Zoe Ball Keeps Her Wedding Ring On For Strictly: It Takes Two

The 45-year-old may just have announced her split from husband Norman Cook, but her wedding and engagement bands are still firmly on her finger...

Zoe Ball may just have split from husband Norman Cook, but in her first TV appearance since the sad news the presenter was still wearing her wedding ring.

The 45-year-old returned to our screens to host Strictly Come Dancing‘s spin-off show It Takes Two last night, days after releasing a heartbreaking statement telling fans that her marriage of 17 years was over.

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Despite the upsetting announcement, Zoe seemed in high spirits as she danced her way onto the shiny new set to interview fresh Strictly stars including singer Anastacia, Olympian Claudia Fragapane and politician Ed Balls.

The mum-of-two was clearly as excited as we are about watching the new batch of celebrities take to the dance floor, but it didn’t stop eagle-eyed viewers noticing that she was still wearing her gold wedding band and engagement ring.

Zoe Ball made no effort to hide her wedding ring yesterday

Zoe Ball made no effort to hide her wedding ring yesterday

Zoe and husband Norman – AKA Fatboy Slim – confirmed their separation on Twitter at the weekend, insisting they’re still ‘great friends’.

The post said: ‘With great sadness we are announcing that we have separated.

‘After many exciting adventures together over the last 18 years we have come to the end of our rainbow.

‘We are still great friends and will continue to support each other and raise our beautiful children together, living next door but one. X Zoe & Norm.’

They have two children together, 16-year-old Woody and six-year-old Nelly May. According to The Sun, Zoe has already moved out of the family home.

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Although the pair are yet to speak out about the details of their divorce, it’s rumoured the break up was Zoe’s decision.

Zoe Ball and Norman Cook

Zoe Ball and Norman Cook married in 1999

A source has said: ‘Zoe told heartbroken Norman he was boring. Zoe packed her bags and left. They have been arguing a lot recently and she decided she’d had enough.

‘All the arguments have been over the same issue – Zoe wants to go out and have fun, and Norman would rather stay at home.’

Hmm. Whatever the reason, we’re sending our love to the whole family.

By Naomi Bartram