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Alex Demetriou reveals shut friendship with Maura Higgins ­made spouse ­Carlotta jealous and tore their marriage aside

Alex Demetriou reveals close friendship with Maura Higgins ­made wife ­Carlotta jealous and tore their marriage apart


DANCING On Ice’s Alex Demetriou says his shut friendship with Maura ­Higgins made his spouse ­jealous – and helped tear their marriage aside.

Alex break up from his professional skater spouse Carlotta Edwards after the ITV present led to March.

‘I feel Carlotta discovered it arduous to see me shut, but so skilled, with Maura’, Alex reveals

And he admits his “shut bond” with ice accomplice and Love Islander Maura was an element.

Alex mentioned: “I feel Carlotta discovered it arduous to see me shut, but so skilled, with Maura. It had an impression on her.

“I informed Carlotta we would have liked a break however I knew it was for good. I didn’t wish to lead her on any extra.

“She was shocked at how ­critical it was. I’m not going to lie — it was my resolution. Clearly she was very upset.

Alex says of his bond with Maura: ‘You’ll want to have belief to do these methods on the ice’

“A number of occasions I needed to clarify to Carlotta that Maura and I had been simply associates. As soon as the rumours begin, it turns into a ­dialog.

“It was arduous for Maura being referred to as a homewrecker on-line.”

Talking from Blackpool, the place he has been locked down with household, Alex mentioned he and Maura grew to become friends as quickly as they began coaching.

He mentioned: “Maura and I’ve by no means hid the actual fact we’re shut as associates. Inside a month, we already had a detailed bond.”

‘There have been some insecurities with Carlotta’, the DOI star reveals of his spouse

Alex, a present common for 2 years, mentioned having belief was very important to carry out the present’s gravity-defying on-ice strikes.

He additionally bonded with final yr’s accomplice, Pussycat Dolls’ Melody Thornton and mentioned: “The one technique to do harmful, life-threatening methods just like the headbanger — the place I wrap my palms round her ankles and swing her round — is to create a terrific relationship. If we weren’t associates, we wouldn’t have accomplished these wonderful methods.

“You’ll want to construct a friendship and create a relationship naturally. That’s the finest a part of the job, for me.

“I’d ask questions different folks wouldn’t ask, like, ‘What’s your finest Christmas reminiscence?’ Issues to assist create that ­friendship.”

‘I left at 1pm. I used to be there an hour for a cuppa’, Alex says of being snapped leaving Maura’s Chigwell flat
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Alex mentioned that as with rival exhibits corresponding to Strictly Come Dancing, the celeb {and professional} companions get absolutely immersed within the competitors.

He added: “I used to be lucky that Maura and I received on so properly. We perceive one another and will calm one another down.

“She’d by no means accomplished something like this earlier than. I keep in mind the panic she had. I’d be at dwelling considering of choreography and new methods, whereas Maura could be at dwelling worrying a few flip. It finally ends up being such a continuing. Then to undergo one thing on high of that could be a lot.

“The stress of the present is there. We grew to become emotionally depending on one another, as you spend a lot time collectively.

‘It was arduous for Maura being referred to as a homewrecker on-line’, the Love Island star’s pal says
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“There’s a cause you name it a partnership.

“You’re there to get your celeb via the day, to get them out on the ice. I needed Maura to smile on the finish of the routine, even when there was a slight mistake.”

Regardless of 4 glad years of marriage with Canadian Carlotta, cracks began to indicate final yr.

Alex regretted shedding contact along with his household in northern England and began to query if he nonetheless needed to carry out on cruise ships. When the couple got their ­companions on the newest Dancing On Ice, Carlotta ended up ­coaching in Solihull with magician Ben Hanlin, whereas Alex and Maura had been in Essex.

‘A number of occasions I needed to clarify to Carlotta that Maura and I had been simply associates’, Alex provides

Alex recalled: “That took a toll. We went from being collectively on a regular basis to rehearsing with different folks. It was an enormous shock to the system.

“We began coaching in ­October, so that you’re aside for a extremely very long time. Even whenever you’re all within the studio, you’re on completely different schedules.

“I spent some huge cash driving to Solihull to see Carlotta and attempting to catch up within the evenings. We hardly noticed one another.

“There have been insecurities from Carlotta. She discovered it tougher than me and was used to being dependent. Carlotta was in a ­overseas nation — she didn’t have associates right here.”

Alex Demetriou insists that he ‘by no means noticed Muara in a romantic gentle’
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However he insisted: “I by no means noticed Maura in a romantic gentle. We’re associates and nonetheless discuss. We created a bond. Now my thoughts is on myself and coping with my resolution. However someday I would love a brand new relationship. I’d like to have kids.”

The Solar on Sunday snapped Alex leaving Maura’s dwelling days after filming ended, however Alex mentioned: “I finished by to say goodbye earlier than I headed to Blackpool.

“On the final night time, it was so hectic. I felt like I hadn’t correctly had the prospect to thank her.

