Emma Watson's former boyfriend dumped her because she was too famous.

The 'Harry Potter' actress briefly dated Francis Boulle, but the 22 year old - who now stars in British reality TV show 'Made In Chelsea' - says he called time on the romance because he didn't want to just be known as someone else's boyfriend.

Francis said: "We had a bit of a thing a while back, but I have always been an ambitious person and I want to achieve my own notoriety for what I've done.

"That's why I chose not to pursue it any longer, because I didn't want to be the boyfriend of some child actress."

Francis says he found Emma "very cool and interesting" and insisted she is nothing like the public perceive her to be.

He added in an interview with heat magazine: "I actually really like Emma. She's a really cool person. She's a very different person to who she is in the media. That's what I liked about her - she's very interesting."

The reality TV star admitted he is no longer in regular contact with the actress, though they occasionally run into one another.

Asked if they stay in touch, he said: "No, but we do share a lot of mutual friends and our paths cross from time to time."