GETHIN Jones appeared to reveal he’d married his mystery partner – before insisting the whole thing was a wind-up.
The One Show host, 42, today shared a picture of himself wearing a gold wedding band on his ring finger.
He told fans: “It’s been a big day.”
Many of his 80,000 Instagram followers rushed to congratulate him – but he later admitted it had been a stunt to plug a jewellery firm.
In a video posted online, he admitted he’d been filming a Christmas advert with a fake family.
He said: “Just finished filming for the day and put my phone on to lots of messages. Oops. Yeah, it has been a big day… because I got a wife, daughter and a dog.
It’s been a big day.
“Today we celebrated Christmas. I can confirm that after time-travelling that the festive season is going to be brilliant.”
However, many fans believed he had found a partner after Gethin’s The One Show co-host Alex Jones hinted that he had been on a “video cooking date” earlier this year.
A shocked Gethin was left red-faced at her admission and said: “You said you wouldn’t mention this!”
Alex quickly realised her slip-up and covered her mouth while loud laughter could be heard in the studio at the time.
Gethin was previously engaged to Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins, but the pair split in December 2011 after getting together in 2007.
The opera singer is now married to American painter Andrew Levitas, and have two kids; Aaliyah and Xander.
In 2014, Katherine revealed it was Gethin who wanted to split during an interview with Wales Online.
She said: “At the end of 2011 when Gethin and I broke up, the reality of it was that about two weeks later I had to go on a UK tour where every night I’m singing songs of heartbreak and every day just trying to find the energy to cope let alone going on stage and understand his reason for doing it.
The couple dated in 2014, with Gethin telling The Sun after they split that he had “nothing but good things to say” about her and that they “still kept in touch”.
Lucy is now in a relationship with Ryan Thomas and the pair have a child together.
“Meanwhile everybody else is under the impression it was my decision, my ambition, I wanted to take over the world. It was so far from the truth.”
Former Blue Peter presenter Gethin also had a brief relationship with former Towie star Lucy Mecklenburgh.
In 2017, Gethin started dating stunning underwear model Katja, who hails originally from Germany.
However, she now splits her time between London and Miami.
The 31-year-old appeared as Olly Murs’ love interest in his music video for Dance With Me Tonight.
The couple split in 2018 with Gethin single ever since until he met his now wife.
In July, Gethin was forced to drop out of Celebrity Masterchef after falling ill with coronavirus symptoms.