Jake Quickenden reveals why he split from ex-fiancée Danielle
2 May 2018, 10:30 | Updated: 2 May 2018, 11:38
The Dreamboys star has opened up about calling off his engagement to Danielle Fogarty.
Today Jake appeared on Lorraine to explain that he still loves the 26-year-old, who he met after taking part with her dad Carl in the 2014 series of ITV's I'm A Celebrity.
He explained that the couple are taking a breather from each other to focus on other aspects of their lives - including his new job as a male stripper.
He said: "We're having a bit of time apart, kind of dealing with ourselves, and work, and being busy.
"For me it's just about taking some time out and seeing what happens really.
"But like I said, there's not a bad word. I was with her on Monday, we still talk and I still love her to bits, but sometimes you've got to go away to come back."
Jake and Danielle were introduced through her father Carl, after Jake spent time with him on I'm A Celeb.
After three years, the X Factor contestant proposed to her on his 29th birthday, with many people regarding them as having one of the most solid relationships in showbiz.
However, just 7 months after popping the question, the pair called time on their relationship during a break away to Rome.
Comfy jumpers on.... she seems to forget she ain’t DQ just yet .... pizza and early night tonight, she’s always supporting even when I’m tired and grumpy ( which is never because I don’t get grumpy ) Jumpers from - @madewithlovesparkle thanks for the little photo aswell and supporting me and @vanessabauer_skates on @dancingonice