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Is Zoe Ball dating again? Star's dad says she is 'very happy'

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Emmy Griffiths
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It looks like Zoe Ball has a new man in her life! The star is reportedly dating Antiques Roadshow cameraman Billy Yates, 40, and her dad Johnny Ball revealed that the 46-year-old is "very happy". He told The Sun: "We are very happy that she is finding a new lease of life. She is very happy at the moment, she really is, and that is lovely." The pair have been spotted out and about in London, and one onlooker told the Mirror: "They looked like a new couple who are besotted with each other. Zoe couldn't stop smiling and was very into him, they look great together."

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Zoe's dad Johnny said the star is "very happy"

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The mother-of-two appears to be moving on after splitting from her husband, Norman Cook, after 17 years of marriage back in September 2016. At the time, the pair released a joint statement which read: "With great sadness we are announcing that we have separate. After many exciting adventures together over the last 18 years we have come to the end of our rainbow. We are still great friends and will continue to support each other and raise our beautiful children together, living next door but one. X Zoe & Norm."

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Zoe is said to be dating cameraman Billy Yates

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Zoe's dad spoke about their decision and about his two grandchildren, 15-year-old Woody and six-year-old Nelly. "There is no animosity between the two of them," he told the Daily Mirror. "You worry the kids might be disturbed by it but in the long run it will be fine." The couple originally began dating while Zoe worked at BBC Radio 1, and married at the Babington House in Somerset in 1999. They briefly split four years later after Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two presenter had an affair with DJ Dan Peppe. However, the pair later reconciled.

HELLO! have been in touch with Zoe's representatives for comment.

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