How old is Caroline Quentin, who is The World's Most Extraordinary Homes host's husband and when did she star in Jonathan Creek?

CAROLINE Quentin is one of the first three celebrities to be confirmed as a contestant on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

But who is the actress, when did she star in Jonathan Creek, and who is she married to?

Who is Caroline Quentin, how old is she, and why is she famous?

Caroline Quentin is a 60-year-old actress, born in Surrey on July 11, 1960.

She is probably best known for her role as Dorothy – Gary’s outspoken girlfriend – in Men Behaving Badly.

Between 2003-2009 she played DCI Janine Lewis in Blue Murder, which helped secure her as a household name.

In 2004 she was honoured with the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards.

In more recent years the star has taken to presenting more factual shows, such as The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes, Walks With My Dog and The World’s Ugliest Pets.

When was Caroline Quentin in Jonathan Creek?

Caroline Quentin played Maddie Magellan in Jonathan Creek between 1997 and 2000.

She starred along Alan Davies playing an investigative journalist, who uses Jonathan's mind to solve murder mysteries.

Caroline was Alan’s original co-star and was replaced by Julia Sawalha when she left.

Who is Caroline Quentin’s husband Sam Farmer?

Caroline Quentin’s husband is Sam Farmer – a runner she was met on the set of Men Behaving Badly in 1999.

The couple tied the knot in Devon in 2006, after having two children – Emily Rose, born 1999, and William, born 2003.

The couple are believed to live on a farm near Tiverton, Devon.

Caroline was previously married to comic Paul Merton from 1990 until 1998.

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