Love Island bosses have been forced to deny claims that they have a hand in the story lines on this season of Love Island.
A spokesperson for the series denied allegations that the show’s producers told Irish islander Maura Higgins to romantically pursue pro-dancer Curtis Pritchard.
A source reportedly told The Sun: “Amy was utterly distraught when Curtis ended their relationship but her emotions were really put through the mill when Maura hooked up with him.”
“The fact show bosses made it happen is tough for her to take as they clearly weren’t fussed about her feelings.”
A Love Island spokeswoman has since said: “This is untrue.”
“The opinions the Islanders have, decisions they make and the relationships formed are completely within the control of the Islanders themselves.”
Amy left the Love Island villa after splitting up with Curtis. Their break up came after his head was turned by Jourdan during the Casa Amor challenge.
Since the split, model Maura has made a move to get to know Curtis better, after admitting to liking him from the beginning of the show, but not acting on it out of respect for Amy.
Lucie Donlan, who was booted from the villa, revealed in her exit interview that Maura fancied Curtis, and would be making a move on the pro dancer.
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm.
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