SOUTHEND'S very own Love Island star, Megan Barton-Hanson, has announced she has split with Wes Nelson.

Megan claimed her "world is crumbling", but just days later, Wes, who is currently a celeb contestant on ITV's Dancing on Ice, followed an array of Instagram beauties.

Megan, 25, who is currently living in her hometown of Southend, shared a swanky pad with her Love Island ex-beau, who is from Staffordshire, but it's unclear what Wes' living arrangements are now, or whether he has moved out of their apartment.

The pair announced their split on Saturday (January 26) with a bizarre statement referencing the two of them as parents to their... hamster.

It read:"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. "We have been working hard for well under a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much, we will remain separate.

"We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we ever have been.

"We are parents first and foremost to one incredibly wonderful hamster and we ask for his and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. "We haven't really conducted our relationship that privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner."

Megan posted on her Instagram story: "Hands down been one of the worst days of my life. I can’t thank you all enough for the support.

"Feels like I can’t put a foot right but knowing I can help motivate/inspire people even a tiny bit makes me want to continue on in the public eye.

"I’m determined to make 2019 a positive happy year."

Since the split, Megan cancelled an appearance on Heart FM, at the last minute due to "illness", although host, Jamie Theakston didn't seem convinced.

Speaking on air, Jamie said at the time: "I feel for her, I hope she gets better, she looked fine on the show last night."