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The Day Of Parting Nell

by | 23rd, December 2004

‘POOR Dale Winton! How much it must pain him to see the woman he once took as his lovely bride tying the knot with another in romantic Dubai.

Oh, happy day!

It was spring 2003 when we were there to witness Dale marry his sweetheart, Nell McAndrew.

Back then the whole thing was like an identikit C-list do – except that the bride and groom had been accidentally drawn from the same box.

As for the guests, they had all been picked at random from Les Dennis’s address book.

In attendance were the likes of Kym Marsh and her beau Jack Ryder, Blue’s Antony Costa, Toby Anstis, Mystic Meg, Gina G, Esther Rantzen, David Seaman, Nicholas Parsons, Tony Blackburn…

Dale’s best man was footballer Graeme Souness, while his best woman was Cilla Black. Nell, meanwhile, was given away by TV home improvements expert Phil Turner.

But now all Nell has to remind her of that happy day is a nasty orange smudge on her hand and a few old photos. This time when she married it would be different, and it was.

For starters, it was ‘intimate’ – Nell only allowed one celebrity magazine to follow her down the aisle and seems to have just invited a mere handful of guests, or ‘friends’ as we know them to be.

And then there’s the man in her life. Dale must be gnawing on his tanned and manicured fist as he sees Paul Hardcastle, a property developer with a shaven head.

He’s the lucky swine who swept dear Nell off her feet – and then, judging by his broad shoulders and exposed muscular torso, bench-pressed her into the small hours.

We do not wish for Dale to suffer any more than he already has and will keep the interview down to its bare essentials.

For the record that plays in a tortuous loop inside Dale’s head, Paul met Nell six years ago.

But, not to worry, because he only proposed last summer, a good few weeks after Dale had plighted his troth.

‘He gave me glass of champagne and had cooked an amazing dinner,’ says Nell, remembering that magical proposal. ‘Then he got done on one knee and gave me a little box.’

And how romantic is that? But after the feisty foreplay, she accepted.

What happened next is there for all to see in a Hello! photo spread, and on Dale’s tear-stained pillow…’

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