Michael Le Vell has reportedly split from his girlfriend after just four months.

The 48-year-old Coronation Street star began dating Blanca Fouche, 31, in May and she supported him throughout his trial for child sex abuse.

Michael was found not guilty earlier this month, and the Daily Mirror reported he and Blanca have now called time on their relationship, but remain close friends.

An insider told the newspaper Michael wants time alone to clear his head and rebuild his life after the ordeal of being publicly accused of such a terrible crime.

Coronation Street bosses have reportedly offered Michael a new contract to return to the soap as mechanic Kevin Webster.

But he will be given time off to have a holiday and it is rumoured that he may appear on jungle reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!