Love Island accused of setting up conversations by former Islander

tellymix logo

Marcel Somerville has accused Love Island of setting up all those mentions of Blazin Squad.

Following the end of this summer's series, Marcel has claimed that he didn't plan on speaking about his time in the boy band at every opportunity.


"I'm going to be honest, every time I said it, it was because the producers asked me to say it," he told OK! magazine.

The singer explained: "They'd be like, 'Have a conversation with Olivia and could you just let her know you used to be in Blazin' Squad?'

"They got me on the show for that reason, so I had to go along with it.

Love Island 2017: Marcel
Love Island 2017: Marcel

"I don't mind because it's a bit of fun and it got a lot of love.

"But I only said it five times."

It's not the first time that Love Island has been accused of being fake and scripted.


Chris Hughes' mum Val Hughes previously appeared on ITV's This Morning to make a similar claim while the show was still on air.

She was speaking to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield alongside other mums of the Islanders about their children on the show.

Discussing her son's actions, Val explained: "What you're seeing now is the real Chris. He's funny, he's very loyal, caring and he's quite endearing in his own way. When he first went in and he sat there saying, 'All the girls fancy me', that's not Chris."

She added: "It makes you wonder if some of it is sort of scripted for them because that, to us, wasn't our Chris."

Love Island: Gabby and Marcel talk about who to vote for.
Love Island: Gabby and Marcel

However a spokesperson for Love Island has insisted that the show isn't scripted at all, you'll be glad to know.


Meanwhile, Marcel's relationship with Gabby Allen is set to take the next step next month.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Marcel has asked Gabby to move in with him and this will be happening early September once Gabby has undertaken the notice on her current apartment."

Follow on Twitter
Follow on Twitter
Like on Facebook