EXCLUSIVE: Chris Taylor opens up on Michael Griffiths joining Love Island: All Stars and ‘knobhead’ storyline

'Michael is a lovely boy but he wasn’t painted in the best way'

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by Emily Vierke |
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Now that a second series of Love Island All Stars has been confirmed everyone is wondering who will be returning to the villa for a second shot of love.

Or third if you are Kady McDermott. Or fourth if you are Scott van der Sluis.

Although we are of course obsessing over the cast of this year's regular Love Island series (especially now that Joey Essex has made his way into the villa), it's always fun to ponder which Islanders will be back on our screens.

One person who knows all too well about taking part in All Stars is Love Island 2019 joker Chris Taylor.

Chris was on all stars ©itv

heat recently caught up with the reality TV star, who chatted about the new season, the second All Stars series and whether any of his pals will be following in his footsteps.

We couldn't help but question whether he thinks his fellow Islander/bestie/flatmate/member of Destiny's Chaldish Michael Griffiths would ever contemplate heading back into the villa.

"I recommend that Michael put his feet up and smoke a pipe for the rest of his days to be honest," Chris admitted and honestly? Fair enough.

Chris and Michael
Chris and Michael ©Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Virgin Voyages

Michael was caught up in one of the most controversial Love Island moments ever when he returned from Casa Amor with Joanna Chimonides on his arm, leaving fan favourite and eventual winner, Amber Gill, single.

"Michael wouldn’t do it if I gave him all of the encouragement in the world," Chris went on. "He was being spoke to the first time round but he had too many other presenting commitments to do it, so he didn’t end up doing it."

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amber and michael ©shuttershock

Despite Chris not recommending Michael not taking part in All Stars, he still enjoyed the experience himself.

"I think I let myself go a lot more the second time because I trusted ITV to paint me in the way that I am instead of painting me out to be a knobhead, which can kind of happen depending on how you deal with things," Chris confessed.

"There were mixed reviews when I came out but yeah, that’s not a bad thing necessarily.’

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Emily Vierke is a digital writer who has dabbled in the world of celeb, beauty and fashion. She enjoys stalking the Love Island girlies for outfit inspo nearly as much as she enjoys rewatching the clip of Maura Higgins confronting Tom Walker for gossiping about her to the Love Island lads.

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