Nancy Dell'Olio has set the record straight about her five-month romance with Sir Trevor Nunn.
Speaking exclusively to HELLO! the Italian businesswoman said: "Last month, we decided to put things on hold.
"Trevor was busy doing The Tempest (he is directing Ralph Fiennes in the Haymarket Theatre production in London’s West End).
"And I was busy with different things, so we decided that we needed a bit of time to think about it.
"The problem was that we were in the public eye too much, which was not our decision, and it (the relationship) was running too fast."
Does she accept that her public profile means that her relationships inevitably come under scrutiny?
"It makes my life very complicated," says the Strictly Come Dancing contestant.
"I’ve had a few situations where men got scared of this, but this is my life. If a man cannot cope with all this...
"My previous partner, he couldn’t cope with my popularity.
"Men sometimes find it difficult to cope with a woman who is the centre of attention."
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