Outnumbered's Daniel Roche reveals on-screen parents Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner have been dating for YEARS...after pals say the pair have been together for 'just over 12 months'
- On Tuesday, Daniel took to his Twitter account to state that he had been misquoted in his comments about Hugh and Claire's relationship, while insisting it 'simply isn't true' that they've been together for years
Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner sent loyal Outnumbered fans wild after they finally lifted the lid on their relationship just days ago.
And their on-screen son Daniel Roche has shared even more insight into the pair's romance, as he was quoted as saying the couple have been dating for 'years'.
However, the 18-year-old took to Twitter on Tuesday shooting down the report, as he stated: 'I’d like to clear up some confusion. I seem to have been misquoted in the press. I never ever meant to suggest that Hugh and Claire had been in a relationship for years and I wouldn’t have done because it simply isn’t true.'
Long-term romance: Outnumbered star Daniel Roche has shared insight into Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner's relationship (pictured with co-star Ramona Marquez, October 2017)
Shortly before the 18-year-old addressed their romance, the pair were to believed to together for just over 12 months, as friends previously shared that the duo are ‘very much in love and have been for the last year’.
During a live Instagram video on Sunday, the actor - who played Ben on the show - detailed Hugh and Claire's close bond.
The Dani's House star was reported as saying: 'They've been doing it for years, they've been going out for years. They are together, they're having a good time. It's all nice.'
Revelation: Hugh, 63, and Claire, 53, were to believed to together for just over 12 months, as friends previously shared that the duo are ‘very much in love and have been for the last year’
Daniel's discussion comes after sources told The Sun that the Not Going Out actor, 56, and the Kingdom star, 53, first got together in March of last year following the demise of their marriage.
The insider told the publication: 'It’s always a sad moment when a marriage breaks up. So to have found each other after the ending of both their relationships is rather lovely.'
The lovebirds took on the role of stressed out parents to Jake (Tyger Drew-Honey), Ben (Daniel) and Karen (Ramona Marquez) in the BBC One smash-hit series which aired from 2007-2014.
With their on-screen portrayal of lovers transferring to real life, Hugh beamed with pride as he confirmed the reports to The Mail On Sunday.
'It's nice': During a live Instagram video on Sunday, the 18-year-old actor - who played Ben on the show - detailed Hugh and Claire's close bond
Speaking at his London home last week, the Mock the Week panelist explained: ‘I am very, very happy, we are so very happy...It’s nice and yes, it’s so lovely.'
It is understood that their family, close friends and a select few colleagues had been aware of their relationship, though they had chosen not to ‘go public’ with it.
A friend added: ‘It’s the most wonderful love story, they found one another at the right time in their lives and it’s all rather sweet.
On-screen family: The lovebirds took on the role of parents to Jake (Tyger Drew-Honey), Ben (Daniel) and Karen (Ramona Marquez) in the BBC smash-hit series which aired from 2007-2014
‘Over the past few weeks there has been some talk within the acting world of them being an item.’
The Mail on Sunday understands the couple live together in the £1.2 million London penthouse flat Mr Dennis bought following his split from his second wife, Kate Abbot-Anderson, in 2015.
The Trinity actress split from her TV director husband Charles Palmer two-and-a-half years ago after marrying in 2001, and share two sons - William, 19, and Henry, 16.
Meanwhile, Dennis has two children Freddie, 21, and Meg, 19, with estranged wife Ms Abbot-Anderson, who he has been separated from since 2015.
Former lovers: Hugh separated from his ex wife Kate Abbot-Anderson (left) in 2015, while Claire split from former husband Charlie Palmer (right) two-and-a-half years ago