Melanie Syke’s estranged husband, Jack Cockings, has accused the TV presenter of domestic violence in a shocking new interview with The Sun.
The 28-year-old has claimed that Melanie, who is currently appearing in this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, regularly attacked him whilst she was under the influence of alcohol.
Jack blames the attacks for the eventual breakdown of their marriage earlier this year, with the final straw allegedly being in November 2013, where he says: “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.”
As Melanie is currently in the Celebrity jungle, she is unable to comment on these shocking allegations.
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