Katherine Ryan shows off childhood sweetheart Bobby Kootstra at TV Choice awards after reuniting after 20 years apart

Katherine Ryan shows off childhood sweetheart Bobby Kootstra at TV Choice awards after reuniting after 20 years apart

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KATHERINE Ryan and new boyfriend Bobby attended the TV Choice Awards on Monday – 20 years after they first split.

The 36-year-old Canadian showed off her childhood sweetheart Bobby Kootstra at the star-studded bash in London’s Park Lane after they reunited this year following decades apart.

Katherine Ryan made her red carpet debut with childhood sweetheart Bobby at the TV Choice Awards
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In an adorable display of affection the couple, from Ontario, clasped hands and posed for photos together on the carpet at the Hilton hotel.

Katherine glowed with happiness and wore a cream ensemble with snazzy heels whilst Bobby modelled a navy suit and violet tie.

The stunner previously told how she’d reunited with her first love thanks to a chance meet in a bar on a trip home.

While filming in Canada, she bumped into Bobby, having not seen him for donkeys’ years — and they’ve now been dating for eight months.

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Katherine wore a bold jumpsuit featuring a dramatic skirt and teamed the look with crocodile sandals and asymmetrical bag[/caption]

Saying she is the happiest she has been in years, Katherine has re-evaluated her entire stand-up routine, which has always been about embracing single life.

Katherine told The Sun: “I’ve had boyfriends who I’m still friends with, had boyfriends who are now my enemies.

“But he was the first one and he really, really badly broke my heart when we split. We didn’t speak for two decades.

“I’ve always been a believer you should never go back but you have to make an exception when you’ve spent 20 years apart.

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Katherine poses during a holiday. She has recently started dating a former boyfriend having not seen him for 20 years

“I’ve heard that all your cells in your whole body are different every seven years, so you become a completely new physical person.

“But I clearly haven’t learned anything from Amber off Love Island.”

Katherine is a fan of surgery and is honest about what she has had done — including two boob jobs and fillers in her jaw and lips.

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Love Island star Katherine on Aftersun with Ronan Kemp and Charlotte Crosby

She previously admitted surgery boosted her confidence to the extent she competed in the annual Hooters bikini pageant — and won, to be named Miss Hooters Toronto.

Her compering at the event went down a storm — and a comedian was born.

She worked on her act in local comedy clubs before moving to London with her then-boyfriend after graduating.

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