Wes Nelson has said he appreciated the hilarious response after he and Megan Barton Hanson announced plans to co-parent their hamster following their split.
The Love Islanders announced their break-up on Instagram this week, saying in a joint statement that they were “parents first and foremost, to one incredibly wonderful hamster”.
“We ask for his and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time,” the statement added.
Fans were tickled by the hamster comment and have been posting funny messages about it on social media.
In response, Nelson shared a video on his Instagram Story in which his fellow Dancing On Ice contestant Brian McFadden asks about his pet.
The brief video shows McFadden skating over and saying: “Wes, how you doing? How’s the hamster?”
Nelson whispers back, telling the singer not to talk about it.
The star also shared some of his fans’ posts on his Instagram Story.
One image showed a hamster looking a little stunned and Nelson added a crying with laughter emoji and wrote over it: “You guys are so f****** quick.”
He added laughing emojis to another snap, this one of a hamster with its paws over its eyes and the headline “Wes and Megan’s hamster after reading about the couple’s split.”
Barton Hanson announced that she and Nelson were going their separate ways with a post on her own Instagram Story.
The message, signed from both of them, read: “It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate.
“We have been working hard for well under a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate.”