The star, central couple in Outnumbered, played by Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner, has taken a step towards reality, with the pair reportedly dating in real life.
The actors, who play Pete and Sue Brockman in the hit BBC1 sitcom, have reportedly been quietly dating for over a year after the dissolution of both their marriages. A friend told The Sun: “They were going through marriage breakdowns at very similar times, but it was quite a while after their separations that they got together last year.”
“They’ve always been really friendly but they were living their own lives until they were both single.”
Outnumbered, which ran for seven years from 2007, followed the lives of the Brockman family as they raised their three young children, Jake, Ben and Karen. A Christmas special aired in 2016.
The show won three awards at the 2009 British Comedy Awards: Best Sitcom, Best British Comedy and Best Female Newcomer for Ramona Marquez, who played youngest sibling Karen.