Seann Walsh has insisted that he apologised "face-to-face" to Rebecca Humphries after kissing his dance partner Katya Jones.
Rebecca -Seann's girlfriend of five years - was left devastated after Seann and Katya were spotted kissing on a boozy night out and she blasted the comic for not saying sorry directly to her before she dumped him.
However, Seann has told friends that he apologised to Rebecca in person after the snog.
A source told the Daily Mirror: "Seann has apologised on TV for his actions and insists he apologised to Rebecca face-to-face and tried to contact her again later in the week after she put out her statement to say sorry again."
And Seann, 32, insists he's not the person he's been portrayed to be following his split from Rebecca.
Seann explained: "I think that, obviously I'm sorry for the hurt that I've caused.
"We were getting on well, we were having fun. We had a couple of drinks and made a huge mistake and I regret it deeply."
Rebecca recently confirmed their split in a lengthy statement posted on social media, in which she claimed Seann called her a "psycho" after she speculated he was cheating.
Seann has apologised for hurting Rebecca, but he has also defended his own reputation, insisting he's been portrayed unfairly over recent days.
He said: "I made a mistake, which I'm very sorry for - sorry for the hurt that I've caused.
"You never think about the extent of the damage that you're going to do, in a moment of, you know the mistake that you've made.
"I'm not perfect, far from it. Our relationship wasn't perfect. That doesn't mean I wanted it to end the way it finally did, and I'm very sorry for that.
"I feel it's also important for me to say that the people that know me the most, that love me, they know that I am not the person I'm being portrayed as. I'm still sorry for what I did, but it's very important for me to get that out there."