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Comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont announce divorce

Comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont have announced they are divorcing after nine years of marriage.

In a statement, the couple said they had “jointly and amicably made the difficult decision to divorce and go our separate ways”.

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.”

The couple have starred together in the mockumentary Meet The Richardsons – in which they play “exaggerated versions of themselves” – since 2020.

Beaumont was nominated in 2023 for a BAFTA TV award in the best female performance in a comedy programme category for her part in the show.

The duo, who have a daughter together, also starred on Celebrity Gogglebox.

Beaumont, a stand-up comedian from Hull whose routines often feature anecdotes about life in her home city, has appeared on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You?, as well as a contestant on the comedy game show, Taskmaster.

Richardson, also a stand-up star, known for his dry humour, was previously a team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

In 2018, he launched the panel show Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier, which ran on Dave for two series.

He has previously co-hosted with Russell Howard on BBC Radio 6 Music.

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