Wednesday, April 27, 2011

'I didn't want to be known as Mr Katona': Kerry's ex Dan Foden on why he split from reality star

By Daily Mail Reporter

Split: Kerry Katona's ex Dan Foden reveals he broke up with the reality star because he 'can't live in that showbiz bubble'

He may have made a name for himself as a contestant on Take Me Out, but Kerry Katona's ex says he couldn't handle living his life in the 'showbiz bubble.'

After the pair's split, the 27-year-old has opened up about his discomfort with the constant attention, Kerry's 'fake' friends and their relationship away from the media.

'I've been to university, I'm a qualified chartered surveyor. I don't want to give that up just be known as Mr Kerry Katona,' Dan insists.

In an interview with Reveal, Foden says: 'I feel really sorry for Kerry. She's a great girl, but I honestly think she's really lonely and a bit homesick. Everything she says seems to be geared towards publicity, but I find it embarrassing. I don't want to do any of that.

He adds: 'When I started seeing her, I was just concentrating on Kerry. I'd met someone new and it was nice. Kerry is a lovely girl. But I'm just a normal bloke. I'm not the next Jack Tweed.'

The former dating show contestant also blames Kerry's life in the spotlight for the reason for the split. 'Kerry's world is just too mad,' he told the magazine. She's a lovely girl, but I can't live in that showbiz bubble.'

Romance: The surveyor, pictured with Katona in March, says he feels that her life is all about publicity, 'I found it embarrassing'

'We'd only been on one or two dates but next things I know I'm her boyfriend. There was no grey period.

'There was no getting to know each other... If you're seeing Kerry there's no way you can be normal.'

'I really wasn't comfortable. Kerry told me: "Just don't do anything different, be yourself". But I was mindful of everyone watching us. It was awkward.'

When we were on our own, inside the four walls, things were great. We have a similar sense of humour and had a good laugh.

Single again: Kerry, pictured earlier this month, has been concentrating on her reality show since splitting from Dan

'I think she's a great girl but it's a total clash of worlds and I couldn't see it working out.'

Dan's account of being uncomfortable in front of the cameras appears to clash with a tabloid paper's recent allegations that he was only dating the mother-of-four to raise his profile.

The News Of The World claimed earlier this month that Warrington-born Dan was still in a secret relationship with girlfriend Katie Wray and was using Katona to find fame and launch a modelling career.

The paper quoted Dan telling pals: ‘It’s all made up rubbish. I’ve not been s****ing her. I’ve got this model thing, that’s all I want to do.’

‘If it f*****g gets me where I need to get I will do, won’t I?’

Read the full interview in Reveal magazine, on sale now.


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