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IT'S THE BIG BREAK, JIM; Divorce as wife gets set to hit him in the pocket.

Jim Davidson is facing a pounds 2million bill from his fourth divorce.

Tracy Hilton is formally ending their ten-year marriage after the comic admitted cheating on her with busty TV hostess Debbie Corrigan.

The settlement will be Davidson's most expensive yet, and will almost certainly mean him losing his new pounds 1.4million Surrey mansion.

Ex-model Tracy, 31, is currently staying at the house with their three children. The couple bought the pad last year, with Jim telling friends it was the perfect home to restart their marriage.

Tracy, whose mother, Margaret, lives in a "granny cottage" in the grounds, will keep her pounds 75,000 Mercedes-Benz and Davidson may have to pay as much as pounds 15,000 a month in alimony.

"Tracy's primary concern is for the children and she's determined they will be taken care of by Jim," said a pal.

"She tried to make the marriage work, but Jim just can't say no to the ladies. It's his addiction. He has made it clear that he will not make waves over this. He's just as eager to get everything sorted."

The Mirror caught Davidson out after he spent the night with Debbie, 24, at Brighton's plush Grand Hotel. It put the final nail in the coffin of his marriage to Tracy, who supported him through his battle with the booze.

Davidson, the presenter of TV's Big Break began his latest fling when he cast Debbie as a fairy in his X-rated panto, Sinderella.

He insisted: "I don't want people to look at me and Debs and think anything bad of her. My marriage was in terrible trouble and she just happened to be there. It's not right that Tracy and I should live with this unhappiness."

The pal added: "Jim is totally besotted with Debbie. But Tracy's devastated."

Today's column edited by THOMAS QUINN

Is romance blooming

for EastEnd Tiffany?

She desperately wants a man to love her - and these pictures suggest EastEnders star Martine McCutcheon may just have found him.

My snapper spotted her out with her mystery hunk in Epping, near her east London home. They'd just called at a florist's and he was carrying a massive bouquet.

Yet only last month 20-year-old Martine - saucy barmaid Tiffany in the soap - said she couldn't find a man.

"I'm scared to be hurt," she said. "And I'm scared because people only know me as Tiffany. They don't know the real me."

Last July, Martine broke up with her then fiance - club DJ Gareth Cooke. Since then she's been linked to co-star Paul Nicholls, who plays Joe Wicks, and Mick Hucknall.

But who's her new bloke? If you know, give me a call on 0171 293 3950.

Be patient with Moll, George

The English Patient's wife is quitting Britain after landing a job as a doctor in the hit American series ER.

Stunning redhead Alex Kingston has landed the part of the show's chief love interest, beside Batman hunk George Clooney.

She replaces blonde Sherry Stringfield, who left a pounds 60,000-an-episode job as Dr Susan Lewis to spend more time with her family.

US telly bosses chose Alex, 33, after seeing her as Moll Flanders in the raunchy ITV drama.

It's a big step for Alex whose ten-year relationship with Ralph Fiennes ended last year after three years of marriage.

A friend says: "When Ralph and Alex split up everyone wrote off her career. People in Hollywood love Ralph - especially after he got his Oscar nomination for The English Patient.

"But Alex was thought of as a nobody who used to appear in The Knock.

"Now with Moll Flanders and ER, her career is on the up and up."

Word has it that Manchester City fan and Oasis bassist Paul McGuigan has written a book about football. Rumours of other titles in the pipeline - Liam On Netball and Noel's Easy Guide To Tennis - are, sadly, false.

Meanwhile, Fever Pitch star Colin Firth was spotted buying chocolate- flavoured condoms with his stunning fiancee Livia Giuggioli, 27. So that's how he scores every

time...

The stars of Batman And Robin - Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman and Alicia Silverstone - will all turn up for the film's UK premiere

in Watford in June.

BRAVE Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale is back on the gig circuit after suffering a broken hip when she was mugged on holiday in Cuba. Annie turned up on crutches for Depeche Mode's

London show.
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