Coleen Nolan's new man Michael Jones is seen for the first time on Loose Women 1

Coleen Nolan’s new man Michael Jones is seen for the first time on Loose Women

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Coleen Nolan’s new man Michael Jones was seen for the first time on Tuesday as he joined her on the Loose Women panel.

The 56-year-old presenter met Michael, 58, on Tinder – and the seemingly smitten pair, who also bagged themselves a magazine deal last week to discuss their romance, were not afraid to slap on the PDA as they shared a kiss in front of ITV viewers.  

Michael, who works for a supermarket in its logistics arm, admitted: ‘I had been on a few dates before I met her from the apps, and then she popped up and I recognised her. I didn’t think we would even match let alone that I would hear from her. I didn’t think she would respond.’

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Appearance: Coleen Nolan's new man Michael Jones was seen for the first time on Tuesday as he joined her on the Loose Women panel

Appearance: Coleen Nolan’s new man Michael Jones was seen for the first time on Tuesday as he joined her on the Loose Women panel

Divulging how the relationship blossomed, birthday boy Michael continued: ‘We chatted for a few weeks, texts and phone calls. I assumed she would be really confident. We were generally chatting and then I picked where we met. I got there first.’ 

The former Nolans songstress was said to have chatted non-stop on their first date, which ticked a box for loved-up Michael, who called it a ‘great evening.’ 

‘She chatted non-stop, I listened for many hours and it was a great evening. It was great meeting her family, I met them in bits not all in one. It was a gradual process,’ he explained. 

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Romance: The 56-year-old presenter met Michael, 58, on Tinder - and the seemingly smitten pair were not afraid to slap on the PDA as they shared a kiss in front of the ITV viewers

Romance: The 56-year-old presenter met Michael, 58, on Tinder – and the seemingly smitten pair were not afraid to slap on the PDA as they shared a kiss in front of the ITV viewers

Smitten: Michael, who works for a supermarket in its logistics arm, admitted: 'I had been on a few dates before I met her from the apps, and then she popped up and I recognised her. I didn't think we would even match let alone that I would hear from her'

Smitten: Michael, who works for a supermarket in its logistics arm, admitted: ‘I had been on a few dates before I met her from the apps, and then she popped up and I recognised her. I didn’t think we would even match let alone that I would hear from her’

Elsewhere during the couple’s first appearance, Michael described himself as laid-back – and shed light on how he feels having a famous woman on his arm.

‘I knew she was famous, that’s her job and you have to accept it and get on with it. I am very laid-back. Some people at work laugh, they call me Mr Hollywood!’ he regaled.

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Meanwhile, the television personality reassured fans they didn’t need to think about the ‘M word’ yet, but did chime: ‘I was about to give up on dating then we met. We chatted for 6 hours on the first date. There was no awkward silences at all. It’s only been seven months. But it’s going lovely.’

Telling all: Elsewhere during the couple's first appearance, Michael described himself as laid-back - and shed light on how he feels having a famous woman on his arm

Telling all: Elsewhere during the couple’s first appearance, Michael described himself as laid-back – and shed light on how he feels having a famous woman on his arm

Sweet: Meanwhile, the television personality reassured fans they didn't need to think about the 'M word' yet, but did chime: 'I was about to give up on dating then we met'

Sweet: Meanwhile, the television personality reassured fans they didn’t need to think about the ‘M word’ yet, but did chime: ‘I was about to give up on dating then we met’

Coleen was ready to completely ditch dating apps but gave Tinder once last swipe before meeting current partner Michael.

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The mother-of-three, who split from her guitarist husband Ray Fensome in 2018 after 11 years of marriage, told the Daily Mirror she was ready to give up on love just before she met Michael online. 

She said: ‘I was literally about to come off the app when I spotted Michael and swiped right.’

Lucky in love: Coleen was ready to completely ditch dating apps but gave Tinder once last swipe before meeting current partner Michael

Lucky in love: Coleen was ready to completely ditch dating apps but gave Tinder once last swipe before meeting current partner Michael

The Loose Woman explained how she’d been on a number of dates with different men but hadn’t found anyone she felt she have a spark with. 

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She added that one couldn’t handle the fact she had a high profile career in the public eye.

However, just when she was about to give up, she swiped right on Tinder and matched with Michael.

Looking back: The mother-of-three split from her guitarist husband Ray Fensome in 2018 after 11 years of marriage

Looking back: The mother-of-three split from her guitarist husband Ray Fensome in 2018 after 11 years of marriage

Coleen explained: ‘I was fed up with it, but then Michael popped up. I thought, “Oh he’s nice” and something stopped me from deleting my account.

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‘Looking back, it wasn’t even that nice a picture of him, he looked like he’d just got out of bed, but something caught my eye and that was it.’ 

