Jessie Wallace splits with boyfriend of four years, Tim Arnold

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  • EastEnders actress Jessie Wallace has split with her boyfriend Tim Arnold, after he reportedly became tired of her fame.

    The 44-year-old star, who is famous for playing Kat Slater in the BBC One soap, had dated Tim since 2012, but he has now confirmed they are no longer together.

    On Wednesday night at a celebrity party in London, Tim told The Mirror; ‘People just want to know about the celebrities you know or have been with. I am tired of it.’

    This is despite the 40-year-old musician, who performs under the alias Soho Hobo, having auditioned for The Voice.

    Jessie with Tim

    Tim is also the son of former EastEnders actress Polly Perkins – who played Dot Cotton’s half-sister Rose.

    When quizzed about the break-up, Tim said the pair hadn’t been together ‘for a long time’.

    A spokesperson for Tim said; ‘Tim does not discuss any of his relationships with celebrities that are in his life. He communicates publicly through his music as an artist.’

    The mother-of-one, who has an 11-year-old daughter Tallulah Lilac Morgan, has been unlucky in her love life.

    The Enfield-born star’s last serious relationship was with catering boss Vince Worse, but Jessie called off their wedding after she discovered Vince had sent explicit texts to a former lover the night before their wedding day.

    The Strictly Come Dancing star fled to Crete on what was meant to be her honeymoon to avoid the embarrassment of the story.

    Between 2003 and 2005 the BAFTA-nominated actress dated policeman Dave Morgan, who is the father of her only child.

    When it was first reported that Tim and Jessie were together, Tim told The Mirror; ‘I know about the terrible experiences she’d had. One of the greatest crimes that can happen to any woman, whether they are famous or not, is to be humiliated.’

    The former make-up artist counts on the friendship of her on-screen husband Shane Ritchie, who plays Alfie Moon.

    Jessie with co-star Shane Ritchie

    The pair are appearing together in a stage adaptation of The Perfect Murder at the Theatre Royal.

    Jessie won the National Television Award for Most Popular Newcomer in 2001, Most Popular Actress in 2003 and British Soap Award for best-actress in 2011.

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