Love Island 2021 star breaks silence on recoupling rumours

There's nothing we love more than Islanders sparking romance on the outside world

Love Island Dale Mehmet AJ Bunker recoupling

by Hannah Mellin |

Love Island is all about finding love, and although many previous contestants come away from the show still single, there’s nothing we love more than ex-Islanders finding love with each other on the outside world. After all, just because the Islanders have returned to the UK doesn’t mean the coupling up has to end.

There have been loads of Love Island recouplings outside the villa over the years, including Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor, Rebecca Gormley and Biggs Chris and more recently Lillie Haynes and Jack Barlow.

If you leave the villa single, you’re normally in demand and at the centre of romance rumours. Just ask Dale Mehmet, who was recently forced to deny rumours that he was dating AJ Bunker after they were pictured looking cosy at Liberty Poole’s birthday party last month.

Love Island viewers also previously wanted Dale to date fellow Islander Abigail Rawlings after he travelled to Brighton to get tattooed by her.

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Yewande Biala and George Rains were not even in the villa at the same time but outside they seem to be having a whale of a time. Fans were buzzing in August when the Casa Amor star appeared to have Yewande's makeup all over his face.

However, Dale told OK! that you "create a relationship with everybody" in the ITV2 villa, but this doesn't mean it's "romantic".

"It's not always a romantic relationship, you are creating relationships and friendships in there. Me, personally, I'm just like a big cuddly bear. I cuddle everybody, I'll give everybody a kiss on the cheek,” he said.

Dale added, "That's just me, it's how I've been brought up. Do you know what I mean? If somebody said to me: 'Oh, give us a kiss on the cheek'... oh, that looks like it could be a thing, but it's not always like that. It's just my personality."

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Dale and AJ aren't the only Islander from this year’s series to spark recoupling rumours as Sharon Gaffka and Chuggs Wallis were spotted looking VERY cosy on a day out in London earlier this month.

However, the former civil servant soon set the record straight as she told Grazia, “Chuggs and I are just friends. I have seen a lot of comments and questions about Chuggs popping up along the bottom, but no, Chuggs and I are just friends.

“We went out for lunch because I was already staying in London, if anyone wants to know about the suitcase. I was actually leaving somewhere so we went for lunch and went out with his friends in the evening. Lunch got a bit out of control, but nothing happened there.”

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