Marcus Collins and now ex boyfriend David Heath

Last year’s X Factor finalist Marcus Collins has announced his split from his long time boyfriend of four years.

Marcus, who is currently recording his debut album, has never hidden his sexuality but announced he had to put an end to the relationship with 24-year-old David Heath due to the pressures of living over 200 miles apart.  Speaking to the ECHO he said:

We are still the best of friends. We are working in different cities.

Marcus has been spending his time in London, working on his album and attending public appearances. As for David? We bet he’s sitting in front of the telly with a big tub of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream watching re-runs of Bridget Jone’s Diary.