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Russell Watson and wife Louise show off sprawling Cheshire home and talk I'm a Celebrity rumours

The couple married in 2015


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November 15, 2020
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In an exclusive interview and photoshoot, Russell Watson and his wife Louise have invited HELLO! magazine into their sprawling Cheshire home.

The world-renowned tenor is celebrating 20 years in music with a new album, as well as toasting five blissful years of marriage with his wife Louise, more than a decade after overcoming two potentially life-threatening brain tumours.

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Speaking to HELLO! amid rumours that he will join the I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! campmates this week, the singer remained coy about speculation. "I was linked with playing James Bond back in 2002 and that never happened – but watch this space," he said. "I am quite enjoying all the attention though."

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Russell and Louise pose in front of their gorgeous home

If rumours are true, Russell will have the unwavering support of his 32-year-old wife.

"I think he'd be amazing at it," Louise told us, adding: "Russell's profession is very serious but doing I'm a Celebrity... would let him showcase his funny side."

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Of married life with Louise, Russell told the magazine: "I do impromptu performances all the time. Louise used to listen to every word I sang but now she says: 'I'll put Coronation Street on if that's alright...Who doesn't love a bit of Volare when you're making spaghetti bolognese for dinner?"

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It's been rumoured that Russell is set to appear on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Russell, who is dad to daughters Rebecca, 26, and Hannah, 20, from his first marriage, said of their bond: "They're still very protective over me, which is sweet. I was always this six-foot invincible figure in their mind, but when I got poorly the roles were almost switched… I'm so proud of them both."

Discussing the release of his new album 20, Russell said: "It feels brilliant to be hitting the top spots 20 years into my career. You never expect or imagine that." 

20 is out now on BMG. Visit russellwatson.com.

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