Ritchie's romance is over

ITV2‘s The Big Reunion has been brilliant for Atomic Kitten, 5ive, B*Witched, Liberty X, 911, Honeyz and Blue.

But 5ive hunk Ritchie Neville‘s been hiding a secret heartache: he’s split with his Aussie lover.

Ritchie, 33 – who dated Billie Piper back in 5ive’s heyday – raved about girlfriend Charlotte on the show, but he tells us: ‘We broke up about two weeks ago.

‘It had nothing to do with the show. It’s one of those things – you break up, get back together and break up again.

‘We were together for a year. It’s all good.’

Ritchie certainly seems to be taking advantage of his freedom – we spied him gettin’ down at the gig’s after-party with two blondes.

Read more about The Big Reunion in Now magazine dated 11 March 2013 – out now!