I’m A Celebrity 2014: Melanie Sykes Opens Up About Her Marriage Break Downs

It’s that time of series where the truth just starts spilling out…

Melanie Sykes has opened up about her failed marriages on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

The TV presenter, who split from her husband Jack Cockings after just six months, was chatting to campmates Vicki Michelle and Nadia Forde when she revealed that she was totally over the failed relationship and ready to move on with her life.


Mel said: “I’ve been through a lot of sh*t but I’m happy now, which is why I felt like I could come in here and do this.

“I’m feeling on top again.”

Although she may be feeling pretty fab while she’s living the jungle lifestyle, we bet she’d be fuming if she knew about the allegations that her estranged hubby has been making about her whilst she’s in the Aussie outback.

Over the weekend, Jack caused shockwaves when he accused Melanie of domestic violence, stating that the 44-year-old regularly attacked him when she’d had a drink.

Jack blamed the attacks for the eventual breakdown of their marriage earlier this year, with the final straw allegedly being in November 2013, where he told The Sun: “I was in the kitchen and she came in and went mental.

“She told me the whole marriage was a publicity stunt, so I started packing my things into black bin liners, but she was still trying to have a go at me with slaps.

“I locked myself in the bedroom and rang the police because I wanted to show her that was she was doing was unacceptable. Two police officers took pictures of marks around my neck and face.”

 At the time Melanie did admit to an offence which lead to her spending the night in police custody, with the police giving a statement which read: “Police were called at 9.45pm last night to a residential address in Hampstead following reports of an assault.

“A 43-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of common assault and taken to a north London police station. She has since been given a caution for common assault.

“The victim, a man, did not require hospital treatment.”

However, Melanie later fought to get the caution removed from her police records. 

Jack also claims that Melanie attacked him during their honeymoon in Mexico last year, saying: “She got stupidly drunk by the pool – in a complete state.

“I was sitting on the bed’s edge and telling her she needed to go to bed because she was so drunk. She went to slap me, but missed because I pulled away.

“She went again and I landed that one. The slap around the face shocked me – especially because it was on our honeymoon.

“It ended up with me restraining her.”

Jack added that the duo tried to save their relationship with counselling but failed due to Melanie’s inability to accept that she was doing anything unacceptable, with her former flame claiming: “She doesn’t like being told she is wrong.”

A friend of Melanie’s has leapt to her defense, telling The Mirror: “Every story has two sides and it is a real shame Mel is not in a position to give her side. Whatever happened in their marriage they clearly loved each other to begin with.

“It seems very opportunistic on the part of Jack that nearly a year later he has decided to sell a story on Mel when she can not defend herself.”

28-year-old Jack also claimed that Melanie was texting other men behind his back, leaving him feeling “angry and shocked”. 

We look forward to hearing Mel’s side of things when she gets out of the camp. 

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Jolene Creighton

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