Jeremy Kyle is planning to marry his nanny girlfriend, just four months into their relationship.
The TV show host started dating Vicky Burton – his children’s former nanny – after splitting from his wife of 13 years, Carla Germaine.
Vicky, 35, left her job last year, but had worked with the family for nine years, since the couple’s children Ava, 12, Alice, 11, and Henry, eight, were very young.
Controversial talk show host Jeremy, 51, divorced Carla – who had described Vicky as her “best pal” – in 2015, following rumours she had cheated with a younger man.
After the split, he moved onto Vicky and now friends are saying marriage could already be on the cards as the couple – who have been spending much of their time in Jeremy’s Barbados home – are so in love.
“Talk of wedding bells has started,” a source close to the couple told The Sunday People.
“Jeremy sees a very happy future with Vicky. They’re really enjoying each other’s company. The wedding is likely to take place in Barbados, with the ¬ceremony or reception at Jeremy’s home.
“Barbados is their sanctuary and was the place they could first be together openly. It’s where they were able enjoy themselves as a new couple in love rather than staying hidden away from the public eye.”
Jeremy had kept his new relationship secret, but after it had been reported in the press he discussed the developing romance on Loose Women last month.
“It’s a new relationship, a new chapter,” he told the panel. “I’m very happy thank you very much, let’s move on with our lives.”
But the talk of nuptials has left some of Jeremy’s friends surprised, as they believed the twice-divorced star and dad of four would never take another trip down the aisle.
“Jeremy was dead set against getting married again before he got together with Vicky,” said the insider.
Read more: Piers Morgan to host The Nightly Show?
“He didn’t want to go through the pain and disappointment he felt when his marriage to Carla broke down.
“But he is so blissfully happy now that he would be open to getting hitched again. Vicky is keen to get married and he’s come around to the idea of walking down the aisle again.”
Friends close to Jeremy say one of the things he loves about former nanny Vicky is how much she shuns the limelight.
“They are perfectly happy staying in watching movies and box sets.”
So could it be third time lucky for Mr Kyle?