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Des Bishop opens up on split: ‘She couldn’t support me’


Des Bishop has opened up about his recent break up.

The comedian had been dating a Chinese woman he met on a dating gameshow, but recently split after a few years together.

Now the Dancing With The Stars alumni has admitted travelling across the world to see each other was difficult.

“Let’s call a spade a spade. She would’ve had to drop everything, because I could support her but she couldn’t support me,” he told the Irish Independent.

Single: Des was recently on Dancing With The Stars | RTE

“It was one of those things – we still love each other, but with travel and visas and everything it just became very difficult.”

Des admitted he was asked to buy an apartment in Beijing, but the relationship was close to the end.

“I was like: ‘I already have apartments in Dublin, London and New York. I don’t need one in Beijing, but, I mean, I’ll lie to you if you want.

“It’s quite interesting breaking up with someone in Chinese. I was telling her, ‘I don’t really know what to say’, but I meant it quite literally; I was like, ‘I just don’t have the words, so I’m just going to have to leave it there’.

“She started wishing me well. I could tell that was the Chinese way of doing things. To a degree, I had emotionally moved on by that stage; maybe she had too,” he explained.

But Des revealed he has intimacy issues: “I’ve had less of a problem with sex than I have with, say, affection”.