Amy Childs feels like she has a "new lease of life" following her split from partner Tim and has admitted that there were issues leading to the break-up.

Amy Childs

Amy Childs

The 'TOWIE' star announced the news of their split three months ago and excitedly told of how her newly-dyed red hair has helped her move on.

Amy, 29, said: " Now I’m single and I’ve gone back to my red hair and I feel like I’ve got a new lease of life!"

The former salon owner from Essex - famed for bringing the Vajazzle trend to prominence - also admitted that she and businessman Tim had experienced "problems", which ultimately ground their two-year relationship to a halt.

Speaking to OK!, she said: “There were problems, he knew we were having problems and I woke up one day and said, ‘I can’t do this anymore."

But life following the breakdown is far from doom and gloom for the flame-haired beauty, as she admitted she has been playing the dating game.

After rumours circulated on social media, Amy confirmed that she has been seeing 'First Dates' star Billy Delbosq, although she was quick to point out that nothing is "official" yet.

She said: "I’ve been on a few dates and he’s a nice guy, but I’m getting to know him.”

Work has also been hectic for the mum-of-two lately, who last year returned to the ITVBe show that made her a star.

She told of how her return to 'The Only Way Is Essex' has been the perfect tonic to help cope with the break-up.

She said: "I’ve had a lot of problems in this relationship, but I’m better, I’m now single and having a laugh on 'T'OWIE'. We’re doing speed dating on 'TOWIE' and it’s just fun."

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