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I'm a free man, says Wood as divorce finalised

Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood said he was "a free man" today after his divorce was finalised and insisted his relationship with ex-wife Jo was amicable.

Speaking backstage at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, Wood said: "Yes, I'm a free man. I believe today is the day the divorce becomes final. I've been so busy at the awards.

"I'm going to meet Jo this week, very amicably, and we are going to talk about 'you have this and I'll have that'. It's only material things."

The couple split up very publicly in 2008 as Wood battled addiction and his ex-wife built a media career and starred in the BBC1 ballroom show Strictly Come Dancing.

Wood, who revealed he has not read Keith Richards' memoirs yet, said he expected the band to work together again "maybe next year".