After cancelling an appearance on Loose Women, Steph makes a heartbreaking statement

Stephanie Davis has spoken out about her shock split from Jeremy McConnell and admits she’s devastated.

The couple cancelled what was set to be their first TV appearance as an item on Loose Women today but a heartbreaking statement from Steph, 22, was read out on the show instead.

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It hints that things broke down with Jeremy, 26, as recently as the past few days and that it’s left Stephanie pretty distraught.

‘I am really sad to not be able to come onto the show today and see all of you Loose Women,’ the message said.

‘Everything has changed for me over the weekend, I am very upset and I feel taking a few days to get my head together is the best thing for me to do right now.

‘Thank you for all the continued support as always. Love you all lots and I will see you soon. Stephanie x’

The emotional words sparked an ‘awww’ from the crowd and the Loose Women panellists – Andrea McLean, Coleen Nolan, Linda Robson and Jane Moore – seemed sad to hear of the break-up.

Lots of viewers were sympathetic too and sent supportive messages on social media.

‘Sad for both of them, hope they can remain friends and remember the fun they had,’ one fan Tweeted.

Another wrote: ‘Gutted for you…thought it was meant to be’

Others were curious to know what the former Hollyoaks star means by her comments in the statement.

‘and that explains what exactly,’ one baffled Twitter user posted.

Steph breaking her silence comes after a spokesperson for Jeremy – who is celebrating his birthday today – confirmed that they’d parted ways earlier today.

‘He cares really deeply for Steph however the pressure of the relationship was just too much,’ his spokesperson tells Metro. ‘He really wishes it could have worked out and he wishes Steph the very best for the future.’

Fans of the pair are clearly sad to hear about their split after watching their romance blossom on TV.

[GIF] Steph and Jeremy CBB

Steph and Jez became close friends on Celebrity Big Brother before becoming an item after the show ended and Steph had split from model boyfriend Sam Reece.

Just last week they were talking about marriage but it looks like it’s all over for good now. *Sigh*

Anna Francis