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Monday 19th August 2019

Jeremy Kyle opens up about being a granddad and getting married again

He said his fiancée has changed his life

Jeremy Kyle has revealed he asked his fiancée Vicky Burton to marry him because she has "changed my life without any shadow of a doubt".

The talk show host, 53, appeared on Monday's Lorraine to talk about his marriage plans, becoming a grandad for the first time and how he quit smoking.

Speaking of wedding plans, Jeremy - who announced his engagement to his children's former nanny Vicky earlier this year - admitted there's "no plans as yet" but said Lorraine "will get the exclusive".

Jeremy opened up about marriage plans and becoming a grandad for the first time (Credit: ITV)

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The presenter said: "I did ask Victoria to get married to me, because she’s changed my life without any shadow of a doubt. No plans as yet. Maybe. Lorraine will get the exclusive."

He then quipped: "She [Lorraine] said, ‘You need to hurry up, I need to buy a hat.'"

Jeremy also gushed about being a grandad to his 28-year-old daughter Harriet's baby daughter Isla.

I did ask Victoria to get married to me, because she’s changed my life without any shadow of a doubt.

He said: "Everybody said, ‘Grandad mate can you believe it?’ It’s fantastic. They say you can give them back and it’s great, it’s true.

Jeremy said he and Vicky don't have any wedding plans yet (Credit: FameFlynet)

"Vick and I are babysitting for the whole weekend, it’ll be fun. She’s fantastic."

Jeremy has three other kids with his second wife Carla Germaine - 14-year-old Alice, 13-year-old Ava, and nine-year-old Henry.

Following his split from Carla in 2016, Jeremy found love with Vicky and popped the question during a holiday in the Caribbean.

While hosting Good Morning Britain earlier this year, Jeremy said: "I got down on one knee, this is absolutely true and I haven't let this slip yet but I will now.

Jeremy confirmed his engagement to Vicky earlier this year (Credit: ITV)

"I went down on one knee and thought it would be very romantic. But it started to rain. In the Caribbean, where you wouldn't expect it to rain. But it was lovely."

Meanwhile, during his appearance on Lorraine on Monday, Jeremy opened up about quitting smoking.

He said of supporting Stoptober: "When I say it now, six months next Friday, no [I don’t crave a cigarette]. The kids were funny at the beginning, they’d go, ‘Grumpy #day4’, ‘Still grumpy #day9’."

Jeremy added: “Public Health England said, ‘Are you happy to front this?’ and I said, ‘Yes’.

The star opened up about quitting smoking (Credit: ITV)

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"For me the advice is, I can talk about their personal quit plans, how you shouldn’t really do cold turkey, and how you can quit with support and stuff, but for me Lorraine, I had to get there myself.

"Everybody for years says, ‘Give it up’. Listen, I had cancer and I still smoked, I lost my mum…everyone says, ‘Is it that, is it meeting Vick, is it your new life, whatever?’

"It might be all of those things, but essentially it just came to me. I think it was April 12th in Dallas, I said to my mate, ‘This is the last fag I’m going to have.’"

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