Garden Rescue star Charlie Dimmock on the real reason she won't marry again
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Garden Rescue star Charlie Dimmock on the real reason she won’t ever get married

Previously opened up about her future and relationships

Garden Rescue star Charlie Dimmock is no stranger to having her love life in the headlines.

The TV presenter, 55, was a tabloid favourite in the 1990s and 2000s due to her fame from Ground Force.

Fan interest in her romances away from the screen peaked following an affair with a telly colleague in 2001.

But despite her private life becoming increasingly public, Charlie hasn’t shied away when subsequently asked about it.

Indeed, she previously revealed her thoughts about relationships and how they might affect her future back in 2014.

Garden Rescue star Charlie Dimmock and her love life featured prominently in the tabloids
Garden Rescue star Charlie Dimmock and her love life featured prominently in the tabloids (Credit: BBC)

Garden Rescue presenter Charlie Dimmock on marriage

Speaking in the Daily Mail, Charlie said at the time she had no plans to get married in the future.

The gardening expert indicated she preferred to prioritise herself – and felt there was “no point” to getting hitched.

Asked about her relationship status, Charlie said: “I’m too old now, certainly too old for marriage, there’s no point.

“I can’t see anything happening when it comes to romance. Somebody would have to really bowl me over.

“I am quite content without a man in my life.”

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Charlie echoed that position when interviewed by The Independent in 2016.

She explained: “I’m way past marriage at this point. I’m going to be 50 this year.

I am quite content without a man in my life.

“Even sharing a house with someone would be a no for me.”

Charlie added: “I like my own company.”

Charlie Dimmock in a garden
Charlie said she would be hesitant about sharing living space (Credit: YouTube)

Has Charlie Dimmock ever been married?

Charlie has never got wed. However, she was in a long-term relationship with viticulturist John Mushet in the 1990s.

She and John split following her fling with Andy Simmons, a microphone operator on Ground Force.

However, Charlie suggested she had “no regrets” over her affair the year after it ended.

She told the Mail back then: “I don’t see Andy any more, but I don’t regret what happened.

“You wouldn’t do anything if you kept worrying about what might go wrong.”

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Reflecting on the pain of her break up, Charlie added: “John and I had been together for a long time, so when we split up I relied heavily on family and close friends.

“I’ve discovered that the most difficult after-effect of the break-up is getting into another relationship.”

Garden Rescue is on BBC One, Saturday March 12, at 3.45pm.

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