‘I swiped right, we got a match, and I’m so glad I did.’

Honest: The Loose Woman explained how she'd been on a number of dates with different men but hadn't found anyone she felt she have a spark with and almost ditched dating apps

Honest: The Loose Woman explained how she’d been on a number of dates with different men but hadn’t found anyone she felt she have a spark with and almost ditched dating apps 

After exchanging texts, the pair met up at a pub near between Coleen’s home in Cheshire and where Michael lives in Warrington.

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The singer was due to perform on a cruise with her band The Nolans and she tried to put the date off until she returned to the UK but Michael insisted they meet up beforehand.

Coleen says she has never felt more confident going into a relationship, meaning seven months after their first date, they are going strong.

The media personality kept her relationship private in that time but also spoke out about it on Loose Women last week.

While she says she has fallen head over heels for Michael, who brings ‘calm to my life’, she admits it has been harder for her children, in particular her daughter Ciara, 21.

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Telling the panel about Michael, Coleen said: ‘He is the most laid back, calm, takes everything in his stride guy I’ve ever met.  

Family dynamic: Coleen added while she has fallen head over heels for Michael, it has been harder for her children, in particular her daughter Ciara, 21, (pictured)

Family dynamic: Coleen added while she has fallen head over heels for Michael, it has been harder for her children, in particular her daughter Ciara, 21, (pictured) 

‘It’s a strange world to come into and he’s had a lovely, normal life and then I throw him in with all you lot’.

Coleen went on to talk about how her relationship is different with Michael in comparison to her previous ones.

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She said: ‘Seven months next week we’ve been together, it’s the first time I’ve spoken about him as normally when I meet someone they’ve moved in within the week.

Second marriage: Coleen has been married twice before, to Ray Fensome from 2007 to 2018. She shares daughter Ciara with him (pictured 2013)

Second marriage: Coleen has been married twice before, to Ray Fensome from 2007 to 2018. She shares daughter Ciara with him (pictured 2013) 

‘This time round I wanted to keep it as private as possible’. 

Coleen said taking their relationship slowly really helped them get to know each other as she added: ‘he brings such a calm to my life’.  

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When asked how her three children have reacted to her new relationship, Coleen said: ‘I think it has been an adjustment for them, certainly for Ciara who has had me to herself for years, it was hard for her at first.

‘It was hard to see a man come in and do everything with me. Her dad wasn’t like that really.

Coleen went on talk about how Michael is ‘the opposite of anyone I’d been with before’. 

‘Initially that was putting me off,’ he said. ‘He’s not too nice as in boring, theres a line and he wont let me away with anything. Hes just caring and laid back.

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‘It was just something I wasn’t used to.’    

The past: She tied the knot with Shane Richie in 1990 and shares sons Shane and Jake with him (pictured 1997)

The past: She tied the knot with Shane Richie in 1990 and shares sons Shane and Jake with him (pictured 1997) 

After the first date at a local pub that went on for six hours, Coleen and Michael have fallen head over heels, and boasted about their instant chemistry during the joint interview.  

‘It’s just lovely to know that I’m not dead from the waist down!’ Coleen admitted, alluding to their sex life, ‘It’s better than ever and it’s all in working order. It’s a fantastic feeling.’ 

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‘I’ll be sitting there in my pyjamas with no make-up on, swollen eyes and a cold sore and he still looks at me like I’m the best thing since sliced bread,’ the ITV star confessed.

‘Normally I’d be thinking, ‘I need to put make-up on or he won’t fancy me or love me!’ And Michael’s come along and he just looks at me like I’ve never been looked at before.’ 

It’s the first relationship for Coleen since her 11 year marriage to ex Ray broke down in 2018. The former couple share daughter Ciara.

Coleen was also previously married to actor Shane Ritchie between 1990 and 1997 and shares sons, Shane Nolan, 33, and Jake Roche, 29, with the TV personality. Michael shares a son Nico, 20, with his ex. 

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INSIDE COLEEN’S LOVE LIFE

Shane Richie

  • Coleen and actor Shane tied the knot in 1990 
  • They split up in 1997 and were divorced two years later
  • The pair are parents to Shane Nolan, 33, and Jake Roche, 29
The past: Coleen and actor Shane tied the knot in 1990 and are parents to Shane Nolan, 33, and Jake Roche, 29 (pictured 1997)

The past: Coleen and actor Shane tied the knot in 1990 and are parents to Shane Nolan, 33, and Jake Roche, 29 (pictured 1997) 

 RAY FENSOME 

Coleen and actor Shane tied the knot in 1990

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Breaking her silence: The media personality kept her relationship private for seven months but also spoke out about it on Loose Women last week

Breaking her silence: The media personality kept her relationship private for seven months but also spoke out about it on Loose Women last week

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