Dale Mehmet has shut down rumours he’s dating his Love Island co-star AJ Bunker.
The Scottish barber and the hair extension technician sparked romance rumours earlier this month after they were spotted looking cosy at Liberty Poole’s birthday bash in London.
Speaking to OK! Magazine, Dale insisted he was still single and focused on “doing his own thing” after an “eventful” summer.
The 24-year-old said: “When you’re in Love Island, you create a relationship with everybody. It’s not always a romantic relationship, you are creating relationships and friendships in there.”
“Me, personally, I’m just like a big cuddly bear. I cuddle everybody, I’ll give everybody a kiss on the cheek. That’s just me, it’s how I’ve been brought up. Do you know what I mean?”
“If somebody said to me: ‘Oh, give us a kiss on the cheek’… oh, that looks like it could be a thing, but it’s not always like that. It’s just my personality.”
“I think I’ve had an eventful summer, so I think maybe stay single for a bit,” he added.
I’m one of these boys, if something comes along, obviously I’ll go full ahead. I need to meet someone I proper click with to be doing that.”
“It’s good I get to focus on myself and doing my own thing for a bit.”