Love Island source addresses ‘fix’ claims
A Love Island source has denied the latest “fix” claims leveled against the show amid reports that Haris Namani has been axed from the series.
Earlier this week, Harris was at the center of controversy after The Sun published footage – allegedly recorded in May 2022 – of the islander punching another man in the street, causing him to fall to the ground Was.
Following this, unconfirmed reports in the press claimed the 21-year-old had become the second of this year’s Love Island contestants to have left the villa following the first public vote.
ITV has declined to comment on whether Haris has left the show, although his fate was left hanging in the balance on Tuesday night’s instalment.
This prompted speculation among fans and the media that producers could have briefed the rest of the group to ensure that Haris was the next to leave, with The Sun collating several tweets saying the show was “fixed”.
However, a Love Island source has insisted to HuffPost UK: “The Islanders seen in the bottom six last night were as a result of the public vote. The two Islanders are then asked to decide who gets dumped.
“They are making decisions based on their personal experiences in and alone with the villa.”
ITV had no comment when contacted by HuffPost UK.
Love Island recently returned to South Africa for the first time since 2020, with season two of the BAFTA-winning reality show airing this year.
The series also marked Maya Jama as the new host of Love Island, following the departure of Laura Whitmore in 2022.
Love Island continues on Wednesdays at 9pm on ITV2.