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Jake Cornish claims Love Island bosses turned him into a villain by manipulating scenes

The Love Island star has hit out (Picture: ITV)

Jake Cornish has accused Love Island bosses of portraying him as a villain and manipulating scenes to destroy his romance with Liberty Poole.

The 24-year-old star has responded to backlash he received over his recent stint in the villain, and he claimed ITV producers edited him to appear worse than eventual winner Liam Reardon, as well as making him seem like a game player.

He told MailOnline: ‘There’s stuff I have spoken to Lib about on camera that hasn’t aired about how I was feeling. It isn’t nice I’ve been painted this way as a pantomime villain. It isn’t the nicest to come across as someone I’m not.’

He blasted bosses for ‘bringing back a clip from Day Two’ for the Movie Night later in the series, and insisted it was ‘taken out of context’.

‘I had to sit back and take it,’ he added. ‘They’ve got to make storylines but it isn’t nice when you’re on the back end.

‘Liberty and I were big parts of the show; it was a way to make something out of it, which is a shame really. At the time I was like “what the hell?” ‘

Jake has claimed producers cost him his relationship with Liberty (Picture: ITV)

During a Movie Night challenge, a clip was shown to everyone – including Jake’s then-partner Liberty – of him saying: ‘I haven’t got the girl there where I’m like f*** me, I want to rip your clothes off.’

Now, the former contestant has suggested the game was the beginning of the end of their relationship.

He said: ‘It went from 0-100 straight away and because it’s such an intense environment in there your head just goes into overdrive. It wasn’t the nicest of feelings I’ll tell you that for a fact.

‘It was me on the back end of it for many weeks and trying to deal with it in there, you’ve got six different opinions all against you, it is going to take a knock-on effect.

‘I got a bigger backlash than Liam when I didn’t get with any girl and was loyal and I’m the one that’s come out the worst – how does that work?’

Responding to Jake’s comments, an ITV spokesperson told ‘The opinions they have, decisions they make and the relationships formed are completely within the control of the Islanders themselves.

‘It is always our intention to produce a show that is a fair and accurate representation of life in the villa.’


Credit: Original article published here.

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