Sharon Gaffka ‘trying to keep the peace’ amid Love Island ‘feud’

"I feel like I'm playing mum"

Sharon Gaffka Jake Cornish Love Island feud

by Nathan Katnoria |
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It’s been two months since the latest series of Love Island came to an end but the drama from the villa still rumbles on amid Jake Cornish’s rumoured feud with the female Islanders.

Jake, who quit the ITV2 show after splitting from Liberty Poole, previously admitted that he’s no longer in contact with the girls and explained, “I don’t speak to any of the girls. I think I’m a lone wolf that side. They’re there and I’ve just gone this way.”

Although Chloe Burrows insisted there’s “no bad blood” between Jake and the girls earlier this week, Sharon Gaffka has now opened up about the row and admitted there is a “rift” between some of the Islanders.

Sharon Gaffka Jake Cornish Love Island feud
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She said, “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."

Sharon also addressed Jake’s absence from the Love Island reunion after fans speculated he swerved the show on purpose, despite Laura Whitmore telling viewers he was ill.

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Hannah Elizabeth and Jon Clark

They were the first turbulent Love Island couple but shortly after they went official with their relationship they had a huge row because Naomi Ball was stroking Jon's hair.

Love Island fights2 of 22

Jasmine and Jordan Ringer

Love Island bosses took things to a new level when Jordan's ex-girlfriend Jasmine arrived in the villa to shake things up. She even confronted him about ending their relationship over text but he denied it.

Love Island fights3 of 22

Bethany Rogers and Zoe Basia Brown

Bethany didn't hold back upon her arrival and on her first night she had a row with Zoe and stirred the pot by claiming Jess Hayes was on the show "for the money".

Love Island fights4 of 22

Scott Thomas vs Malin Andersson

It all kicked off when Malin asked Scott whether it was "p-ssing him off" that Kady McDermott was speaking to Alex Bowen and James Khan. After Scott accused Malin of stirring things, they ended up rowing across the pool from each other. Olivia Bowen was forced to step in and defend her pal.

Love Island fights5 of 22

Malia Arkian and Kady McDermott

Malia was the first Islander to be booted from the show (Sherif was the second) after she allegedly punched Kady for spilling her drink on her. And it was Malia's FIRST night in the villa. Drama.

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Kady McDermott and Scott Thomas

Kady and Scott were put "on a break" thanks to Tina and it did not go down well with Kady. She called the bombshell a "c--t", rubbed her bum on the window when Tina returned to the villa and then had a screaming match with Scott.

Love Island fights7 of 22

Malin Andersson and Terry Walsh

Rocky is one way to explain their relationship (remember when they rowed over the toastie?) but things reached new heights when Malin was dumped from the villa. Despite the fact that they were in an actual relationship, Terry stayed in the villa and got with bombshell Emma-Jane Woodhams. Luckily Malin got her own back when she returned, confronted her ex and asked him to give her back her sunglasses.

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Theo Campbell and Jonny Mitchell

Probably the funniest fight on Love Island, tbh. When Theo recouped with Tyla Carr, Jonny ended up calling him a "bellend" and the pair came to blows. Days later Johnny was dumped from the villa and Tyla was hysterically crying about it; that's when Theo then said his classic line "I think if Tyla really liked him she should go as well really". Obsessed.

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Olivia Attwood and everyone else

Olivia loved to kick off in the villa and we'll never forget when she walked in on the Islanders talking about her and royally kicked off at everyone but especially Montana Brown and Marcel Somerville. Classic Liv, tbh.

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Sam Gowland and Chris Hughes

A few weeks into Love Island 2017 and it seemed that Sam and Chris were going to have an actual fight. After Olivia dumped Sam and recouped with Chris, the Geordie star didn't take it lightly and branded Chris a "snake".

Love Island fights11 of 22

Laura Anderson and Georgia Steel

When Jack Fowler came back from his date with Georgia, he was quick to tell Laura that her BFF tried to kiss him on the date. Laura confronted Georgia but it really kicked off when the Essex bombshell claimed they both kissed (we saw the footage and it was very much Georgia who tried to kiss Jack). Laura went on to tell her pal to "wind your f—king neck in" before Georgia stormed off…

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Georgia Steel and Ellie Brown

Remember when Georgia kept saying she's "loyal"? Well Ellie had enough of it (especially after it came to light that Georgia kissed BFF Laura Anderson's man Jack Fowler on a date). Ellie confronted Georgia and the pair literally screamed at each other and it resulted in Ellie calling Georgia an "ugly c—t". Rude.

