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Keating widower to marry again
Russ Lindsay and Sally Meen
Russ Lindsay has said he will marry Sally Meen
The husband of TV presenter Caron Keating, who died of cancer two years ago, has said he is to marry again.

Russ Lindsay is to wed the former GMTV weather presenter, Sally Meen.

Mother-of-two Caron, who began her career with BBC Northern Ireland before going on to present Blue Peter, died in April 2004 aged 41 from breast cancer.

Mr Lindsay told a Sunday newspaper Caron would have given the marriage her blessing and that her mother, Gloria Hunniford, was pleased he was happy.

He told the News of the World: "I know Caron would be looking down very happy with the way things have turned out for us."

Caron Keating
Caron Keating lost a seven-year fight against breast cancer

Mr Lindsay, 44, asked Ms Meen to marry him on Christmas Day at the Surrey home they share with his and Caron's sons, Charlie, 11 and Gabriel, nine.

"I've been planning it for quite a while because Sal is the person I want to spend the rest of my life with," he said.

Caron rose to stardom as a Blue Peter presenter, marrying Mr Lindsay in 1991.

She fought breast cancer with the help of both modern and complementary medicine, but news of her battle only came to public attention when she died.

Lindsay told the News of the World that Mrs Hunniford was pleased about his forthcoming wedding and "has only the boys' and my interests at heart".

Former GMTV weather girl Ms Meen, 40, met up with Lindsay after Keating's death, describing him as a "broken man".

She told the newspaper he was "so sad he couldn't function" but the couple fell in love over the following months.

Ms Meen said she "burst into tears" when Mr Lindsay proposed and pledged to make TV presenter and friend Anthea Turner her maid of honour.


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