Who is declan donnelly dating
The 28-year-old, who co-hosts the show with Ant Mc Partlin, was said to be too upset to comment about the end of his 10-year relationship but his manager Paul Worsley confirmed they had broken up because they both "need some space".
"Dec and Clare are giving each other a wee bit of space at the moment but they remain firm friends and always will be," Mr Worsley said.
Friends said the couple had recently spent a lot of time apart because of work commitments such as Donnelly's stint in Australia filming I'm A Celebrity, and were finding it a strain.
Their relationship has also been blighted by rumours of infidelity on both sides.
At the time the couple had been dating for a year, although their friendship and working relationship stretched back over a decade.
Pop Idol presenter Declan Donnelly has split up from his long-term actress girlfriend Clare Buckfield, it was revealed today.
The pretty TV host, who made it no secret that she was hoping for marriage and children, said they worked well as a couple as they had a similar outlook on life.