Since the boom of Love Island, the UK’s most-watched reality TV show, there has been great speculation over the legitimacy of some islanders’ circumstances before entering the Majorcan villa.
Now more than ever, for the fifth series of the dating show, fans are questioning if contestants are truly there to find love or simply to play the game as they seek out a gateway to the celebrity lifestyle and a career in the media.
Tom Walker, the 29-year-old model from Leeds, is set to kick up a storm in tonight’s episode as he wines and dines two new islanders before the next islander axing but fans have noticed something peculiar about his Instagram.
It seems that Tom has been in a long-distance relationship with US-based Chloe Raynor for over seven years, leading many fans to assume that he has joined the cast solely for a last ditch attempt at fame.
The new arrival has been blasted over Twitter with one user writing, “Interesting…bet they haven’t broke up...” Another chimed in with, “loool new boy had a girl for a whole 7 years… Why are you on here for fame? … Look at him. Barely has 24k followers. It’s so obvious he’s gone on there for publicity probably doesn’t even want to win just to be on telly for an hour for a few days x…”
Check out the video for a quick look at the Instagram evidence!