Who is duncan bannatyne dating

Speaking to the Daily Mail back in 2013 about his shock split, Duncan wrote: "I know people always think you would know if your wife or husband was planning a divorce, but I really, truly didn't have a clue."Not only did it crush me financially — the Sunday Times Rich List showed my wealth falling from £430 million to £85 million in two years — but the psychological damage was far worse."Before stepping out with Michelle, the TV star dated TV DIY star Julia Kendell, who is 20 years his junior, but they split last year.

Mr Bannatyne, who was once estimated to be worth £430 million, said he was all but ruined by the settlement with 47-year-old Joanne.

The entrepreneur had tried to prevent a newspaper from reporting the allegations, but the judge ruled that there was a public interest in exposing attempts to mislead a court, even if the person concerned had apologised.

Mr Bannatyne’s divorce, which was described by the judge as "fraught", led to the former BBC star once labelling his ex-wife a “gold digger” on Twitter.

Now he has told The Sunday Telegraph: “A judge has ruled I can’t discuss the financial settlement.

It’s an abysmal, ridiculous situation and the lawyers hide behind the phrase 'we must protect the children’.

Duncan, 66, held on tight to the pretty blonde as he grinned for the cameras and played the gentleman.

Michelle had certainly made an effort for their date and looked incredible in a bright blue bodycon dress, which showed off plenty of leg and her enviable figure.

The pair certainly appeared to be more than friends, but neither have spoken out about an apparent romance.

Father-of-six Duncan was left heartbroken in 2011 when his wife, Joanne Mc Cue, informed him via text message that she had filed for divorce.

• Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne and ex-wife breathe fire in war of words Mr Bannatyne tried to stop the newspaper from publishing the allegation, claiming that information about his divorce should be kept private, because of the public interest “in maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of the divorce financial remedy proceedings".

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