Jesse Metcalfe’s romantic missteps

Jesse Metcalfe has been spotted flirting with a British reality TV star, just days after splitting from Nadine Coyle.

The Desperate Housewives actor, who was reportedly dumped by the Girls Aloud singer last week, was seen fawning over busty Celebrity Big Brother contestant Chantelle Houghton at London nightclub Movida this week.

A source said: “Jesse bumped into Chantelle in Movida. They kissed each other on the cheek before having a chat for a few minutes. Jesse seemed to be admiring her ample cleavage and saying little.”

Jesse was keen to get to know Chantelle better and suggested they left the busy club to spend some quiet time together – but his romantic advances were “politely” rebuffed.

The source added: “Chantelle was tired after modelling all day and wanted to go to another club. But Jesse said if she stayed he would buy her a bottle of wine, and gestured to a nearby 24-hour café that sells UKP10 bottles of wine and UKP2 pizza slices. Chantelle politely declined.”

Jesse and Nadine, who have dated on and off since February 2006, were rumoured to have got engaged last year, but split soon after Jesse entered rehab for alcohol addiction.

But the pair rekindled their romance after realising they couldn’t live without each other.

However, just weeks later Nadine and Jesse broke-up again, before getting back together.

They were recently seen house-hunting in Los Angeles and friends were convinced they were about to take their relationship to the next level.