Limboland's Bill Bailey reveals sweet gesture he made to wife every day for a year

The 2020 winner and comedian has been married to Kristin since 1998

Strictly winner Bill Bailey is currently starring in Bill Bailey: Limboland. Fans have keenly followed his love life since taking his first steps in the ballroom in the show back in 2020, and it turns out he is a true romantic! The comedian has been happily married to wife Kristin since 1998 – and he previously revealed how he wooed his future bride.

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Bill, 55, and Kristin first met at one of Bill's gigs in 1987; she was running a bar in Edinburgh at the time. He told the Scotsman of their initial meeting: "She had a very distinctive style. She had this long brocade coat, and I realised she was a free spirit and did her own thing. We ended up chatting away, and all went to a party, and she put me up on her sofa."

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Romance didn't blossom immediately, however, in no small part because Bill was still touring. But he pulled out all the stops to impress his bride-to-be, and pursued her by writing her a daily letter for 12 months before they finally got together in 1988.

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Some ten years later, and they married on a whim in Indonesia. "We were travelling around Asia and sailed into a place called Banda, with a beautiful lagoon, and a smoking volcano on one side and a Dutch colonial fort, an old church and remains of a little town on the other," he previously recalled to the Independent. "We decided to get married there and then."

Bill Bailey is a proud father to son Dax

Bill and Kristin - a former costume designer, who now handles her husband's business affairs – went on to welcome a son together, Dax, in 2003. The proud father later explained the inspiration behind their child's unusual name.

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"Contrary to popular belief, Dax is not named after a Star Trek character," Bill told the Guardian. "The name came from a friend of ours who married an Indonesian man. They had a son called Dax and we just always associated it with being in Indonesia and always said, 'If ever we have a child, that'll be in the running'."

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