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Stephen Mulhern finally breaks his silence on Josie Gibson romance rumors in awkward grilling on This Morning

Stephen Mulhern finally breaks his silence on Josie Gibson romance rumors in awkward grilling on This Morning

By Bethan Edwards for Mailonline

3:25 p.m. on May 7, 2024, updated 3:42 p.m. on May 7, 2024

Stephen Mulhern broke his silence as he faced awkward questioning over his rumored romance with Josie Gibson on This Morning on Tuesday.

After the TV star, 47, was caught holding hands with the former Big Brother star, 39, backstage at Saturday Night Takeaway last month, rumors began circulating that which it was a secret object.

But with neither of them confirming or denying the rumours, This Morning hosts Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard couldn’t help but stir the pot during his latest interview.

While promoting his book, Max Magic, Stephen was seen using the ASMR zone set up and Ben took the opportunity to take a cheeky jab at him saying he was acting out at home because he was “with one of us.”

Sitting straight from a massage table, Stephen laughed at the comment and told Ben to “shut up” before going on an AD break.

Stephen Mulhern faced an awkward question about his rumored romance with Josie Gibson during an appearance on This Morning on Tuesday.
After the TV star, 47, was caught holding hands with the former Big Brother star, 39, backstage at Saturday Night Takeaway last month, rumors began circulating that which it was a secret object.

The show continued without issue, but at the end of Steven’s interview, Cat and Ben once again picked up on the rumors, forcing the Deal Or No Deal host to address them.

He said: “Look, she didn’t come to rehearsals, I held her hand and showed her where to stand. That’s it. Finito!.’

“Uh-huh, really. Are your lips sealed? » Cat pushed, while Ben said, “I think he protests too much.

The ITV presenters couldn’t hold back their laughter as a red-faced Steven asked: “Why are you doing this to me?!” Amazing!’

After being photographed walking hand in hand, Josie joked to MailOnline: “I’m in love with Stephen Mulhern. So. But the story of my life, I don’t think he loves me.

It comes after Josie revealed she has to be in love with someone to kiss them and said she tends to only fall in love once every seven or eight years.

Josie has previously denied there’s anything romantic going on with Stephen, as she admitted she’s not looking for love, or even anything casual at the moment.

But with neither of them confirming or denying the rumours, This Morning hosts Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard couldn’t help but stir the pot during his latest interview.
He said: “Look, she didn’t come to rehearsals, I held her hand and showed her where to stand. That’s it. Finito!. Uh-huh, really. Are your lips sealed? Cat prodded, while Ben said, “I think he protests too much.” »
The ITV presenters couldn’t hold back their laughter as a red-faced Steven asked: “Why are you doing this to me?!” Amazing!’

“To be with someone or even kiss someone, I have to really like them,” she explained to OK! Review.

“I must really love them. I can’t give my energy when I’m not fully involved.

She added that she had only experienced love a few times in the past, insisting: “You know when you get that magical connection? “For me, it only happens once every seven or eight years.

After a string of failed relationships, Josie admitted she lived in fear of being devastated again by another failed romance. Stephen, on the other hand, has always been cautious about his personal life.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, she admitted her past heartbreaks were to blame for her problems, saying: ‘You know what? I just can’t have my heart broken again like I just can’t do this. I always meet them and I feel like they’re not very good.”

Her time in the spotlight has seen her involved in a number of romances, including her Big Brother boyfriend John James Parton, since her time in the house in 2010, her ex-fiance Luke Sanwo and her baby daddy Terry.

Josie, who shares son Reggie, five, with ex-partner Terry, declared her single status just days after joking about her unrequited love for fellow TV star Stephen.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, she said: ‘You know what? I just can’t have my heart broken again like I just can’t do this. I always meet them and I feel like they’re not very good’

Josie, who shares son Reggie, five, with ex-partner Terry, declared her single status just days after joking about her unrequited love for fellow TV star Stephen.

The stunner explained how she juggles her TV job in London, including presenting This Morning, with life with Reggie in Bath.

In light of her current romantic state, she said, “If I were to meet someone, it wouldn’t be fair to them.” Because I can’t give them the time they need, and secondly, I have my little boy, and I’ll never get that time back.

“So if I take some time with my little boy and spend it on something that may or may not work. I’m really going to regret this.

Josie rose to fame after winning the 11th season of Big Brother in 2010, which led to various brand deals and a hugely successful weight loss journey.

