Amy insists she's just 'good friends' with the cricketer

Amy Childs has rubbished claims that she’s developed ‘strong feelings’ for her The Jump co-star Darren Gough.

It was reported today that the ex-TOWIE star, 23, ‘flirted’ with cricketer Darren, 43, on the Channel 4 show and thinks he’s ‘incredibly good-looking, charming and charismatic’ – but she denies it.

Amy and Darren met while filming for The Jump. They became good friends during filming and remain so, they have never been involved in a relationship,’ says a spokesperson.

The pair have previously enjoyed jokey chats on Twitter, with Amy Tweeting in January: ‘Darren I’m going to give you a Perjazzle 😁xxx,’ and him replying: ‘lots of diamonds please.’

Darren confirmed this afternoon that he’s split with long-term partner Anna, 45, who he divorced in 2002 after 8 years of marriage but reunited with in 2009.

The pair have sons Liam and Brennan together – but single Amy has allegedly told a pal that it’s ‘unfair’ to blame her for any issues in Darren‘s relationship.

‘In response to the stories in today’s press I can confirm that I am no longer in a relationship with Anna. However, we remain close friends and committed parents to our children,’ says Darren.

‘We will not be making any further comments on this and politely ask that you please respect our family’s privacy at this time.’

Despite Darren‘s break-up, a pal of Amy‘s says she has no plans to pursue a romance with him.

‘They got on really well, but he is not her type. He is 20 years older than her,’ the friend tells Mail Online.

‘She is really upset to be labelled with this because they are not in a relationship and they haven’t seen each other since they got back’.

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