World News – GB – Jacqui Smith reveals she has Zoom dates with her new boyfriend

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Posted: 14:15 GMT, October 27, 2020 | Update: 14:24 GMT, October 27, 2020

Jacqui Smith revealed she dated her new boyfriend with Zoom after she found love again after her split from husband Richard Timney

The former Home Secretary, 57, told the Loose Women panel that after her ‘long and happy’ marriage ended in January, the dates are the first she’s had in 33 years old, and compared the experience to an ‘old school yard’

Jacqui also credited her divorce with inspiring her to ‘do something totally out of her comfort zone’ by participating in Strictly Come Dancing, as she prepared to dance samba with the pro Anton Du Beke Saturday

New man? Jacqui Smith, 57, revealed she dated her new boyfriend with Zoom after she found love again after her split from husband Richard Timney

Discussing her new relationship, Jacqui said: ‘Well, first of all, when you’ve broken off a long-term relationship you think you won’t find anyone else

‘It’s been 33 years since I’ve last been out, everything is online so you gotta go I zoom in with my new partner and in some ways it’s like an old school yard let’s say ‘

When asked if the end of her marriage had prompted her to try something new and sign up for Strictly, the politician added: ‘It was terrifying being in the bedroom of the commons room but I was in my comfort zone

‘I’m in my fifties, I’ve had professional changes, personal changes, my long and happy marriage has ended I wanted to do something totally out of my comfort zone’

Gone: The politician split from husband Richard Timnay in January after 33 years of marriage, and Jacqui revealed last week that she is finally dating someone new

Featured guest: Jacqui spoke briefly about her new romance during an appearance on the Loose Women panel

Jacqui also revealed that she will be dancing samba at the second Strictly live show on Saturday with Anton, having finished bottom of the leaderboard with her first dance last week.

She said: ‘Two weeks ago, even on the launch show, I had only practiced two or three hours by the time I got to this dance I was six or seven days old.

‘So I hope this weekend you will see more progress with my samba I hope there will be more wiggling’

Last week Jacqui revealed that she was dating someone new, despite ignoring any claims that she was falling victim to the so-called ‘curse’

She told The Guardian: ‘I don’t mean Anton is not gorgeous But he’s married and I’m in a new but lovely relationship Trust us there will be no curse strictly ‘

Exciting: Broadcaster credited the end of her marriage with inspiring her to take part in Strictly Come Dancing (pictured with professional partner Anton Du Beke)

She also revealed that she had tried online dating but was not sold, as she continued, ‘I don’t think it’s that easy for anyone to meet a new one partner after being, in my case, married for 30 years

‘I don’t like being a dinosaur so yeah i’ve been dating online and meeting some really lovely people i haven’t had that many dates but they all figured out who i was was before I met them ‘

The broadcaster’s wedding was brought to the limelight in the mist of controversy when she and Richard were implicated in the aforementioned spending scandal

Explanation: About her new relationship, Jacqui said, « I’m zooming in with my new partner and in some ways it’s like an old school yard, let’s say »

Jacqui, the first woman to hold the post of Home Secretary, apologized to Parliament after wrongly claiming £ 116,000 in second home allowance in 2009, then losing her seat in Redditch in ‘an election a year later

In 2009, Jacqui and her husband, whom she employed as an assistant with an annual salary of £ 40,000, claimed parliamentary expenses from a Virgin media package for two porn movies watched by her husband, in cost £ 5 each

Richard told reporters at the time: ‘I am very sorry for any embarrassment I caused Jacqui I can fully understand why people might be angry and offended by this

‘Obviously a claim should never have been made for these films, and as you know the money is being refunded’

Drama: Jacqui’s husband became ignominiously implicated in the 2009 spending scandal after it emerged he claimed money for watching two adult movies (pictured from 1997)

Jacqui told The Guardian in 2009: ‘It didn’t happen often, but I was much angrier with him that we didn’t properly check the expense report between us. that me about the film

‘I think porn is fake because of my feminist background, and I would argue with him about it, but it was as wrong for us to claim Surf’s Up and Oceans 13 as it was to claim for porn’

Jacqui said she «  mistakenly  » submitted the reimbursement claim which included five pay-per-view movies, including the two adult films that were viewed at her family’s home in her Redditch constituency. p>

Ms Smith said: ‘I’m sorry that by claiming my internet connection I mistakenly claimed a TV show next door

‘As soon as the matter was brought to my attention, I immediately took steps to contact the relevant parliamentary authorities and rectify the situation All money claimed for the TV package will be refunded in full

Exciting: During her appearance on Loose Women, Jacqui also revealed that she and Anton will be dancing samba at Saturday’s live show

At the time, she said: ‘I am extremely sad that our 33 year partnership is ending but I will always be grateful to Richard for the love, family and career we share.’

Jacqui, a former economics professor, entered parliament as MP for Redditch in 1997 when she was 34 after winning the former Tory stronghold

One of the original ‘Blair Babes’, she was already married to Richard, whom she had met in teacher training school for ten years

At the time, he was a civil engineer, but he gave up his job to raise their son James when she became an MP

The second son Michael was only one year old when Jacqui, who kept his maiden name, entered government as Minister of Junior Education in 1999

After the 2005 election, she became Minister of Schools before entering Cabinet as Chief Whip in 2006 Described by friends as ‘tough as old boots’, she served as Minister of the Interior for two years

Meanwhile, her ex-husband, in addition to looking after their children, was employed by his wife as a parliamentary assistant, for which he was paid £ 40,000 a year

Since the end of her political career, Jacqui has rebranded herself as a TV personality, appearing as an expert on various topical talk shows

Star: Since the end of her political career, Jacqui has rebranded herself as a TV personality, appearing as an expert on various topical talk shows (pictured in February)

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