HAIRY Bikers’ star Simon King has reportedly split from his fiancee Michele Cranston after a long-distance romance.
The 54-year-old chef who proposed to the Australian cook in 2019 has called time on the relationship, The Mirror reports.
Simon was previously married to wife Jane for 27 years and said his career put pressure on their marriage while she took care of their three sons.
The TV star said in 2016: “We lost each other. Jane was focused on the family and I was focused on work.”
In 2019, he revealed the moment he popped the question to Michele on a trip to the US, saying: “I got down on one knee on the Sonoma Coast – over the Pacific with the waves crashing down.
“It was very romantic but it almost killed us because it was getting dark…
“We get married in 2021 and I’ll be commuting from Australia for work, so that’ll be interesting.
“It’s been a long-distance relationship for a very long time now so we’ll be seeing a lot more of each other.”
Si is returning to screens with fellow chef Dave Myers for their new series The Hairy Bikers’ Go North on BBC Two.
The motorbike-loving cooks front numerous telly shows under the name the “Hairy Bikers”.
The lovable duo has graced British television screens for more than 13 years after their career took off in 2006 when they hosted 20 episodes of The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook.
The pair also released cookbooks under the famous title, with The Hairy Dieters scooping a National Book Award in 2012.
In 2016 they decided to embark on a joint weight loss mission.
The pair likened themselves to WALNUT WHIPS after spotting their silhouette while filming a recent TV series and proceeded to shed three stone each.
They first met in 1995, on the set of The Gambling Man, when both were working in TV and film production.
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