A host of Love Island stars are reportedly “arguing and b****ing” over the show’s upcoming reunion special – after bosses snubbed some popular contestants.
According to The Sun, executives initially wanted the top four from each series to appear on the three-part reunion special – but they’ve made an exception for some stars.
Islanders including Montana Brown have been lined up to take part, but other stars including Arabella Chi and Hayley Hughes have been snubbed.
Insiders have said some of the show’s stars are now “arguing and b****ing about each other behind their backs.”
“Those involved are very excited, but it has put a few noses out of joint among stars who haven’t been asked, especially those who think they are bigger names than those who have,” the source continued.
“Unfortunately things have got a bit nasty between some. At first it was just going to be the finalists from each series, but once exceptions started being made it really sparked anger and resentment.”
The three-part reunion special, expected to be called Love Island: Where Are They Now?, is set to star some of the show’s most popular contestants – including Tommy Fury, Molly-Mae Hague, Wes Nelson, and Megan Barton Hanson.
A TV insider added: “It’s just not possible to have everyone on in three episodes – so unfortunately the reality is some people have had to miss out.”
“A few of them have kicked off a bit about it, but that’s just life. They can squabble among themselves all they want.”
Meanwhile, an ITV spokesman confirmed the reunion special will only feature some of the show’s major stars.
In a statement, they said: “There have been many fantastic Islanders over the years. This three-part series will feature some of them and will allow viewers to catch up with their lives since their time in the villa.”