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Chase star reunites with cheating cousin wife

Mark Labbett is back with his much-younger wife Katie — who’s also his second cousin — despite her temporarily leaving him for another man.

The Chase’s Mark Labbett has revealed he is back with his wife Katie despite her cheating on him.

The 53-year-old TV star, also known as The Beast, said he and his 26-year-old spouse were “working through a rough patch”, reports The Sun.

Chase star reunites with cheating cousin wife

Mark Labbett and wife Katie. Picture: Ian West/PA Images via Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

The news comes just four months after Katie confirmed the couple had split after she found love with another man.

Earlier this year, The Sun revealed how she had been secretly having an affair with 28-year-old Scott Bate for more than a year.

But on Tuesday during an appearance on British talk show Loose Women, Mark said they were trying to make things work.

“Like a lot of relationships, you go through a rough patch. We’re working our way through it,” he said.

“A newspaper offered us a sum of money and we kindly denied. We’re quite private, there’s no pictures of our son online and I’m not going to name him until he’s old enough to make the decision.”

He then flashed his wedding ring to signify they were back together.

The couple split back in May after pictures emerged of artist Katie on a date night with handsome metal worker Scott.

Katie Labbett started dating another man while still married. Picture: Supplied/The SunSource:The Sun

At the time, Katie said: “Mark and I had been talking about separating for some time — we have been drifting for a while.

“He works away a lot and that’s been hard. A lot of people think it’s the age difference but we don’t see that as the factor.

“It’s more that we don’t have mutual friends, and our lives are just very different.

“I met Scott by accident, on a night out, and we just clicked. It wasn’t intentional, it just happened. But Mark always knew — straight from the off I was honest.

“He knew I was going out and who I was seeing. He was incredibly understanding. If it was anybody else it wouldn’t matter, but because Mark’s in the limelight people have been gossiping. It’s frustrating.

“We remain good friends and he is happy for me that I’ve met Scott — and I’d be fine if he met someone else.

“So I just want to set the record straight now as I’m sick of all the speculation. I want us all to be able to get on with our lives.”

The Chase Australia's Mark 'The Beast' Labbett. Picture: Seven/Supplied.Source:Supplied

The news of the affair first came out in April when it was revealed Katie had secretly enjoyed a trip to Capri and romantic mini breaks with Scott.

After being approached by The Sun, Scott removed pictures of Katie from his Facebook page.

Meanwhile, Mark first met wife Katie after they began chatting on Facebook when they were both seeing other people.

But the pair struck up a friendship after she went to see one of his shows, and they both ended their relationships and got together.

Katie moved from Dubai to be with 200cm Mark and they went on to marry at Arundel Castle in West Sussex in 2014.

Bizarrely, the couple are second cousins — but only found out after they wed.

This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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