Madonna to be 'marriage referee' on new TV programme

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Madonna divorced former husband and British director Guy Ritchie in 2008

Twice-divorced Madonna is to become a "marriage referee" in an edition of a new American TV show.

The singer will be on a panel of celebrities who'll help settle domestic disputes.

She'll help decide which partner should be declared the winner of arguments filmed in their own homes.

Madonna, who divorced Guy Ritchie in 2008, will be joined by the likes of Ricky Gervais and comedian Jerry Seinfeld on The Marriage Ref.

Though after getting through two husbands some will wonder how good she can be at saving relationships. As well as divorcing Guy Ritchie, the star used to be married to actor Sean Penn.

Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria and actor Alec Baldwin are also among those expected to make up the rotating celebrity panel on the show.

The series is part of US network NBC's efforts to revamp its prime time line-up after the decision to axe Jay Leno from his 10pm slot and put him back in charge of the late night Tonight show.

One programme includes a husband who annoys his wife by parking a motorbike in their living room and another couple who argue about whether to have their dead dog stuffed.

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