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SAS: Who Dares Wins Star Who Heard Wife Die On Phone Has Now Remarried

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SAS: Who Dares Wins Star Who Heard Wife Die On Phone Has Now Remarried

Former SAS: Who Dares Wins contestant Danny Cross has revealed he has now remarried and that 'life is good', after going through the trauma of hearing his first wife being murdered on the phone.

Cross spoke about the horror of what happened to his late partner Nikki when he appeared on the series back in 2018, leaving presenters Jason Fox and Ant Middleton speechless as he explained how she had been killed by a man while he was working away in Hull.

The intruder, Marcin Porczynski - then 27 - broke in to the family's home in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, after Nikki had phoned her husband to say she was worried about a stranger loitering around the house.

Cross was still on the phone to her when she was stabbed, and 'heard everything'.

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Danny Cross with his late wife Nikki. Credit: ITV
Danny Cross with his late wife Nikki. Credit: ITV

Porczynski later pleaded guilty to Nikki's manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, and was ordered to be detained in a secure psychiatric unit indefinitely.

Speaking on the podcast Anything Goes With James English, Cross admitted that things have been 'difficult' but that he is happy with his 'amazing' new partner.

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When journalist English asked if Cross had remarried, he replied: "Yeah, I got married two years ago."

He went on to recall how he had met second wife Alex, dispelling a myth that she was a pshycologist who had helped him after the death of his wife.

"I met Alex at a charity evening for one of our friends - I think she was running a marathon or something," Cross said.

"I just went to the pub where they were and met her there.

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"We just said hello and then we were kind of softly match-made by one of Alex's friends later on.

Danny Cross with second wife Alex. Credit: ITV
Danny Cross with second wife Alex. Credit: ITV

"It turned out when I started talking to her that she was in psychology. She used to work at Brixton prison as a psychologist in there, and when we first met she had just taken a new job to do child mental health.

"I was like, 'This is like a gift from heaven'. You couldn't really have asked for anyone better to be involved with.

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"She's amazing, absolutely amazing. And to say she wasn't one of the professional people put in to help us, but she's helped us probably more than she will ever realise."

Cross, who has two children with Nikki and recently welcomed a third child with his new wife, added: "It is six years since we lost Nicola. It's been difficult but at the moment life is good.

"I've just had a baby. None of this was ever the plan but that's part of life - and you have to somehow try your best."

Elsewhere in the podcast, Cross detailed what happened on the night when his wife was killed, remembering how she had called him when she saw a man hanging around outside the house.

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He had been on the phone to her when the intruder broke in, saying he could hear Nikki 'scream'.

Cross said: "Instantly I think I screamed and leapt out of the bed because I heard Nikki actually say, 'What do you want? Get out of my house.'

"I knew someone was in there."

Credit: YouTube/Anything Goes With James English
Credit: YouTube/Anything Goes With James English

He tried dialling 999 from his hotel phone but it 'didn't work', but eventually managed to get through to the local police - all the while staying on the phone to Nikki.

"I could hear Nikki on the phone - some screams, [...] pushing, I could hear sort of a struggle going on."

After things went 'quiet', Cross 'kept the line open' to his wife as he waited for the police to arrive.

"I was just talking to her down the phone," he said.

"I was saying, 'Just stay with me, I know you can hear me, just please don't go, don't leave me.' I couldn't get up off the floor. My legs had gone completely numb."

Cross said he eventually applied for SAS: Who Dares Wins because he was trying to say 'yes' to things.

"I felt like Superman," he said.

"I felt like I could take on the world. I felt like I was ready for anything. If I can overcome and get through and keep going what I've got through, there's nothing I can't do."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Anything Goes With James English

Topics: UK News, News, SAS: Who Dares Wins

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