Faye Winter opens up about ‘broken friendships’ amid Love Island feud rumours

After Chloe Burrows and Sharon Gaffka spoke out about the rumoured tension between the Islanders

Faye Winter broken friendships Love Island feud

by Nathan Katnoria |
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Faye Winter has opened up about “broken friendships” in a candid Instagram post amid rumours of a feud between this year’s Love Island cast.

After a fiery series which saw Faye break the record for most complained about Love Island moment ever, Jake Cornish and Liberty Poole quit the villa after a heartbreaking split and Liam Reardon secretly kiss Lillie Haynes behind Millie Court’s back in Casa Amor, fans first began speculating that some of the Islanders had fallen out when Faye revealed she hadn’t spoken to Millie, Liberty or Chloe Burrows after returning to the UK.

Jake later revealed that he was no longer on speaking terms with any of the female Islanders following his split with Liberty. After missing the Love Island reunion due to illness, he appeared to suggest that the girls had cut ties with him.

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And now, after both Sharon Gaffka and Chloe spoke out on the “feud”, Faye has spoken out about how she deals with friendships that have broken down. The former lettings agent, who has recently moved into a new home with boyfriend Teddy Soares, opened up during a Instagram Q&A when one of her followers asked, “How do you deal with broken friendships?”

Faye cryptically replied, “True friendships don’t break and if they break, it’s because they weren’t friends in the first place.”

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Faye Winter and Teddy Soares feud

Following the Mad Movies challenge that showed Teddy talking to Casa Amor bombshell Clarisse Juliette, Faye Winter was left furious. For the majority of the following episode, that was an hour-long, Faye was shouting at Teddy, Matthew MacNabb and even Dale Mehmet. As a result of the showdown, Ofcom received a record number of 24,763 complaints from viewers.

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Love Island 2021 postcard

Love Island bosses brought the postcard challenge back during the 2021 series and it caused quite the stir in the villa. It left Millie Court in the dark about Liam Reardon's antics and Faye Winter thought Teddy Soares had kissed another girl however it was part of a game.Teddy returned (with Faye's teddy bear in hand) and was left single in the villa and Casa Amor bombshell Lillie Haynes returned and exposed Liam, which left Millie devastated.

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Love Island's lie detector test

In 2019 it also came to light that the infamous lie detector test had been axed. Ofcom investigated reality TV rules following the tragic death of Steve Dymond following his appearance on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

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Laura Anderson and Paul Knops in the final

Love Island 2018 already had a few controversial moments but it was the final episode that drew in some complaints. After Laura Anderson and Paul Knops came runners up on the show, viewers took to Ofcom and complained because they were not in an official relationship. In third place was Megan Barton Hanson and Wes Nelson and in fourth place was Josh Denzel and Kaz Crossley - both couples were in an exclusive relationship.

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Paige Turley and Finn Tapp's headline challenge

After the Mean Tweet challenge appeared to be scrapped during the 2020 series, the News Splash didn't go down well with viewers.Paige Turley was left furious when one of the headlines said, 'Casa Amor causes Callum, Finn and Nas' head to turn on tonight's Love Island'.Finn protested his innocence but Paige was annoyed and so were fans who branded the headline as "fake news".

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Love Island axe smoking area

Remember the early days of Love Island where the majority of the Islanders would gossip over the smoking area? Well following a lot of complaints, in 2018 the producers took action and removed the smoking area from inside the villa.

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Casa Amor in 2019

They say Casa Amor is one of the hardest tests and the 2019 series proved it because it received over 300 complaints. Poor Amy Hart was left devastated when Curtis Pritchard admitted his head turned towards Jourdan Riane. Meanwhile, Amber Gill was left single when Michael Griffiths savagely dumped her for Joanna Chimonides.

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Georgia Steel and Jack Fowler's kiss

During the 2018 series, Love Island received 655 complaints following Georgia Steel and Jack Fowler's kiss. While Georgia insisted that they both intentionally kissed on their date, Jack was sure that he went to kiss her cheek but she moved in for the lips. Luckily the truth came out during the reunion and Georgia FINALLY apologised.

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Tommy Fury and Maura Higgins

A lot of viewers felt uncomfortable when Maura Higgins tried to kiss Tommy Fury, despite his protests and Love Island received 709 complaints.

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Dani Dyer crying

Jack Fincham was floored when he saw his ex-girlfriend walk into Casa Amor but no one was more devastated than Dani Dyer who was left in a flood of tears. After the episode aired, Ofcom received 2,644 complaints about the show.

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Joe Garratt and Lucie Donlan's relationship

During the early stages of Love Island 2019, Ofcom received 600 complaints over Joe Garratt and Lucie Donlan's relationship. Viewers accused him of having a "controlling nature" when Lucie was left in tears and Women's Aid issued a statement about the show.

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Faye’s comments come after her villa BFF Sharon Gaffka admitted there was a “rift” between this year’s Islanders despite her attempts to “keep the peace”.

Sharon told the Mirror, “It is hard because I want to be friends with everybody, but not everybody is friends with everybody since they left.

“I feel like I am playing mum and trying to keep the peace with certain people, but it is really nice to see him [Jake] out and about and to know he still has friends from the villa."

But one person who is steering clear of the drama is Chloe Burrows who insisted that there’s “no bad blood between anyone”.

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She told Metro, “I mean I literally got a message off him [Jake] this morning so it’s definitely not me. There’s a big WhatsApp group but I don’t think people use it. I just feel like there were closer friendships in the villa and stuff which have stayed on the outside, but as far as I know, there’s no bad blood between anyone.

“I’ve literally messaged him this morning. Me and Jake are cool.”

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Jake previously admitted he wasn’t feeling the love from the girls after parting ways from Liberty just days before the final despite being an item since day one.

“I don’t speak to any of the girls,” he told FUBAR Radio’s Access All Areas. “I think I’m a lone wolf that side. They’re there and I’ve just gone this way.”

He continued, “I speak to Brad, Liam, Danny, Tyler… Aaron Francis.

“I’ll speak to them [the other guys] here and there if they message me on Instagram, but really on WhatsApp where you’re gonna speak to them is a handful of the lads. There’s probably six of the lads.”

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