The former X Factor couple broke up last July

Rebecca Ferguson has revealed that she woke up one day and decided to end her romance with Zayn Malik because it just wasn’t working for her.

The X Factor pair started dating in March last year, but things fizzled after a few months – so Rebecca called One Direction star Zayn, 18, and told him she ‘didn’t want the relationship any more’.

‘It was sad, but I wasn’t feeling it,’ admits Rebecca, 25.

‘I don’t want to go into the ins and outs of what was said between us.’

Liverpudlian Rebecca – who’s mum to Lillie, 7, and Karl, 4 – says that when she’s with a man she wants it to feel like ‘he is with me 100 per cent’.

‘There shouldn’t be any messing around,’ she tells Fabulous.

‘I’m not saying Zayn cheated.

‘The relationship just didn’t feel right for me.

‘I’m a bit more mature now and I know what I want. And it wasn’t that, so I knew I had to get out.’

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