They are said to have called off their 18-month romance due to the pressures of his time on X Factor.

And following his win with boyband Rak-Su this weekend, Myles Stephenson has reportedly dismissed hope of a reunion with girlfriend Rebecca Bignell, because it would be ‘selfish’.

Insiders claim that Myles is conscious of hurting his ex-partner because he cannot commit to a relationship at this time.

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Not getting back together: Rak-Su band member Myles Stephenson (left) has reportedly shot down claims he was reconciling with ex Rebecca Bignell (right) on Wednesday, as it was reported that they were headed for crunch talks

Not getting back together: Rak-Su band member Myles Stephenson (left) has reportedly shot down claims he was reconciling with ex Rebecca Bignell (right) on Wednesday, as it was reported that they were headed for crunch talks

Not getting back together: Rak-Su band member Myles Stephenson (left) has reportedly shot down claims he was reconciling with ex Rebecca Bignell (right) on Wednesday, as it was reported that they were headed for crunch talks

A source told The Sun on Wednesday: ‘Myles wants to protect Rebecca as much as possible. He cannot commit to a relationship. He needs to be single right now.

‘Rebecca is a very important person in his life. He is conscious that he doesn’t want to hurt her by giving her false hope.

‘It would be selfish for Myles to lead Rebecca on. The time is not right. But who knows what will happen in the future. Never say never.’

MailOnline has reached out to a representative for the band for further comment. 

Winners: Myles is said to be placing his focus on music, after winning the competition on Sunday with bandmates amal Shurland, Mustafa Rahimtulla and Ashley Fongho 

Winners: Myles is said to be placing his focus on music, after winning the competition on Sunday with bandmates amal Shurland, Mustafa Rahimtulla and Ashley Fongho 

Winners: Myles is said to be placing his focus on music, after winning the competition on Sunday with bandmates amal Shurland, Mustafa Rahimtulla and Ashley Fongho 

Front and centre: Rebecca (centre, in black) attended the X Factor only three weeks ago to support the band, despite taking a break from the artist in September

Front and centre: Rebecca (centre, in black) attended the X Factor only three weeks ago to support the band, despite taking a break from the artist in September

Front and centre: Rebecca (centre, in black) attended the X Factor only three weeks ago to support the band, despite taking a break from the artist in September

False hope: Myles is reportedly conscious of giving Rebecca (centre) false hope, because he cares about her

False hope: Myles is reportedly conscious of giving Rebecca (centre) false hope, because he cares about her

False hope: Myles is reportedly conscious of giving Rebecca (centre) false hope, because he cares about her

It follows claims that the duo were headed for ‘crunch talks’ in the coming weeks with a view to reconciling.  

Myles and Rebecca’s relationship fell apart in September when he stepped back from the relationship to focus on his music but they officially split in November.

They had been together for a year and a half and known each other for nine years before. 

The duo stayed on good terms, and she has continued to promote the band’s music as well as visit him at the studio during the live shows.

Separate ways: The duo are said to have split last month after an 18-month romance

Separate ways: The duo are said to have split last month after an 18-month romance

Separate ways: The duo are said to have split last month after an 18-month romance

Keeping busy: Insiders close to Myles have claimed he is 'completely single'

Keeping busy: Insiders close to Myles have claimed he is 'completely single'

Keeping busy: Insiders close to Myles have claimed he is ‘completely single’

Triumph: The band became the first boyband to win in the 14-year history of the X Factor on Sunday

Triumph: The band became the first boyband to win in the 14-year history of the X Factor on Sunday

Triumph: The band became the first boyband to win in the 14-year history of the X Factor on Sunday

Sources close to Sony music boss Simon Cowell – the Rak-Su mentor – have also reiterated that the boys’ focus should be music.

During the competition, it was claimed that Myles had grown closer to a female production staff member but that was later denied, with reports that he was ‘completely single’.

A source said at the time: ‘Rak-Su are the favourites [to win] and Simon’s priority – he doesn’t want anything getting in the way of their focus.’ 

Keeping busy: The schedule for the boyband has been relentless since the win

Keeping busy: The schedule for the boyband has been relentless since the win

Keeping busy: The schedule for the boyband has been relentless since the win

More interviews: Early on Wednesday morning, the four piece - Myles Stephenson, Ashley Fongho, Mustafa Rahimtulla and Jamaal Shurland - were doing radio interviews with Kiss FM

More interviews: Early on Wednesday morning, the four piece - Myles Stephenson, Ashley Fongho, Mustafa Rahimtulla and Jamaal Shurland - were doing radio interviews with Kiss FM

More interviews: Early on Wednesday morning, the four piece – Myles Stephenson, Ashley Fongho, Mustafa Rahimtulla and Jamaal Shurland – were doing radio interviews with Kiss FM

Promotion: Their winners' single Dimelo, which features Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, is already out

Promotion: Their winners' single Dimelo, which features Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, is already out

Promotion: Their winners’ single Dimelo, which features Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, is already out

Rak-Su became the first boyband to win in the X Factor’s 14-year history, on Sunday night when they beat solo artist Grace Davies to the win.

Six years after Little Mix were crowned the first ever band to triumph, the Groups category found success once again.

The four piece group – featuring Myles, Jamal Shurland, Mustafa Rahimtulla and Ashley Fongho – have already released the winners’ charity single Dimelo, which features Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy.

Celebrations: The artist joined the X Factor contestants at the wrap party on Tuesday

Celebrations: The artist joined the X Factor contestants at the wrap party on Tuesday

Celebrations: The artist joined the X Factor contestants at the wrap party on Tuesday

No hard feelings: He was seen hugging runner-up Kevin Davy White on arrival

No hard feelings: He was seen hugging runner-up Kevin Davy White on arrival

No hard feelings: He was seen hugging runner-up Kevin Davy White on arrival

Chuffed to bits: Kevin left on Saturday night of the two-day X Factor final

Chuffed to bits: Kevin left on Saturday night of the two-day X Factor final

Chuffed to bits: Kevin left on Saturday night of the two-day X Factor final

Bouncing back: X Factor runner up Grace Davies put on a brave face after her loss

Bouncing back: X Factor runner up Grace Davies put on a brave face after her loss

Bouncing back: X Factor runner up Grace Davies put on a brave face after her loss

Lady in red: The musician dressed for the occasion in a plush red suit

Lady in red: The musician dressed for the occasion in a plush red suit

Lady in red: The musician dressed for the occasion in a plush red suit

Only proving their immediate success further, the boys had a whopping five songs in the UK iTunes chart on Monday – a mere 24 hours after their win on the ITV show. 

The boys proved to be overwhelmingly popular during the live show at London’s ExCel on Sunday night, with the studio audience loudly chanting their name after each performance. 

Clearly all behind the four-piece, the other acts of their year’s competition were celebrating with Rak-Su on Tuesday night in London, hours after they confirmed they’re performing at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball on Saturday.

Ready to party: Ashley Fongho looked happy to celebrate with Rak-Su

Ready to party: Ashley Fongho looked happy to celebrate with Rak-Su

Ready to party: Ashley Fongho looked happy to celebrate with Rak-Su

Party time: Rak-Su's third member Jamaal Shurland looked slick for the event

Party time: Rak-Su's third member Jamaal Shurland looked slick for the event

Party time: Rak-Su’s third member Jamaal Shurland looked slick for the event

Dressed down: Mustafa was dressed down in a cap and black clothes

Dressed down: Mustafa was dressed down in a cap and black clothes

Dressed down: Mustafa was dressed down in a cap and black clothes

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