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Chantelle Houghton SPLITS from fiancé Michael Strutt and reveals she has ‘put on about three stone’

Chantelle Houghton SPLITS from fiancé Michael Strutt and reveals she has ‘put on about three stone since the start of the pandemic’


Chantelle Houghton has revealed that she has split from her fiancé Michael Strutt, with the pair having gone their separate ways earlier this year.

Speaking in a new interview, the Celebrity Big Brother, 37, admitted their romance ‘fizzled out’ shortly after moving in together, adding: ‘With lockdown, we moved in together really quickly. That put a lot of pressure on things.’

The TV personality also spoke candidly about her three stone weight gain, explaining her weight ‘just crept up on her’.

Split: Chantelle Houghton, 37, has revealed that she has split from her fiancé Michael Strutt, with the pair having gone their separate ways earlier this year (pictured in 2020)

Speaking to OK!, Chantelle said of her and Michael’s split: ‘It was amicable and we are still very friendly. At the start of the year I moved out.’

Michael popped the question in April 2020 after three months of dating, however their whirlwind romance wasn’t to be.

Elsewhere in her interview with the magazine, Chantelle said that she’s determined to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

‘I’ve put on about three stone since the start of the pandemic, mainly on my tummy. It just crept up and up and I’m now the heaviest I’ve ever been.’

Chantelle said: 'It was amicable and we are still very friendly. At the start of the year I moved out' (pictured in 2017)

Chantelle said: ‘It was amicable and we are still very friendly. At the start of the year I moved out’ (pictured in 2017)

She added: ‘So I’ve started working with MuscleFood on their GoalGetters healthy eating plan, which has been a really big, positive thing for me to concentrate on.’

It comes five months after Chantelle opened up about how she now lives a ‘normal life’ after finding fame on the 2006 edition of Celebrity Big Brother.

The reality personality, who now works for the Body Shop, said she was once paid £250,000 for her first interview after leaving the Big Brother house.

Throwback: Chantelle and Michael announced their engagement in April 2020

Throwback: Chantelle and Michael announced their engagement in April 2020

Chantelle found love with Ordinary Boys singer Preston during her time on the show and admitted she was given almost £1million for their wedding interview.

Despite the eye-watering fees coming her way, Chantelle told the Sun in April she was always sensible: ‘I was a millionaire and I’ve got a mortgage-free home as a result.

‘I was very wise with my money, I didn’t go out and spend it on designer handbags or shoes, I grew up with bailiffs knocking on the door, and I just didn’t want to live that life.’

Chantelle found love with Ordinary Boys singer Preston during her time on the show and admitted she was given almost £1million for their wedding interview (pictured in 2006)

Chantelle found love with Ordinary Boys singer Preston during her time on the show and admitted she was given almost £1million for their wedding interview (pictured in 2006)

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