Gethin: “I’m dat­ing a nor­mal girl now!”

Gethin Jones talks about his se­cret Hol­ly­wood re­la­tion­ship, and bond­ing with his ra­dio co-host Gemma Atkin­son

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He was once en­gaged to H Kather­ine Jenk­ins, has dated TOWIE beauty Lucy Meck­len­burgh and split from Ger­man model Katja Zwara in Fe­bru­ary af­ter a year – and now Gethin Jones ad­mits he’ll only com­mit to a re­la­tion­ship if he thinks it has longterm po­ten­tial.

Gethin, 40 – whose sis­ter Mererid jok­ingly claimed clas­si­cal singer Kather­ine’s “weird toes” may have been the real rea­son for their split in 2011 af­ter four years to­gether – says, “I want to make sure I find the right per­son be­cause I never want another guy to put my kids to bed. I don’t want to set­tle down too quickly be­fore I know it’s right.

“But I’m dat­ing at the mo­ment. I’m kind of dat­ing a nor­mal girl now, though she’s not nor­mal to me! The joke is, I’ve been ru­moured to be see­ing Amanda Byram and Susie Amy – some of my clos­est friends!

“I ac­tu­ally dated a re­ally well-known LA ac­tress, but no one knew about it. We were see­ing each other for five months. I never spoke about it. She’s a mas­sive star. Maybe I wasn’t mas­sive enough to war­rant a story. Or maybe they thought I was her man­ager!”


The TV pre­sen­ter has re­cently re­lo­cated to Manch­ester from Lon­don to present The Hits Ra­dio Break­fast show with for­mer Hol­lyoaks and Strictly Come Danc­ing star Gemma Atkin­son, 33. The pair have been snapped bond­ing on boozy nights out and the Welsh heart­throb says they’re good pals off-air.

“It’s so fun,” laughs Gethin. “Gemma waltzes in at ten to six look­ing like she picked up her clothes on the way here and we’re laugh­ing straight away. We got re­ally drunk on the May Day bank hol­i­day and she hasn’t been out since – it was such a big night! It was a ‘wel­come to Manch­ester’ night out for me. But I don’t go out that much nor­mally be­cause I’m in bed by 8.30pm for the 6am start!”


The co-host of Strictly: It Takes Two also re­vealed he’s help­ing Gemma to learn Span­ish so that she can speak to her Strictly beau Gorka Mar­quez in his na­tive tongue.

He says, “Gem and I are learn­ing Span­ish to­gether. She wants to learn for Gorka and I have al­ways wanted to. So we are go­ing to Span­ish school! Then we’ll in­ter­view some­one prom­i­nent – from Manch­ester United maybe – to­tally in Span­ish. Watch this space for that one!”

He’s good pals with co-host Gemma He was pre­vi­ousl en­gaged t Kather­ine Jenkin

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