Ruddock and girlfriend tie the knot
Former footballer Neil Ruddock has tied the knot with his girlfriend and invited fellow Celebrity Big Brother housemate Rylan Clark along as ringbearer on the big day.
The former Liverpool and West Ham star married Leah Newman at a ceremony in a Kent country house with their daughters Pebbles and Kizzy in attendance.
Ruddock, whose reality TV career also includes a stint in the jungle on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!, told Hello Magazine one of the reasons the couple waited to get married was so their children could be part of the day.
He said: "People used to ask, 'Why is it taking you so long to make Leah your wife?'
"But we had our reasons. We wanted our little girls to be old enough to enjoy our special day and they did, they had a ball.
"For us, it was the right time and the perfect day. You can't ask for more than that.
"Everyone was coming up saying it was the best wedding they'd ever been to - and obviously we'd have to agree."
Other celebrity guests alongside Clark were Bobby Davro, Gillian Taylforth and Tricia Penrose.
Ruddock said: "We'd waited a long time for this day, so it was important to me that we took our vows seriously and really took in what we were saying to each other.
"Leah looked so beautiful, I couldn't take my eyes off her. For those few minutes, it was just me and her."
:: Read the full interview in Hello! Magazine, out now.