I’m A Celeb star says relationship failed because they moved too fast

Cerys Matthews has spoken out for the first time about why she split with Marc Bannerman.

The singer admits the chemistry they had in the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! camp just wasn’t there when they returned home.

‘We realised that being in the jungle was very different from normal day-to-day life in Britain,’ she says.

‘We didn’t date or gradually get involved. We fell in love on national TV in front of millions. And it rollercoastered.

‘We were already a couple before we got to know each other.’

Cerys, 38 – who denies her love affair with Marc was a publicity stunt – regrets they didn’t take things more slowly.

‘We didn’t talk marriage but we did talk of having children together one day,’ she admits. ‘It was a wonderful honeymoon period. But soon harsh reality kicked in.’

Cerys’s priority has always been her kids. She didn’t want to uproot Johnny, 2, and Glenys Pearl, 4, from their home in a tiny Welsh village to go to London, where Marc, 34, lives.

‘I looked at my schedule and it was full, full of looking after the children, rehearsals and my tour,’ she tells the News Of The World. ‘I just didn’t know when I could next see Marc and I realised that wasn’t fair to him. So I rang him.

‘When Marc said “I love you”, that was very upsetting. We didn’t row. It was just very, very sad.

‘I’m just heartbroken it didn’t work. I did love him and a part of me always will.’


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