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X Factor star splits from girlfriend during a week of bad news

Not been a good week for this X Factor fella!

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One time X Factor star Casey Johnson has not had great week, has he?

Yesterday, we revealed that the pop hunk had been ditched from Union J (er, is that really such a bad thing?).

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Now it emerges that his love life is in tatters too.

Why?

Because he has split from girlfriend Betsy-Blue English.

You may not remember her name but she was one quarter of the X Factor band Only The Young.

They appeared on The X Factor the same year Casey was part of sixteen-legged boyband Stereo Kicks.

But now their two year romance has come to end.

“Casey and Betsy have decided to go separate ways,” a snitch told The Sun, kicking poor Casey when he’s down.

“They knew in January their relationship wasn’t working but hoped they would be able to salvage what they had.”

The irony is, now that he’s been kicked out of the band, Casey’s work with Union J was the main reason things were getting rocky with Betsy!

“Betsy missed Casey when he was on the road with Union J so it just didn’t work out. She didn’t always like female fans talking to him.

“Casey is keen to pursue more television work while Betsy has been spending a lot of time in the recording studio in LA.”

Ah yes, Betsy, who also starred with Casey in E4’s bizarre reality show Stage School, is still trying to pursue that musical dream and has apparently been getting a lot of attention from American fans.

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Meanwhile, whispers are that Casey will be taking part in tacky reality show Love Island. How to mend a broken heart!