The Chase star Mark Labbett, 53, and his wife Katie, 26, are back together despite her cheating and ‘working through a rough patch’

The Chase star Mark Labbett, 53, and his wife Katie, 26, are back together despite her cheating and ‘working through a rough patch’

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THE Chase’s Mark Labbett has revealed he is back with his wife Katie, despite her cheating on him.

The 53-year-old TV star, also known as The Beast, said that he and his 26-year-old spouse are “working through a rough patch”.

Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett says he is ‘working on’ his marriage with wife Katie after they split earlier this year
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The news comes just four months after Katie confirmed the couple had split after she found love with another man.

The Sun were the first to reveal how she had been secretly having an affair with 28-year-old Scott Bate for more than a year.

But today on Loose Women Mark said they were trying to make things work, he said: “Like a lot of relationships, you go through a rough patch. We’re working our way through it.”

He added: “A newspaper offered us a sum of money and we kindly denied. We’re quite private, there’s no pictures of our son online and I’m not going to name him until he’s old enough to make the decision.”

Mark made the admission on today’s Loose Women
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He then flashed his wedding ring to signify they were back together.

The couple split back in May after pictures emerged of artist Katie on a date night with handsome metal worker Scott.

At the time Katie said: “Mark and I had been talking about separating for some time — we have been drifting for a while.

“He works away a lot and that’s been hard. A lot of people think it’s the age difference but we don’t see that as the factor.

Scott Bate's Facebook profile picture showed Katie with her arm around his neck
Katie was secretly seeing 28-year-old Scott Bate

“It’s more that we don’t have mutual friends, and our lives are just very different.

“I met Scott by accident, on a night out, and we just clicked. It wasn’t intentional, it just happened. But Mark always knew — straight from the off I was honest.

“He knew I was going out and who I was seeing. He was incredibly understanding. If it was anybody else it wouldn’t matter, but because Mark’s in the limelight people have been gossiping. It’s frustrating.

Mark, 53, and Katie, 26, are putting their £600,000 Hereford house on the market
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Mark, 53, and Katie, 26, met after talking on Facebook[/caption]

“We remain good friends and he is happy for me that I’ve met Scott — and I’d be fine if he met someone else.

“So I just want to set the record straight now as I’m sick of all the speculation. I want us all to be able to get on with our lives.”

The news of the affair first came out in April when we revealed that Katie had secretly enjoyed a trip to Capri and romantic mini-breaks with Scott.

Brainbox Mark stars in ITV quiz show The Chase hosted by Bradley Walsh
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After being approached by The Sun on Sunday, Scott removed pics and mentions of Katie from his Facebook page.

Meanwhile Mark first met wife Katie after they began chatting on Facebook when they were both seeing other people.

But the pair struck up a friendship after she went to see one of his shows, and they both ended their relationships and got together.

Katie moved from Dubai to be with 6ft 7in Mark and they went on to marry at Arundel Castle in West Sussex in 2014.

Bizarrely, the couple are second cousins — but only found out after they wed.

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