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Davina McCall sets the record straight on her divorce settlement

The TV presenter split from husband Matthew Robertson in November

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Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
23 April 2018
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Davina McCall has taken to Twitter following reports that she has reached a divorce settlement with estranged husband Matthew Robertson. It had been claimed that the TV star had agreed to give her former partner £2.5million in return for a 'quickie divorce', with the former couple said to be splitting the profits of their 37-acre home in East Sussex, which they originally purchased for £3.2million, and Davina also handing over an additional £1million. But now Davina has reponded on social media in a strongly-worded statement. "Just for the record I have not and never will discuss my divorce... money/kids/terms NONE of it with the press, so whatever is out there is not from me (and is rubbish)," she wrote. "This is to protect our kids."

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Davina McCall and Matthew Robertson were married for 17 years before their split

Matthew and Davina were married for 17 years and are parents to three children – Holly, 16, Tilly, 14, and 11-year-old Chester. The couple shocked fans with the news of their split back in November, with Davina's rep confirming in a statement to HELLO!: "I am very sad to say that Matthew and I have separated. Our amazing children are our number one priority, above everything else so therefore we ask for as much space and respect from the media as possible while our family goes through this difficult time."

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The former couple are parents to three children

Earlier this month, Davina spoke candidly about her early experiences of motherhood, admitting she took revenge on Matthew after their first-born Holly arrived. “I remember him going to the pub and I was going ‘Oh I will come… oh no I won’t, the baby’s upstairs’. With Holly I ­wanted to punish Matthew in some way and keep him up. So we slept in the same bed and with the feeds I would turn the light on and change the nappy. You know – bedside light, do the feed, change nappy. And think well, I am sorry if you are asleep," Davina confessed on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast.

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But the 50-year-old said she took a calmer approach with her other two children. “With the second and the third one we’d fall asleep in the bed together and with the midnight feed he’d go off and sleep in the spare room. And sleep. Which sounds selfish. Guy gets to go to sleep. But if one gets some sleep then they can make tea or whatever for the other one. It was quite nice to be able to turn on the telly thinking I can be awake without feeling guilty that I am keeping Matthew awake.”

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