'He's a nasty little rat!' Chantelle Houghton blasts Jermain Defoe 'for cheating on Alexandra Burke'
07:17 GMT, 1 May 2012
She's ready to give birth any day now and is also engaged to be married, but that hasn't stopped Chantelle Houghton from badmouthing a former lover.
The 28-year-old star slammed footballer Jermain Defoe in her weekly magazine column following reports that he has cheated on his current girlfriend Alexandra Burke.
Houghton referred to her own relationship with the Tottenham Hotspur player and advised the X Factor winner to 'ditch him.'
Now and then: Chantelle Houghton is expecting a baby with Alex Reid (L) but has blasted her former lover Jermain Defoe (R)
'I have heard that Jermain Defoe has allegedly slept with another woman behind Alexandra Burke’s back,' the blonde started her new! magazine column with.
'All I can say is that I really wouldn’t be surprised if it’s true, because he cheated on me too! I think that he’s a nasty little rat and should concentrate on scoring on the pitch rather than off it!' she added.
Houghton – who is expecting her first child with Alex Reid – dated Defoe for four months back in 2009 but revealed that she wishes she'd 'never got involved with him.'
'I hate the way he treats women. Anyway, how did he ever pull Alexandra Burke in the first place I don’t know her, but I would definitely encourage her to ditch him.'
Already strained The footballer is alleged to have cheated on X Factor winner Alexandra Burke
It was alleged last week that Defoe enjoyed a hotel fling with Geordie model Laura Brown, 23, in Newcastle, having met her in person only twice previously.
However, Burke wasn't letting the allegations get her down and still performed at the weekend surrounded by a group of hunky male backing dancers.
Brown now reportedly says that she regrets the incident and feels sorry for singer Alexandra.
Forgetting her troubles: The singer laughed off the rumours as she performed alongside hunky male dancers at the weekend
According to The Sun, Brown said that she had become friendly with Defoe, 29, via Facebook, admitting: 'I’m not going to lie – we did have sex.'
She reportedly added: 'I never planned on sleeping with him, it just happened. You can see girls in Newcastle clubs week after week with different footballers and I think, “You are so stupid,” now I’m the stupid one.'
Read Chantelle Houghton's full column in this week's new! magazine which is out today.