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Anna Richardson reveals she is pursuing her adoption plans

Anna Richardson has confirmed she is pressing ahead with her plans to adopt a child, four months after splitting from long-term partner Sue Perkins, 52. 

The Naked Attraction host, 51, spoke to Express about her desire to ‘create a family’ after it was revealed in July that the couple, who dated for eight years, were on different pages about wanting to start a family leading to their June split. 

She said: I’m still pursuing that, I am very much in touch with Adoption UK because I did a podcast for them last year. I’m very keen to press ahead with creating a family.’ 

Anna spoke to the publication in conjunction with her new project with Purplebricks, which marks the launch of the new ‘high-speed TikTok home brochure’, which sees homebuyers using the video platform to view houses instead of an in-person view. 

Happier times: Anna Richardson has confirmed she is pressing ahead with her plans to adopt a child, four months after splitting from long-term partner Sue Perkins, 52 (Sue and Anna pictured in 2014)

Anna previously shared her hopes to adopt a child in the future – telling the Daily Mail in 2015: ‘I think because I’m 45 now I’m thinking long and hard about fostering and adopting. It would be nice to create a little unit.’ 

Nearest and dearest allege Sue’s reluctance to start a family is what ultimately ended their relationship, as the former GBBO star unsure it was the ‘right time’ for kids.   

Anna also discussed moving home following  the split, as she said: ‘I moved into my own flat recently and had to sort of decorate it as well, yeah it’s absolutely chaotic…

‘It was a few months ago that I moved out into my own space and I think a lot of people found lockdown very difficult…

Open and honest: The Naked Attraction host, 51, spoke to Express about her desire to 'create a family' after it was revealed in July that the couple, who dated for eight years, were on different pages about wanting to start a family leading to their June split

Open and honest: The Naked Attraction host, 51, spoke to Express about her desire to ‘create a family’ after it was revealed in July that the couple, who dated for eight years, were on different pages about wanting to start a family leading to their June split

‘I know a lot of couples have, marriages have and a lot of families have, I think I’m just like lots of other people really, that they ultimately just needed their own space.’

Anna has joined forces with Purplebricks, as the company launch the world’s first 25-second high-speed home sales brochure on short-form content platform TikTok.  

The initiative launched following a red-hot property market that led to rising house prices and properties being sold faster than any other time in the last 10 years. 

She said: ‘I’ve recently moved into a new property so I can definitely relate to that gut-feel emotion we all deal with when it comes to making those all-important decisions, however that gut-feel intuition can make the process of selling your home a little harder…

Homebuyer! Anna spoke to the publication in conjunction with her new project with Purplebricks, which marks the launch of the new 'high-speed TikTok home brochure', which sees homebuyers using the video platform to view houses instead of an in-person view

Homebuyer! Anna spoke to the publication in conjunction with her new project with Purplebricks, which marks the launch of the new ‘high-speed TikTok home brochure’, which sees homebuyers using the video platform to view houses instead of an in-person view

‘There are so many things we can do to make our homes more enticing so I’ve teamed up with Purplebricks on their ‘How to Guide for 25 second tours’ – a useful guide that highlights how we can use apps like TikTok to get our houses sold’. 

In July, it was revealed that Anna and Sue had been living apart since last Autumn and only see each other when exchanging custody of their beloved dog.  

MailOnline revealed Anna moved out of their shared £2million North London home to live in Staffordshire to be close to her mum, who is caring for her father who is suffering from dementia. 

A friend of the former couple detailed: ‘It’s really sad they’ve split, but it’s been on the cards for a while. We know Anna was really keen to be a mother, but Sue just didn’t feel it was the right time for her. 

Woo! Anna has joined forces with Purplebricks, as the company launch the world's first 25-second high-speed home sales brochure on short-form content platform TikTok

Woo! Anna has joined forces with Purplebricks, as the company launch the world’s first 25-second high-speed home sales brochure on short-form content platform TikTok

‘She loves travelling and working on various projects and she appreciates that lifestyle and the responsibility of being a parent doesn’t marry well.’  

It’s also claimed she and Sue struggled to live together during lockdown given they are both ‘workaholics’ who are used to their independence.   

‘They haven’t spent much together in recent months, they’ve been living separate lives with Anna staying in Staffordshire and Sue remaining in London. The only time they see each other now is when they hand the dog over to each other.

Anna and Sue adopted former rescue dog Tia in 2017 from Animal Lifeline’s Serendipity Kennels near Cellarhead, Staffs, and quickly settled into life at home. 

That was then: In July, it was revealed that Anna and Sue had been living apart since last Autumn and only see each other when exchanging custody of their beloved dog (Anna and Sue pictured in 2017)

That was then: In July, it was revealed that Anna and Sue had been living apart since last Autumn and only see each other when exchanging custody of their beloved dog (Anna and Sue pictured in 2017)

Anna previously spoke about her relationship with Sue in an interview with Hello!, saying she had thought about adopting a child and said that as she is getting older she also feels that ‘time is running out’ for her to do so.

Admitting she was only talking about herself, Anna said: ‘For some time I’ve toyed with the idea of fostering or adopting a child. I can only speak for myself, not Sue, but I really want to do the training [to foster] and welcome a child into my life.

‘I feel keenly that I’m getting older, that time is running out.’ 

Speaking to The Telegraph in 2015, Anna explained she had known Sue for years, but it was a meeting her at a party after her separation from her partner of 18 years, Charles, that made her realise she felt something more than just friendship.    

Happier times: Speaking to The Telegraph in 2015, Anna explained she had known Sue for years, but it was a meeting her at a party after her separation from her partner of 18 years (Sue and Anna pictured in 2012)

Happier times: Speaking to The Telegraph in 2015, Anna explained she had known Sue for years, but it was a meeting her at a party after her separation from her partner of 18 years (Sue and Anna pictured in 2012)

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