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Comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont announce they are divorcing after nine years of marriage

Comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont announce they are divorcing after nine years of marriage

Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont announced their split in a statement

Comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont have split after nearly a decade of marriage.

The couple announced their split with a joint statement, which said: "After nine years of marriage, we would like to announce that we have separated. We have jointly and amicably made the difficult decision to divorce and go our separate ways."

Richardson and Beaumont - who tied the knot in April 2015 - share one daughter, who was born in 2016.

They added: “As our only priority is managing this difficult transition for our daughter, we would ask that our privacy is respected at this sensitive time to protect her well-being. We will be making no further comment."

They issued a joint statement. (

The duo have starred in Meet The Richardsons, in which they play 'exaggerated versions of themselves', since 2020.

It saw Beaumont nominated for a BAFTA TV award in the female performance in a comedy programme category in 2023.

The 'at home mockumentary' series returned to Dave’s UKTV on 8 April for its fifth series.

Last year, they also launched a programme on Channel 4 called Jon and Lucy's Odd Couples, which invited celebrity couples to delve into their respective relationships.

The celebs were all tasked with taking on a variety of challenges designed to test crucial relationship skills, as Richardson and Beaumont put their 'own differences aside to judge everyone else's'.

The comedians also starred alongside one another on Celebrity Gogglebox, while Richardson has regularly featured on panel shows - including as a team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

Many fans enjoyed watching them on Celebrity Gogglebox. (
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In 2018 he launched the panel show Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier, which ran on Dave for two series, and he has previously co-hosted with Russell Howard on BBC Radio 6 Music.

Richardson previously opened up about how they were set up by fellow comedian Roisin Conaty.

During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, he said: "Roisin Conaty set us up and for months I said 'if you like this girl don't get us involved because I'll ruin her f**king life'."

Going into more detail about why he wasn't initially up for the idea, he went on: "I was very depressed and I thought, why drag someone else down with me."

He eventually agreed on the date, joking how he'd cheekily saved her number in his phone as 'My Wife' before they even met.

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Topics: Sex and Relationships, Celebrity