Ben Foden has revealed he and new wife Jackie are planning two wedding parties to celebrate their vows – and confirmed they will be moving to the UK next summer The X Factor: Celebrity contestant Ben, 34, spoke to MailOnline in an exclusive interview about his surprise marriage in August, which took place after just two weeks of dating, saying ‘there are still so many people that want to congratulate us’ The former England rugby international said the couple are still ‘dining out’ on being newlyweds but they’re already looking forward to partying in honour of their one year anniversary Speaking ahead of his first live performance on the X Factor: Celebrity with band Try Star, Ben said: ‘Jackie and I are going to have a wedding party in America ‘We were thinking about doing one in America, in Connecticut or in the city in Manhattan and we’re also going to do one in Cheshire in England Share this article Share ‘With everything going on at the moment we’re so busy, we haven’t had time to do that yet as we have been bouncing back and forth ‘But we’re planning to move back to England next summer and buy a house in Cheshire so we were thinking of having a big celebration then and bring everyone over from America and do it to celebrate our one year anniversary ‘We’re dining out on it at the moment and enjoying it. There are still so many people that want to celebrate with us ‘ Ben was previously married to The Saturdays singer Una Healy, 38, and together they had planned to move their children Aoife, seven, and Tadhg, four, to the US last summer after he signed a deal with Rugby United New York Ben started the new chapter on his own after he admitted to cheating on Una with PR Becky Milne, which led to the couple’s divorce Just as Ben turned to excessive partying in a bid to cure his loneliness – he met new wife, entrepreneur Jackie, and the pair stunned friends and family by marrying just two weeks after they met Now the ex-sportsman has revealed that Jackie has made a positive impact on his life and he’s thankful to be starring on the X Factor: Celebrity alongside bandmates Thom Evans and Levis Davis because it’s given him a new focus Ben admitted: ‘My life has changed a lot over the last seven months. ‘I have been in America and I got married In New York it’s a very busy way of life, everyone is quite healthy. ‘Jackie loves all these shakes in the morning She’s not a vegan or vegetarian but we have more of a vegetarian diet together. ‘She has been a very positive influence on my life and my diet I have always been rubbish nutrition wise – nutrition is so important now coming away from rugby to stay fit and healthy ‘He added: ‘It is really good to be busy, if I’m left to my own devices and have lots of free time then I get bored and lethargic ‘But now I’m with the boys and doing interviews and I’m trying to stay to fit and healthy – it has given me something to focus all my energy on ‘And because the season doesn’t start until February in America it has been really refreshing for me to have something to dive into ‘The beauty of The X Factor is that you dive into it – it’s a full on process. I’m on a strict diet at the moment, with this entire top taking off business I need to slim down!’ Rugby trio Ben, Thom and Levi are on a mission to get X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger’s heart racing with their rendition of Ginuwine’s Pony on Saturday night – (even though Ben’s new wife Jackie will be in the audience!)But they couldn’t quite decide if becoming X Factor: Celebrity champions would mean more to them than winning the Rugby World Cup Ben said: ‘To win the World Cup or win the X Factor? That is such a tough question! I would want to do both I’m greedy, they’re both once in a lifetime opportunities. ‘I was lucky enough to have that opportunity in 2011 with the World Cup in New Zealand ‘We didn’t quite have what it takes to win a World Cup but now I have a new opportunity with X Factor and my rugby brothers and hopefully we can do a little bit better than we did in the World Cup and go onto win!’ The X Factor: Celebrity goes live on ITV at 8 20pm on Saturday night.