Fans were shocked to learn Kate and Dan had split following series 17 and would be starting the brand new series single, as we saw in The Only Way Is Majorca on Sunday night (17 July).
Kate explained to the girls: "We went to Mexico and had the most amazing holiday but I felt we were best friends, something was missing.. but it's hard."
It's hard enough splitting with someone, let alone having to bump into them while on a group holiday with all your mutual friends, so it's no surprise Kate and Dan both felt confused when they met later that night.
"It's weird because I don't know how to play it," admitted Dan, prompting Kate to reply: "We need to just try to stay away from each other. When I don't see you I feel fine and everything's cool. When I'm around you I get really confused."
Dan felt the same way, telling her: "It's hard because when I see you I want to be normal with you."
Kate told him she would be annoyed if he hooked up with anyone else in front of her, and he said he'd feel the same way if she did that to him.
"I feel our relationship is like we've been married 30 years and get on each other's nerves and we're not really affectionate with each other," said Dan. "I just can't believe it's come to this. That it's done now. I thought we would stay together the rest of our lives."
"I feel sad, like I've lost my best friend," said Kate, who then began to cry, so Dan comforted her with a hug… and more.
The next day, we found out they'd spent the night together which had confused things even more, as Dan explained to the boys.
"We went out last night, we was talking for a while, then ended up going and staying at hers," said Dan. "It's just confused things now. The reason we split up was the spark was gone and something was missing but last night that spark was still there."
Meanwhile, Kate told the girls: "I've been thinking about him all day now. And I just feel like, 'What am I doing?' It's really confusing. When I'm not around him it's easy but because we're all around each other on holiday it makes it so much harder."
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