23/01/2012 11:29 GMT | Updated 24/03/2012 09:12 GMT

'Celebrity Big Brother': Natalie Cassidy Reveals She's Looking For Love

Former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Natalie Cassidy has revealed she is open to love again after splitting from fiance Adam Cottrell last year.

The former EastEnders actress, 28, played the breakdown of her engagement out in the public eye after Adam, 31, attacked her while he was suffering with alcohol issues.

However, the star is ready to put a difficult year behind her, saying: "I am very open to love again."

Speaking to the Daily Star, she added: "I actually did wonder if I'd have a romance in the Big Brother house before I went in but to be honest if I had liked someone I would have kept that for the outside. Who knows what will happen for me this year."

It's probably best you didn't have a romance in the house, Nat. They're often doomed to end quickly!

Natalie, who played Sonia Jackson in EastEnders admitted she almost felt like walking off the show after missing her one-year-old daughter.

She said: "I didn't think I realised how hard it would be away from Eliza - I got really down at times.

"I had a day when I didn't know if I could do it any more. It was getting so difficult being away from her and I felt really low. I had to snap out of it and woke up the next day with a different frame of mind, but it was tough."

Despite missing Eliza, Natalie, whose weight has yo-yoed in the past, spoke about her fond memories from her time in the house.

She said: "A key moment for me on Big Brother was the day Jodie Marsh came in the house and we did that body posing and the girls were given gold bikinis to wear. If I had been given that task 18 months ago I would have refused to do it."

Good for you, Nat!


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