Ricky Wilson splits from his girlfriend

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 March 2015
Ricky and Rita

Ricky Wilson with Rita Ora

Ricky Wilson is a single man after splitting from his TV producer girlfriend Lesley Williams last year after five years as they struggled to cope with his new-found fame after he joined 'The Voice'

Ricky Wilson has split from his girlfriend.

The 'Voice' judge has revealed he ended his relationship with TV producer Lesley Williams, 37, after five years last year after they struggled to adjust to his new-found fame on the BBC One singing contest.

He shared: "I took the risk of putting myself out there and I knew it was going to change me.

"I feel quite uncomfortable that I dragged someone else in who didn't want that. It's a huge part of my life and I find it tricky that I can't have it both ways."

The Kaiser Chiefs frontman underwent an impressive makeover, losing weight and overhauling his grungy image before joining the panel of judges last year but it now appears his growing popularity has cost him his relationship.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Ricky always wanted to keep Lesley out of the limelight and hates the idea that people will be talking about their break-up."

Meanwhile, the 36-year-old rocker has been flirting up a storm with new judge Rita Ora, 24, despite the fact she's dating designer Tommy Hilfiger's son Ricky Hill.

The source added: "He's single and although Rita is in a relationship, the flirting will not stop."

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