Gareth Gates has taken Faye Brookes’ £30,000 ring back after ending engagement

GARETH Gates has taken back the £30,000 engagement ring he gave to ex Faye Brookes.

The singer has demanded for the Coronation Street actress to give him back the four carat diamond ring he gave to her when he popped the question in January this year, shortly after they announced their split earlier this week.

A source exclusively told The Sun Online: “The split has been really upsetting for both parties.

“Gareth asked Faye to hand the ring over after they broke up.”

Faye, 31, was believed to be “surprised” by the request, but handed over the expensive item of jewellery, which is estimated to be worth a five-figure sum, “without a fuss”.

The insider continued: “Faye was surprised but gave it back to him without a fuss.”