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Matt Dawson splits from wife Carolin after 11 years of marriage

Poor Matt was also recently axed from A Question Of Sport

Matt Dawson has announced he’s split from his wife Carolin after 11 years together.

The former England rugby legend and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, 47, revealed the heartbreaking news on social media.

What did Matt Dawson say about his split from his wife?

Matt took to Twitter to tell fans the news.

“We know this will be a surprise to most but after 11 years together Carolin and I have decided our relationship needs a new direction, bringing our marriage to an end,” he said.

“The love for our beautiful boys grows stronger day by day as does our friendship as co-parents.”

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Matt Dawson on A Question of Sport (Credit: BBC)

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Matt, who shares two boys with Carolin, went on to say: “To our dear friends please continue to support us as positively as you can for the next stage of our lives.

“It’s vital that Alex and Sami understand that we will always be a united family.”

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Matt Dawson and wife Carolin had been together for 11 years (Credit: Hewitt /SplashNews.com)

How did Matt Dawson’s followers respond?

Almost immediately, many of Matt’s 258,000 followers stepped up to send support.

“Ah babes, sorry to hear this but if it’s what you both want & need then good luck to both of you,” one fan said.

“It’s nobody’s business but yours and your family’s. Sending love and best wishes always.”

You come across as a nice guy, so hoping you can move forward amicably.

Another wrote: “All the best for you and the family Matt.

“You come across as a nice guy, so hoping you can move forward amicably.”

Finally, a third said: “Always a shame to hear about people going their separate ways. Good luck to you both.”

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Sue, Matt and Phil have been axed (Credit: BBC – Photographer: Vishal Sharma)

Matt Dawson’s terrible 2020

Matt’s news comes after he was axed from BBC One quiz show A Question Of Sport.

The channel confirmed that host Sue Barker, Matt and fellow team captain Phil Tufnell had been let go.

In a statement it said: “We would like to thank Sue for her enormous contribution as the show’s longest-reigning host over the last 23 years.

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“And Matt and Phil for their excellent team captaincy over 16 and 12 years respectively.

“Together they have ensured A Question Of Sport remains a firm favourite with the BBC One audience.”

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