Troubled U.S. reality Tv star Mike 'the Situation' Sorrentino has been dealt another blow after he fell behind with rent payments and lost possession of his tanning salon.

The former Jersey Shore castmember struggled to keep up with installments for his business in New Jersey, and he allegedly failed to deliver a payment to the landlord to save the shop last month (Jan15), according to Tmz.com.

Editors of the website report the building has now been repossessed, and Sorrentino has been ordered to vacate the premises.

Sorrentino, 32, is currently battling charges of tax fraud after pleading not guilty to allegations he filed incorrect paperwork to hide his debts and shield $9 million (£5.6 million) in earnings from America's Internal Revenue Service over the last three years.