LARRY Lamb faced the horrors of the jungle as a contestant on last year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
The former EastEnders and Gavin and Stacey actor reportedly landed a huge, six figure fee for appearing on the show, and viewers were fascinated by him and his stories around the camp fire. Here’s what we learnt about his life…
Is Larry Lamb married?
Larry has been married three times.
He married Anita Wisebey when he was just 21. They walked down the aisle in London following a whirlwind romance.
Larry later admitted that he married her because she had fallen pregnant and he felt it was the right thing to do. The marriage crumbled though and Larry moved abroad.
His second marriage was to an American nurse named Jacquie Parris he met while working as a car salesman in Germany. This marriage didn’t last and he was divorced for the second time.
In 1979 Larry married Irish singer Linda Martin, who was to become his third wife. They divorced in 1996.
Larry entered into a relationship with actress Clare Burt, who is best known for her appearances on The Bill the same year.
The couple are now believed to have split after 20 years together, as camp nemesis Martin Roberts referred to glamorous French artist Marie Victorine as Larry’s ‘lovely new lady’.
How many children does he have?
Larry has four children.
The eldest, Vanessa was born in 1969. Larry has not seen his daughter for 46 years -he only met her once when she was seven months old.
Larry said on I’m A Celebrity; “I do think about her a lot. Me and her mum broke up and then she was adopted by her mum’s new husband, so I never had anything to do with her.”
He openly admits he now regrets his decision to walk away from his baby girl. He has no idea where she is or even if she knows he is her father.
During Larry’s stint in the jungle, The Sun revealed that Vanessa now lives in Murcia, Spain and that he has a granddaughter who is a university in England. On leaving the jungle Larry said he was hopeful of a reunion.
TV presenter George Lamb is Larry’s only son, born to his second wife Linda in 1979.
George and Larry enjoy a close relationship, living almost next door to each other in London and seeing each other frequently.
In 2012, father and son appeared in an ITV reality show together called The Parent Trip.
Larry has had two daughters with his current partner Clare Burt. Eloise, who has followed her parents into an acting career was born in 1999, and Eva Mathilde was born in 2003.
When did he date Lady C?
Larry dated last year’s I’m A Celebrity contestant, Lady Colin Campbell in the late 1970s after his second divorce.
They met at the opening of the Ritz Casino and dated for around six months.
Lady C talked about their romance on Loose Women, and Larry was said to have enjoyed watching his old flame in the jungle last year.
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