June 2, 2023

Mark Labbett, 57, has reportedly discovered love once more following his cut up from his spouse of seven years, Katie. The Chase star, also called ‘The Beast’, married his ex in October 2014 earlier than realising they have been second cousins. The previous couple welcomed a son referred to as Lawrence earlier than splitting in 2020.

Three years on and Mark’s friendship with TV star Hayley Palmer, 41, has supposedly blossomed into romance. Check out every little thing we all know…

Who’s Mark Labbett’s rumoured girlfriend Hayley Palmer?

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Hayley Palmer and Mark Labbett reportedly met via work

Hayley not solely recurrently hosts the leisure section on GB Information, however she additionally has her personal music reveals together with At House With Hayley and Saturday Evening With Hayley Palmer on Sky TV.

Talking about her job, which has included internet hosting the Nationwide Tv Awards and the Dancing on Ice Launch, she mentioned on her web site: “I like listening to individuals’s tales, speaking & music are my greatest passions! 

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“I’m so thrilled to be doing my dream job, I used to take a seat behind a desk and undergo the motions of the day feeling unfulfilled, I simply couldn’t work out how I might ever change my life, I’m dwelling proof that you are able to do no matter you need to do, offering you may have the appropriate mindset.”

The Portsmouth-born star was launched to The Chase star via work. They sparked romance rumours after spending a number of time collectively exterior of labor, together with not too long ago heading to the seaside in Southsea.

Neither Hayley nor Mark have publicly confirmed their relationship, however she has shared a number of movies with the star as they performed 80s music quizzes collectively. 

Who’s Mark Labbett’s ex-wife Katie?

Mark Labbett and ex-wife Katie Labbett attending the ITV Gala in 2017© Getty
Mark and his ex-wife Katie cut up in 2020

Mark was beforehand married to his second cousin Katie, who’s 27 years his junior. The nurse advised The Solar: “I had by no means heard of Mark or watched The Chase, however my gran talked about him so I used to be intrigued.”

In 2012, Mark invited Katie to observe a star Chase particular and so they went on to get married two years later at Arundel Cathedral in West Sussex.

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Mark Labbett invited his ex to observe The Chase on their first date

It wasn’t till later that they discovered their fathers have been cousins. “It wasn’t one thing we have been conscious of on the time – it was a kind of issues that occurred,” he mentioned throughout an look on Free Ladies.

Mark admitted they’d hit a “tough patch” in 2019 which they labored via, however their marriage turned strained once more throughout the coronavirus lockdown when Katie was reportedly courting a senior design engineer.

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“When Katie first got here clear to me about her boyfriend, I would had an inkling. However proper from the beginning, my perspective was fairly pragmatic — this was spilt milk, what may we do in regards to the state of affairs to make it OK?” he mentioned to The Solar, referring to their son. 

“We had a household. We couldn’t simply throw that away evenly. There have been different concerns. However Covid supplied the right storm. My psychological well being suffered and the variations in our ages turned magnified.

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The pair, who’re second cousins, received married in 2014

“With Katie seeing Scott after lockdown, it’s received to the purpose the place I realise it’s higher for us to go our separate methods and stay pleasant, with out the stress issue of dwelling collectively,” Mark continued. 

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