Alan Carr speaking on Lorraine and with Paul Drayton at event

Why Alan Carr split from husband Paul Drayton

The presenter split from his husband in 2022

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Alan Carr previously opened up about the breakdown of his marriage to his husband and what caused his split.

The comedian announced that he and his ex-partner, Paul, had split after three years of marriage and nearly 14 years together in January 2022.

Alan – who is on screens for Interior Design Masters this weekend (June 8) – and Paul tied the knot in 2018, and pop superstar Adele officiated the ceremony.

Alan Carr speaking on Lorraine
TV star Alan Carr split from his husband in 2022 (Credit: ITV)

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During an appearance on Lorraine in April 2022, Alan opened up about his divorce.

“Oh me and Paul, 14 years,” said Alan. “That’s a long time. Which in gay years, is 207 years!”

Alan went on to explain that the breakdown of their marriage happened at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dealing with being with each other 24/7 and the stress of the new normal caused an irreparable shift in their marriage, said the comedian at the time.

Alan Carr and Paul Drayton at event
Alan and Paul confirmed their split in 2022 (Credit:

He explained: “I wrote the tour, and then our marriage broke down during Covid because it was so stressful. And then I was going on stage and I was just like, ‘Well this doesn’t make sense, this doesn’t make sense.’

“So we’re divorced now, he’s excited about the future, I’m excited about the future. We’re still always going to be friends because we’ve been through so much together.”

He went on to share that his marriage inspired some of the material for his new tour.

“It’s quite emotional, uplifting and it was actually my therapy really,” he said.

Alan Carr smiling at the ITV Palooza
Alan is a familiar face on TV (Credit:

‘Difficult decision’

In January 2022, Alan and Paul announced they had split.

A spokesperson said: “They have jointly and amicably made the difficult decision to divorce and go their separate ways.”

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Shortly after the announcement, Paul was jailed for drink-driving.

However, he was released from jail after two nights. A judge told Paul at the time that he wanted to give him the chance to turn his life around. As a result, Paul later decided to stay at a rehabilitation centre.

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