Alex found it hard to find acting work during his marriage to Jordan

Alex Reid claims his ex-wife Katie Price held him back in his career during their 18-month relationship.

Alex, 36, studied at the Guildford School Of Acting in the 1990s and has been trying to break into the industry ever since.

‘I’m rebranding myself after my association with Katie Price,’ says Alex.

‘I feel a bit of a chip on my shoulder to prove my acting ability.’

Before meeting Katie, 33, Alex had guest roles in shows such as Hollyoaks and My Hero.

He’s now expecting his first child with fiancée Chantelle Houghton, 28, and is touring the UK with striptease comedy WildBoyz.

‘My association with a certain somebody closed so many doors,’ Alex tells The Times Magazine.

‘Now I’m being dissociated from her and rebranded, this is the perfect opportunity to get back into the acting thing.’

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