Kara Tointon's ex ''hurting'' over saucy Strictly routines
Joe Swash - who dated 'Strictly Come Dancing' sexpot Kara Tointon for nearly two years - has admitted seeing his ex perform saucy routines with Russian hunk Artem Chigvintsev is ''ripping his heart out''
Joe Swash has revealed it is "ripping his heart out" seeing ex-girlfriend Kara Tointon on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The former 'EastEnders' actor - who split from the 27-year-old beauty in May after nearly two years together - admitted he was devastated to hear his former flame may be romatically involved with her hunky 'Strictly' partner Artem Chigvintsev.
Joe explained: "It hurt so much when I read they might be an item. I wanted to watch 'Strictly' to support her but I knew it was going to rip my heart out.
"I couldn't believe it when I saw she was with Artem. He's a Russian hunk with muscles bulging out everywhere. Why couldn't they have given her Anton, or that little Italian dude who thinks he's a stallion?!"
The former 'I'm A Celebrity . Get Me Out Of Here!' winner also admitted he had no idea Kara was feeling "suicidal" after she struggled to finding acting roles following her character Dawn Swann's departure from 'EastEnders', on which the couple began their relationship.
Joe added to the News of the World newspaper: "I was a f***ing idiot. I was too blind to see what a state she was in. This is how naïve I was. The truth is I didn't even notice. That's how selfish I was.
"That poor girl was on her own. She had done nothing but support me but I wasn't there for her when it mattered."