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“We’re working our way through it”: The Chase star opens up about wife after cheating scandal

“We’re working our way through it”: The Chase star opens up about wife after cheating scandal

The Chase’s Mark Labbett revealed he is trying to patch things up with his wife Katie, despite her allegedly cheating on him. 

The 53-year-old genius TV star, best known as The Beast, told The Sun he and his 26-year-old partner were “working through a rough patch”. 

This news comes just a mere four months after Katie confirmed the couple had split after she began dating another man.

New reports said she had been having an affair with a 28-year-old metal worker. 

However, on Tuesday, despite the debacle surrounding the couple, Mark said on the British talk show Loose Women they were trying to make things work. 

“Like a lot of relationships, you go through a rough patch. We’re working our way through it,” he said.

“A newspaper offered us a sum of money and we kindly denied. We’re quite private, there’s no pictures of our son online and I’m not going to name him until he’s old enough to make the decision.”

After photographs were uncovered of Katie with her secret beau, she came forward to say her and Mark have been “drifting for a while”. 

“Mark and I had been talking about separating for some time — we have been drifting for a while.

“He works away a lot and that’s been hard. A lot of people think it’s the age difference but we don’t see that as the factor.

“It’s more that we don’t have mutual friends, and our lives are just very different.

“I met Scott by accident, on a night out, and we just clicked. It wasn’t intentional, it just happened. But Mark always knew — straight from the off I was honest.

“He knew I was going out and who I was seeing. He was incredibly understanding. If it was anybody else it wouldn’t matter, but because Mark’s in the limelight people have been gossiping. It’s frustrating.

“We remain good friends and he is happy for me that I’ve met Scott — and I’d be fine if he met someone else.

“So I just want to set the record straight now as I’m sick of all the speculation. I want us all to be able to get on with our lives.”

Mark met Katie after they began chatting on Facebook, and eventually their friendship grew into a serious relationship. 

Katie moved from Dubai to be with The Chase TV star and they went on to marry in 2014 at Arundel Castle in West Sussex. 

Interestingly enough, it turns out the couple are second cousins - a fact they didn’t know until after they wed.