Katie Price has described the end of her relationship with cage fighter Alex Reid as more painful than her divorce from Peter Andre.

The glamour model publicly ended her relationship with Alex while being interviewed by Ant and Dec on her exit from I’m A Celebrity…, but told Hello! magazine they could still get back together.

Katie said of splitting from Alex, who was said to have flown to Australia to propose to her: “I was really falling for the guy and I can’t just switch off feelings like that, so I’m not entirely ruling out anything between us.”

She continued: “Strangely enough, I feel more hurt from this split right now than I did with Pete because I had known for some time from seeing a marriage counsellor that it probably wouldn’t have lasted.

“Lots of things had happened, whereas with Alex, it seems a fresh new start.

“But it’s very hard to say what will transpire between us because at the moment I’m absolutely livid about the whole situation.

“Alex insists he didn’t give the proposal story to a Sunday paper but I think he has been very naive and that people are taking advantage of him. If things get sorted out, then fabulous. If not, I’ll be on my own.”

She also criticised Peter for not sticking up for her when her reputation nose-dived following their split.

Katie, 31, said: “The media kept playing me and Pete off against each other. All Pete had to do was say: ‘Hang on a minute! This is between me and Kate and I don’t want a bad word said about the mother of my children. She’s a good mum.’

“But not once did I see him stick up for me, and I find that very hard to understand.”

The full article can be read in Hello!, out now.