Their attempts to patch up were thrown into disarray when pictures emerged of Croft, 39, kissing lap dancer Claire Bassett. The taxi driver was furious with the snaps and vowed to instruct lawyers accordingly. “I"ve been set up," the Mirror quoted him as saying.
But this is not the first time that Croft has misbehaved with Katona, as on a recent holiday to Magaluf, he left her waiting in her hotel room while he was out on an all-night bender and could not keep his hands off Bassett, 22. From photographs taken, Croft could be seen kissing Bassett"s neck and stroking her thigh, and at one point even trying to lift her skirt and pull down her top, and then later allegedly asking her for a lesbian threesome.
Two weeks ago, furious Katona had kicked him out of their home in Wilmslow, Cheshire, after finding out about his night with the stripper in a text from a pal. “Kerry knew what Mark had been up to but it is very painful to have the proof of his cheating right in front of her eyes," a pal said.
“They are not back together but the weekend in the Lake District was a reconciliation, of sorts. Now this has happened. She was filming the winter and Christmas advertising campaign for Iceland so she couldn"t just lie in bed crying – she has to earn a living for her family. Some of her friends hope it will act as a wake-up call and help Kerry see sense and get rid of him for good," the pal added.