Davina McCall and partner have 'agreement' never to discuss their relationship in public

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  • Davina McCall
    Davina McCall
    English television presenter
  • Michael Douglas
    Michael Douglas
    American actor and producer
Davina McCall and partner Michael Douglas have agreed not to talk about their relationship publicly. (Getty Images)
Davina McCall and partner Michael Douglas have agreed not to talk about their relationship publicly. (Getty Images)

Davina McCall has revealed she and her partner have an agreement never to discuss their relationship in public.

The 54-year-old TV presenter — currently a panellist on The Masked Singer — has been dating celebrity hairdresser Michael Douglas, who is a style reporter for BBC One’s The One Show, since 2019 and they co-host a consumer podcast called Making The Cut.

McCall told OK! magazine: "We’ve got an agreement that I don’t talk about our relationship, because our exes and kids don’t have a right to reply, so it’s not fair.

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"But I love doing the podcast with him. It’s basically an extension of what we’ve always done as friends, which is recommend things to each other.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 07: Matthew Robertson and Davina McCall attend Glamour Women Of The Year Awards  at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 7, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
Davina McCall split from husband Matthew Robertson in 2017 after 17 years together. (Getty Images)

"Even if we didn’t make any money – which we haven’t really, yet – we would still do it just because we love it.

"People also seem to really love it. But I guess that is the most public thing we do together."

The former Big Brother presenter split from husband Matthew Robertson, known for presenting Pet Rescue, in 2017 following 17 years of marriage.

They share three children - daughters Holly, 20, and Tilly, 18, and son Chester, 15.

McCall revealed another subject that is off limits is weight — which she avoids discussing at home to protect her children from negative body image.

She said: "I try not to even talk about their bodies. Even when I say to them, “Are you going to go out like that?”

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: TV presenter Konnie Huq hosts an intimate chat with online retailer, JD Williams’ brand ambassadors, Amanda Holden and Davina McCall, discussing all the subjects that matter to women like them from fashion and home to confidence and career on November 10, 2021 in London, England. Amanda and Davina both wear pieces from the JD Williams Christmas collection. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for JD Williams)
Davina McCall does not discuss weight around her kids. (Getty Images)

"I’m talking in terms of getting cold rather than, 'You’ve got to cover up your body.' We never talk about weight or weigh ourselves, it’s just not a thing. And in fact, because it’s not a thing, it has never been a thing."

She was previously briefly married to Andrew Leggett in 1997, and in the mid 80s dated rock star Eric Clapton, 76, who helped her to quit her drug addiction.

Announcing her split from Robertson in 2017, McCall said: “I am very sad to say that Matthew and I have separated.

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“Our amazing children are our number one priority, above everything else so therefore we ask for as much space and respect from the media as possible while our family goes through this difficult time.” 

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