Alex Reid claims he doesn't know where his daughter lives.

The cage fighter split from Chantelle Houghton, the mother of eight-month-old Dolly, last August and claims it has been made very difficult for him and his parents to see the little girl.

In a statement on his website, he wrote: ''This week, it was claimed that my parents have not been to see Dolly this year. This is true. However, the facts are that I have asked on numerous occasions if my parents can come with me to see Dolly.

''The last time I asked was a few weeks ago. I was told that I would have to ask Chantelle's mother, Vivienne, as I only visit Dolly at Vivienne's house - I do not even know where my daughter lives.

''My parents are desperate to see their granddaughter, despite the four hours travel time to get there and back, but do not want to impose on Vivienne's hospitality. I already feel like I am intruding by visiting twice a week on my own to see my beautiful little girl.''

The 37-year-old hardman also claimed he was blocked from seeing Dolly over Christmas, meaning the festive period was a very ''sad'' time for him.

He said: ''There seems to be some confusion over me wanting to see my daughter over the Christmas period.

''This should have been a special time for me and I wanted nothing more than to be a part of Dolly's first Christmas. ''Unfortunately I didn't get to see her for nearly three weeks. I believe Chantelle has stated that I didn't want to see Dolly. This could not be further from the truth and I have correspondence to prove this. This was a very sad time for me.

''However, I am very grateful to Chantelle for sending me photos of Dolly enjoying the presents she bought her. I only got to give Dolly my presents in January.''

Despite his comments, Alex expressed hope he and Chantelle can have an ''amicable'' relationship in the future for the sake of their child.

He added: ''I would like to add that whilst Chantelle and I are no longer in a relationship, she is a fantastic mother to Dolly and I understand that she has to ensure she makes money to provide for our child - and if this is by commenting on our relationship for the sake of our daughter then so be it.

''I have thought in recent weeks, that our relationship is more amicable. This can only be good for Dolly and I hope this continues.''