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Jones: I want to date Anthea Turner

Gethin Jones has confessed he would like to marry fellow former Blue Peter presenter Anthea Turner.

The 36-year-old Welsh hunk admitted he has a crush on the 54-year-old blonde - who recently split from husband Grant Bovey - and joked they could live with a menagerie of Blue Peter pets.

Gethin revealed: "I saw Anthea Turner at a golf tournament and she's so pretty, so hot, I couldn't really talk.

"She's fit anyway, but the fact she used to be a Blue Presenter makes her even fitter. Imagine if we got married," he muses. "Can we start this campaign? Imagine the animals!"

Gethin was a Blue Peter presenter from 2005 to 2008, and still gets approached by fans who watched him when they were kids.

He revealed "Someone the other day said, 'I used to watch you on Blue Peter', and I was like, 'That's impossible, you're a grown woman'. It's amazing [to think] people grew up with you, and it's obviously a big part of childhood."

The TV presenter's latest project is a new quiz show for ITV Daytime called 21st Question, in which 11 contestants compete to get on the 'power spot'. Whoever's standing on the power spot when the 21st and final question is asked gets the chance to win £40,000.

Gethin revealed how he gets the contestants relaxed and at ease before recording begins.

He explained: "The people [who come on] love a quiz and are quite determined, but put them in front of a camera and it can change things, so we do all [sorts of] things beforehand; dancing and having a laugh together. I don't sit in a room and just say hello, I engross myself in the whole process."

:: 21st Question begins on ITV on Monday, August 4

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