Love Island Producers Deny Encouraging Maura To Pursue Curtis Romance

Fans of the show have been a little suspicious as Maura's interest in the ballroom dancer has grown since his split from Amy.

A Love Island representative has hit back at the suggestion they were responsible for engineering the budding romance between Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard.

Ever since Curtis’ split from Amy Hart, who has since chosen to leave the show, Maura has expressed her interest in getting together with the ballroom dancer, and has been unabashedly putting the moves on him across the last two nights.

However, her sudden infatuation with Curtis has proved confusing for the rest of the Islanders, not to mention viewers at home, who have suggested that producers might have put Maura up to “cracking on” with her fellow contestant.

Curtis gives Maura a dance lesson in one memorable scene
Curtis gives Maura a dance lesson in one memorable scene
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A Love Island rep has since denied this is the case, insisting: “This [accusation] is untrue.

“The opinions the Islanders have, decisions they make and the relationships formed are completely within the control of the Islanders themselves.”

Recently-eliminated Islander Lucie Donlan has also revealed that Maura has had feelings for Curtis for a while, saying: “[Maura] told me on the day after she entered the villa that she liked him. She didn’t want to act on it because of Amy. I said my lips are sealed. I told her I would support her.

“I said to her, ‘If every guy was single in here, who would you pick?’ and she said ‘Curtis’. I knew that from the beginning.”

Amy Hart has now left the villa
Amy Hart has now left the villa
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Tuesday night’s edition of Love Island saw Amy sitting down with Curtis, explaining to him she didn’t feel she could “heal” from their spit (well, “half-split”) as long as they were still under the same roof.

It might not be plain-sailing for the burgeoning couple, though, as two bombshell contestants have since arrived in the villa, and the newbies have both said they’re interested in Curtis and Maura.

Love Island airs on Sunday through Friday nights at 9pm on ITV2.

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