01/05/2012 07:15 BST | Updated 01/05/2012 08:06 BST

Chantelle Hougton Urges Alexandra Burke To Ditch Jermain Defoe

Despite her own romance woes, Chantelle Houghton is urging Alexandra Burke to ditch boyfriend Jermain Defoe over reports he cheated on her.

The former X Factor champ has tried to keep her relationship with the footy ace under wraps, but was said to have been left heartbroken over reports he slept with 23-year-old model Laura Brown behind her back at a hotel in Newcastle.

Laura told The Sun: "I'm not going to lie - we did have sex. I never planned on sleeping with him, it just happened. You can see girls in Newcastle clubs week after week with different footballers and I think, 'You are so stupid'. Now I'm the stupid one."

Following the model's claims, former Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle - who dated Defoe in 2008 - is calling on the Bad Boys hitmaker to dump the sports ace, branding him a "nasty little rat".

In her New! magazine column, she writes: "I have heard that Jermain Defoe has allegedly slept with another woman behind Alexandra Burke’s back.

"All I can say is that I really wouldn’t be surprised if it’s true, because he cheated on me too! I think that he’s a nasty little rat and should concentrate on scoring on the pitch rather than off it!"

Relationship advice from Chantelle may seem a tad rich - her wedding to fiance Alex Reid was said to have been called off after a series of blazing rows, but the cagefighter took to Twitter to insist the pair is still planning to get hitched.