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Celebrity Big Brother's Steph explains temporary split from Jeremy McConnell

Published 26/02/2016

The pair laughed off a seemingly turbulent week
The pair laughed off a seemingly turbulent week

Celebrity Big Brother's Stephanie Davis has explained the "Bridget Jones" moment behind her temporary split from Jeremy McConnell.

The on-again-off-again couple are back together after briefly splitting over the weekend, with the ex-Hollyoaks actress explaining that there had been a "misunderstanding".

The two began a romance in the Big Brother house in January - and were reunited when the Channel 5 show ended three weeks ago.

Davis was meant to appear on ITV's Loose Women on Monday alongside former Mr Ireland McConnell for their first joint interview, but both cancelled at the last minute.

At the time, a spokesman for McConnell confirmed the split and said: "He cares really deeply for Steph; however, the pressure of the relationship was just too much. He really wishes it could have worked out and he wishes Steph the very best for the future."

But appearing together on the panel show on Friday, the couple laughed off the incident.

McConnell, 26, explained that they had a miscommunication after he was out at a "PA" (public appearance) in Edinburgh and Davis was on a night out in Liverpool.

Davis, 22, told viewers: " I said, basically, 'I can't do this any more'. But meaning, like, us being apart, so busy, and then all the press that's been released about people coming forward to try and sell stories which aren't true, and about him taking selfies and them trying to say he cheated when he didn't.

"We're tired, we've not stopped, and I said 'I can't do this' - but obviously because we had both been out, he took it as, like, I had ended it with him.

"So he was like, that's it, I can't believe it, I've been mugged off. But I didn't mean that.

"And then I was having a Bridget Jones moment, he was angry at me because he thought I ended it, which I understand how it came across - a misunderstanding."

McConnell joked: "I f I was looking at that from the outside like everyone is, and they look at us, I would say 'what a bunch of muppets'. That's what I would honestly say."

The two confirmed that they had plans to live together, with Davis saying: "We want to have a base," and hoped for perhaps three children at some point in the future.

The couple are also planning to get matching tattoos together next week.

They will be inked with the lyric from the Oasis song Live Forever: " Maybe you're the same as me/ We see things they'll never see."

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