Megan Barton-Hanson reveals PROPER reason she isn’t on Love Island: All Stars

She returned for Love Island Games last year

Megan Barton-Hanson Love Island All Stars

by Nathan Katnoria |
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It’s well-established by now that Megan Barton-Hanson is one of the most iconic Love Island stars of all-time. From her brief but unforgettable fling with Eyal Booker – which resulted in THAT furious DM from Scott Disick – to her dramatic love triangle with Wes Nelson and Laura Anderson, her stint in the villa was rife with memorable moments.

Since she didn’t manage to find everlasting love on the ITV2 dating show, following her split from Wes after just under a year of dating, fans have been desperate for her to return to the villa that made her famous.

Now the Love Island 2018 star has revealed why she isn't on the latest series, even though producers have asked her.

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megan's spoken about appearing on All Stars ©Getty Images: Ricky Vigil M / Justin E Palmer/GC Images

"I'm still up in the air. Like they asked me to go on and I'm like unless there's hot guys in there I'm not going on.

"All the men are very young, and I need a proper man."

She added to the Daily Mail, "To be honest I'm still open, I think there's another two weeks of filming left so if they bring out a hot man, I'm there but just right now there's no one in the villa that appeals to me."

This isn't the first time she's been hesitant at returning to the villa, back when Love Island All Stars was just a dream, Megan admitted she would go on the show – but only on one condition.

Responding to a follower who has asked her, “Would you ever do a Love Island All Stars? Love you x,” the reality star – who has appeared on Celebs Go Dating and Celeb Ex in the City since rising to fame – shared a photo of her next to 2019 Islander Maura Higgins and 2020’s Rebecca Gormley and added, “Erm with these two, yes 😍.”

Of course, Megan’s made no secret of the fact she fancies Maura and even revealed that she slid into her fellow Islanders DMs during an appearance on heat’s Love After Love Island.

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“I think she’s stunning. She’s a powerful, strong woman, but I don’t know if she’s bi. Hopefully one day,” Meg told us, before admitting she wasn’t successful in her attempt to crack on with the Irish lass.

“I’ve slid in her DMs and got nothing,” Megan laughed. “I just sent an emoji, just dipping the toe in and I got absolutely aired.”

Since the Irish beauty has confirmed that she will not be stepping back into that villa anytime soon, and the former Miss Manchester has remained mute on the subject, our hopes of seeing Megan slo-mo walk back onto our screens is looking less likely every day.

Elsewhere in her revealing Instagram Q&A about Love Island life, Megan revealed an awkward behind-the-scenes secret when another of her followers asked, “What’s the toilet situation? Surely you take your mic off and there are no cameras?”

Alongside a photo of her looking rather shell-shocked, she replied, “Mics on. My face thinking what the poor producers had to hear.”

Eek, we dread to think.

The tea didn’t end there either as, although their romantic relationship didn’t work out, Megan told fans she still speaks to her chart-topping ex Wes “in a friend way”.

Aww, we’re pleased they’re keeping it civil.

WATCH ‘I'd couple up with Maura if she was bi’: Megan Barton-Hanson & Jack Fincham talk Love After Love Island

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Lucie Donlan, Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague (series five)

When boxer Tommy Fury entered the villa with Curtis Pritchard, Lucie Donlan seemed to fancy him a bit. Then, when the blonde bombshell that is Molly-Mae Hague entered and took Tommy on a date, Lucie realised that she fancied him a lot. Unfortunately Molly-Mae was Tommy's preferred blonde and they're still together to this day. Seems like he made the right choice.

Love Island's Most Dramatic Love Triangles2 of 14

Tommy Fury, Lucie Donlan and Joe Garratt (series five)

Even before Molly-Mae Hague entered the villa, Lucie Donlan found herself in another love triangle, caught between Tommy Fury and Joe Garratt. After Joe chose her in the recoupling and became pretty possessive, Lucie made it clear that she was keeping her options open and that Tommy was one of those options.

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Jourdan Riane, Curtis Pritchard and Amy Hart (series five)

While Amy Hart was in Casa Amor telling Molly-Mae Hague that she loved Curtis Pritchard, he was busy cracking on with bombshell Jourdan Riane back in the main villa. Although Curtis ultimately chose to stay loyal to Amy (when Jourdan rejected him), the damage was already done and the two soon went their separate ways but not before Amy uttered the now infamous line, "I was coming back here to tell you I love you."

