Anthea to wed as love life takes turn for better
ANTHEA Turner has become engaged for a third time – after just five months of dating.
The former Blue Peter host, 59, is dating business tycoon Mark Armstrong and is set to walk down the aisle for a third time.
Yesterday she told Scala Radio, where she works as a presenter: “He’s keeping me very happy,” before telling the show’s hosts they were invited to the wedding.
“Finally after all this time we did it. He proposed in Rome, it’s such a romantic city,” she added.
The news comes some seven years after her much publicised split with second husband Grant Bovey in 2013 – after he cheated on her with a woman half her age.
She had previously been married to DJ Peter Powell between 1990 and 1998.
Ms Turner met Mr Armstrong, 55, at London’s Wellington club earlier this year.
A source close to the star said: “He’s half-Italian, very charismatic and good looking, plus a few years younger, which is a boon.
“Anthea has had a rocky few years, and had almost given up on finding love again. But she met Mark at London’s Wellington club.
“He fancied her straight away and they swapped details.” Ms Turner married Bovey in 2000, but in 2013 found the property developer had been unfaithful.
After their divorce in 2015 Ms Turner, once the second highestpaid female presenter on TV, swapped a £10million Surrey mansion for a flat in London.
Four years ago the ex-GMTV presenter appeared on Celebrity First Dates looking for love, and in 2017 she wrote a book called How To Survive Divorce.
Anthea is now engaged to Mark Armstrong