Love Island EXCLUSIVE: Why Jake Cornish quit All Stars revealed – and it’s nothing to do with Liberty Poole

Love Island 2021 star Jake quite All Stars earlier this year

Jake Cornish and Liberty Poole

by Nathan Katnoria |
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Yes, we know we’ve got a brand-new series of Love Island to obsess over, but we can’t help ourselves from reminiscing on All Stars from time to time. There was just so much drama.

One of the first explosive moments happened a mere three days in when Love Island 2021’s Jake Cornish quit the show after just 72 hours following his awkward reunion with former flame Liberty Poole.

Not only did the pair come face to face with each for the first time since their split, but they were forced to couple up because of the public vote. While we always assumed this is why Jake quit, it turns out there was actually another reason that doesn’t involve Liberty.

Jake Cornish and Liberty Poole
Jake and Liberty reunited on All Stars three years after they split ©ITV Pictures

We recently caught up with Jake’s All Stars co-star Chris Taylor, who shed some light on the real reason the water engineer-turned-reality star and DJ threw in the towel.

“‘I think with Jake there was a couple of things happening,” Chris explained.

“He had a business deal that he wanted to find out about, which was a big thing.”

Closer contacted Jake’s representatives, who said, "Jake had an array of different business deals (predominantly music) happening at the time, but nothing he didn't already know about to leave the villa for. He left purely as he felt there was no one there for him and he had outgrown it".

Jake Cornish
Jake quit All Stars after just three days ©ITV Pictures

Chris went on to say that the Liberty situation did, of course, influence his decision too.

He added, “He got in there and realised that they might have wanted the same storyline as the first time, for him and Liberty to rekindle. I think they both knew that wasn’t going to happen and Jake was like I don’t want to do this again.

“I think that’s part of the reason why he left early but who knows.”

Chris Taylor
Chris spilled the tea on Jake's exit ©ITV Pictures

This was the second time Jake left the villa early as she also quit only a few days before the Love Island 2021 final after Liberty called time on their relationship.

Speaking before All Stars, Liberty revealed that she and Jake hadn’t spoken for years. She explained, “I don't know who he is now. I literally don't even know who he is as a person or what he is like.

“If a girl likes him and they're getting on and they're really happy then that's great for them and I'm not going to interfere with that. But I wouldn't say he’s for me.”

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Nathan Katnoria is heat and Closer online’s senior digital writer. He became obsessed with Love Island when Malin Andersson came back to confront Terry Walsh in series two and hasn’t looked back since. When he’s not interviewing former Islanders, Nathan is scrolling through their Instagram feeds for relationship updates and piping hot tea.

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