British TV presenter tells of Brexit woes for him and his French wife

British TV presenter tells of Brexit woes for him and his French wife
Children's TV presenter Ed Petrie, left.
A British TV presenter and comedian has opened up about the impact Brexit is having on him and his French wife, plus their two dual nationality children.

Ed Petrie, comedian and popular presenter of children's TV shows including All Over the Workplace and The Dog Ate my Homework, is married to a French woman and they have two children.

He has opened up on Twitter about the “anxiety and sadness” he and his family have been feeling, as well as the practical difficulties such as obtaining British citizenship for his wife and his own attempts to gain French citizenship.

Like many people with inter-European love stories, the couple met through the Erasmus university exchange programme (according to the organisers, one in four Erasmus students meet a long-term partner on the exchange) and decided to make their home in the UK.

His Twitter thread has received hundreds of supportive comments as people shared their own Brexit woes online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  1. Thank you so much for this. I empathise 100%. Even little things are now troublesome. eg we drive to England to visit daughters and grandchildren. Arriving at Calais or Dover passport control does one of us have to get out of the car and walk over to the EU or UK control and then wait for husband/wife?

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