Tamzin Outhwaite and her husband Tom Ellis have split up after seven years of marriage

“Tamzin Outhwaite and Tom Ellis are sad to confirm they have separated,” a spokesman for the couple said. “They continue to support each other as parents and will remain friends. They ask for sensitivity at this difficult time.”

Former EastEnders actress Tamzin married Miranda star Tom in June 2006 and they have two children together – four-year-old Florence and baby Marnie, born last August.

Tamzin, who had previously starred in Doctor Who, Hotel Babylon, The Fixer and Red Cap, is set join the cast of BBC1 drama New Tricks on September 24, playing the team’s new detective Sacha Millard.

“I’ve been a huge fan of the show for years,” Tamzin said earlier this year. “I can’t wait to be working with the amazing cast and crew.”