Alex Reid says he was once turned down for a role in The Bill because he was considered ‘too good looking’.

The cage fighter husband of Katie Price studied at drama school and has appeared in Hollyoaks, but has been caught in a dilemma of which career to pursue when he struggled to get acting roles, but became a champion fighter.

Speaking at the launch of his new TV series, Alex Reid: The Fight Of His Life, Alex revealed: “It’s funny, I went up for a role on The Bill. I got it and then the executive producer said, no sorry, you’re too good-looking for the part.

“It’s kind of nice in one respect. The audition was on the Friday, I had a fight the next day, on the Saturday, got my nose bust, phoned up on the Monday, ‘I’m not good-looking any more, can I get the part?’ They were like, ‘No, unfortunately we’ve given it to someone else’.”

The 34-year-old Celebrity Big Brother winner doesn’t plan to choose between careers at the moment.

He said: “I’m just enjoying everything. I’m lucky enough to be in that position.”