Celebrity entertainer Ken Bruce believes “being too involved in his work” is the reason two of his marriages fell apart.
The Scottish presenter spoke about his three marriages on the Rosebud podcast hosted by Gyles Brandreth.
During the episode, Ken blamed himself for being “too involved in work”, which led him to divorce his first wife, Fiona Fraser, and his second wife, Anne Gilchrist.
He told Gyles: “I was too involved in my work. I love doing it.”
The father of six is now married to his third wife Kerith Goldman, whom he met at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998.
Ken also opened up about how splitting from his first wife was a “huge low blow” for him.
He said: “It was a huge low point for me.
“It doesn’t manifest at work. In fact, I find work therapeutic. Being on the radio is really helpful.”
He also detailed how much he struggled behind the scenes after his second divorce and said playing sad soundtracks on air left him “speechless.”
He recalls: “After my second divorce, I found that playing records, you know, sad records, like Roy Orbison’s Crying or something like that, (and that) would really depress me.”
Earlier this year, Ken announced he would be leaving his role at BBC Radio 2 after 31 years.
A few months later he joined Bauer Media Group UK with a brand new mid-morning show on Greatest Hits Radio.
The news came just months after the late Paul O’Grady was dropped by Radio 2 in the latest shake-up.
Fifteen days earlier, Vanessa Feltz, 61, announced live to listeners that she would leave radio after 20 years.
Steve Wright, 69, was replaced by Radio 1’s Scott Mills last year after 23 years on BBC Radio 2.
You can listen to Ken’s full interview on the Rosebud podcast here.
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