The truth behind Jamie Lomas’s split from Kym Marsh as he makes dig about picking the wrong women

Former couple had a rollercoaster relationship

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Soap star Jamie Lomas has entered the I’m A Celebrity jungle as one of the ten contestants for this year’s series.

And as he made it clear he could well be up for romance with a fellow campmate, viewers also think he had a dig at his ex-wife, Corrie actress Kym Marsh.

Being interviewed before heading into camp, Jamie said: “What do I look for in a girl? I’ve always gone for the wrong ones so, I don’t know. I’m a sucker for a pretty face.”

While fans believed the “wrong ones” could include Kym, she didn’t rise to the criticism.

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Instead, the Corrie star revealed that she and their daughter Polly Lomas were watching at home and cheering both Jamie and her co-star Jennie McAlpine (Fiz) on from the sofa.

She tweeted: “Yayy get in Jennie and Jamie!! Polly is ecstatic! Now I have removed her fingernails from my arm all is well!!!!”

While things might seem very friendly between the former couple now, things haven’t always been so amicable.

We take a look back at the pair’s romantic history and their many ups and downs.

Jamie, 42, has played bad boy Warren Fox in Hollyoaks and alcoholic Jake Stone in EastEnders. Kym Marsh, 41, was a member of Hear’Say and joined Coronation Street as Michelle Connor in 2006.

The pair started dating in July 2008, following Kym’s divorce from her first husband, EastEnders actor Jack Ryder.

After a few months, they announced the unexpected news that Kym was pregnant and due in summer 2009.

But in February, the couple experienced heartbreaking tragedy when their son Archie was born 18 weeks early and only lived for a few minutes.

The couple went through a difficult time and came close to splitting up.

In 2010 the couple were thrilled when Kym fell pregnant again and in March 2011 their daughter Polly was born.

She was born prematurely at 33 weeks after a traumatic pregnancy and difficult labour. Weighing just 4lbs 1oz, Polly suffered breathing problems and spent weeks in hospital, but survived.

The following year, in September 2012, the couple were married in a lavish ceremony in Cheshire. They had their son Archie’s cremated ashes at the ceremony with them in a special keepsake box.

The couple did a six-figure deal with OK magazine for the star-studded wedding pictures and the new bride revealed she wanted to be known professionally as Kym Lomas.

After 11 months of marriage the couple announced a trial separation.

Rumours had emerged that Kym had been having a five-month affair with her Corrie co-star Oliver Mellor, while Jamie was working in America.

Kym denied the claims, while Oliver spoke out in newspaper interviews to confirm them, and she and her husband reunited.

But a short time later, Kym called police after Jamie allegedly flew into a drunken rage at their home following the affair claims.

Then in October 2013, only 13 months after marrying, Kym filed for divorce citing Jamie’s unreasonable behaviour.

Their divorce became official in January 2014.

Shortly after that, it was alleged Jamie had punched Kym’s new boyfriend – personal trainer Matt Baker – in a nightclub in Manchester.

Kym and her family also criticised Jamie on Twitter, calling him a “deadbeat dad” and accusing him of not having seen daughter Polly in weeks.

But they have managed to sort out their differences and Kym clearly supports Jamie’s relationship with Polly.

After a brief split, Kym and Matt are happily living together following three years of dating.

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Jamie, who has dated a model and a beauty queen since the split, is now single – and perhaps he might just find his Miss Right in the jungle…