Loose Women’s Carol McGiffin reveals she secretly married her toyboy fiancee in Thailand a year ago

LOOSE Women star Carol McGiffin secretly married her toyboy fiancé in Thailand last February.

The 58-year-old broadcaster tied the knot with Mark, 36, in a low-key ceremony in Bangkok away from their family and friends.

Speaking to Best magazine, Carol explained: “No one knew we were going to do it , but we’ve basically spent the last year having separate celebrations with different friends and family, telling them all in person.

“Now they all know, we’re ready for it to come out.”

The couple are currently in Bangkok celebrating their first anniversary, revisiting all the places they explored on their romantic trip last year.

It was third time lucky for the couple, who had arranged to wed on two previous occasions

Carol said: “We’d booked a register office in London for 19 January 2017, but sadly my sister died five days earlier so, of course, we cancelled it.

“We re-booked it but then changed our minds because it still didn’t feel right – it was too soon.”

And explaining why they decided to go so far afield, she said: “Part of the reason it took us so long to get married was because every time we discussed having a traditional wedding day with guests, it ran out of control and became too much.”

Mark proposed to Carol back in 2008 and was by her side as she battle breast cancer.

She previously hit out at critics of their 22-year age gap, telling them to “shut their mouths

Some people will never get their heads around the idea that an older woman can make it work with a younger man,” said Carol.

“It can work – I’m living proof of that, as Mark and I, are coming up to nine years together, and we’re stronger than ever.

“Anyone who doesn’t like the idea should shut their mouth, because it’s not your life, it’s ours. We’re the only ones who need to worry about out ages.”