The pair broke up earlier this year, after dating for a year, and then recently reunited.
Frankie moved out of the home she shared with Dougie, and admits that she found it hard.
‘[It was] really tough,’ she explains.
‘In the first few weeks you think you will be OK, and you think about dating other people but then it gets to a point when you really miss them.’
‘We got to a point where we needed time apart,’ she says.
‘It was all getting a bit much and we decided to take a break. To be honest, that time apart has done us the world of good. We needed it.’