Luke Mabbott’s former flame Chloe Ephraim has opened up about her relationship with the Love Island star, and revealed she would like to enter the villa to confront him.
Chloe has claimed that she was speaking to the 24-year-old just days before entering the villa, and said the pair had arranged to meet up.
The retail manager from Manchester was a semi-finalist in Ms Bikini UK in 2018, and also works as a movie extra – having starred in Tim Burton’s 2016 film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Speaking exclusively to Goss.ie, Chloe revealed she met Luke on holiday in Turkey when she was 18.
“I met Luke on holiday in Turkey when we were 18,” she revealed. “I went up to him and asked if he was Justin Bieber. We got chatting and exchanged numbers and had a kiss.”
The model was shocked when she heard the news that Luke was set to enter the villa, as he did not indicate he was planning to fly to Capetown for the show.
“I’m not sure why he went on Love Island because he never spoke about the possibility of going on there,” she said.
“I was just shocked at first because it seemed to come out of nowhere, but now I’m just gutted and I really want to be able to speak to him.”
The beauty said she would like to speak to him because there’s potential for them to rekindle their romance.
“I think there was definitely something there to keep in touch after all these years so I’d never say never,” she admitted.
Chloe is also keen to head to Capetown to couple up with him on the ITV dating show.
“I’d definitely consider going on Love Island, I’d love to be able to have a chat with him and see if there was still some potential there because we got on really well.”
The IT graduate also said she hates seeing him on-screen with Jess Gale.
“I hate the fact he’s coupled up with someone else,” she said.
Chloe revealed she was only speaking to her friends about Luke the day before he went onto the ITV show.
While they feel sorry for her, she said they’re not happy with Luke for not telling her he was going on Love Island.
“They feel a bit sorry for me cos they know I’m quite sensitive and I was only talking about Luke with them the day before he went on Love Island.”
“I think they’re also a bit mad at him for giving no indication what was going to happen,” she added.
A representative for ITV said: “Luke was single when he entered the villa.”
Luke Mabbott’s representatives have been contacted for comment.