Love Island 2022 is already providing top-tier content after singleton Andrew Le Page was incorrectly accused of stealing a handbag in Bristol.
No sooner than the first batch of contestants on the line-up for series eight were released, a woman by the name of Carol reckoned that the 27-year-old real estate agent had swiped her daughter’s accessory.
Taking to Twitter, Carol wrote underneath the ITV2 show’s official announcement: ‘He looks like the man who stole my daughter’s handbag in Sainsbury’s.
‘Can you confirm please if he was in Bristol Sainsburys on March 12?’
Carol’s tweets quickly went viral, with users making memes jokingly showing Andrew at a Sainsbury’s.
Luckily, Andrew’s friends running his social media accounts were on hand to clarify that he was not the perpetrator.
In a statement shared on his Instagram story, they wrote: ‘In all seriousness though, we can confirm that Andrew was in Dubai on 12th March when Carol’s daughter’s bag was stolen – we hope you find the perpetrator soon Carol.’
Carol’s tweets also caught the attention of previous Love Island winner Amber Gill, who called for the mum to be roped into Love Island.
She tweeted: ‘Get Carol on the show! NOW! First challenge: Did you steal my daughter’s handbag?’
Love Island responded to Amber with a light-hearted reply containing a number of writing emojis.
‘Speak to challenge team,’ they penned.
Andrew, who originally hails from Guernsey, works as a real estate agent in Dubai.
He’s decided to give Love Island a shot because he’s ‘actually single for once’.
‘This is the best time to give it a go,’ he said.
Divulging what makes him a good partner, Andrew admitted: ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal, I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.’
Love Island returns on Monday at 9pm on ITV.