old enough to embarrass me back.”
Panellist Denise Welch then added: “What you’re saying is your wife and you are working through, all is good and you’re still together.” In response, Mark then raised his left hand, showing off the wedding band on his ring finger.”
Mark’s appearance on the ITV show came just one day after he appeared at the TV Choice Awards in London alongside his fellow Chasers, including close friend Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty who delighted fans with a dazzling turn on the red carpet as she stepped out in a show-stopping embellished gown.
Dressed to the nines, the 61-year-old TV star looked incredible in a blush-coloured gown as she joined famous faces at the TV Choice Awards in London on Monday night. Dropping her usually stern on-screen persona, Anne wowed crowds in the floor-length gown which featured beautiful sequin detailing while she paired the ensemble with nude flats, a small rose-gold mirrored clutch bag and some statement earrings.
Meanwhile, the TV star chose a red lip to add a pop of colour, a touch of blush and a swipe of bronze eyeshadow to highlight her eyes – a far cry from her smart grey suits and bare-faced appearances on the popular TV show.