The Chase’s Mark Labbett only realised wife Katie was his cousin three years AFTER they got married… as couple are hit by cheating claims
The Chase’s Mark Labbett only realised his wife Katie was his second cousin three years after they got married.
The quizmaster, 53, – known as The Beast on the ITV show – only made the discovery a considerable time after the couple had tied the knot, by which time it was too late.
The revelation comes after the pair’s marriage was rocked by cheating claims over the weekend, amid reports Katie, 26, had been seeing another man for over a year.
Related: The Chase’s Mark Labbett only realised his wife Katie was his second cousin three years after they got married (pictured together in November 2017)
Mark said on Loose Women: ‘It wasn’t something we were aware of at the time – it was one of those things that happened.’
The couple, who share a son together, were totally unaware that they were second cousins when they began dating.
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Katie’s dad and Mark’s father are first cousins, meaning the pair are second cousins.
He continued: ‘I had been a single man for a long while so I was getting used to the idea of being on my own. Especially as a bachelor, we can get pretty selfish, you get used to doing what you want to do all of the time.
Shock: The quizmaster, 53, – known as The Beast on the ITV show – only made the discovery a considerable time after the couple had tied the knot, by which time it was too late
‘As a couple of my friends pointed out the big challenge for me is learning to adapt with being with someone else.’
The couple have been rocked by claims Katie has been cheating on Mark for over a year with a secret lover.
According to The Sun, Katie has allegedly enjoyed romantic holidays with her beau, 28, and drinks at his local pub with him and his pals as part of her ‘double life’.
Sources reveal Katie has been seeing her alleged boyfriend Scott Bate since 2017 and often hangs out with him and his friends.
Tough: The revelation comes after the marriage was rocked by cheating claims, amid reports Katie, 26, had been seeing someone for a year (pictured in August 2017)
They claimed Scott sees Katie as his ‘girlfriend’ and the alleged couple have taken trips together, which were revealed in now-deleted Facebook pictures.
The insider reported that after introducing Katie to his friends later that year it took them a while to realise who she was and that she was married to another man.
They said: ‘It took a while for people to realise who she was and that she was married. Then one of Scott’s friends confronted her and she got angry about it.
‘She appeared on Loose Women with Mark and people started sending a clip around when they twigged who she was. People don’t think it’s right and think her behaviour is unfair on Mark — and Scott.’
Shock: The couple have been rocked by claims Katie has been cheating on Mark for over a year with a secret lover
In now-deleted Facebook pictures obtained by The Sun, Scott and Katie appeared cosy during several days out together including beer tasting and at a waterfall.
These images were shared on Scott’s social media profile, while Katie’s presence online showed no sign of her relationship with the metal firm worker.
The insider revealed that ‘wrongly’ Scott sees Katie as his girlfriend and the people around him believe that he should call it a day with married Katie.
However they added that this is unlikely to happen because Scott is apparently blindly in love with Katie.
Mark and Katie tied the knot at Arundel Castle, West Sussex, in October 2014.
Husband and wife: Mark and Katie tied the knot at Arundel Castle, West Sussex, in October 2014 (pictured in January 2016)
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