Former boxing champion Joe Calzaghe has split from his professional dancer girlfriend, four years after meeting her in a Tv contest.

The undefeated Welsh fighter and Kristina Rihanoff have gone their separate ways. The pair met when they teamed up on Britain's Strictly Come Dancing show in 2009.

Calzaghe tells Britain's The Sun, "Kristina and I have had several terrific years together. She is a wonderful woman but we have mutually and amicably decided to go our separate ways.

"Various demands on time have meant we have spent less and less time together. That will become more so in the coming months, so it seems wise to end our relationship now as friends."