AJ Bunker ‘got aired’ by fellow Islanders amid cast ‘rift’

The Love Island 2021 star has admitted there’s a divide between this year’s stars

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by Geraint Llewellyn |
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They’ve barely been out of the villa two minutes but there's already a rift between this year's Islanders, with AJ Bunker revealing a “divide” between the Love Island contestants.

Despite only being on the show for a matter of days (six, to be exact), bombshell AJ has the tea, and we are here for it....

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AJ's spilled the tea on a 'rift' between the 2021 islanders ©Getty

Speaking to OK!, the star (who briefly coupled up with Hugo Hammond in the villa) revealed that she believed there is a divide between the 2021 finalists and all the other contestants.

After inviting all of this year's Islanders to her joint birthday party with fellow bombshell Amy Day, AJ admitted that many of her co-stars didn’t even respond - charming.

While she is still close with most of the late entrants, the same cannot be said for the other Islanders as she explained , “I invited everyone to mine and Amy's party the other day and got completely aired, so you know when you're like, 'Oh great'."

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Liam’s antics with Lillie in Casa Amor

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Lillie revealing Liam’s actions in the Casa Amor recoupling

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Matt’s short and sweet dumping of Kaz - “We’re Done”

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Toby confessing that he still likes Chloe after coming back into the villa with Mary

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Teddy coming back to the main villa single with Faye’s stuffed animal

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Hugo telling the producers that finding love in the villa was ‘tragic’ whilst standing next to Amy

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Faye confronting Teddy about his time in Casa Amor

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Tyler Kissing Clarisse in Casa Amor

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Liberty breaking up with Jake

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The star admitted that she understood the finalists were busy, but was disappointed nobody even took the time to text, 'Have a good night, happy birthday'.

Speaking about who responded to her invitation, the star admitted only a few fellow Islanders messaged to apologise for not being able to make the party, while the majority "just ignored it”.

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2021's cast ©ITV

Asked if she thinks there was a divide between the finalists and the rest of the stars, AJ revealed, "Yeah I think there is, it's just because you don't see them much. I don't know if it's because they're couples and they're so happy in their couples that they're concentrating or have got a stronger bond, but I feel there's definitely a bit of a rift."

"But, I'm someone that's always gonna be nice to everybody so I'd never air anyone," AJ insisted.

AJ went on to admit that she was unsure if the couples who made it to the final felt in a “different league “ to those who left earlier like herself, or if they are just busy in their relationships.

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In other Love Island news ...

After much speculation, 2021 stars Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank have confirmed that they have split after just four months.

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The couple announced their split ©Getty

In a joint statement the couple wrote, “We are extremely sad to announce that we have decided to end our romantic relationship. We have had a fantastic journey and we will always have a special bond between us. We will continue to be very much in one another’s lives and support each other in every way. We are so grateful that we have shared this Love Island experience with each other, and we will continue to support each other’s careers.

They continued, “Life since the villa has been amazing, but it’s taking time to adjust to a normal in the public eye. This part of the journey hasn’t been easy for us but we're learning. Thank you to very single person who has supported us, we appreciate you more than you will ever know.”

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