Don’t tell anyone, but apparently Love Island’s Sophie Anderton was dating fellow contestant Calum Best just a week before jetting off to Fiji for the show. Closer magazine reveals that the pair were actually romancing for three months. According to “a source” (has anyone ever met one of these sources? They’re everywhere!), the couple planned to hook up while in Fiji, where Calum was expected to be recording for ITV2. Sophie had no idea that Calum would actually be going on the show itself. Well, fair play – until the ratings slipped so far that the Shipping Forecast was ahead of it, neither did anyone connected with the show.
Sophie remarked on camera that Calum is “very in your face with his sex appeal”. Indeed, literally. Kate Lawler can vouch for that, having had a cheek-to-cheek with him during the show’s final week.