Love Island's Most Dramatic Love Triangles4 of 14

Rebecca Gormley, Luke Trotman and Siânnise Fudge (series six)

After Rebecca Gormley swiped Luke Trotman from Siânnise Fudge in a previous recoupling, a love triangle was born with both girls fighting to keep him. Eventually Luke put the matter to rest by choosing Siânnise and they went on to be the series runners-up.

Love Island's Most Dramatic Love Triangles5 of 14

Laura Anderson, Wes Nelson and Megan Barton-Hanson (series four)

Despite being in a couple with Eyal Booker, during a game of Snog, Marry, Pie, Megan Barton Hanson decided to make a play for Wes Nelson. Wes, who was in a couple with Laura Anderson at the time, decided to snog her back and the pair eventually coupled up much to Laura's dismay. Although the pair ended up dating after the show, Laura got the last laugh after coming in second with Paul Knops whilst Megan and Wes only came in fourth.

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Yewande Biala, Danny Williams and Arabella Chi (series five)

Almost immediately after asking Yewande Biala to show him more affection, Danny Williams started flirting with Arabella Chi and ultimately chose to recouple with her (the out-going model) instead of Yewande (the shy scientist). How predictable. But, as Yewande told Danny, "What goes around, comes around," as he found out when he and Arabella were booted out of the villa soon after.

Love Island's Most Dramatic Love Triangles7 of 14

Amber Gill, Michael Griffiths and Joanna Chimonides (series five)

Amber Gill and Michael Griffiths originally seemed like the perfect couple until Casa Amor struck yet again and Michael's head was turned by bombshell Joanna Chimonides. The nation's outrage at his decision was confirmed when Amber later won the series despite having only known Greg O'Shea for just a few days.

Love Island's Most Dramatic Love Triangles8 of 14

Dom Lever, Jess Shears and Montana Brown (series three)

By the second day in series three, we already had our first love triangle after Jess Shears snogged Dom Lever during a challenge, despite the fact that he was coupled up with Montana Brown. Dom eventually realised that Jess was more his type leaving Montana fuming but, it seems that he made the right choice since Jess and Dom are still together to this day.

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Ovie Soko, Anna Vakili and Jordan Hames (series five)

After heading to Casa Amor, Anna Vakili's head was turned by basketball player Ovie Soko, leaving her former partner Jordan Hames single. But, once back in the villa, Anna couldn't seem to make up her mind between her two love interests and flitted between the two. Eventually, after a fight with Ovie, Jordan and Anna shared a steamy smooch on the balcony and got back together.

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Kaz Crossley, Josh Denzel and Georgia Steel (series four)

Georgia Steel and Josh Denzel seemed to hitting it off until Josh headed to Casa Amor and returned in a couple with Kaz Crossley. Ever "loyal" Georgia proceeded to tell Josh he'd "f--ked it" and later coupled up with Sam Bird.

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Malin Andersson, Terry Walsh and Emma-Jane Woodhams (series two)

Malin Andersson and Terry Walsh were an unlikely couple but seemed to make it work. In fact, when Malin got kicked out of the villa, Terry nearly left with her but ultimately decided to stay whilst promising that he wasn't looking for love. However, as soon as Emma-Jane Woodhams arrived, his tune changed completely and the two were soon having sex on top of the covers. And who could forget that showdown that we got between Terry and Malin later. Iconic.

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Molly-Mae Hague, Tommy Fury and Maura Higgins (series five)

When Maura Higgins entered the villa, she immediately set her sights on Tommy Fury despite the fact that he was already in a couple with Molly-Mae Hague. Tommy was clearly torn between the two for a while but eventually decided to stay with Molly-Mae and the rest, as they say, is history.

Love Island's Most Dramatic Love Triangles13 of 14

Sam Gowland, Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood (series three)

After initially being paired with Sam Gowland, Olivia Attwood's head was soon turned by late-entry Chris Hughes much to Sam's dismay. Liv and Chris eventually coupled up and after MANY bumps in the road, came in third place together.

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Zara McDermott, Adam Collard and Rosie Williams (series four)

Adam Collard flitted between women during his short-lived stint on Love Island from Kendall Rae Knight to Rosie Williams, then to Zara McDermott, much to Rosie's dismay. Adam was slammed on social media for his treatment of Rosie but managed to slightly redeem himself by making a go of things outside the villa with Zara, however the real-world romance was short-lived.

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