Jake Quickenden and Daryelle

Jake Quickenden opens up about relationship with Love Island's Daryelle

Is Jake Quickenden in a relationship with Darylle Sargeant?

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It has been reported that Jake Quickenden has struck up a relationship with Darylle Sargeant, who was dumped from the Love Island villa after a brief relationship with Adam Collard. However, the Dancing on Ice winner has now spoken out about the rumours, telling HELLO! that the pair are simply "mates", could . He said: "Every girl I'm spotted with now will be linked to me, I'm surprised I'm not linked with Lorraine after being at a premiere with her last night. Me and Darylle are mates but who knows what could happen."

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Jake has responded to rumours

According to reports, Daryelle first met Jake at the Dreamboys press night, and the pair attended a party celebrating what would have been Jake's late brother Ollie's 25th birthday in Scunthorpe on Sunday. Jake shared a snap of himself with his mum at the party, writing: "Today we celebrate my little brothers 25th birthday he’s been gone six years in September and my mum is the strongest person I know @lisaquickenden I will drink for the both of us today bro... I love and miss you so much but I know you are with me every step I take."

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Jake was in a long-term relationship with fiancé Danielle Fogarty before the pair split back in May. Speaking about the split on Lorraine, Jake explained: "Obviously like me and [Danielle] liked to remain private. Just right now we're having a bit of time apart. We're kind of dealing with ourselves and work and being busy." He spoke highly of his ex-fiancee, adding: "I've got so much respect for Dan and her family… I was with her on Monday, we still talk and I still love her to bits." He hinted that it wasn't the end of their relationship, adding: "Sometimes you've got to go away to come back."

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