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When was Shane Richie married to Coleen Nolan as he joins I’m A Celebrity 2020?

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Shane Richie in I'm A Celebrity

Shane Richie is hoping to make his kids proud during his stint on I’m A Celebity (PIcture: ITV/REX)

EastEnders star Shane Richie is one of 10 celebrities who has signed up to stay in a haunted castle in North Wales for I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here 2020.

Shane, 56, will be meeting his fellow campmates – that this year includes Sir Mo Farah, Vernon Kay and Victoria Derbyshire – today as I’m A Celebrity kicks off for its 20th series.

Despite heading to a cold and less-than-luxurious castle in the Welsh countryside, Shane said that he was ‘really looking forward’ to being on the show and ‘being around adults again instead of my wife and three children!’

Shane has been married to his wife, actress Christie Goddard, since 2007, but prior to his relationship with Christine the TV star was first married to Loose Women panellist and former singer Coleen Nolan.

When was Shane Richie married to Coleen Nolan?

Shane Richie and Coleen Nolan got married in March 1990 in Orlando, Florida.

Their marriage lasted for nine years before they split in 1999. It is thought that the TV stars divorced over claims that Shane had cheated on Coleen.

Speaking to Daily Mail’s Event Magazine in 2017, Shane discussed the break down of his marriage to Coleen saying: ‘I lost my first wife through my drinking. A bottle of Jack [Daniel’s] and I was off.

Shane Richie and Coleen Nolan on their wedding day in March 1990.

Shane Richie and Coleen Nolan on their wedding day in March 1990. (Picture: REX)

‘By 1996 my ego had taken over. I was getting a police escort to nightclubs. I’d be thinking, I’m 30, I’ve got bad skin but all these girls are screaming for me outside.

‘I was lying to myself about the drinking and the women, thinking I was pulling the wool over the public’s eyes. I’d be on TV advocating monogamy [on his marital game show ‘Love Me Do’] while I was having an affair.’

Coleen, 55, has since said: ‘It’s humiliating, for a long time even when I did find out I wanted to try and fight for it. People thought I deserved everything I got.

Shane Richie and Coleen pictured together in 1997/

Shane Richie and Coleen pictured together in 1997 (Picture: Ken McKay/REX)

‘I feel sorry for him because every time people say she was married to Shane Richie, ‘who cheated on her’…it’s like OK move on, we’ve moved on.’

When Shane married Christie in 2007, Coleen also remarried, tying the knot with guitarist Ray Fensome in 2007. However Ray and Coleen split a couple of years ago in 2018.

Shane has two grown-up sons – Shane Junior and Jake – from his marriage to Coleen Nolan, in addition to his three children with Christie – son, Mackenzie, and daughters Lolita and Romani.

Coleen Nolan with her sons Shane Richie, Jr. and Jake Richie

Coleen Nolan with her sons Shane Richie, Jr. (L) and Jake Richie. (Picture: Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)

Talking about what he’d like to get out of appearing on I’m A Celeb this year Shane said: ‘To make the kids proud would be so nice.’

‘They were too young for the height of Alfie Moon and they have only seen Daddy dressed as a drag queen!’

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here starts tonight, Sunday November 15, on ITV at 9pm


Credit: Original article published here.

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