It was quite the scandal when ex-England rugby star Ben Cohen confirmed his romance with Strictly dancer Kristina Rhianoff.

It was quite the scandal when ex-England rugby star Ben Cohen confirmed his romance with Strictly dancer Kristina Rhianoff.

Now it’s being claimed that Ben, 36, has moved back into his former family home with estranged wife Abby and their two children.

According to reports the former couple have struggled to sell their £1.75million Northants home and the outgoings of both the mortgage and renting a bachelor pad.

Can anyone say awkward?

A source told The Sun newspaper: ‘Ben thought he’d be able to sell the house and rent somewhere for Abby and the kids before their divorce went through.’

‘But there’s been little interest and the cost of the mortgage and renting has become very expensive.’

‘He gets to see his kids more, but I’m told it has been really awkward for him and Abby.’

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You may remember how Abby lashed out at Kristina, 37, on Twitter in July, tweeting her a link to a post about Karma with ‘@KRihanoff there you go my lovely…..’

This led to a barrage of abuse directed at Kristina from Abby’s supporters.

Kristina hit back at critics by writing: ‘How pathetic your life must be if you find time to tweet something like this. Poor you. Get a life? Or an education or both.’

As a side note it seems interesting that Ben appears to have suffered from little abuse.

Ben and Kristina were partners on the 2013 X Factor show and Ben announced he was separating from his wife of 13 years last September. It wasn’t until this year that it was revealed that Ben and Kristina had become an item with the pair confirming their relationship at this year’s Strictly show launch earlier this month.

Speaking about the split Abby said: ‘“My husband, who I was with for 23 years, unconditionally loved and was completely loyal to in every respect, has left me for a f*****g Russian dancer.”

We’re presuming that Kristina won’t be popping around for tea anytime soon then. Awks.