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'Dancing on Ice' saved my marriage, says Anthea Turner

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Anthea Turner has revealed that Dancing on Ice helped save her marriage.

The TV presenter became the latest celebrity to be voted out of the ITV competition on Sunday (January 27).

Anthea Turner on school disco night on Dancing On Ice

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[Anthea Turner performing on Dancing on Ice]

However, she said that she doesn't mind having lost out to Keith Chegwin in the skate-off, as appearing on the show helped rescue her marriage to Grant Bovey.

Turner is said to have accused Bovey of having an affair before they went on a make-or-break holiday in Mauritius, according to The Sun.

She explained that appearing on the show meant that she stopped thinking too much about their relationship issues.

Turner said: "Things are back on track. It takes two people and relationships go through difficult times and I don't know anyone who has a clean run - very few people do these days.

Anthea Turner and Grant Bovey

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[Anthea Turner with husband Grant Bovey]

"Dancing On Ice was at the right time for me. I think sometimes if you have too much time on your hands, you spend too much time thinking, rethinking, doing creative thinking.

"We're women, that's what we do - we pick over things, reconstruct things and morph things that aren't even there.

"So actually the skating was fabulous because you have to concentrate on it and it did it for me."

Turner added that she is proud that she didn't give up on her marriage straight away.

"We lost each other for a while and things went a bit off track, but a good friend of mine from a very strong Indian family said, 'If there are 20 chains that hold you together and you've a problem with one of them, don't destroy everything'.

"Everything is very individual. There are no rules, but I don't think you have to be narrow-minded about it. We talk and don't take knee-jerk reactions because you can't go back on them."

The former Blue Peter presenter married Grant Bovey in 2000 and is stepmother to Bovey's three daughters Lily, Amelia and Claudia, from a previous marriage.

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