The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host says he'd been drinking wine before arguing with girlfriend Jane Bird, and stresses "absolutely nothing physical happened". Police were called after the couple rowed outside their Surrey home following a night at a Tina Turner concert in London
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Chris Tarrant says late night arrest was result of a tipsy lovers' tiff
17 MARCH 2009
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host Chris Tarrant has dismissed a late night incident in which he was arrested on suspicion of assault as nothing more than a lovers' tiff after a few bottles of wine.
"We had a row. It happens. It was about nothing in particular," says the 62-year TV presenter, who argued with his girlfriend Jane Bird in the drive of their gated apartment block in Surrey after they returned home from a Tina Turner concert in London.
"We were both a bit tipsy, we'd had some fine wine. We might have had a few bottles. Someone called the police, but I want to emphasise that absolutely nothing physical happened."
Following the argument, Chris - who has been seeing legal assistant Jane for two years - spent two hours in custody at the police station in Staines. His 46-year-old girlfriend then told police the disagreement had simply been a "big mistake" and didn't press charges.