Dawn French Dating Charity Boss
Dawn French may have cut down on chocolate, but she is not skimping on romance - the newly slim star has a new man on her arm following her split from husband Lenny Henry.
The Vicar of Dibley actress and her comic partner decided to walk away from their marriage of 25 years at the end of 2010 and Dawn has since stunned fans by showcasing a slimline new figure after dropping a staggering seven stone.
But the star has something to take her mind off her junk food cravings - a new fella.
The 54-year-old has been dating charity boss Mark Bignell for several months, and the pair went public after they were snapped enjoying a romantic stroll along a beach near Dawn's Cornish home.
According to reports, twice-divorced Mark is CEO of a charity which has the star's mum on the board of trustees.
The beloved funnywoman opened up about hitting the dating scene again last year, admitting it was the only new thing in her life since splitting from Lenny.
She explained: "I’ve got lots of interesting gentleman callers - but I can make the choice. In fact I’m scrabbling for time on my own. I don’t even like to call it dating, like some teenager, I’m just trying to have a bit of fun every now and again. I’m trying to work out who I am in relation to other people. It’s very strange finding out who you are as a romantic.
"I don’t feel like I am starting again, it’s just a new phase. I’m trying to have a bit of fun every now and again. But I am not a predator, I am not going out looking. I think it’s a mistake to say never about anything. I’m open to marrying again, but I’m certainly not thinking about it right now."
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