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Sunday 31 August 2014

Una Foden's Ben shows he's a model husband

Published 25/01/2014 | 11:52

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Una and Ben attend the launch of the UGG Christmas Grotto at Duke of York Square in November with their daughter Aoife Belle. Photo: David M. Benett/Getty Images for UGG

Ben becomes a model husband for Una

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Irish singer Una Healy is one lucky lady.

Her rugby star husband Ben Foden, not content with just concentrating on his career on the pitch, has now turned his attentions to the world of modelling.

Happy to show off his toned torso and rock-solid abs, Ben is hoping to cash in on his good looks by signing up to top UK agency Next management.

The 28-year-old confirmed the news this week and said he was looking forward to seeing where the new venture would take him.

"We have some exciting projects in the pipeline which I am very excited to explore," said dad-of-one Ben.

The Saturdays star Una said she was proud of her other half who has 31 caps for the English rugby team.

"He's done shoots before for magazines, so he's got some experience," said the Tipperary native. And according to Reaan Mann, head of the agency's men's division, Ben has "a great commercial look that our top clients will love".

As part of the Next team, the sportsman could find himself working alongside Una's bandmate, Mollie King, who signed a deal with the agency in October.

Ben will be joining an impressive list of male models who are signed to the agency, including Kylie Minogue's ex-boyfriend Andrés Velencoso.

Rugby union star Ben shot to fame playing for Northampton Saints and England.

Ben began dating Una in 2008 and the couple tied the knot in June 2012 after welcoming baby daughter Aoife Belle into the world three months earlier.

While Ben looks to pastures new, singer Una is also busy with her own venture on ITV reality show Splash.

The 33-year-old will take to the diving board tonight when she is hoping to reach the semi-final stage of the competition.

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