Gethin's seeing double; TV HEART-THROB'S NEW GIRL LOOKS FAMILIAR..EXCLUSIVE.
DAYBREAK presenter Gethin Jones is dating again... with a beautiful West End actress who looks remarkably like his former fiancee Katherine Jenkins.
Friends said the Welsh heart-throb, 35, has been seeing Charlotte Gooch since a chance encounter behind the scenes at her West End musical Top Hat.
Gethin's mum had accidentally walked into leading actress Charlotte's dressing room when he took his parents to a night at London's Aldwych Theatre in January.
A showbiz source said last night: "It was a bit of a strange first encounter, but despite that they hit it off straight away and stayed in contact. He asked her out on a date and they have been out several times since.
"They were trying to keep it a bit low key, but he has started telling people about her and seems really happy. It's only early days With Kath before split but all the signs are really positive." Gethin's party had been invited backstage by former Holby City actor Tom Chambers, who also stars in the hit musical.
Charlotte, from Epsom, Surrey, is Gethin's first girlfriend since he split from Katherine in 2011 after a 10-month engagement. The glamorous soprano, 32, described herself as "beyond heartbroken". The source added: "Katherine will want Gethin to be happy, but seeing him with another woman is always going to be slightly upsetting for her."
Charlotte, 27, who has been dancing since she was three, has appeared in productions of Dirty Dancing and Fly With The Stars. After they met Gethin tweeted: "@Charlotte_Gooch sorry for the changing room intrusion... by my mum! Thanks for a fab show - class ...x."
She replied: "@GethinJones hehe not at all, she was lovely. Glad you liked it, lovely to meet you x."
Ex-Blue Peter host Gethin joined ITV's Daybreak last year.
Old flame Katherine
New date Charlotte
With Kath before split