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Nick Knowles spotted flirting with Gemma Oaten

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Nick Knowles spotted flirting with Gemma Oaten

Nick Knowles was spotted flirting with soap star Gemma Oaten at the recent TV Choice awards.

The 'DIY SOS' presenter - who split from his wife Jessica this year - and the 'Emmerdale' actress were seen in a late-night embrace outside the Langham Hotel in London after attending the awards bash earlier in the evening.

Gemma, 32, rested her head on Nick's chest as they looked at his phone, while the pair were also spotted smoking cigarettes together and chatting in the street.

The day after the awards, Gemma tweeted: "Finally recovered @TVChoice awards. Safe to say ball was had! @MrNickKnowles @sally_lindsay @simonrim Paul O'Grady (sic)"

Nick split from his 29-year-old wife Jessica in January, although they have yet to file for a divorce.

Despite their separation, they remain on good terms and Jessica - who has a two-year-old son called Eddie with the presenter - has insisted she would have no qualms if Nick started a new relationship.

She previously said: "If Nick met someone and was happy, I'd be happy. I have so much respect and time for him."

What's more, Jessica - who revealed in July she had cervical cancer - credited Nick with saving her life after he made her visit her doctor.

She said, too, that despite their split, Nick has remained a supportive influence in her life.

Jessica shared: "He's still there for me but it's hard. I'm really sad we split."