Jake Quickenden reveals why he split from ex-fiancée Danielle

2 May 2018, 10:30 | Updated: 2 May 2018, 11:38

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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." 


Easter weekend with the best people!! And now I will watch films and eat junk all day!!

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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.

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However, just 7 months after popping the question, the pair called time on their relationship during a break away to Rome.