Strictly couple Matt and Flavia split
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 November 2010
'Strictly Come Dancing' couple Matt Di Angelo and Flavia Cacace have secretly split due to clashing work schedules
'Strictly Come Dancing' couple Matt Di Angelo and Flavia Cacace have secretly parted ways.
Professional dancer Flavia, 31, has confessed the duo - who found love after being partnered together on the BBC One show in 2007 - have called time on their three-year relationship after being driven apart by clashing work schedules.
The Italian-born beauty told The Sun newspaper: "We have broken up. It was due to our work - travelling so much and being away from home so much. We are still in touch and very good friends."
Flavia and Matt - who formerly played Deano Wicks in BBC One soap 'EastEnders' - fell for each other during filming of the hit show, in which they came second place.
However, their romance sparked controversy after 'Strictly' dancer Vincent Simone - who was in an 11-year relationship with Flavia at the time - accused the actor of stealing her from him.
Matt refuted the claims, saying he only fell for Flavia once she was single.