Alex Reid reportedly arrested and held in police custody

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Happier times: Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid©David McHugh/Rex Features

The celebrity has apparently been arrested at the home he shares with Chantelle Houghton “on suspicion of criminal damage and using violence to secure entry”.

The arrest reportedly followed a “disturbance” at the Reid and Houghton's property in Brentwood at 1.30am.

A spokesperson for Essex Police is said to have told MailOnline: “Police were contacted just before 1.30am this morning with reports of a disturbance at a property in Spital Lane, Brentwood.

“A 37-year old man from Brentwood was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and using violence to secure entry, and is currently in police custody.”

If true, it’s another remarkable twist to the story of Reid, a cage-fighter who hit headlines when he started dating Katie Price.

He won Celebrity Big Brother in 2010, marrying Price soon after – only for the pair to separate acrimoniously only a year later. Reid also revealed that he was a cross-dresser, with his alter-ego called Roxanne.

Engaged to Houghton, their first child Dolly Lexie Reid was born on Father's Day, 17 June this year.

However, it was recently reported that their engagement was off after Houghton was spotted leaving her parents house in Essex without her wedding ring on earlier this month.

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