Prescott pair put marriage to test on ITV show All Star Mr And Mrs
THEY are one of Hull's most- famous married couples.
And now Lord Prescott and his wife Pauline have tested their 50-year marriage on national television.
The couple appeared on the hit ITV1 show All Star Mr And Mrs last night and won £15,000 for charity.
Viewers watched as Lord Prescott donned pink sparkly headphones and a blindfold while Pauline answered questions from host Phillip Schofield about their marriage.
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After beating two other couples to be the final pair standing, they missed out on the chance to double their £15,000 winnings.
Lord Prescott said: "It was good fun really, but the reason we did it was to help the charity.
"We weren't expecting to be the last couple left, but we got that far and then failed at the last question."
The couple chose to support the charity Chrohn's and Colitis UK because their daughter-in- law, Roz, suffers from a form of colitis.
The family act as ambassadors for the charity.
The couple were competing against EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer and husband Richard Merkell as well as Westlife's Nicky Byrne and his wife Georgina.
Lord Prescott said: "We wanted to support the charity, which is why we agreed to do the show.
"We had obviously been married a lot longer than the other couples."
When the show was filmed earlier this year, Lord Prescott was using a walking stick after breaking a metatarsal bone in his foot.
During the programme, he joked: "I have broken my Beckham bone. I fell off a pavement. I broke it like Beckham."
He also told how he took Pauline's wedding dress to be dumped at the Chapman Street depot in Hull.
He said: "It was in a big box and every time we moved I had to keep carrying it around.
"She kept saying it would be turned into another dress, but it never was. How many houses have got big boxes with dresses in?
"So we took it to the tip in Chapman Street and dumped it. She sat in the car while I dumped it.
"She said she was annoyed, but she let me carry on and do it."
Pauline was asked about the most treasured possession John had ever bought her from his travels around the world.
She answered a lucky charm necklace from New Zealand, but John answered pearls.
He said: "I did give her a tiki charm but when she found out a Maori had given me it, she smashed it with a hammer."
After the show was recorded, host Phillip Schofield tweeted: "On my way home after another Mr and Mrs recording, all guests great but John and Pauline Prescott ... priceless."