Speaking on the Pride of Britain Life Changing Stories podcast, the Loose Women star - who met the former footballer at Pride of Britain in 20009 - revealed how she almost didn't meet her future husband.
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"It was October 6, 2009, the Grosvenor House Hotel," she recalled. "I was doing the One Show and I was worried about coming in late but I thought, 'No, I am going to go'.
"Then Frank decided last minute - so technically neither of us was meant to be there at all. It turned out our tables were beside one another. A couple of people claim they were the reason we met."
After a brief introduction by Piers Morgan, the footballer manager told Christine how he watched her presenting on The One Show.
"I said, 'OK, give me one of the guests I've interviewed,' and he was able to tell me," she added. "We all mingled a bit and started to chat that night. He was heading off to Ukraine with England at the time. He called me on my way home which I thought was quite charming."
Christine and Frank pictured at Pride of Britain in 2017
The pair then spoke every day for the next ten days on their mobile phones. "The next time we met was a couple of weeks later so by then I felt like I knew him," she continued. "We'd done a very old-fashioned courtship. It was lovely."
Reflecting on the night they met, Christine remarked: "We're very grateful we went along that night or we might never have met. It's one of those dates, we always go, 'That's our anniversary', it's alongside all the milestones in our life, forever."
The couple then tied the knot in December 2015, and are now parents to Patricia, three, and little Freddie, who was born in March 2021. Frank is also a dad to Luna, 16, and Isla, 14, from his previous relationship with model Elen Rivas.
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