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Celebs Go Dating: Mark Labbett ‘signs up for show’ after splitting from wife Katie

The Beast is on the hunt for love again

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Mark Labbett has reportedly signed up for the latest series of Celebs Go Dating.

The Chase star, 55, announced he had split from his wife, Katie, 28, this August.

And he is apparently already up to find love again on the hit E4 dating show.

The quizzer, known as The Beast on The Chase, will seek dating advice from experts Anna Williamson and Paul Brunson.

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Mark Labbett is reportedly doing Celebs Go Dating (Credit: ITV)

Mark Labbett ‘signs up’ to Celebs Go Dating

They will set him up on dating mixers, and he will be able to choose the lucky lady to go on a solo date with.

A source says that Mark is optimistic about his new gig.

He apparently is well aware that he could do with some dating tips and tricks.

The source told The Sun: “Mark has been very open about the fact he’s not especially romantic.

“Flirting doesn’t come easily to him but he’s open to finding love again.

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Katie and Mark share a son together (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Mark and Katie’s relationship

“He’s a big lovable giant with a heart of gold but his dating adventures will be something to behold.”

Ent Daily has contacted reps for Mark for comment.

Mark married Katie when she was just 22. She is also his second cousin.

They share a three-year-old son together.

Throughout their marriage, they are said to have had an open relationship.

They reportedly allowed one another to date others while remaining married.

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Will Mark find love again on Celebs Go Dating? (Brett D. Cove / SplashNews.com)

Upon the split, Katie was dating a design engineer for a year-and-a-half.

However, Mark insisted that their split was not caused by ‘deceit’.

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In a separate interview with The Sun, he said: “There was never any deceit on Katie’s part.

“But it’s got to the point now where I realise it is better for us to go our separate ways and remain friendly.”

On an interview with Loose Women three years ago, the couple opened up about their unusual pairing.

Mark said he didn’t know he was related to Katie when they first met.

He said: “It wasn’t something we were aware of at the time. It’s just one of those things that happened.”

In a later interview with Loose Women, he said he and Katie deliberately kept their personal life private throughout their relationship.

He explained: “But we’ve always tried to be quite private. We’ve never done the glossy magazines.

“A tabloid newspaper offered us a sum of money to give us an exclusive. And we respectfully declined. It’s not what we do.

“You won’t find a picture of our son anywhere on the internet because it’s been quite a deliberate decision.”

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