Love Island’s Harriett Blackmore clarifies boyfriend rumours as more accusations come to light

Love Island 2024 contestant Harriett Blackmore is still not above the allegations that she already has a boyfriend. Now, sources allege she recently spent a night with him before entering the villa.

Love Island summer series 2024 Harriett Blackmore boyfriend new claims ITV
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Love Island summer series 2024 Harriett Blackmore boyfriend new claims ITV

After the bosses announced the official lineup for the show, fans were quick to judge the cast. Islander Mimii Ngulube immediately became a fan favourite while islander Harriett Blackmore is currently at the receiving end of backlash.

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Things started to heat up as rumours spread about her already having a boyfriend. ITV came forward to clarify that Harriett Blackmore broke up with her boyfriend of three years in January 2024 and they explained that she is currently single. But there is more...

Harriet Blackmore spent a night with ‘alleged’ boyfriend before entering the villa

However, that wasn’t enough. New reports suggest that Harriett was still involved with her boyfriend - Josh Curling, 25 until very recently. A source told The Sun that Harriett spent Friday night at Josh’s house where she gave him a scrapbook full of their pictures together and told him ‘I love you.’

It is understood that the 24-year-old then dumped Josh over a text that evening and told him:

I need time to focus on myself and what I’m doing.

The source added that Harriett and Josh had broken up in January after they started arguing all the time, but the romance was rekindled in April. Josh also had a short fling during their time apart but the two were trying to make things work. As such, his friends confirmed he was left ‘livid and hurt’ to see Harriett as one of the Islanders. The sources also added that Harriett never told Josh about going on Love Island and he feels ‘led down.’

Harriett Blackmore clarifies the rumours of having a boyfriend

Meanwhile, Harriett told The Sun that she had broken up with her boyfriend 4 months ago and is really looking forward to finding a nice man she can take home and introduce him to her friends and family. Harriett said:

I broke up recently with my boyfriend in January, so about four months ago.
We kind of broke up out of the blue but we've remained in contact and, and I think we'll always be friends, there's no bad blood there.

Suggesting that all these rumours about her are out of spite, Harriett insisted that ‘for me, the relationship ended in January’. She added:

You know the ex-boyfriend’s always going to have a lot to say and even if it's not the ex-boyfriend, one of his friends…. he's not expecting me to be on TV, so he’s probably got a lot of emotions, he’s probably got a lot of feelings.

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The Sun: Love Island’s Harriett told ex ‘I love you’ after spending night with him just DAYS before show, claim friends

The Sun: Love Island’s Harriett Blackmore insists she’s been single since January despite being with boyfriend just DAYS ago

Love Island: ITV responds to claims Harriett Blackmore already has a boyfriend Love Island: ITV responds to claims Harriett Blackmore already has a boyfriend