Alan Carr breaks silence on split from husband and says they'll always be friends

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Alan Carr during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening.
Alan Carr has opened up about his marriage break up. (PA)

Alan Carr has spoken out about the end of his marriage, saying that he and his ex Paul Drayton will "always" be friends as they've been through so much together.

The couple announced in January that they were going their separate ways after 13 years together in total and three years of marriage.

The star addressed the split as he appeared on ITV's Lorraine, saying that both he and Drayton were excited about the future.

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Discussing how long they had been together, Carr joked to host Lorraine Kelly: "Which in gay years, is 207 years!"

Alan Carr and Paul Drayton on the red carpet at the National Television Awards 2015 held at the O2 Arena, London.

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Alan Carr and Paul Drayton on the red carpet at the National Television Awards 2015 held at the O2 Arena, London. (PA)

He went on: "I wrote the tour, and then our marriage broke down during COVID, because it was so stressful, everything...

"And then I was going on stage and I was just like, 'Well this doesn't make sense, this doesn't make sense'."

"So we're divorced now, he's excited about the future, I'm excited about the future," continued the Chatty Man star.

"We are still always going to be friends because we've been through so much together."

Alan Carr in the press room during the National Television Awards at London's O2 Arena.
Alan Carr in the press room during the National Television Awards at London's O2 Arena. (PA)

Carr and Drayton dated for many years before tying the knot in 2018.

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Announcing their split in a joint statement, he and Drayton said: "After 13 years as a couple and three years of marriage, Alan Carr and Paul Drayton would like to announce they are separating.

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"They have jointly and amicably made the difficult decision to divorce and go their separate ways. We request that their privacy is respected at this sensitive time."

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