Davina McCall has announced that she has split from her husband Matthew Robertson after 17 years of marriage.

The couple have been married since June 2000 and have three children together.

The TV presenter released a statement which read: "I am very sad to say that Matthew and I have separated.

"Our amazing children are our number one priority, above everything else so therefore we ask for as much space and respect from the media as possible while our family goes through this difficult time."

Davina McCall and husband Matthew Robertson split after 17 years of marriage. Pictured here in 2005.

McCall has two daughters, Holly and Tilly, and a son named Chester, with former Pet Rescue presenter Robertson.

The presenter hinted at big life changes in an Instagram post two days ago when she posted a motivational quote which said "your past is  your past. Leave it there. Get on with the future part."

She captioned the image: "I really know about this one... I have made so many mistakes in my life ... but there is always a new day."

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She was previously married to actor Andrew Leggett in 1997, but they split the same year.

McCall presented the reality show Big Brother for its 11 series run on Channel 4 between 2000 and 2010, as well as Celebrity Big Brother between 2001 and 2010.