Anthea Turner and Grant Bovey
Anthea Turner and Bovey, who famously posed for with chocolate bars during their wedding, married in 2000.

Anthea Turner has announced her separation from her husband of 13 years, Grant Bovey.

The 53-year-old television presenter, whose career includes stints on Blue Peter and GMTV, confirmed the couple had gone their separate ways.

The split follows reports that they have been embroiled in a series of blazing rows over recent months.

"I can confirm we have separated, I need time to consider my immediate plans and will be making no further comment at this time," she said.

In 2012 the pair separated briefly after it surfaced that Bovey allegedly had an affair with a 24-year-old interior designer.

He is said to have started cheating on Turner with Zoe de Mallet Morgan, while his wife was working on a Canadian TV show.

Turner gave him a second chance and the couple showed a united front at the world premiere of the Rolling Stones film Crossfire Hurricane in September last year.

The couple got together after Bovey left his first wife Della for Turner, with whom he had been having an affair, in 1998. They famously posed for pictures with chocolate bars during their wedding in 2000.

In 2009, Bovey was declared bankrupt and his property company Imagine Homes went into administration with debts of £50m.