Davina McCall says their children are her and estranged husband Matthew Robertson's "number one priority" following their shock split.

Davina McCall

Davina McCall

The 50-year-old TV presenter confirmed on Saturday (25.11.17) that she and her spouse of 17 years have called time on their marriage and said that the wellbeing of their children, Holly, 16, Tilly 14, and 11-year-old son Chester, is the most important thing.

Davina said: "I am very sad to say that Matthew and I have separated.

"Our amazing children are our number one priority, above everything else so therefore we ask for as much space and respect from the media as possible while our family goes through this difficult time."

And a source told The Sun On Sunday that Davina is "devastated".

The insider said: "This is a devastating time for Davina. She has been very open about how hard she has worked to save the marriage for so many years.

"But eventually the time comes when you have to accept it's not going to work.

"They're at that stage now and their primary concern is for the well-being of their kids who they adore more than anything else in the world."

Davina and Matthew, 48, renewed their vows in 2015 and Davina said at the time: "I'm very lucky, because as far as I know I've married a really faithful guy.

"When I think of Matthew and me in our 70s I see us on a world cruise with entertainment every night!"

However, she previously revealed that they attended marriage counselling after a series of rows.

She said: "We had the same row. It might have been about different things but it would be about the same thing and it would get to the same point and I thought, 'We're never going to get past this particular row...'

"People have sticking blocks in their relationship and they get stuck at the same point ... It worked brilliantly."

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