According to The Sun, Shannon Singh, who wants to meet "an exciting hunk," in the villa, had been in a long-term relationship with DJ Ben Sterling since last year. However, after making it to the last stages of ITV2's casting process, she reportedly ended things with the music producer.
Fellow contestant Hugo Hammond has also been accused of breaking things off with two women ahead of entering the villa. The Sun reports that he broke up with his long-term girlfriend, Millie, earlier this year, and called things off with another woman, Kathryn, who he apparently exchanged a few flirty texts with after ending his relationship.
After being announced as a Love Island contestant, Hugo said, "I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating. I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there."
The Sun reports that a source close to Shannon's ex said, "Shannon and Ben were so close. They got on really well and had such a lot in common. They both love music and partying.
“They went travelling earlier this year with a group of friends and had the time of their lives.
“Ben celebrated his 22nd birthday in February while they were in Mexico and Shannon really spoiled him. They had a big celebration dinner with pals.
“They both said they loved each other, so it was a real shock when she called time on their relationship out of the blue.
“She obviously felt Love Island was too big an opportunity to miss out on because she was already dating someone — even someone she seemed to really like. She’s clearly not averse to leaving broken hearts behind her."
Meanwhile, after Hugo was announced as a Love Island contestant last week, Kathryn’s friend apparently posted on Instagram, "Oh, so this is why he stopped texting you then," to which Kathyrn responded "RIP."
A source told The Sun, "Hugo was in contact with both Kathryn and Millie right up until he got the call-up for Love Island at the last minute. He and Millie had ended their relationship, but she was hopeful they would get back together, because they were still talking.
"Meanwhile, he was very interested in Kathryn and had been texting her. Hugo knows he’s a good-looking lad and he plays to his sensitive side when it comes to attracting women. He loves being the centre of attention."
However, a source close to Hugo said, "Millie and Hugo decided to mutually split before the show started."
Cosmopolitan UK has reached out to reps of Shannon Singh and Hugo Hammond for comment.
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