She insists that romance is currently not an option for her due to her upbringing of Reggie, whom she amicably co-parents with Terry, whom she considers a fantastic father.

Josie Gibson’s dating story: from her love for her Big Brother co-star to the ups and downs with her ex-fiancé Luke Sanwo – as the This Morning host is seen holding hands with Stephen Mulhern and declares “I’m in love”

Who has Josie dated and is she single now?

Learn more about Josie Gibson’s romantic story below.

Josie’s first romance in the public eye came with her Big Brother co-star John James Parton (pictured in 2011), immediately after the series ended in 2010.

But the couple split after just under a year and John went on to star in Love Island Australia in 2018.

John James Parton

Josie’s career in the public eye was launched by a popular stint in the Big Brother house in 2010 which saw her win series 11 of the show, aged 25.

Much of her journey on the then Channel 4 show involved getting along with housemate John James Parton.

The couple dated just under a year after leaving the Big Brother house.

When they split, Josie told the Daily Star: “We spent every minute of the day together in the Big Brother house and moved in immediately after leaving the show.

“We didn’t want to be separated. But the honeymoon period was over. We argued all the time. John wanted me to stop peeing with the bathroom door open and I wanted him to stop whining and see things from my point of view.

John then starred in Love Island Australia in 2018, with Josie telling Daily Mail Australia: “He doesn’t want a girlfriend, he’s just hungry for fame. She is the most manipulative and calculated person I have ever met.

“I thought we were lovers, but all he talked about was magazine deals and photoshoots.”

Ex-fiancé Luke Sanwo

Josie got engaged to plumber Luke Sanwo (pictured in 2014), but they broke up in 2015 without ever marrying.

Shortly after splitting from John, Josie was in a new relationship with plumber Luke Sanwo, who she met at the SW4 music festival at Clapham Common in London.

In 2012, after just six months, Luke popped the question and the two got engaged.

After a few tumultuous years marked by numerous temporary breakups, they finally decided to separate in April 2015.

Josie has something new to say! Magazine at the time: “Luke and I have talked and we are going to take a break from our relationship.

“The passion is gradually fading away and is now practically non-existent. I feel like it’s the right thing to do at the moment.

In 2023, Luke recalled a heated argument just before the split in which he claims Josie was wielding a machete that the couple used to cut meat at barbecues.

However, he told The Sun: “I was shocked and amazed but I didn’t feel in danger. I know she meant me no harm.

Ex-boyfriend Terry

She had her son, Reggie (pictured), with her ex-boyfriend Terry – a property developer from whom she split in 2019.

Two years after splitting from Luke, Josie struck up a relationship with a property developer and family friend called Terry.

The couple knew each other for two decades before reuniting and welcoming a son, Reggie, in September 2018.

But five months after Reggie’s birth, the couple separated.

In a previous interview with new! Magazine, Josie revealed that Terry kicked her out on New Year’s Eve in 2018 after an argument.

“He has OCD and right after Christmas he went crazy because there were too many of my shoes in the hallway,” she explained.

“So I drove off and said, ‘Well, let’s go then!’ And he said ‘All right’ and put our stuff in a bag. So Reggie and I went to a hotel.

However, the couple moved back together at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to co-parent during the lockdown.

When restrictions were lifted, they separated again.

Is Josie Gibson single?

Josie sparked rumors of a new romance in August 2023, with cameraman Sam Morter (seen with Josie) touted as her new flame, but Josie shut down those rumors.

While Josie shut down romance rumors with Dancing On Ice host Stephen, she hinted at a new flame in August 2023.

On Shopping With Keith Lemon, she revealed “there’s someone in my life right now but it’s just the beginning”, but she remained tight-lipped about their identity.

READ MORE: Stephen Mulhern’s forgotten romance with EastEnders star

Rumors swirled that the mystery man was cameraman Sam Morter, who appeared several times with the TV star on her social media, but those whispers were quickly put to rest.

Further speculation arose in November when Josie shared a cozy photo with hairstylist Maurice Flynn, with the caption: ‘One of the best meals I’ve ever had in my entire life. If you ever have one occasion, @lavolondon in Marylebone, London is the one.

“The company was also delicious!! What an incredible evening. I felt like I was in paradise! @mauriceflynn @lavolondon Thank you.’

However, at the end of that year, in an episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! she revealed that she was single again.

“I have to find a boyfriend after this,” Josie told the Bush Telegraph of her embarrassment at breaking wind in front of her campmates.