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17 December 2019 18:40

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REV Richard Coles is a vicar with a difference, thanks to his appearance on Strictly AND being in a famous band in the 80s. But he has suffered a tragedy after his partner passed away. 2 Rev Richard Coles is a vicar with a difference Credit: Alamy Who is Rev Richard Coles? Rev Richard Coles, 57, is a Church of England priest and English musician. Rev Richard Coles is most famous for being part of The Communards alongside Jimmy Somerville, who had been friends before joining the band.

Rev Coles was previously in The Communards alongside Jimmy Somerville Credit: Getty - Contributor Who was Rev Richard Coles' civil partner Rev David Coles and did they have children? In December 2019 Richard was left heartbroken after his partner Rev David Coles died aged 42 after a long illness. He announced the tragic news on Twitter, thanking hospital staff for caring for his long-term partner. In his Twitter bio, David described himself as a "carer to FIVE delinquent yet delightful dachshunds. 2 The couple lived together in Fineden, Northamptonshire Credit: RICHARD COLES When was Rev Richard Coles on Strictly Richard was on the show back in 2017 and was partnered with Dianne Buswell.

He was on the show alongside the likes of Mollie King, Ruth Langsford and Brian Conley. Richard left during Movie Week and was the second celebrity to be voted off that year. Richard was partnered with Dianne Buswell on Strictly in 2017 What TV shows has Rev Richard Coles been on? In 2016 Richard appeared on Celebrity Masterchef and finished in fifth place. And he starred on Strictly 2017 alongside the likes of Mollie King, Ruth Langsford and Brian Conley.

More strictly news ON THE BALL Get the lowdown on the origin of the Charleston, Paso Doble and salsa STRICTLY SELF-HELP Former Strictly Come Dancing pro Camilla Dallerup is now a lifecoach OUT COLE-D Who is Brendan Cole? Why did Rev Richard Coles join the church? In his biography on his website, it is revealed: "Between 1990-1994 he studied for a theology degree at King's College, London, before returning to Northamptonshire where he began to seriously consider taking holy orders." Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from mirror - Strictly Come Dancing Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Reverend Richard Coles has hailed his late partner a 'hero' after saving a man from a car-crash back in July 2017. David was late to see Richard being installed as Northampton University chancellor after coming across the accident and ended up smashing a windscreen to pull the man to safety. Praising his beloved partner, Richard tweeted: The former Communards star posted a heartbreaking tweet earlier this morning explaining that Rev David Coles had passed away after being ill for some time. Richard, 57, thanked the "brilliant team" at Kettering General hospital for looking after David in his final days. He tweeted: "I'm very sorry to say that @RevDavidColes has died. The couple first met when David went to hear Richard preach in Norwich and fell in love. Richard and David entered into a civil partnership after the Church of England allowed it in 2005 and they stayed in a celibate relationship. They lived together in St Mary's in Finedon, Northamptonshire with their dogs - and Richard would often talk about their life on his Radio 4 show. According to Rev Coles' official website, the couple lived together in their vicarage, "which is gradually being destroyed by... Richard, who is best known for his stint on Strictly Come Dancing, previously revealed that he hoped himself and David would move from their home in Northamptonshire in their later years. In 2017, he told the Mail: "I'd like to retire and live in Scotland near the sea, with David and the dogs, never answer another email, and sort of pootle around. Strictly star Reverend Richard Coles announces tragic death of his partner David Coles passed away after a battle with his health. The TV revealed the saddening news that his civil partner passed away after a long illness. Strictly Come Dancing star Rev Richard Coles has shared the tragic news that his civil partner has passed away. In a heartbreaking statement on Twitter, the former Communards star explained that his partner, Rev David Coles had died after battling with his health and being ill for some time. Reverend David Coles passed away recently. Richard, 57, gave his thanks to the "brilliant teams at Kettering General Hospital" after they took great care of David, 42, during his final days. The pair entered a civil partnership back in 2005 after the Church of England allowed it and they stayed in a celibate relationship. I'm very sorry to say that @RevDavidColes has died. pic.twitter.com/usvLDIBDv7 — Richard Coles (@RevRichardColes) December 17, 2019 Richard tweeted: "I'm very sorry to say that @RevDavidColes has died. ""The Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended"." Rev Richard Coles has announced the death of his partner, Rev David Coles Rev Richard Coles lived with David, 42, in their vicarage in Finedon. He said in a statement on Twitter that David had died after a long illness and thanked Kettering General Hospital for their care. Rev Richard Coles said: "I'm very sorry to say that @RevDavidColes has died. Rev Richard Coles made the announcement on Twitter "Thanks to the brilliant teams who looked after him at @KettGeneral. "The Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended"." In a reply, KGH said: "So sorry to hear this sad news. Before becoming a vicar, Mr Coles was a keyboard player in the 1980s band The Communards and is now a well-known broadcaster. Rev Richard Coles appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 and co-presents Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4. His dance partner on Strictly, Dianne Buswell, wrote on Twitter: "I'm so sorry to hear this.