Katherine Jenkins met Gethin Jones on Blue Peter in 2005

Katherine Jenkins has admitted that she's not yet fully recovered after her break up from TV host Gethin Jones last year.

The Welsh opera singer, who was engaged to Gethin, 34, for 10 months before they announced they'd split in December, is keeping herself busy as a competitor on America's Dancing With The Stars.

'I'm seeing myself still as mending,' says Katherine, 31. 'I'm getting there.

'I feel like I've found something that's making me smile and laugh again, and that's really nice.

'This has come at the right time.'

Katherine's been topping the leaderboard on DWTS - the US version of Strictly Come Dancing - and is enjoying training hard with partner Mark Ballas, 25, and slowly getting her confidence back. 

'I think anybody knows if you're going through something like this how hard it is,' Katherine tells the Daily Mail.

'You need other things to focus on to make you happy again.'

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