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Popstar turned reverend recalls civil partnership in ‘Romantic Diss’

PUBLISHED: 09:30 26 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:09 26 February 2019

Reverend Richard Coles has spoken on Twitter about signing his civil partnership contact in Diss, Norfolk. PHOTO: Submitted

Reverend Richard Coles has spoken on Twitter about signing his civil partnership contact in Diss, Norfolk. PHOTO: Submitted

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The life of Reverend Richard Coles, eighties pop legend turned Church of England priest, Radio Four host and Strictly Come Dancing star, is well known to millions across the country.

Less well known is his association with a small town on the Norfolk and Suffolk border.

In 2010 the former Communards member tied the knot with the also ordained Reverend David Coles (né Oldham) in Diss in a civil partnership ceremony.

However, the first day of their partnership was not plain sailing.

In a post on Twitter this week he said: “It was here, in romantic Diss, that @RevDavidColes and I contracted our Civil Partnership nine years ago, an event I marked by driving his new car into a ditch.”

David Coles replied: “And we had a post signing argument over a packet of cheese and onion in the adjoining pub because I told my mum before it was ‘official’”.


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