It’s been revealed today that Strictly Come Dancing star Lisa Riley is single once again after she split from the boyfriend she first met online.
Lisa – who of course formerly starred in Emmerdale as Mandy Dingle – revealed she and her beau of five months had parted ways during an interview with the Daily Star Sunday.
She said, “I was dating someone and it was lovely…
“We got together in the new year after I’d finished on Strictly and it lasted quite a while.
“But we’re not together any more, so I’m single again.”
Lisa is currently touring with dance stage show, Strictly Confidential, which was penned by judge Craig Revle Horwood, and she’s committed to that for another two months.
And apparently it was her work commitments that caused the romance to end.
She said, “I’m all over the country for my job and I’m having a ball. But it means I just can’t date at the moment.”
The paper adds, “Lisa has struggled to trust men after a 2003 affair with a married man ended when he went back to his wife.”
Here’s what the Manchester Evening News had to say of the affair at the time…
TV star Lisa Riley is having an affair with a married father-of-two she met while she starred in pantomime.
Lisa, 26, has been branded a home-wrecker by artist Nick Holly’s wife Jayne who said she was shocked to discover he was having an affair with the Emmerdale actress.
Mrs Holly is reported to have said: “I might have understood if it had been some leggy 21-year-old blonde but Lisa Riley? I thought, `Good God’, you could have knocked me down with a feather.
“Nick’s not a big chap – he only weighs about 10 stone and is 5ft 5ins.”
Nick, 35, left his wife of 13 years and two children, Sam, 12, and daughter Alys, eight, when he fell for the TV star.
When the couple started the affair they kept it a secret for the sake of Nick’s family but he has now left the council house in Swansea he shared with his family and is staying at Lisa’s home in Tottington, near Bury.
The secret affair had been going on for nearly a month and Nick finally left his wife on Monday.
Lisa said the couple’s main concern was Nick’s children. She is reported to have said: “People have got have hurt and that’s not good but we want to be together more than anything.”
Let’s hope Lisa can soon find someone to share her life with.
Here’s a reminder of her on SCD…