The Love Island winner said that he will “always” have “a lot of love” for his co-star, but ruled out a reconciliation.
The former stationery salesman confirmed that he and Dyer had decided to split in an Instagram announcement earlier this month.
“See with Dani, I’m always gonna have a lot of love for her, we’re on good terms and stuff,” he said on Good Morning Britain.
“It’s just life, it just didn’t work out and that’s it. I wish her all the best and I genuinely mean that.
“I hope she’s happy, I want her to be happy. There’s a lot of feelings there. We’ve been through a lot together.”
Host Kate Garraway quizzed Fincham over whether he and Dyer would ever get back together, asking him if he “still fanc[ies] her,” to which he responded: “Of course I still fancy her!”
“Don’t do this to me!” he added, looking flustered as Garraway’s co-host Adil Ray shouted: “It’s back on, everybody.”
Discussing speculation that the pair’s relationship had been a publicity stunt, Fincham said: “I can honestly say that never, never ever would I do anything for show like that. I haven’t got the heart for it. I get too upset.”
When asked how his ex’s father Danny Dyer had responded to the split, the reality star said that he “ain’t spoke to him,” but reaffirmed that the couple had parted “on good terms”.
“There’s a lot of feeling there, of course there is. We’ve been through a lot together but I can’t stress enough, I just hope that she’s happy,” he added.
Breaking the news to fans earlier this month in an emotional Instagram statement, Fincham said that he and Dyer will “always care for each other” and said that he wishes “nothing but happiness” for the 22-year-old.
“We have some amazing memories together and have been through a lot but sometimes things aren’t meant to be and we really did try to make it work but it unfortunately didn’t and that is life,” he wrote.
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