Mark Curry, 60, spoke previously about how “nervous” and “jittery” he was to marry his longtime partner Jeremy Sandle in 2008. Mark is known for presenting the children’s television programme Blue Peter from 1986 to 1989.
I’m a bit of a worrier.
Mark and Jeremy had been together for ten years before they tied the knot.
His ex-wife and daughter were among the 50 guests at the event who saw the couple take their vows wearing matching yellow roses in their lapels.
The service took place at Marble Hill mansion in Twickenham, South West London.
Mark was not open about his sexuality during his time on children’s TV for fear it would ruin his career.
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Due to this, Mark referred to his wedding at the time as his “coming out party”.
About the wedding, he said: “I’m a bit of a worrier.
“I get nervous just putting on a dinner party, so I was more than jittery about how things would go.
“Thankfully, there were no accidents or dramas.”
Kathryn Apanowicz, partner of the late Richard Whiteley, read a poem during the service.
Speaking about their relationship, Mark said: “Jeremy and I are both mature people, who care deeply for each other and decided to formalise our union simply for legal purposes.
“Our families are 100 per cent supportive.
“It’s not that we needed to make any kind of declaration of our love.”
Mark’s husband Jeremy was previously married to a woman for 16 years, having two children together.
The reception at Caffe La Fiamma, near Hampton Court Palace, included music from former Mud bass player Ray Stiles and Ian Parker from newly reformed Sixties group The Hollies.
Jeremy said he knew he was gay from a very young age but was advised to hide it.
He said: “I’ve known that I was gay since my late teens, but I was advised early in the Eighties, by a seasoned ex-presenter, that it was best to keep quiet.
“I was always true to myself and people who mattered knew.
“Still, there was always a worry I might lose my job if the public found out.”
He continued: “But thankfully, times have changed and today no one is penalised for being who they are.”
You can catch Mark Curry tonight on Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip at 7pm on BBC One.
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