Faye Brookes’ ‘secret FLING with Corrie co-star’ led to split from Gareth Gates

Faye and Gareth called off their engagement last month

Faye Brookes and Gareth Gates

by Nathan Katnoria |
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Just weeks after ending their engagement and calling time on their on-off seven year relationship, new reports claim Gareth Gates and Faye Brookes split after she had a fling with Coronation Street co-star Sam Robertson.

Faye allegedly enjoyed a brief romance with Sam, who plays Adam Barlow in the ITV soap, during a two-week break from her relationship with Gareth.

According to The Sun, Faye and Sam grew close when she began to have doubts about marrying Gareth.

A source told the publication: “It was the talk of the Coronation Street set when Faye and Sam hooked up. Her castmates were under the impression the break from Gareth was simply to do with feeling overwhelmed by the pressure to make wedding plans.”

They continued: “Sam was a good friend and a shoulder to cry on. Before they realised it, one thing had led to another. But Faye was keen to make things work with Gareth and put a halt to things with Sam going any further.

“She wanted to be honest with Gareth and confessed what had happened while they were apart. He thought he could get over it but, in the end, it was simply too much.”

Closer Online has contacted Faye and Sam’s representatives for comment.

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Since splitting from Faye, Gareth has thrown himself into single life and was recently seen partying with a mystery blonde on holiday in Ibiza – a trip that was originally planned for Faye’s birthday.

The Pop Idol star enjoyed some fun in the sun after it was claimed he was paranoid the stress of the split would make his hair fall out again, following a hair transplant in 2017.

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Faye - who quit her role as Kate Connor in Corrie earlier this year - was previously forced to issue a statement denying she had moved on from Gareth with hunky personal trainer Joe Davies.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: “It’s been a really weird week. I’ve been throwing myself into the gym pretty much everyday, anyone who knows me knows how much I love training and keeping fit! It’s great for your physical and mental health. I’m a member of several gyms in Manchester including the fab Barry’s Bootcamp.

“So (yesterday) there was a pap outside the gym when I got there, taking pictures of me & getting very excited with his camera because I walked in with one of the trainers from the gym – who is a friend."

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