Katie's whipped herself and her two kiddies (she left the "severely disabled" Harvey in Pete's capable hands) to some "secret" sun drenched corner of the globe to deal with her "shock" separation. She released this statement before departing:

"Pete is the love of my life - and my life.We have children and I'm devastated and disappointed by his decision to separate and divorce me as I married him for life. This is not what I want and the decision has been taken out of my hands. I will not comment further or do any interviews regarding the separation (for at least a week or two) but I will always love my Pete."

This is in stark contrast to what she spittled at Pete during a recording of their reality TV swill for ITV2. The episode, which aired last week, saw Katie describe the love of her life as "an old f****** singer no one knows about". She then continued with: "You're a f***ing knob. I can't stand you." Again, to show just how much she understood (and loved him), she went out on the piss with a load of arbitrary blokes in Bristol, got her mother-of-three baps out, then forgot the words to his only hit, and has now absconded with his two kids to an unknown destination.

Pete, meanwhile, has been confiding in a mate who's gone straight to The Sun. Seemingly he said: "Katie has everything she could ever want - look at our beautiful children. She's got a multi-million pound career and a dream home. But it’s like she is insistent on pressing the self-destruct button. She is the most lovely woman when she is being just herself and I will always love her. But in the end, it all got too much to handle." Yeah, she must've been an utter nightmare. I mean, would you break up with a bird who could do this? Doesn't she look like a hovercraft?

Bookies in the UK are giving odds of 2/1 that they will reunite - "and 6/1 that they renew their wedding vows for a glossy magazine."