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RIDE & JOY; Zoe Ball shows she is spoke-n foron bike trip with new love; EXCLUSIVE.

Byline: Halina Watts SHOWBIZ EDITOR

IT'S for wheel - these are the snaps that show Zoe Ball has found true romance again.

The It Takes Two host went for a bike ride with businessman Michael Reed. Then tellingly they both took her daughter Nelly to a funfair close to the Brighton home she once shared with the eight-year-old's DJ dad Norman Cook.

It marks another positive step in a relationship that has turned serious as the couple split their time between each other's houses.

In December, Zoe introduced construction boss Michael to ex-husband Norman and their two children - Nelly and Woody, 17.

The Strictly star's romance with Michael, 47, began to blossom eight months after her boyfriend, Antiques Roadshow cameraman Billy Yates, killed himself at home aged 40.

A source said: "The fact that Zoe has introduced her children to Michael shows how serious she is about him.

"Michael has met both of her kids and Norman. They all get on well and Zoe is in a happy place. They are smitten and spend all their time together. It's very sweet to see.

M Nor hap thehh "All of Zoe's friends are really happy for her. She, more than anyone, deserves to find happiness. Norman is very happy for her too.

ca Michael, director of a London-based firm called Zero Zero Five, has two children with his ex-girlfriend Carrelyn Gardner.

hisZ 20 Zoe, 47, split from Fatboy Slim star Norman in 2016 after 18 years together and then became close to Billy, who was said to have put a smile back on her face. He is believed to have been struggling with depression and financial problems at the time of his suicide.

stru prob Af Awa Wor w After his death Zoe followed Depression Awareness and Anxiety UK on Twitter. On World Mental Health Day she shared a photo and wrote: "So many emotions today."

halina.watts@people.co.uk

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DERAILLEUR THING Bike beauty Zoe's all loved-up and smiling on her day at beach with Michael

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