Gasp! Alex Reid left Katie Price!

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Alex Reid attends the UK Film Premiere of 'The A-Team' at Empire Leicester Square on July 27, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

…but then he returned, and now he demands counselling.

That’s according to the News of the World, which reports that Alex is on the verge of splitting with Katie.

Apparently Katie thinks Alex is fat and blames him for the failure of her pop single and for the fact she’s not pregnant.

Meanwhile Alex hates his wife’s love of cosmetic surgery and her trout pout.

And all this after just six months of marriage. Lucky the marriage counsellor who gets to sort out that little lot.

A close friend told the News of the World: “Alex has had enough. He’s sick of her behaviour. He’s told her things have to change or he will walk away. She didn’t think he had it in him until now.”

The last straw for Alex was seeing a scene in Peter’s ITV2 show where Pete takes a call from Katie, who apparently suggests she stay with the kids at his house one night.

Alex’s friend said: “When he saw that scene on TV Alex thought it gave the impression that she was desperate to see Peter. It was like a slap in face.

“He needed some space so he left their house in Surrey and drove to his parents in Aldershot.

“At times he feels he needs time apart from Katie or he’ll go mad. When he finally spoke to her, he demanded they go for counselling. It was very dramatic. Alex has never confronted Katie like that. It shows how serious things are.”