Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson are barely communicating, the rugby star has revealed.

The couple, who have two children together, split last year just weeks after announcing their engagement.

Asked about their relationship since the break-up, Gavin, 29, told OK! magazine: “Yeah, it’s OK. It has to be with us having two kids together, but that’s all our relationship is.

“We literally speak to each other about once a week for pick-up times. It’s pretty sad really, isn’t it?… Any contact we have with each other is just about the kids.”

Gavin, who will see 25 glamorous women fight for his affections in a new Channel 5 TV show, said the ex-couple, whose relationship lasted five years, would never get back together.

The former Strictly Come Dancing star said he planned to introduce the finalists of his show The Bachelor to his children, Ruby, three and Dexter, two.

He said: “I suppose once I start getting down to the last three or four, then I might introduce them to Ruby and Dexter and see how they interact with them.”