Actress pictured holding hands with West End star

Today pictures emerged of Hannah Waterman holding hands with a mystery man, a day after announcing her split from husband and partner of 10 years, Ricky Groves.

The snaps were taken in Soho three weeks ago, sparking rumours the newly slim Hannah, 34, had ditched her hubby for a new love.

But the handsome bearded man she was clutching on to has been revealed as family friend Simon Bowman.

‘He’s an old family friend of her dad Dennis’s,’ her friend tells Now. ‘Simon‘s got a partner of his own, too.’

Simon, 48, has twice played Elvis Presley on screen and stage, and is currently appearing in Les Miserables in the West End.

Hannah was married to Ricky, 41, for three years after meeting him originally when they starred in EastEnders together.