BBC presenter Nick Owen ties the knot with long-term partner
TV anchorman Nick Owen has found love after marrying his partner of 11 years, Vicki Beevers.
The sports-mad BBC TV news host, who lives in Kinver, in Staffordshire, tied the knot after Government restrictions on weddings were lifted.
Owen, 72, said it was a wonderful feeling to have married his reflexologist partner, 59, in a quiet ceremony at St Mary the Virgin Church, in Enville.
He said: “We're both thrilled to bits. It was a very quiet day and we didn't go to the church until a quarter to three and it was all over by half past.
"We'd been planning to get married a year ago, but twice for various reasons, including coronavirus, we've had to put it off.”
The happy couple put their feet up and enjoyed a drink at home following the ceremony – and he even joked that he’d considered wearing an orange tie, in support of his favourite football team, Luton Town.
Mr Owen co-hosted Good Morning with Anne and Nick from 1992 to 1996 on BBC One and has been presenting Midlands Today since 1997.
He has received a huge number of messages from friends and fans including former World Champion boxer Barry McGuigan, former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, Birmingham Hippodrome panto star Matt Slack, proud daughter of footballing legend Billy Wright, Vicky Wright, England and Warwickshire ex-cricketer Ashley Giles and current players Ian Bell and Monty Panesar, news presenter Moira Stewart, Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker and TV host Lorraine Kelly.