David Mitchell and wife Victoria Coren put on a loved-up display at The Festival premiere3 min read

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They’re set to celebrate six years of marriage in November and are the proud parents of three-year-old daughter Barbara.

And David Mitchell, 44, and his wife Victoria Coren, 45, were the picture of wedded bliss when they attended the premiere of The Festival at London’s Cineworld Leicester Square on Monday evening.

Comedian David and presenter Victoria put on a loved-up display as they held hands while making their way into the venue for the event.

Date night: David Mitchell and his wife Victoria Coren attended the premiere of The Festival at London's Cineworld Leicester Square on Monday evening

Date night: David Mitchell and his wife Victoria Coren attended the premiere of The Festival at London's Cineworld Leicester Square on Monday evening

Date night: David Mitchell and his wife Victoria Coren attended the premiere of The Festival at London’s Cineworld Leicester Square on Monday evening

Victoria, who presents BBC show Only Connect, stepped out in style for the occasion, wearing a plunging cherry-patterned dress, teamed with nude heels.

With her long blonde hair falling beyond her shoulders, the mother-of-one highlighted her natural good looks with a palette of makeup that included eyeliner and a smudge of red lipstick.

Former Peep Show star David looked cool in a white short-sleeved striped shirt, which he wore with loose-fitting cream trousers and brown boots. 

Stepping out in style: Victoria, who presents BBC show Only Connect, stepped out in style for the occasion, wearing a plunging cherry-patterned dress, teamed with nude heels

Stepping out in style: Victoria, who presents BBC show Only Connect, stepped out in style for the occasion, wearing a plunging cherry-patterned dress, teamed with nude heels

Stepping out in style: Victoria, who presents BBC show Only Connect, stepped out in style for the occasion, wearing a plunging cherry-patterned dress, teamed with nude heels

The pair married at St Peter’s Church in Belsize Park, North London  in front of a host of other television stars, including comedian David Baddiel and his actress wife Morwenna Banks, and former Blue Peter host Konnie Huq in 2012.

They met at a showbiz party in 2007, and even though David admitted he was instantly smitten with Victoria, three years went by before they actually got together.

She was in a relationship with someone else at the time and turned down the comedian’s advances.

In his autobiography Back Story, David spoke out about the agony of not being with the love of his life for those years, and how it led him to midnight walks in the park and frequent visits to the pub.

Casually cool: Former Peep Show star David looked cool in a white short-sleeved striped shirt, which he wore with loose-fitting cream trousers and brown boots

Casually cool: Former Peep Show star David looked cool in a white short-sleeved striped shirt, which he wore with loose-fitting cream trousers and brown boots

Casually cool: Former Peep Show star David looked cool in a white short-sleeved striped shirt, which he wore with loose-fitting cream trousers and brown boots

‘I was hopelessly in love. I told no one about it,’ the star disclosed in his book. ‘I didn’t tell my closest friends or my parents of the enormous sadness that overshadowed my life.’ 

‘I started walking for my back,’ he wrote. ‘I kept going because of her. It made thinking about her more bearable. I’d always liked getting drunk in the pub or at parties – now I had a real use for it.’

‘You could use it to speed up time – almost like cutting to the next morning’s hangover. So I did that. A lot. A few times, when drunk, I’d get off with someone.  

‘The booze allowed me to tell myself that it might make me feel better. Maybe I’ll manage to fall in love with this person instead.’

The pair finally began dating in 2010 and Victoria has been equally open about how smitten she is with him. 

She told the Daily Telegraph in 2012: ‘I am filled with this bizarre mix of thinking David could have done a lot better than me and feeling we’re so alike and complement each other so wonderfully that we are the ideal match and couldn’t possibly be with anyone else.’ 

In love: The couple married at St. Peter's Church in Belsize Park, north London, back in 2012 

In love: The couple married at St. Peter's Church in Belsize Park, north London, back in 2012 

In love: The couple married at St. Peter’s Church in Belsize Park, north London, back in 2012