Single mum Chantelle Houghton slowly puts the glamour back in her life as she ditches dowdy outfits for a stylish jacket

Single mum Chantelle Houghton slowly puts the glamour back in her life as she ditches dowdy outfits for a stylish jacket

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18:55 GMT, 25 October 2012

She's been showing the strain of life as a single mum recently, and with all the drama she's been dealing with no one can blame her.

But on Thursday, Chantelle Houghton decided to perk herself up a little bit and brought the old glamour back into her outfit.

Ditching her usual look of jeans and Uggs, the former Big Brother star decided to opt for a stylish tweed jacket instead as she stepped out in London.

No more drama: Chantelle Houghton stepped out looking more like her old self in a stylish jacket

No more drama: Chantelle Houghton stepped out looking more like her old self in a stylish jacket

Teaming up her sophisticated grey jacket with a luxurious Chanel bag, the blonde kept the rest of her look simple and all black.

She tied her hair back and even sported some light make-up which hid the bags under her eyes and gave her a more fresh-faced look.

Still on the hunt for her a new house for herself and baby daughter Dolly, the 29-year-old looked at apartments in the London area in the hope of finding a home.

Fresh start: The single mum was looking for a new home for her and daughter Dolly in London

Fresh start: The single mum was looking for a new home for her and daughter Dolly in London

Bon Voyage: The former reality star recently revealed how she found out ex Alex Reid was planning to dump her

Bon Voyage: The former reality star recently revealed how she found out ex Alex Reid was planning to dump her

Bon Voyage: The reality star recently revealed how she found out ex Alex Reid was planning to dump her

Chantelle has been faced with several setbacks over the past few weeks, as she has tried to get used to life as a single mother.

Having moved out of the Brentwood home she once shared with Alex, she found herself in a state of rage after the house she was supposed to move into was given to a higher bidder.

On top of that, the former reality star recently had to hit out at reports that claimed she had stopped the cage fighter from seeing their daughter Dolly.

Last 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!'

New home: The star has been eager to move from the Essex home she once shared with ex Alex

New home: The star has been eager to move from the Essex home she once shared with ex Alex

The TV star also recently revealed how she found out that Alex was plotting to dump her, just a few weeks after she gave birth to their child in June.

In an interview with OK! magazine she explained: 'One night I looked at Alex’s phone, feeling like he and one of this friends were plotting something against me, and I found a text from Alex to this man talking about me.'

'Alex asked him: “Is it time to bon voyage her” Bon voyage me! I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Dolly was ten weeks old. I’m the mother of his child and had no idea he was plotting this.'