1. ITV Report

Dawn French 'marries partner' in Cornish seaside town

Dawn French has reportedly married her partner Mark Bignell in a Cornish seaside town. The star of the Vicar of Dibley is believed to have opted for a hotel wedding with celebrity guests in Fowey, near St Austell.

There has been no official confirmation of the marriage from Dawn French's spokesman Credit: Press Association

The nuptials are said to have taken place in Fowey Hall, which is described on its website as "one of the most impressive family hotels in Cornwall". It claims to be "perfect" for weddings and provides an "idyllic setting".

  • Dawn French married Lenny Henry in 1984
  • But the pair divorced in 2010
  • They have an adopted daughter called Billie

Speaking on Radio 4's Desert Islands Discs last year, she talked about the end of her marriage to fellow comic Lenny Henry, saying:

Those last few months were pretty much like the first few months, we were good friends.

Dawn French's spokesman could not be contacted. A representative of Fowey Hall declined to comment.