Davina McCall has opened up about attending marriage counselling with her husband Matthew Robertson.
The TV presenter, 48, made the admission on an upcoming episode of the Jonathan Ross show, telling the eponymous host that it had taken some persuading, but the outcome had been worthwhile.
‘He [Matthew] wasn’t like, “Yay let’s go to marriage guidance”‘, she explained.
‘We had the same row. It might have been about different things but it would be about the same thing and it would get to the same point and I thought, “We’re never going to get past this particular row…”‘
‘People have sticking blocks in their relationship and they get stuck at the same point.’ However, she added that the sessions ‘worked brilliantly’.
Matthew and Davina pictured on their wedding day in summer 2000
Matthew and Davina met whilst out walking their dogs and married in a romantic ceremony in Eastnor, Herefordshire in June 2000. They have three children together: two daughters, Holly and Tilly, and a son, Chester.
It’s not the first time she’s discussed the difficulties of maintaining a strong marriage – in 2014, she told the Mirror: ‘When you’re in your twenties and you have a tough six months, then that’s a break up. But when you’re married it’s nothing.’
‘You always have to think when you are in a relationship that if you have a tough six months then it’s nothing in the grand scheme of things’.
Now having gone through therapy, she added to Jonathan Ross that she wanted to go public with their experience in the hopes of helping others who are going through similar struggles.
‘I sat down with Matthew [before I wrote my book] and I said if I do talk about it, it might help another couple…’
‘We say it was really great for us, so then it might help somebody else.’