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Sir Trevor McDonald ‘splits from wife of 34 years and moves out of marital home’


Sir Trevor McDonald and his wife Jo have split (Picture: PA/Rex)

Sir Trevor McDonald has split from his wife Jo after 34 years of marriage.

According to reports, the 81-year-old former ITN News At Ten presenter has moved out of their £2.6million home and into a new house two miles away.

‘It is sad but Trevor and Jo realised they weren’t making one another happy any more, and that it was time to move on with their lives,’ a source claimed.

‘Trevor is still very much in demand work-wise, and wanted a fresh start. He feels young and still has a twinkle in his eye.

‘He and Josephine have a long history so obviously they are still speaking, and everything is amicable.’

The insider added to The Sun: ‘Trevor has moved into his own apartment and friends are joking it is his bachelor pad.

The pair have been married 34 years (Picture: PA)
Sir Trevor has reportedly moved into a house two miles from his marital home (Picture: PA)

‘The split has been no secret from his inner ­circle, but for now he is very much focusing on his career.’

Sir Trevor and Jo first met at ITN and tied the knot in 1986. Together, they share a son, Jack, aged 31.

Prior to wedding Jo, he was married to a woman named Beryl, with whom he shares two children. The couple split in 1985.

Sir Trevor was knighted in 1999 for his services to journalism. He retired in 2005 but returned to work in 2007 to present ITV specials.

Reports of Sir Trevor’s split comes after he revealed he now understands depression ‘for the first time in his life’ after disclosing he struggled in lockdown.

‘I’ve been very lucky, I’ve had things that have kept me busy and occupied,’ he explained.

‘But all in all, it’s very depressing. I watch the news and none of it is good. ‘So many of the models they used to predict the outcome of this have not been good.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted Sir Trevor’s rep for comment.

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