Alison Hammond pictured with landscape gardener boyfriend Ben Hawkins for the first time after she admitted she’s ‘willing to marry’ hunk who lives with his parents
Alison Hammond has been seen with her landscape gardener boyfriend Ben Hawkins after it was previously revealed she had a mystery man she was ‘willing to marry.’
The This Morning presenter, 48, is said to have fallen for Ben after employing him to tend to her garden at her West Midlands home almost two years ago. It’s thought they have been together for around a year and a half now.
Alison had a big smile on her face when she was pictured leaving Ben’s home last Monday wearing a green dress and a camouflage coat, while carrying a newspaper.
Ben was wearing a brown tracksuit and black coat and trainers and left the home a few minutes after Alison.
The fun-loving television presenter is said to have employed Ben to tend to the plot at her West Midlands home two years ago, with the pair hitting it off.
Her love: Alison Hammond was pictured with her landscape gardener boyfriend Ben Hawkins for the first time last Monday after she admitted she’s ‘willing to marry’ him
The man in question: Alison has spoken about how happy she is with her love who she met almost two years ago
The Sun claimed the duo were also spotted together again on Valentine’s Day.
A pal told the publication: ‘They love to hang out and have been for meals and down to the pub. They’re both down to earth and get on like a house on fire.
‘She makes him laugh and Alison thinks it’s cute he still lives with his parents.’
Ben, who lives with his parents is said to be completely in love with Alison and she previously said about her man, who was a mystery at the time: ‘He loves me to bits.
‘He absolutely worships me and massages my feet every single day.’
Alison recently teased fans about her love interest and has told them that she is willing to marry her ‘mystery man’.
The former Strictly star described him as ‘lovely’ and said on ITV’s This Morning how she’d ‘had him hidden for a year and a half . . . and no-one knew!’
Alison revealed she was ‘off the market’ in May last year when her This Morning co-host Dermot O’Leary, 49, let it slip that she had a boyfriend during the show.
‘He makes my heart sing’: Alison said she’s happier than ever with her then mystery boyfriend on Lorraine back in June
Pals: This comes after Dermot O’Leary spilt the beans about Alison’s relationship status live on air (pictured together on the show together in May)
Dermot said to Alison: ‘You’re not available anymore, but if you were, jeez what a catch!’
Alison said: ‘What do you mean I’m not available? I’m available!’
After the presenters went debated her relationship status, Alison teased: ‘Is there someone in my life?’, to which Dermot remarked, ‘I think so!’
Giggling Alison joked: ‘Can you believe Dermot outed me on the TV?’
A beaming Alison then joked that her co-host had ‘told the whole world’.
The duo then erupted into laughter before Alison told ITV viewers: ‘I have got somebody guys, I’m off the market, I’m so sorry guys!’
The following month,ex reality star Alison revealed she was happier than ever with her secret boyfriend.
She said her mystery man ‘makes her heart sing’ before going on to say that she prefers to keep details of her private life to herself.
Speaking on an episode of Lorraine Alison beamed from ear to ear as she discussed her beau.
Former flame: The presenter previously dated her security guard Jamie Savage from 2014-2017 (pictured with Alison’s son Aidan)
She told host Lorraine Kelly, 63: ‘He makes my heart sing and I feel content, he enriches my life in way that I can’t explain.’
Alison was previously married to cab driver Noureddine Boufaied, with whom she shares son Aiden, 18.
It comes after it was announced Alison would be hosting Bafta Studio – an immersive and access-all-areas experience – during the Baftas this weekend.
The 76th annual film awards ceremony is set to take place at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday, with actor Richard E. Grant, 65, compèring the show.
Alison said her ‘dream job’ had come true as her part of the BBC One show will be about ‘the glitz and glamour’ behind the scenes and gossip.
Ex-husband: Alison used to be married to cab driver Noureddine Boufaied, with whom she shares son Aiden, 18
She added: ‘So it’s literally everything that you kind of want to see at an award ceremony that you never get to see, it’s a new concept, which I think everyone’s going to absolutely love.’
The star also said: ‘My challenge is to watch all of the films before the big night on the 19th. So that is a big challenge, but I’m enjoying it.
‘I’m trying not to fall asleep in any of the movies but it’s hard, you know, when you’ve been working all day long.’
Success: It comes after it was announced Alison hosted Bafta Studio – an immersive and access-all-areas experience – during the Baftas at the weekend (pictured with ceremony host Richard E. Grant)
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