Megan Barton-Hanson has claimed Love Island didn’t cast her after she insisted on dating “girls and guys.”
The 26-year-old rose to fame on the 2018 series of Love Island, but she was actually approached to appear on the show in 2017.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Megan said: “I was kind of seeing this girl, and I got approached to go on Love Island the year before I went on.”
“And I was like ‘but I wanna date girls and guys.’ They said they’d get in touch but nothing really happened.”
The reality star explained that she applied for the show the following year as a “straight” woman, and was subsequently signed up.
“The following year, I thought, maybe if I go in straight, it would be easier, and that’s obviously the year I went on,” she said.
Megan publicly came out as bisexual after appearing on the show, and admitted she was “worried” about the public’s reaction.
She said: “It’s not like I was ashamed – I told people before about the way I felt. My family always knew, it was just more about other people’s opinions that I was slightly worried about.”
Megan struck up a romance with fellow Love Island star Wes Nelson on the 2018 series.
However, their relationship ended several months after the couple finished in fourth place.
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