After suffering a devastating injury to his right eye in August, Love Island 2017 star Theo Campbell has been rocked from claims by another former Islander that he had faked the incident ‘to get clout’.
Ex-Islander Theo Campbell – who is currently dating Love Island 2018 star Kaz Crossley – was partying in Ibiza when a champagne cork went off in his face, ‘splitting his right eye in half’. Theo was instantly rushed to the hospital where doctors attempted to save his vision.
As Kaz immediately flew out to be by Theo’s side, the pair shared a series of photos and videos from his hospital bed, in which fans could see his eye was covered by a patch. Despite this, the reality star has since faced claims of fakery from Idris Virgo – who appeared on the 2018 series of Love Island alongside Kaz.
In a series of leaked messages from a WhatsApp group chat, Idris made a series of jibes about Theo’s eye – accusing him of making it up for attention. Furious Theo took to Twitter to slam the claims in an angry tirade that you can see in the video above.
Meanwhile, Theo can count on support from the majority of his other ex-Love Island co-stars, with Georgia Harrison speaking out about Idris’ bizarre accusations: ‘The fact that anybody would say Theo faked his eye injury is really disgusting. The poor guy almost lost his eye and has lost his sight in it. He's been through enough. What he doesn't need is people trying to get clout by mentioning his name.’
Whilst doctors have said it is unlikely that Theo will ever regain full vision in his right eye, the inspirational star has remained positive, taking the injury in his stride – and styling himself as ‘the new Fetty Wap’ in reference to his eyepatch. In a recent Insta post, he wrote: ‘We should all be grateful for the things you have and not get upset over the things we don’t have.’
Take a look at the video above to see Idris’ shocking WhatsApp claims for yourself – as well as Theo’s furious reaction...