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Tarrant treated after heart scare
Chris Tarrant
Tarrant's family has a history of heart problems
TV host Chris Tarrant has been treated in hospital following a heart scare.

The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? presenter checked himself for tests after falling ill during a fishing holiday in the Scottish borders.

The 59-year-old was examined at Kelso hospital for a suspected heart flutter but was given the all-clear.

Tarrant's spokesman said he probably suffered a panic attack and had been under stress following the break-up of his 15-year-marriage to wife Ingrid.

Brian MacLaurin said the TV star was nervous of any chest pain because both his parents had suffered heart problems.


"He walked into hospital and had a cardiogram which they did overnight. He walked out of hospital the next morning 100% clear.

"In fact he was back on the river at 9.30am and being chased by paparazzi hiding in the bushes," added Mr McLaurin.

The couple announced their separation last month after it was reported that Tarrant was accused of having an affair.

He said at the time: "I only have myself to blame for the breakdown of my marriage."

His wife Ingrid, 51, is said to be consulting divorce lawyers, seeking an end to their relationship.

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