ALEX Reid burst onto the scene when he married Katie Price after she divorced Peter Andre.

We take a look back over the career of the cage fighter and TV star in the wake of his recent prison sentence.

Who is Alex Reid?

Alex, 44, was born July 21, 1975.

He is an English mixed martial artist (MMA), fighting under Bellator, BAMMA and cage fighter.

He is also an actor, having appeared in Hollyoaks and Killer Bitch.

Alex is also known on the reality TV circuit, and was the winner of Celebrity Big Brother in 2010.

When did Alex marry Katie Price?

Alex married Katie Price in Las Vegas in February 2010 after seven months of dating, and just nine months after divorcing Peter.

The pair later had a formal wedding ceremony in the UK, which was filmed for her TV series.

They met at Michelle Heaton's 30th birthday party at Cafe de Paris, in London.

After just 11 months of marriage the pair split, with Katie saying she married him "too soon".

After this he went onto have a baby with fellow Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton, but the couple split in 2012.

Why has Alex Reid been jailed?

The former cage fighter has been jailed for eight weeks after being found guilty of contempt of court after he lied in a witness statement for a compensation claim following a car crash.

The High Court heard the 45-year-old made a county court claim worth around £20,000 in compensation after his Audi was involved in a collision with another driver in January 2018.

Reid swore to the court as part of his claim that he did not know a motorbike rider called Darren Summers, who was alleged to have witnessed the crash.

However, the other motorist's insurers, Axa Insurance UK, unearthed an article on a local news website discussing an appearance Reid had made at a mixed martial arts (MMA) masterclass in Ipswich in September 2017.

The article confirmed that Mr Summers  had organised the event for charity.

Reid will serve half of his sentence in prison and the remaining half on licence following his release.

When did Alex Reid win Celebrity Big Brother?

Alex won CBB in 2010.

He took part in the 7th series of the show.

Alex was in the house alongside the likes of Vinnie Jones and Dane Bowers.

What has Alex Reid said about his cross dressing?

Alex has always been very vocal about his cross dressing alter-ego Roxanne.

Katie Price cited his cross dressing as big factor for their relationship breakdown.

The glamour model told Loose Women that believes he will eventually become a woman because he likes to wear women’s clothing and he had "different" sexual tastes, however Alex has slammed Katie and said she "outed" Roxanne for her financial gain.

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