Jamie Redknapp split from his wife Louise back in 2017 after 19 years of marriage and two sons together, with the pair having Charley, 16, and Beau, 11.

The football pundit, 47, who is taking over as host in A League Of Their Own, has never spoken publicly about the divorce, but has unfollowed his ex on Instagram.

But after the split, which came after Louise's stint on Strictly Come Dancing, Jamie was teased by his co-stars James Corden, Freddie Flintoff and Jack Whitehall about the split.

Jamie revealed to the Sunday Independent that he didn't mind the relentless jokes about his marriage, and took it in his stride, saying: "Of course, Freddie and I get some stick but there's nobody who gives it and can't take it. I've never really felt uncomfortable with a joke.

"I've been in football dressing-rooms since I was 11 years of age and there was always a lot of slagging.

"I was in the Liverpool dressing-room with Ray Houghton, John Barnes and Ronnie Whelan. If you can handle that, you can handle A League of Their Own."

Jamie also opened up about the effect of being in the limelight had on his two sons, revealing that they have found it hard being under scrutiny in the public eye.

He added: "It's been part and parcel of my life since I was a teenager, so for me it's OK. What I find difficult is the way it affects the kids. They're impressionable, they're young and you want to protect them.

"Anyone in the public eye would say that about their kids but I suppose, at the same time, we use the press and do photoshoots and so on, so it works both ways."

Jamie continued: "My kids make me emotional. Watching them grow up and be such good kids, that's everything to me. It makes everything worthwhile."

The former footballer has since moved on from the split, with reports circulating that he is dating Swedish model Frida Andersson-Lourie.

The pair were seen walking through the Surrey countryside after being set up by mutual friends, and his dad Harry Redknapp has confirmed he has since met her.

Meanwhile, according to sources, Louise is now ready to dip her toe back into the dating pool after realising that Jamie was dating someone else.

The insider said to Heat magazine: "She wants to show Jamie that she's over him by having a revenge romance, so he can see that he's not the only one who can find love again."

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