Family and friends of TV comic Vic Reeves gathered today for the 44-year-old’s wedding to former pole dancer Nancy Sorrell.
The lavish ceremony, covered exclusively by society magazines OK! and Hello!, was held at a four-star hotel in Kent amid tight security.
A pack of more than a dozen photographers were kept well away from events at Eastwell Manor, a 20-bedroom hotel tucked away in countryside near Ashford.
Shooting Stars comedian Vic and his partner-in-laughs Bob Mortimer, who was best man, arrived in separate cars shortly after midday.
Vic arrived first in his E-registration Bentley. His son Louis, four, was a passenger in the car. Vic was wearing a dark suit and tie and his trademark glasses.
Bob Mortimer arrived 30 minutes later. He was driven to the hotel in a blue BMW X5 by an unknown woman. He waved at the cameras but said nothing.
There was no sign of bride Nancy, 25, who Vic, real name Jim Moir, met two years ago while filming the BBC show I Love 1991.
It is understood Vic asked guests, thought to include showbusiness friends Ulrika Jonsson and Mark Lamarr, to wear white in a break from tradition.
There was also no sign of Vic’s first wife Sarah Vincent. It had been reported that she had originally been asked to be a bridesmaid at the wedding but was later left out of the plans.
She subsequently told newspapers that she had not even been invited. She and Vic had two children, Louis and Alice, eight, also at today’s ceremony.
The day marks the latest chapter in Vic’s turbulent love life. His first marriage in 1993 hit the rocks when Sarah began an affair with a builder who had been working on the couple’s home.
The pair got back together but in 1999 Sarah walked out again to start a relationship with fitness instructor Julia Jones.
Next he fell for actress Emilia Fox, his co-star in the BBC drama Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and the pair were engaged.
But when that relationship fell apart, Vic, in a bizarre move, moved in with his first wife Sarah and partner Julia.
Finally, he met his new wife Nancy, who modelled for The Sun newspaper’s agony aunt feature Deidre’s Casebook. He proposed to her at a London restaurant last February.
It is understood more friends of Vic and Nancy were to gather at Eastwell Manor for an evening celebration tonight, thought to start at 7pm.