Jennifer Metcalfe tells her passionate ice lover he needs to cool it

They sizzled together on Dancing On Ice but it seems that it hasn’t been plain, er, skating for Jennifer Metcalfe and her French lover Sylvain Longchambon.

The 27-year-old Hollyoaks actress, who’s rumoured to be moving in with her new man, has told friends she’s used to dating British guys and France-born Sylvain, 30, is completely different.

‘He can be overly attentive and Jen’s not used to such intensity in a relationship,’ reveals our insider.

Sylvain struggles with all the male attention she gets and can be really jealous – he always wants to know where she is.

‘She finds it sweet but it’s different to previous relationships and she’s having to adjust.’

Friends of Sylvain have told Now he’s naturally protective in relationships.

Jennifer’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him,’ says a pal. ‘He knows he’s lucky to have met her and doesn’t want to lose her.’

‘They have a great time but things have been harder since they were voted off the show.

‘He’s hoping they’re just going through a rough patch and can come out the other side.’

Yes, please, because after Sam Attwater’s ‘fauxmance’ we need you two to keep the lurve alive

See the latest pictures of Jennifer Metcalfe and Sylvain Longchambon in Now magazine dated 7 March 2011 – out now!

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