Martin McCutcheon marries 'best friend'

Martin McCutcheon marries 'best friend'
Martin McCutcheon marries 'best friend' (Image credit: PA)

Martine McCutcheon enjoys her Perfect Moment as she marries in one of the world's most romantic spots. The 36-year-old actress and singer tied the knot with Jack McManus on the shores of Italy's Lake Como and told Hello! magazine she had married her "best friend". Martine, known for her roles as Tiffany in EastEnders and in stage hit My Fair Lady, wore a vintage-style lace wedding gown by leading bridal fashion house Pronovias to walk down the aisle. The groom arrived at the ceremony, held just over a week ago, in a speedboat which featured in the film Ocean's 12. Ex-EastEnder Martine - who had a number one hit with Perfect Moment - told the magazine she had never felt happier. "We are best friends as well as lovers and totally supportive of one another," she said. "We feel that we can conquer anything the world throws at us as long as we have each other, and that's a rare thing. "In a world where everything is so disposable, isn't it lovely to do something that has that optimism of 'yes, we're going to last the distance'." And Martine said her mother Jenny was delighted with her new son-in-law. "Mum adores Jack and could not wait for him to become my husband," she said. "Mum said for ages that Jack was The One. She said she's never seen me so calm or content and told me: 'You're so lucky to have found what you've found, so don't muck it up.'" Jack, 28, said: "I had a tear in my eye pretty much all the way through the ceremony. I am blessed with so many amazing memories and moments with her, but today has topped them all. I feel I'm the luckiest man in the world."

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 


An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.