Theo Campbell calls out Love Island star who says he’s FAKING blindness

The former Islanders didn't hold back in a heated group message exchange

Theo Campbell

by Marianna Manson |
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Love Island 2018’s Idris Virgo has made some controversial comments about 2017’s Theo Campbell’s eye injury, who he is currently starring alongside on MTV show The Challenge.

Theo suffered a freak accident earlier in the year when a rogue Champagne cork split his eye completely in two – but Idris has accused him of faking his injury.

Athlete Theo, who is dating 2018 Islander Kaz Crossley, posted screenshots of an explosive exchange between him and Idris on a group chat thread, each aiming insults at the other.

Idris Virgo

“You're boring. You didn't get an invite to the reunion show because you had 0 personality on the show,” said Theo in one message.

"Everyone else should, only you shouldn't. And because your a puppet that's why you won't get casted again. I duno why you try so hard online to make noise. But carry on its laughable".

Idris shot back, “Who are you again? People only know who you are because of your girlfriend other than that you're irrelevant.

"Man had to shoot him self with a cork to get clout,” he said, referring to the incident. “Think it's fake tbh.”

Further screenshots show Theo typing, "You missed out the part where you're telling you're little people I'm lying about my eye.

"Only a idiot like yourself would lie about such a thing. And that fact you're putting our convo on Twitter just proves once again what a BEG you are. BEG BEG BEG such a loser".

Kaz Crossley, Theo Campbell

Speaking on This Morning following the fateful Ibiza trip that saw Theo end up in hospital having found himself blind in one eye, he said, "I went to the doctor and these eye doctors, yeah, they don't like to give away an inch, so he says 'it was a very successful procedure, the doctor in Ibiza done a very good job with the stitches so the eye is together which is the main part.

"I've still got it, obviously, the outside is damaged but I can open my eye and I can see light so I'm not completely blind, so that's a good step."

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Luke Mabbott and Lucie Donlan

In July 2020, Winter Love Island star Luke Mabbott and Love Island 2019 star Lucie Donlan announced they were dating! The pair grew close during lockdown and in July then enjoyed a lovely little UK getaway together! Luke M's Love Island BFF Luke T told the Mail Online, "I was asking him about it for weeks but he just told me last weekend. He's been cool, I think they're well suited and I'm happy for them. Hopefully they last."Well, the pair certainly have lasted! They continue to flood social media on the daily with cute snaps together, looking VERY loved-up.

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Wes Nelson and Arabella Chi

Despite leaving the Love Island 2018 villa with Megan Barton-Hanson, the pair split in March 2019, with 2019 Islander Arabella Chi catching Wes' eye on the show. When Arabella left the villa, the pair enjoyed a number of dates before going official in August 2019. Although the pair moved in together, just nine months after they went official, reports suggested that Wes and Arabella had split in April 2020.

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Kaz Crossley and Theo Campbell

Following Love Island 2018 star Kaz Crossley's split from fellow Islander Josh Denzel, Kaz started dating 2017 star Theo Campbell. The couple made things official and later attended events together, enjoyed a number of holidays and looking very loved-up.

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Kaz Crossley and Theo Campbell

In August 2019, Kaz proved her love for her man by flying out to Ibiza after Theo lost the sight in his right eye following an accident involving a champagne cork.Admitting how 'proud' she was of his bravery following the accident, Kaz wrote, 'It's been a hard 24 hours no one here speaks English and he was taken for hours at one point and I had no clue he was in surgery again. I've stayed in his room over night and just want to take him home. He's so brave and positive hopefully it will get better thanks for your kind messages.' However, in February, Theo confirmed the pair have now split, admitting he got 'slinged'.

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Michael Griffiths and Ellie Brown

Love Island 2019 star Michael Griffiths seemed to confirm he was dating 2018 Ellie Brown after the pair both appeared on Celebrity Ex On The Beach. The former fireman even called Ellie 'the one'. However, just hours later, Ellie denied the reports, admitting they only posted the photo to promote the show.

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Joanna Chimonides and Jack Fowler

After Joanna Chimonides was brutally dumped from the Love Island villa in 2019, fans of the show were left in shock when she was met at the airport by Love Island 2018 hunk Jack Fowler.

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Joanna Chimonides and Jack Fowler

Joanna was quick to clear up the rumours, revealing she's been pals with Jack for a number of years.Maybe a potential couple in the future then? ud83dude48

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Max Morley and Laura Anderson

Although Max Morley won Love Island 2015 alongside Jessica Hayes, the pair split shortly after leaving the villa and Max more or less removed himself from the spotlight. That was until he started dating Love Island 2018 star Laura Anderson, with the pair posting cute snaps together on Instagram.

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Max Morley and Laura Anderson

Things all ended in sadness though! Just a few months after enjoying a holiday in Barbados, Laura and Max split amidst cheating fears, with Laura blocking her former beau on Instagram. Laura is now dating former boyband member Dane Bowers, with the pair living out in Dubai together.

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Kendall Rae-Knight and Kem Cetinay

Love Island 2017 winner Kem Cetinay and 2018 Islander Kendall Rae-Knight were spotted on a 'date' last year, with the pair even sharing a kiss! However, speaking to heat on Love Island: Under the Duvet, Kendall revealed the pair were just friends, saying, "Aaaah, yeah, we're just friends."

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