New Countdown host Colin Murray has been pictured for the first time since news of his split from wife of ten years Carly Paradis was revealed on Monday.
The presenter, 45, looked down in the dumps as he left the television studios in Manchester on Tuesday night, while concealing his wedding ring finger.
Wheeling a suitcase, Colin cut a low-key figure in a black ensemble and trainers, still wearing his BBC lanyard around his neck.
The outing comes after his composer wife Carly said the sea could 'cure tears' in a cryptic Instagram post.
Carly Paradis, 42, best known for creating the Line Of Duty theme, recently took a break in Clearwater, Florida, to celebrate the new year.
Moving on: Colin Murray has been pictured for the first time since news of his split from wife of ten years Carly Paradis was revealed - seen leaving the Countdown studios on Tuesday
Sad times: Carly said the sea could 'cure tears' in a cryptic Instagram post as it emerged on Monday that she and the broadcaster have split after ten years together
In a post alongside an image of herself on a ferry, she wrote: 'The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea. Happy New Year.'
Sources say the musician has been spending a most of her time in the States since she split from new Countdown host Murray late last year.
She also partied with friend and PR executive Chandler Poling over the weekend in Hollywood, posting an image of them at a Saturday night music party.
Paradis' Instagram account doesn't feature one picture of Murray, who started as a journalist and sports broadcaster before turning out a music magazine and moving to Radio 1.
Murray, who ...