Loose Women star Coleen Nolan has vowed to fight to save her marriage after admitting it is in crisis.
Coleen said she felt she has lost the connection she once shared with her musician husband Ray Fensome.
The couple married in 2007 but have been together for almost 17 years and the former singer, 51, said she had decided to open up about her difficulties because she felt like she was lying when the Loose Women panel discussed relationship issues.
She told the ITV show: “I felt the need because it is something that is happening in my life.
“I’m an agony aunt and I get a lot of letters about about the same thing I’m going through.
“I think it was a need for me to be open and honest and not try to hide the fact I’m going through a crisis myself.”
She added: “We have done topics over the last few weeks that have been relationship based and this was private.
“It was killing me sitting here without being able to join in, almost lying to say everything is fine when it’s not.
“At this time of year everything is more heightened because everything is geared round being happy and families but what I can say is that here is absolutely no rowing or fall outs.
“He has been really busy this year and so have I and we have hit that point where all of sudden you think ‘we have lost the connection here’.
“When the kids were at home we were chatting and chatting and now it hit me that we aren’t talking and haven’t got anything to say because he’s got his life and I’ve got mine.”
She continued: “It’s not something that just happened in the last two weeks it’s been a year that it’s been building and in the last month I’ve been trying to coax him to talk but that is very hard for him but for me it’s hard not to.
“But we have had nearly 17 years together and I think it’s worth fighting for and I’m going to fight for it.
“I’m not going to guarantee it is going to work but I am going to try, I just want us to be really happy, whatever road that takes us on.”