Melanie Sykes' ex slams star for violent past

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Melanie Sykes' ex claims she violently lashed out at him on several occasions, culminating in him calling the police on the 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' star.

Melanie Sykes' ex claims she violently lashed out at him on several occasions.

The model and television presenter - who is currently on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' - wed her toyboy husband, Jack Cockings, 28, in May 2013, but the couple split later in the year due to the 44-year-old star's violent behaviour, which started on their Mexican honeymoon.

Recalling one moment in particular on their celebratory trip, the hunk explained: "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."

However, the attack was not an isolated incident and her continued violence came to a head in November 2013 when another assault resulted in Jack calling the police to tell them about the star's vicious behaviour.

He said: "I was in the kitchen and she came in and had a row.

"She told me the whole marriage was a publicity stunt. That was the most hurtful thing throughout the relationship.

"I started packing things in black binliners and she was still trying to have a go at me with slaps.

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

Following the event, Mel spent the night in custody and was later given a caution for common assault.

Jack, who owns a roofing firm, added that they tried to save their ailing marriage with counselling, but the attempt was unsuccessful due to the brunette beauty's stubborn attitude.

He told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "She doesn't like being told she is wrong."

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