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Adam Collard and Rosie Williams

One of our favourite ever Love Island moments was when Rosie finally confronted Adam after he tried to move on to Megan Barton-Hanson and then Zara McDermott. She was having none of it and put him in his place even though he was rolling his eyes and smirking. Bless her.

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Amy Hart and Curtis Pritchard

Curtis honestly had us all fooled. We were left shook when Curtis' head turned for Jourdan Riane during Casa Amor. Poor Amy was none the wiser and publicly declared how "relieved" she was when she came back from the other villa. After Curtis spilled the tea about his wandering eye she responded with her classic, "I WAS COMING BACK HERE TO TELL YOU I LOVED YOU". Peak, tbh.

Love Island fights15 of 22

Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury

Can you believe Molly-Mae and Tommy had a row in the villa? It all kicked off when Tommy tried to get to know bombshell Maura Higgins. Molly slated him for not asking her how she was feeling after Maura arrived and he pointed out that she hadn't told him she like him until new girls arrived. Awks.

Love Island fights16 of 22

Maura Higgins and Tom Walker

Weird how we were unsure about Maura at first but quickly grew to love her and one of her turning points was her row with Tom. Remember "It'll be interesting to see if she's all mouth"? We still cringe at him. He quickly ate his words when Maura slated him in front of the girls.

Love Island fights17 of 22

Anna Vakili and Jordan Hames

This is arguably the best ever Love Island fight of all time. Jordan tried to "crack on" with India Reynolds (even though she was with Ovie) basically hours after asking Anna to be his GIRLFRIEND Anna found out, she absolutely lost it. He denied trying to move on and she screamed "THREE DAYS" in his face, before going on to say "no wonder you've never had a girlfriend".

Love Island fights18 of 22

Yewande Biala and Danny Williams

Ahh Yewande, bless her. Danny told her he liked her, she was skeptical, Arabella Chi arrived and his head turned straight away. Yewande confronted him and he revealed he was planning on getting to know Arabella but our favourite part was when Yewande left and told him "what goes around comes around" and to "have a nice life". Iconic.

Love Island fights19 of 22

Belle Hassan and Anton Danyluk

The women of Love Island series five were feisty AF and Belle Hassan was certainly no exception. She kicked off with her partner Anton Danyluk when the Islanders were treated to a night out at their very own club after he kissed Anna Vakili during the Snog, Marry, Pie challenge. We'll never be able to forget Ovie Soko's memeworthy reaction as Belle screamed, "You're bullsh-t!" at Anton.

Love Island fights20 of 22

Shaughna Phillips and Sophie Piper

Shaughna made it clear she was not happy when Sophie told Nas Majeed that she wanted to stay in the villa despite the recoupling fast approaching and him taking a liking to Demi Jones. Shaughna and Sophie fell out and Rochelle Humes' sister was left in tears. Bless her.

Love Island fights21 of 22

Siânnise Fudge and Rebecca Gormley

Siânnise (like Maura) was one of the contestants we weren't 100% keen on until a couple of weeks in and then she became our fave Islander. She liked Connagh Howard but Rebecca stole him from her and then Rebecca managed to recouple with Luke Trotman before Siânnise could. The ladies came to blows and Siânnise threw shade at told her she's "not a girls girl" before adding, "You're rude and you're not my type of person".

Love Island fights22 of 22

Hugo Hammond and Sharon Gaffka

The latest series of Love Island had it's first major bust-up in week two when Hugo Hammond unintentionally offended Sharon Gaffka and Faye Winter with his comments about "fake" girls after they revealed they'd had Botox, boob jobs and lip fillers. The PE teacher insisted his comments weren't malicious and later broke down in tears after trying to make amends with the girls.

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“I was a bit concerned [that] because Jake was unwell people would misconstrue his absence,” she added to the Mirror.

“I obviously was not there for quite a lot of the show where people were making comments about his behaviour, and I am fully aware that things can get lost in translation when it comes to cutting and editing the show. So I try not to make too many assumptions on anyone’s behaviour on the show when I wasn’t there to see it, and that goes for every Islander."

Sharon Gaffka Jake Cornish Love Island feud
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Sharon’s comments come after fellow Islander Chloe Burrows had her say on the rumoured ‘feud’ between Jake and the girls, as she revealed that she’s still pals with the former water engineer.

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Chloe told Metro, “I mean I literally got a message off him 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.”

She added, “I feel like everyone could see in the villa who my really close friends are, Millie, Lucinda, Liam. I feel like they are who I’ve seen quite a lot on the outside of the villa. Everyone, even if you weren’t in at the same time, because you all share this crazy experience, you will easily get along with people. I know there’s friendships that have happened on the back of the show, but it does make sense.”

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