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Tuesday 10th December 2019

Rio Ferdinand puts honeymoon with wife Kate Wright on hold for work

They married in Turkey last week

Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright tied the knot in Turkey last week and he's already back to work.

Former footballer Rio was forced put their honeymoon on hold due to work commitments.

Kate and Rio said 'I do' at the D Marie Bay Hotel in the Turkish coastal town of Marmaris on Friday (September 27), with the Mayor of Marmaris, Mehmet Oktay, officiating the ceremony.

Read more: First stunning photo of Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand's wedding day

Now, just four days after marrying Kate, Rio has already returned to work, commentating on the football.

He was back in the studio on Tuesday evening for the Champions League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich.

We have important things to do here in the studio.

His co-host Gary Lineker asked him: "Rio, shouldn't you be on your honeymoon?"

Rio replied: "No, no, no, we will leave that to another time. We have important things to do here in the studio."

Gary joked: "Football is always the priority, is that right?" to which Rio replied: "Yes! And [Kate] knows that!"

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Day1 of the wedding celebrations .... BRUNCH 💗🌸🌺

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It comes after Rio revealed he cried when he saw his daughter Tia walk up the aisle before Kate.

He told OK! Magazine: "I cried as soon as the day started. Seeing Tia walk up the aisle before Kate set me off. It was just so emotional.

"There was just no going back on the emotion, that’s why I had to keep my shades on! Seeing Tate and Lorenz walk Kate down the aisle was particularly poignant and we wouldn’t have wanted to do it any other way.

"They were so proud and they couldn’t wait to do that, they felt important."

Kate's mum Jacqueline also gushed over the "beautiful occasion" in an interview with MailOnline.

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Brunch moments!! #wedding #celebration ❤️❤️

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Read more: Kate Wright reveals the wedding gift from Rio Ferdinand that 'left her in tears'

She said: "It was a beautiful occasion. We've had a wonderful three days.

"The ceremony was on Friday. I'll never forget it, it was one of the best days in my life. I'm really happy for them both and wish them a wonderful life together."

Kate and Rio met in 2017, two years after Rio's wife Rebecca, the mother of his three children, tragically passed away from breast cancer.

Kate stepped away from the limelight and reality TV to then become stepmum to Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and Tia, eight.

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