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Strictly's Ranvir Singh's brave motive for keeping split secret after distressing discovery

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Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh will be trading hard news for glittery dresses to compete on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

And the award-winning political editor will be cheered on by her biggest fan - eight year old son Tushaan.

As a single mother, the pair are extremely close and Ranvir recently opened up about the 'guilt' she feels over her early morning work schedule and not being there when he goes to school.

"It's hard work being a working single parent," she told Woman and Home magazine.

a woman wearing a dress: Ranvir has signed up for Strictly 2020 © PA Ranvir has signed up for Strictly 2020

"We're very attached to one another because it's just me and him.

"I do get quite tearful sometimes and I worry he's going to hate me when he grows up because I was never there."

Ranvir recently revealed she's split from Tushaan's father, Ranjeet Singh Dehal, who she married in 2012.

The separation is reported to have happened some time ago, however, and Ranvir previously seemed to suggest that she had found something incriminating on her husband's phone.

“I have looked at it, once," she told GMB co-host Ben Shepherd in a 2019 chat about going through partners' phones.

“Is that why you are no longer together?” he asked, prompting her to pull a face.

She continued: "I can’t answer that question but I have always thought that if you ever feel you need to do that then the relationship is over because you obviously don’t trust that person.

"Should we end that conversation there?

“I found something that needed addressing. 

Ranvir Singh smiling for the camera: Ranvir is set to take to the dance floor this month © Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock Ranvir is set to take to the dance floor this month

"So I would say you think you don’t need to do it until you do.”

Outside of that, she has staunchly refused to discuss the reasons behind the marriage breakdown.

And while she is open to talking about it one day in the name of helping others, for now her main priority, she has said, is to protect her son from school ground gossip.

"I keep my private life private, mainly to protect Tushaan," she told Woman and Home.

"It's important that he learns things about my decisions from me and not from mums talking at the school gates.

"I think it comes down to how you feel about your own story. In the future, I might feel comfortable talking about more personal things because my experiences could help other people - but I'm not ready yet.

"I'm not ruling it out, but for me there would have to be a wider purpose for discussing it."

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