Zoe Ball can’t stop smiling as she makes red carpet debut with new boyfriend

Zoe Ball looked incredibly happy as she posed up on the red carpet with her new boyfriend for the first time.

The radio presenter and It Takes Two host, 48, couldn’t stop smiling as she posed for pictures with beau Michael Reed at a gala performance of Swan Lake in London.

The couple looked happy as can be as they wrapped their arms around each other and beamed for photographers.

They were dressed for the cold weather in smart winter coats, and Zoe opted for black trousers with a blouse and boots, while construction boss Michael, 47, wore navy blue trousers, shiny black shoes and a light blue shirt.

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Zoe made her red carpet debut with Michael
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It was the first public date night for the couple, and Michael looked proud as punch to be stood by her side.

And friends of the star say Mike has put a smile back on Zoe’s face following a tough year of heartbreak following the suicide of her boyfriend Billy Yates.

An insider told The Sun : "It is great to see Zoe with a spring in her step — smiling and enjoying life again.

Zoe Ball can't stop smiling as she makes red carpet debut with new boyfriend

She was beaming
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"She has had a tough time of it this year so deserves some happiness.

"It is early days with Michael but Zoe seems quite taken with him. She left her girlfriends to go and meet him so that shows how keen she is."

They went on to describe Michael as a "charismatic guy" and "very handsome" and said that hopefully the relationship will be easier due to the fact that he’s not in showbiz as well.

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Zoe Ball can't stop smiling as she makes red carpet debut with new boyfriend

Friends say he’s helped put a smile back on her face
(Image: Dan Wooller/REX/Shutterstock)

Zoe recently became the BBC’s highest-paid woman after landing a £1.2 million a year contract to take over from Chris Evans as host of the Radio 2 breakfast show.

Landing the job gave her a "tremendous lift", her dad Johnny said.

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