Bodyguard hunk Richard Madden has reportedly been dumped by his girlfriend Ellie Bamber.

The actor, 32, is said to have grown apart from the Les Miserable actress, 21, before she gave him the boot last month.

The Sun On Sunday reports the couple started arguing a lot and then called time on the 18-month romance.

A source said: "They’re both absolutely gutted but it was a decision made for the best.

“They were arguing almost daily towards the end and, despite considering couples’ therapy, it became evident there were far too many issues that could not be fixed."

Richard Madden has reportedly been dumped by girlfriend Ellie Bamber
 

They reportedly grew up apart and were living separate lives by the end.

However, the former couple are reportedly going to do their best to remain friends after the split.

Ellie's absence was noted at the Golden Globes last weekend when Richard picked up a prize at the glitering ceremony in Los Angeles.

She did not attend the event with him or get a mention in his acceptance speech.

The actor shot to a new level of fame in Bodyguard
The couple were together for 18 months before the split

Richard previously dated Victoria star Jenna Coleman.

He became involved with Ellie after they were introduced by mutual friends and the romance lasted 18 months before it turned sour.

Last year Richard told The Sun he was "very happy" in his relationship.

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