Matt Dawson SPLITS from his wife Carolin Hauskeller after 11 years… days after it was revealed he is set to be replaced on A Question of Sport
Matt Dawson and his wife Carolin Hauskeller have split after 11 years.
The A Question of Sport team captain, who is set to leave his role later this year, made the announcement on his social media accounts on Monday evening.
The TV star, 47, admitted that their relationship had taken a ‘different path’, however they were endeavour to stay friends and co-parent their sons, Alex and Sami.
Split: Matt Dawson and his wife have split after 11 years
He wrote: ‘We know this will be a surprise to most but after 11 years together Carolin and I have decided our relationship needs a new direction, bringing our marriage to an end. The love for our beautiful boys grows stronger day by day as does our friendship as co-parents.
‘To our dear friends please continue to support us as positively as you can for the next stage of our lives. It’s vital that Alex and Sami understand that we will always be a united family.’
Matt, who was apart of England rugby’s 2003 World Cup winning squad, and his German-born wife revealed in 2016 that they endured ‘two weeks of hell’ has their son battled meningitis.
Marriage: The A Question of Sport team captain, who is set to leave his role later this year, made the announcement on his social media accounts on Monday evening
Their son Sami underwent life-saving treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
It was revealed over the weekend that Matt, his fellow captain Phil Tufnell, and presenter Sue Barker will all be replaced on the sports show in a shake up.
Earlier this month, former England rugby union star Matt admitted he will miss being on ‘A Question of Sport’ ‘immensely’, after it was confirmed the trio will be departing the quiz show.
Different path: he TV star, 47, admitted that their relationship had taken a ‘different path’, however they were endeavour to stay friends and co-parent their sons, Alex and Sami
He wrote: ‘Thanks for all the lovely messages. I’m not sure how to respond so I’ll have a think Thinking face Needless to say I will miss @QuestionofSport immensely….(sic)’
Matt’s fellow team captain, former England cricketer Phil, said he will miss the show ‘hugely’.
He tweeted: ’13 yrs @QuestionofSport has been a great part of life .. going to miss it hugely .. thanks so much for all the lovely messages !! (sic)’
Presenter Sue said: ‘I love the show so much they would have to remove me, it would have been tough for me to walk away, I’ve absolutely loved my 24 years fronting ‘A Question Of Sport’, it’s been my dream job.
‘But I understand the BBC want to take the show in a new direction and I’m sad to say goodbye.’