‘Love Island’ star Naomi Ball has been hit with accusations she has a secret boyfriend at home, putting her romance with Josh Ritchie at risk.
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Tonight’s (24 June) episode of the ITV2 reality series will see Lauren Richardson make some shocking claims about her fellow Islander, when she becomes worried about how close Naomi and Josh have become.
Sharing her suspicions in the beach hut, Lauren says: “Zoe and I heard that just before Naomi came into the villa, she was seeing someone up to the point when she got into the cab to come in the villa. I love Josh to pieces, and me and Zoe both know this bit of information. So if we sit on it then we look like d*cks.”
Lauren then challenges Naomi about her ‘boyfriend’, pulling her aside by the pool.
She tells her: “We were going to tell him that you were with a guy before you come in here, that obviously you’d met his parents and you seemed quite close to him. Then you up and left him not knowing that you was coming on the show.
“I think Zoe feels quite strong about things like that so we were going to talk to Josh about it.”
A surprised Naomi defends herself, saying: “There was nothing in it. He didn’t factor into my decision one iota. And I mean that. I haven’t thought about him since I’ve been in here. I’ll go and speak to Josh because this will come out.”
Naomi later has a heart-to-heart with Josh, where she clarifies the rumours, saying: “I said before I came out I was seeing somebody. And I had been for a couple of months but I said to him I didn’t want to be his girlfriend and it was just sleeping together...
“Well now Zoe and Lauren are like, ‘We’re going to take Josh to one side and tell him that,’ because they think I’m being sneaky. So I just wanted to tell you before they did,” she continues.
“I don’t get the girls in here. I only found out they were going to talk to you because I’ve just sat down and spoken to them. They should have the decency to say, ‘Naomi, come and say this to Josh or we’re going to,’” she added.
But will Josh believe her? Tune into ‘Love Island’ tonight at 9pm on ITV2 to find out.