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Who is Ranvir Singh's ex-husband and why did they split up?

The Good Morning Britain star keeps her romantic life quiet

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Diane Shipley
Diane ShipleySenior Online Writer
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Good Morning Britain star Ranvir Singh is tripping the light fantastic (and impressing her ITV colleagues) on the current series of Strictly.

The down-to-earth presenter is paired with Italian pro dancer Giovanni Pernice on the show, but in real life, she's a little more private about her love life.

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If you're curious to learn more, here's everything we know about the GMB host's romantic past…

Is Ranvir Singh married?

The 43-year-old was married to Ranjeet Singh Dehal, but they reportedly split years ago, only confirming the news this September, just before the start of Strictly.

WATCH: Ranvir Singh tells Kate Garraway off after keeping painful Strictly secret from her

Did the couple have children?

Ranvir and Ranjeet share one child: a son, Tushaan, who was born in 2012.

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The star has spoken movingly about being a single mother, recently telling Woman and Home magazine: "It’s hard work being a working single parent. I struggle with an enormous amount of guilt with my son and not being there when he goes to school.

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The star is impressing viewers and judges on Strictly 

"We’re very attached to one another because it’s just me and him. I do get quite tearful sometimes and I worry he’s going to hate me when he grows up because I was never there."

What has Ranvir said about her ex?

The presenter hasn't spoken out publicly about her former husband or the end of their relationship, although she did refer to it in the same interview.

Ranvir revealed that she kept the details of her separation to herself in order to protect her son, saying: "I keep my private life private, mainly to protect Tushaan."

Ranvir went on: "It’s important that he learns things about my decisions from me and not from mums talking at the school gates. I think it comes down to how you feel about your own story."

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The star is paired with Giovanni Pernice on this year's show 

Will she share more about her love life in future?

She might – if there was a good reason. The presenter said: "I’m not ruling it out, but for me, there would have to be a wider purpose for discussing it."

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Who is she turning to for support during Strictly?

One thing Ranvir is happy to share is that she's getting lots of love on her Strictly journey from her co-stars, including Kate Garraway and Susanna Reid.

"They were all really supportive," she told HELLO!. "Kate had a good bit of advice: she said I should really commit to the training, that there's a lot of laughter, but that it's important to hit the ground running with the training and absorb what I'm being told."

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