Was it the final straw?
This week Susanna Reid’s 16-year relationship to Dominic Cotton came to an end and now rumours are circulating speculating the reason behind the split.
And now it’s believed that things fell apart after Dominic, 46, refused to be filmed in the Strictly audience watching Susanna, 43, dance during the series.
Susanna is reported to have been “angry and embarrassed” which prompted the rows which lead to Dominic’s decision to end their relationship.
A source told The Mirror: “His absence from Strictly was a talking point of the last series.”
“Producers asked Susanna where he was on several occasions. They wanted footage of Dominic, but Susanna had to admit he wasn’t there.”
However, the newsreader’s agent said this week: “Susanna Reid and Dominic Cotton have agreed to separate but remain good friends.”
Last night, she added: “Dominic was supportive of Susanna on Strictly. He attended three of the live shows and a special children’s one that wasn’t aired.”
The couple have three children together: Sam, 11, Finn, nine, and Jack, eight and Susanna has admitted in the past that Dominic was a better parent than her to their boys
She said: “He’s always hands-on but even more so recently because he’s doing all the stuff we normally share – the parents’ evenings, homework, letters from school. He is definitely in charge.”
“He’s unrivalled as a parent. I can’t even come close. Dominic cooks for the boys, reads bedtime stories and does the ironing and half the washing.”
While Susanna hardly has time, waking up at 3:30am to commute to Salford to present the three hour BBC breakfast show – a daily 200 mile trip!
So rather than Strictly, was it the case that Susanna ended up putting her work commitments ahead of her family?
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