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Corrie’s Faye Brookes ‘pulls out of I’m A Celebrity’ because of heartbreak

The soap star recently split up with Gareth Gates

Coronation Street star Faye Brookes has pulled out of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

According to reports, the soap star was due to take part in this year’s series of the ITV show, but changed her mind at the last minute.

Faye was set to fly to Australia (Credit: FLYNET)

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Faye, who plays Kate Connor in ITV soap Corrie, was tipped to be heading Down Under but is said to be too heartbroken.

The 31-year-old recently split from boyfriend of six years Gareth Gates, 34.

The couple confirmed they had parted ways in September, just weeks before the soap star would have jetted to Australia.

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Faye and Gareth in happier times (Credit: Instagram @gareth_gates)

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The Sun says Faye was approached to take part in I’m A Celebrity… after the success of fellow Corrie star Jennie McAlpine on the 2017 series.

However she was thought to be up against Shayne Ward and Katie McGlynn for a spot, with ITV only keen to sign one Corrie star this year.

Last month, Faye and Gareth confirmed in matching Twitter statements that they’d ended their long-term relationship.

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Gareth and Faye looked loved up just weeks before they split (Credit: Splash)

The pair, who met while co-starring in Legally Blonde: The Musical, each wrote: “Unfortunately [we] are choosing to take some time apart. We remain the very best of friends. We’d like to thank you for all your support over the years.”

At the time, a spokesperson for Gareth told The Sun that neither Gareth nor Faye had any plans to discuss the intricacies of their relationship and suggested it may not be over for good.

“At this time they don’t wish to disclose the personal reasons why,” said Gareth’s rep.

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What went wrong for the showbiz couple? (Credit: Instagram @gareth_gates)

“Faye and Gareth remain the best of friends and hopefully after some time apart they’ll be clearer on what the future holds for them.”

Since then, Faye has posted a string of motivational and inspirational quotes to Instagram Stories.

One read: “You are enough. You matter. You are unique. You are loved. You are worthy. You are beautiful. You are divine.”

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