03/03/2019 11:21 GMT

Dancing On Ice's Wes Nelson Breaks Down In Tears As He Discusses Megan Barton-Hanson Split

He had a tearful moment as he reflected on his "really, really difficult" last few months.

Wes Nelson had a tearful moment as he reflected on his recent break-up from fellow Love Island star Megan Barton-Hanson.

The Dancing On Ice competitor has made it to this year’s semi-finals, where each of the four remaining contestants will be dancing to a song that means something to them.

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Wes and Megan at this year's NTAs

He chose the Luther Vandross staple Never Too Much, revealing it’s an important song to him as his parents danced to it at their wedding.

“My mum and dad genuinely mean the absolute world to me,” he explained. “I can’t even thank them for how much they’ve done for me. [This performance] is a big thank you to them, really.”

Wes began to get upset as he reflected on his break-up

He continued: “I think my mum and dad completely personify the word ‘love’. Of course I’ve experienced love but I’d love to love like my parents do.”

Getting emotional, he added: “Me and Megs, we had a really, really good bond and it makes me upset now to talk about it but it isn’t great, and it was really, really difficult at the time.”

Wes and Vanessa met in the Love Island villa last year

Megan has also spoken about how difficult she’s found the split, saying it was made even tougher by the online abuse she’s received since the romance came to an end.

During Wes’ time on Dancing On Ice, there’s been a lot of speculation about the nature of his relationship with skating partner Vanessa Bauer, which she recently admitted had started to get her down.

Wes and Vanessa will be battling for a place in the Dancing On Ice final on Sunday night, against former Strictly Come Dancing professional James Jordan, X Factor finalist Saara Aalto and ex-Westlife star Brian McFadden.

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