A Love Island favourite has let slip he was previously offered The Only Way Is Essex by his manager, but turned down the opportunity to focus on his football career.
Speaking on The Fellas podcast, Jack Fowler, who starred in the 2018 series, said when he’d initially been ask if he’d be interested in doing TV, he refused.
“I was like not really, I’ve been asked to do TOWIE and all the rest of it but I play football so I can’t, I’m not really about that.
“Love Island got mentioned and I thought, I’m single, why would I not want to go into a villa full of fit women, and it’s during the off season of football, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity so I thought ‘f-ck it’.”
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Faye Winter and Teddy Soares feud
Following the Mad Movies challenge that showed Teddy talking to Casa Amor bombshell Clarisse Juliette, Faye Winter was left furious. For the majority of the following episode, that was an hour-long, Faye was shouting at Teddy, Matthew MacNabb and even Dale Mehmet. As a result of the showdown, Ofcom received a record number of 24,763 complaints from viewers.
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Jack was a standout star of the series, initially coupling up with OG Islander Laura Anderson before having his head turned by bombshell Laura Crane.
He was also at the centre of controversy during his time in the villa when Georgia Steel, who was one of Laura A’s best gal pals in the villa, lunged in for a kiss with Jack – and despite Jack remaining faithful to Laura (and the whole thing being televised on national TV) Georgia continued to deny that it had happened.
One viewer tweeted, "This kind of lying is terrifying. even see the realisation slowly settling into Sam's face. #loveislandreunion"
Another said, "I’m can’t cope with Georgia not admitting her wrong doing and saying sorry to Laura, so aggravating 😂😂 #LoveIslandReunion @LoveIsland"
Jack split from Laura C just two weeks after the 2018 series wrapped, and he went on to star in Celebs Go Dating in 2019, where he was also unsuccessful at finding love.