THANKS to his very long career in showbusiness, Les Dennis is considered a household name amongst us Brits.
The comedian's private life has also played out in public, but he is now happily married to wife Claire Nicholson.
Who is Claire Nicholson?
Claire Nicholson is a former HR professional who met her husband Les Dennis in 2005.
Les revealed that they crossed paths at a charity event, shortly after his divorce from ex-wife Amanda Holden.
Speaking to The Sunday Times he said:"After everything that had happened I felt damaged.
"At times I just wanted to bugger off to Spain and retire — to run away from all the pain. I certainly wasn't interested in another serious relationship.
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"Claire, who worked in HR and now looks after our finances, was a lovely person and, yes, I did ask if she wanted to go out for dinner, but it was nothing more than me being polite."
The couple then married in Highgate, North London in 2009.
How many children does Les Dennis have?
Les has three children, which includes two children with Claire – Eleanor Grace and Thomas Christopher.
He is also dad to a grown-up son, Philip Heseltine, from his first marriage.
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Speaking in his In his 2008 book Must The Show Go On?, Les said: “Being an older dad I want to be there for my kids… I want to be here when I am 100.
“They are the most important thing to me. I have to fulfil the responsibility to my kids.”
How many times has Les Dennis been married?
Les has been married three times.
In 1974 he wed Lynne Webster but the couple broke up, and went on to divorce in 1990.
The comedian then famously marrying Amanda Holden in 1995.
However, the couple split temporarily in 2000 when Amanda’s affair with Neil Morrissey was exposed, before eventually divorcing in 2003.
It meant Les was handling a tough time when he entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2002.
Les later admitted the reality TV appearance was “not his wisest move”.
Again in his book Must The Show Go On? he confessed it was while inside the famous spy house he realised his “charade of a marriage was over”.
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