‘I’D BE JEALOUS’

“I left at 1pm. I used to be solely there for an hour! It was a fast cup of tea and good to shut off the season like that.”

‘I needed Maura to smile on the finish of the routine, even when there was a slight mistake’, Alex explains
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Alex bravely revealed he had remedy for melancholy final yr. And this made him realise he didn’t see a future with Carlotta.

He mentioned: “I began to see a counsellor to see what was happening mentally. It was the most effective factor ever. I’d advocate it to anyone.

“Being a person, you don’t wish to admit you’re going via a tough time. Outwardly, my life appeared nice. It’s arduous to open up.

“What I began to grasp is that deep down, I used to be completed with travelling for thus many months of the yr — dwelling in motels and consuming quick meals.

The Dancing On Ice skilled desires to proceed on the present
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“I needed to be in the true world once more and see my household.

“I had missed out on a lot — simply small issues, like watching soccer within the pub or going to barbecues.

“I’d be jealous of my mates doing these regular issues. My dad was once my finest mate and I used to be barely speaking to him.

“I needed to place down roots in a single place. I felt empty, alone. It was arduous to take care of.

“Carlotta needed to do cruise ships. She would have settled down for me however I knew deep down one in all us must make the sacrifice.”

Regardless of the break up, Alex hopes they will proceed on the present collectively. He mentioned: “I’d adore it if each our contracts had been renewed.”


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Jud the function

THERE is one function appearing nice JUDI DENCH says she is determined to tackle: A silver-haired murderer.

The stage and display veteran, who exhibits no signal of slowing down at 85, revealed: “I lengthy to play this actually aged lady who could be very form, revered and dwelling this glorious, calm life – however in precise truth is bumping all people off.

“That half hasn’t come up but . . . however you by no means know.”

We’ve put out the feelers for you.

Amy indignant at botched ops

AMY Childs feels she was taken benefit of by the beauty surgical procedure commerce after being bombarded with gives of free boob jobs and lip fillers.

The previous Towie star, who’s now a mom of two, has gone underneath the knife 3 times to right botched boob jobs. She additionally used Botox and fillers.

Amy Childs feels she was taken benefit of by the beauty surgical procedure commerce
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The previous Towie star has gone underneath the knife 3 times to right botched boob jobs
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Amy mentioned: “Being within the public eye, you get a lot stuff gifted to you. At one level on Twitter, I had about 100 messages about lip fillers, all without cost, all for publicity.

“Everybody was giving me free boob jobs and I assumed, ‘You realize what? I’m going to go a bit larger’. So I had my second lot accomplished then I had a rupture. I had an implant flip over in my physique. Final yr I needed to have one other operation once I had my kids as a result of they’d dropped a lot. Nobody informed me this once I was 18. So I wish to put all of it on the market.”

Talking to presenter Nicola Bonn on the Outspoken Magnificence podcast, which is out right now, Amy added: “You look again and suppose, ‘Why do they need the publicity once I appear like an entire freak?’”

Masked millionaire

HIS wacky ITV expertise present The Masked Singer was a runaway success and now Joel Dommett is reaping the rewards. The comic is a millionaire after a collection of telly internet hosting jobs and stand-up excursions.

He has £1,141,300 money within the financial institution, up from £696,722 a yr in the past, in accordance figures his agency Neon Hero filed at Corporations Home.

Comic Joel Dommett is a millionaire after the success of The Masked Singer
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An business supply mentioned: “Joel is hardworking, younger and humorous and ITV bosses are grooming him to be their largest star, with a number of initiatives.”

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Shaz in Teigen tizzy

SHARON Osbourne just isn’t one to chunk her tongue – or overlook a spat.

She has reignited her feud with John Legend’s missus Chrissy Teigen, branding the mannequin “nasty”. Six months in the past, Shaz slated John’s cowl of Child, It’s Chilly Exterior.

In a US telly rant, she recalled how John wouldn’t shake hubby Ozzy’s hand on the Grammys in January.

Sharon mentioned: “Chrissy’s very impolite. On the Grammys we gave him an award and he refused Ozzy’s hand. I don’t have something in opposition to her or her husband. I solely ever had respect for them.

“And it’s like, ‘Woah, you nasty little lady! Goodbye!’ I attempted to say, ‘Don’t go there since you don’t know what you’re coping with’.”


Dalton’s doubts

X FACTOR champ Dalton Harris says present mentor Louis Tomlinson has not spoken to him in additional than a yr – and admits he struggles with self-doubt after his profession did not take off.

The Jamaican singer mentioned: “I heard from Louis a month after X Issue, then I noticed him on tour. We aren’t in contact. I’ve reached out however I haven’t heard again.”

X Issue’s Dalton Harris says his mentor Louis Tomlinson has not spoken to him in additional than a yr
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Dalton, pictured with Louis, received the expertise present in 2018 and is signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco label. However he has not but launched an album.

He added: “After you win, you’re on borrowed time.

“I battle with considering whether or not I’m ok.”

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