Anthea to wed as love life takes turn for bet­ter

Daily Express - - NEWS - By Mark Reynolds

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

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