Love Island's Jake Cornish has opened up about his time on the 2021 series, saying that his scenes were taken out of context, with certain conversations between him and girlfriend Liberty Poole not shown, leading to him being portrayed as a "pantomime villain,"
The 24-year-old Islander had a fairly dramatic time in the villa, despite forming one of the series' first couples with 21-year-old Liberty. Throughout their time on the show fans became a little uneasy with Jake's behaviour and seemingly nonchalant attitude to his new relationship, specifically his Casa Amor antics the argument in which he kept repeatedly telling her "you're-my-girlfriend."
However during a recent interview Jake defended himself, claiming that some conversations weren't shown and that he was portrayed in a certain way.
"There's stuff I have spoken to Lib about on camera that hasn't aired about how I was feeling," he told MailOnline.
"It isn't nice I've been painted this way as a pantomime villain. It isn't the nicest to come across as someone I'm not.
"During the Movie Night they had to bring back a clip from Day Two to make me look bad," he said, referencing the moment where Liberty was shown a clip of him telling the boys, 'I haven't got the girl there where I'm like f*** me, I want to rip your clothes off'.
"I'm sorry but Day Two? Everyone's got opinions but that was taken out of context. I had to sit back and take it," he continued.
'They've got to make storylines but it isn't nice when you're on the back end. Liberty and I were big parts of the show; it was a way to make something out of it, which is a shame really. At the time I was like 'what the hell?'
"The Movie Night was the turning point. It went from 0-100 straight away and because it's such an intense environment in there your head just goes into overdrive. It wasn't the nicest of feelings I'll tell you that for a fact."
Jake added that he feels he got a disproportionate backlash for his beahviour on the show, especially following Casa Amor where fans accused him of encouraging the boys to explore relationships with other girls.
"That was definitely taken out of context," he explained. "All I was saying was 'boys, have fun' I wasn't saying to kiss anyone.
"Everyone is a grown person in there. I was saying 'have fun in Casa and enjoy it.' We always had a cheers every night and said 'no regrets.'
"At the end of the day I believe there's no harm in having fun. Having fun doesn't mean go and kiss someone. It's been taken way out of proportion."
Guess the Jiberty drama is nowhere near over, then...
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