Saga magazine has today announced the separation of Beryl Cole from her Chelsea Pensioner husband Arthur after 62 years together.
Renowned music hall singer Beryl, is reported to have cited Arthur’s roving eye as the primary reason for the split.
Arthur was forced to issue a public apology last month after allegedly glancing at another woman’s bare ankles during a late morning promenade through Hyde Park, and again after he was invovled in a fracas with a newspaper vendor who made an impolite suggestion pertaining to a young lady of Mr Cole’s acquaintance.
Despite being renowned for courting press attention, the couple have asked reporters to respect their privacy during this difficult time.
Beryl is believed to have taken up residence in a quiet London guest house, while Arthur has been spotted bunking down with one of his old regimental colleagues.
Both have denied rumours that the split has anything to do with a brief encounter between Mrs Cole and a certain Captain Terry of Stamford Bridge.