Mark Labbett and Katie Labbett have split! The Chase star and his wife ended their relationship after five years of marriage.
Katie confirmed her split with Mark aka The Beast during an interview with The Sun, revealing that she is now dating someone else, Scott Bate.
She told the publication, "Mark and I had been talking about separating for some time."
He works away a lot and that’s been hard. A lot of people think it’s the age difference but we don’t see that as the factor.
Katie was spotted with metal worker Scott, 28, on a date together. When asked about her new boyfriend, she said,
I met Scott by accident, on a night out, and we just clicked. It wasn’t intentional, it just happened. But Mark always knew — straight from the off I was honest.
He knew I was going out and who I was seeing. He was incredibly understanding. If it was anybody else it wouldn’t matter, but because Mark’s in the limelight people have been gossiping. It’s frustrating.
As for what her now-estranged husband thinks about her relationship with Scott, she said, "We remain good friends and he is happy for me that I’ve met Scott."
She then added that she would be fine if Mark met someone else.
The dating news of Katie Scott had already emerged last month when they were spotted enjoying a trip to Capri and romantic mini-breaks.
Mark married his wife, Katie in October 2014 at Arundel Cathedral. Katie is hie his second cousin and 27 years younger than him.
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