Susanna Reid to take break from BBC after split

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 March 2014
Susanna Reid

Susanna Reid

Susanna Reid is taking a break from presenting 'BBC Breakfast' after news of her split from husband Dominic Cotton emerged last week

Susanna Reid is taking a break from presenting 'BBC Breakfast' after news of her marriage break-up emerged.

The 43-year-old star, who has split from her husband Dominic Cotton, the father of her three children, Sam, 11, Finn, nine, and eight-year-old Jack, will not appear on the show this week.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "She was on the rota to be on 'BBC Breakfast' this week but obviously that was drawn up before her love life became the talk of the town.

"Understandably she doesn't want to sit there on a live news programme grilling other stars about their lives while hers is a mess."

News of the couple's separation after 15 years together first came to light last week after Dominic, 46, posted a profile on a dating website, stating his relationship status as "recently separated".

His profile reads: "Underneath my blokeish exterior I am a sensitive soul. I enjoy sharing things and am someone who doesn't shy away from commitment. Life is for living with someone special."

Former 'Strictly Come Dancing' star Susanna, who will be replaced by Louise Minchin during her break from work, has been splitting her time between London and Salford, Greater Manchester, where she films 'BBC Breakfast'.

She is expected to move to ITV to take over its morning show, 'Daybreak', which is set to be revamped under the title 'Good Morning Britain' with a rumoured salary of £500,000 a year.

The source added: "ITV are champing at the bit to announce her. They're desperate to just crack on with the relaunch."

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