Strictly Come Dancing star Mark Ramprakash moves out of family home after splitting from wife


Last updated at 16:01 04 January 2008

A dishevelled Mark Ramprakash began to move possessions out of his family home today after splitting from his wife.

Ramprakash, who starred in last year's TV phenomenon Strictly Come Dancing, looked tired, unshaven and unkempt as he as he exited the house in Northwood, Middlesex.

The ex-England batsman, 38, split from wife Vandana, 37, after failing to rescue their marriage following revelations last year of his affair.

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A source said: "It is very sad. They have been trying to work things out, but have failed to do so. There is no third party involved."

The pair have reportedly been leading separate lives since Christmas after a long battle to save their relationship for the sake of their two daughters.

Ramprakash won the BBC's popular dance show with his partner Karen Hardy.

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But during the show, a strain was put on their marriage when it was revealed that he had had an affair with single mother Sadia Saleem.

At the time Miss Saleem said the affair with the cricketer lasted "several years" and claimed Ramprakash kept his marriage a secret.

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When the affair was revealed Ramprakash said: "I'm distraught at the grief I have caused my wife and family, whom I love very much."

Vandana, is staying in the marital home in Northwood, North-West London, with the couples two daughters nine-year-old Cara and Anya, four, while Ramprakash has moved out.

A source said his affair — which reportedly ended three months before his Strictly debut — had put an "intolerable" strain on their 14-year marriage.

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The source added: "Mark was desperate to make the marriage work and deeply sorry.

"They got back together, but his affair was made so public it was difficult."

Yesterday Ramprakash was seen visiting the family home in Northwood, where his wife will continue to live with their daughters.