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Wednesday, June 10, 1998 Published at 10:37 GMT 11:37 UK


Ulrika gives Stan the boot

Ulrika: "it's over"

The TV star Ulrika Jonsson has ended her relationship with the Aston Villa and England striker Stan Collymore after an incident in a Paris bar.

[ image: The incident took place at The Auld Alliance bar in Paris]
The incident took place at The Auld Alliance bar in Paris
In a statement, Ms Jonsson said: "I would like everyone to know that I am fine and I confirm that my relationship with Stan Collymore is now over."

She later said that she had "nothing else to add".

It comes after Mr Collymore apologised for attacking her in a Paris bar packed with Scottish fans.

Pulling pints

[ image: Fans are said to have poured a pint on Collymore's head]
Fans are said to have poured a pint on Collymore's head
Ms Jonsson the star who appears in the comedy quiz show Shooting Stars was in the Auld Alliance bar in the Bastille region of Paris with Glasgow Rangers star Ally McCoist.

She took refuge from the crowds behind the bar and jokily pulled pints for the punters.

Mr Collymore turned up at the bar an hour after Ms Jonsson and is reported to have had a pint thrown over him by some fans. He demanded that she leave with him and it was when she refused that the alleged attack took place.

During a heated argument, Mr Collymore is said to have dragged her to the floor and aimed kicks at her head.

In a statement last night, Stan Collymore said: "A stupid and silly argument had developed throughout the course of the day between myself and Ulrika.

"Not proud"

[ image: Collymore: regrets his actions]
Collymore: regrets his actions
"My actions were totally reprehensible, something I am not proud of and finding very difficult to come to terms with."

In April Mr Collymore was cleared by magistrates of assaulting his former girlfriend Michelle Green. Ulrika stood by him through the case.

Miss Green, 23, claimed the £7m player struck her during a late-night visit three days before Christmas last year after they rowed over access to their two-year-old son.

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