Chantelle Houghton unlocks the front door as Alex Reid"s keys fail to work on her Essex home

What are you doing here Chantelle Houghton doesn't seem too pleased to see Alex Reid at her front door
Ex-cagefighter couldn't get in with his keys – has she changed the locks

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08:51 GMT, 2 October 2012

They have had a less than amicable split and are now involved in a very public war of words through various magazine interviews.

So Chantelle Houghton can be forgiven for looking less than impressed as she was forced to open the door for her ex-fianc Alex Reid, whose keys to the Essex home he formerly shared with the former reality star failed to work.

Chantelle was photographed glowering as she clutched baby daughter Dolly and opened the front door to the 37-year-old cagefighter, who appeared slightly sheepish that he was unable to enter the property.

What are you doing here Chantelle Houghton looked furious as she was forced to open the door to former fianc Alex Reid

What are you doing here Chantelle Houghton looked furious as she was forced to open the door to former fianc Alex Reid

Alex was seen arriving at the property at around 6pm when he tried turning his door keys in the lock.

It is unclear whether Chantelle had simply bolted the entrance from the inside or if she had changed the locks altogether.

As
the sportsman struggled to gain entry he knocked on the door and an
annoyed Chantelle, 29, opened up and gave her ex an angry
glare.

Let me in: Alex was unable to gain entry to the home he used to share with Chantelle, but it is unclear whether the locks have been changed or if the door was bolted

Let me in: Alex was unable to gain entry to the home he used to share with Chantelle, but it is unclear whether the locks have been changed or if the door was bolted

No forced entry: Chantelle looked a little annoyed as she opened the door for her cage fighting ex-fiance

No forced entry: Chantelle looked a little annoyed as she opened the door for her cage fighting ex-fiance

Chantelle had her hands full as she carried baby Dolly in one arm as she let Alex skulk inside.

The pair stayed inside for a couple of hours before Reid emerged later and in some what of a hurry to get out of the compound.

According to witnesses Alex was seen running out of the front door as he bolted into his car where he made a hasty getaway.

He then sped off quickly in his motor but managed to clip a parked car before mounting the curb and a grass verge.

Wipe your feet: Chantelle had her hands full as she carried baby Dolly in one arm as she let Alex skulk inside

Wipe your feet: Chantelle had her hands full as she carried baby Dolly in one arm as she let Alex skulk inside

Home sweet home: Once inside, Alex was all smiles as he shut the door behind him

Home sweet home: Once inside, Alex was all smiles as he shut the door behind him

While Alex has been spotted making frequent visits to the house recently, their love affair is still not back on.

However, the couple are believed to be on better terms for the sake of their three-month-old daughter.

A close friend told MailOnline: 'Alex is keen to see Dolly as much as he can but he and Chantelle are not back together.'

In a hurry: Alex was seen speeding off from the house around two hours later as he clipped a park car and mounted the curb

In a hurry: Alex was seen speeding off from the house around two hours later as he clipped a park car and mounted the curb

Reid meanwhile has spoken out again about his hope for a reconciliation with his ex.

He told Now magazine: 'This has hit me for six. It feels almost as bad as what Jordan did to me.

'I haven’t cried, though, because it’s still so early and I’ve still got hope.'

Perked up: Chantelle looked in much better spirits as she shopped at her local Waitrose on Monday

Perked up: Chantelle looked in much better spirits as she shopped at her local Waitrose on Monday

Who's on the phone Chantelle didn't look too interested by whoever she was talking to

Who's on the phone Chantelle didn't look too interested by whoever she was talking to