MELANIE Sykes is a well known face, thanks to her long career on TV.
She hit the headlines last year after it was revealed she was dating popstar Olly Murs – however, the pair have now split. Let’s take a look at her love, life and career so far…
Who is Melanie Sykes?
Melanie Sykes is a presenter and model who has been married twice – first to Daniel Caltagirone from 2001 until 2009 and then to Jack Cockings in 2013 for just seven months.
She has two children with her first hubby – Roman, 15, and Valentino, 12, who was diagnosed with autism.
Melanie has presented a number of shows including Let’s Do Lunch with Gino & Mel and Today with Les and Mel.
Then in 2014 she took part in I’m A Celebrity – coming third behind Carl Fogarty and Jake Quickenden.
She’s spoken often about being proud of her fitness regime and figure, though isn’t so happy about having to deal with unwanted male attention.
In 2017 she posed nude for Women’s Health.
Melanie has been secretly dating Olly Murs for almost a year
When did Melanie Sykes start dating Olly Murs?
Pop star Olly Murs and Melanie have been dating secretly for almost a year, The Sun revealed.
The new Voice coach, 33, and Mel tried to keep their fling under wraps by insisting they were just pals.
But they have enjoyed a string of hush-hush dates at each other’s houses after bonding over their mutual love of keeping fit.
A showbiz source revealed: “Mel loves a younger man and really fell for Olly when he got into shape late last year.
“They were initially introduced through a mutual friend. They started texting for ages and some of the messages ended up getting quite saucy.
“They were bonding over her fitness programme. He was a fan of her gym selfies and thought that she had an amazing body.
“Olly was getting in shape at the time and Mel really loved his new fit bod.
“They ended up meeting for a date and have had a whole series of secret dates at his house where she will sometimes stay overnight.
“They have both been determined for nobody to find out. It’s been a bit off and on and there’s a real physical attraction between them.”