Chantelle Houghton cuts a solemn figure as she steps out make-up free once more

When will the glamour return Chantelle Houghton cuts a solemn figure as she steps out make-up free once more

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22:17 GMT, 22 October 2012

She first rose to fame wearing lashings of make-up in the Celebrity Big Brother house and has since been known for her glamorous looks.

But it now seems Chantelle Houghton is struggling to return to her former self as she stepped out on Monday looking tired and make-up free once again.

The reality TV star has cut a solemn figure since splitting from fiance Alex Reid, who is also the father of her baby daughter, Dolly.

Make-up free: Chantelle Houghton walks along a street in London barefaced and looking down

Make-up free: Chantelle Houghton walks along a street in London barefaced and looking down

The mother-of-one attempted to doll herself up again last week as she was seen smiling for the first time in a while all glammed up for a girls' shopping trip.

But every time she has been seen in public since she's looked a far cry from her previous demeanour.

Looking pale and tired and distinctively miserable, Chantelle was seen walking along in London on Monday afternoon.

Cutting a solemn figure: The reality TV star dressed down in jeans with boots and a baggy black jumper for the outing

Cutting a solemn figure: The reality TV star dressed down in jeans with boots and a baggy black jumper for the outing

Cutting a solemn figure: The reality TV star dressed down in jeans, boots and a baggy black jumper

She dressed in jeans with knee-high patent black boots, which she matched with a black knitted jumper.

Houghton wore her long blonde locks in a side plait, with the loose strains of hair messily tucked behind her ears.

The TV star went barefaced for the stroll and walked along with a down-turned mouth giving off negative body language with her arms crossed in front of her.

Weary: Chantelle has seemed down since splitting from fiance and father of her baby daughter, Alex Reid

Weary: Chantelle has seemed down since splitting from fiance and father of her baby daughter, Alex Reid

Stepping out: Houghton looked tired as she met a friend before heading to a hospital with each other

Stepping out: Houghton looked tired as she met a friend before heading to a hospital with each other

She looked weary as she stepped out of her car to go to a hospital with a friend.

And on her return to the vehicle she looked just as solemn.

The 29-year-old has seemed down since splitting from the cage fighter, who has often been seen at their former home packing up his belongings.

Despite their differences, Chantelle recently hit out at reports that claimed she had stopped Alex from seeing their daughter.

Head down: Chantelle quickly made her way to her car following the outing with her pal

Head down: Chantelle quickly made her way to her car following the outing with her pal

A far cry from her former look: Chantelle has largely ditched her glamorous ensembles and lashings of make-up since battling with her private woes

A far cry from her former look: Chantelle has largely ditched her glamorous ensembles and lashings of make-up since battling with her private woes

A far cry from her former look: Chantelle has largely ditched her glamorous ensembles and lashings of make-up since battling with her private woes

On
Monday she tweeted: 'Just for the record Alex is welcome to see dolly
whenever he wants & he will tell u that too, sick of the tweets from
ppl saying he cant!'

In the wake of her break up from her fianc Reid, Chantelle revealed that she believes he never really loved her at all.

The mother-of-one explained in her new! magazine column how she felt like an 'idiot' for not knowing Alex well enough.

She
said: 'I was in denial. I was having sleepless nights, had milk leaking
from my boobs and thought that my partner loved me but I don't think he
ever truly did.

She added: 'I can't help but feel utterly betrayed.'