EXCLUSIVE: Love Island’s Arabella Chi spills the tea on ‘cut-throat’ relationships with ‘bad’ exes

She's dated Wes Nelson, Danny Williams and rejected Niall Horan

Arabella Chi bad exes

by Nathan Katnoria |

After signing up for the latest series of MTV’s Celeb Ex in the City, Arabella Chi faces the less than thrilling prospect of coming face to face with one of her former flames. As if that wasn’t enough, she’ll be on a date with a potential new love interest at the same time. Oh, and it’s all getting captured on camera.

The Love Island star has had a number of high-profile relationships since rising to fame on the ITV2 dating show. Although she left the villa single, she counts Danny Williams and Wes Nelson among her exes. Arabella was also linked to DJ Tom Zanetti following his split with Sophie Hermann and even once let slip she’d rejected actual Niall Horan of One Direction fame.

With a fine list of exes potentially awaiting to confront her, we caught with Arabella to discuss how she felt about the possibility of reopening old wounds and she didn’t hold back.

When asked if she had any idea which of her exes would be appearing on the show when she signed up, the reality star and influencer told us, “I feel like there were a few exes I thought it could be.

“But they’re all probably as bad as each other, to be honest. So I wasn’t really that bothered.”

She added, “I can’t say I was excited to see an ex. An ex is an ex for a reason.”

Ooh, the shade of it all.

However, Arabella did admit that revisiting the past with her ex had taught her to be more considerate of other people’s feelings.

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When asked if she’d learned any love lessons from her stint on the show, she explained, “I just realised to take people’s feelings into consideration. I can be very cut-throat.”

You can say that again, just ask poor Niall Horan who was brutally rejected by Arabella for being “too short” after he slid into her DMs twice.

“Niall slid into my DMs when I started dating Wes, and immediately after we split. I texted a friend and said, ‘That didn’t take him long’. Normally I love an Irish accent but Niall just isn’t my type — and I am 5ft 10. He came across as a complete gentleman. But when it comes to love he’s not for me,” she revealed to The Sun last year.

Arabella, who has been single since splitting from Wes Nelson in April 2020, also told us she had agreed to go on a blind date for the show hoping to meet someone new.

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She said, “It’s good to meet new people and I thought it would be quite nice to meet someone who isn’t in the bubble of people you see. Whenever I go out, I always see the same people and I feel like there’s only so many people you can meet in London. Especially when you always go out in the same area.”

While Arabella admitted she was matched with someone who was “bang on” her type on paper, there could be a potential romance brewing with her co-star and fellow Love Islander Joshua Ritchie after he revealed they’d been secretly enjoying chats on FaceTime.

“Me and Arabella now FaceTime each other,” he said when asked what the most surprising thing he took away from the show was.

“Arabella loves me and I love her. We’re lifelong companions… soulmates,” he continued, before she interjected, “Josh, stop! You’re going to get me in trouble! You’re a troublemaker."

Watch this space, folks…

Celeb Ex in the City premieres Wednesday 20 October at 9pm on MTV.

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