Joanna Gosling has sparked romance rumours with Colin Firth, after the pair were pictured on a walk together in west London.
While Firth’s rep declined to comment, the 60-year-old actor is believed to have been single since he split from wife of 22 years Livia Giuggioli last year.
Who is Joanna Gosling?
Gosling has worked at the BBC since 1999, following stints at Capital Radio Central Television and Sky News.
She initially worked the overnight slot on BBC News 24 before moving on to the morning shift and then the weekend evening slot.
Gosling appeared on BBC Breakfast in 2006, before moving to host the evening shift on the BBC News Channel.
Since 2013, she can be seen on the channel between 11am and 2pm from Monday to Thursday, and has presented the Victoria Derbyshire Show, covering for the usual host.
Gosling is also a writer and penned Simply Wonderwoman – a guide for busy working women with children – in 2011.
Her second book, Homemade Simple: Stylish, Practical Makes for Living and Giving, came two years later.
Gosling was married to Sir Craig Oliver for 18 years before their divorce in 2014, and have three daughters together – Maya, Iona and Honor.
The exes are believed to have met at the BBC, where Sir Craig worked as a journalist before working at 10 Downing Street.
Sir Craig is David Cameron’s former director of communications and was leader of the official Remain campaign during the EU referendum.
He is now reportedly dating Lucy Thomas, deputy director of the Britain Stronger In campaign, and lives in a flat nearby Gosling’s home in west London, where she lives with her daughters.
Who is Livia Giuggioli?
Giuggioli, 51, is a Italian producer’s assistant, turned producer, and is the founder of sustainability consultancy firm Eco-Age.
She met Bridget Jones’ Diary star Firth after his split from actress Meg Tilly – with whom he shares 30-year-old son Will – and they tied the knot in 1997.
The couple split their time between London and Umbria in Italy, and have two sons together, Luca, 19, and Matteo, 17.
In 2018, it emerged that Giuggioli had a year-long affair with her childhood friend Marco Brancaccia, after she temporarily split from Firth.
The relationship became public after Guiggioli accused Brancaccia of stalking her when she reunited with her husband.
A statement issued at the time read: ‘A few years ago Colin and Livia privately made the decision to separate. During that time, Livia briefly became involved with former friend Mr Brancaccia.
‘The Firths have since reunited. Subsequently, Mr Brancaccia carried out a frightening campaign of harassment over several months, much of which is documented.’
Journalist Brancaccia denied the claims, telling The Times: ‘We were romantically involved, she wanted to leave Colin for me.’
However, a year on, Firth and Giuggioli confirmed they had separated after 22 years of marriage.
A statement said: ‘They maintain a close friendship and remain united in their love for their children.’
Firth is living in their family home in Chiswick with their sons, while his ex-wife is believed to have spent much of her time since the split in Italy.
However, the exes remain friends, and Giugglioli – who still uses her married name on social media – wished the actor a happy 60th birthday on Instagram back in September, sharing a picture of him dressed up as Elton John on the set of Kingsman.
She wrote: ‘60th and not feeling it 😍 happy birthday to the best partner in crime ever (for the last 25 years and counting).’