Last week, The Sun reported that the two reality stars had got together at their hotel shortly after being given the axe, despite Jess saying she’d hoped to pursue a romance with her ‘Love Island’ partner, Dom Lever, once the show was over.
An insider claimed: “Jess and Mike fancied the pants off each other from the minute they met – their joint departure gave them the perfect opportunity to enjoy some time together in private and they didn’t waste a moment.”
While the two had kept schtum on the rumours, Mike finally addressed them during Sunday’s (25 June) ‘Love Island: Aftersun’, insisting that people had got the wrong end of the stick about the nature of his relationship with Jess.
He told presenter Caroline Flack: “Everyone knows what you read in the media gets blown up… We got back to a villa, and we were chaperoned, we were never alone.”
Unfortunately, this came a little too late, as Dom had already got wind of the rumours from Marcel, following a Skype conversation with the outside world.
After Marcel broke the news that there were rumours going around about Jess and Mike, a furious Dom stormed out of the villa.
He claimed: “I know it was real... I was true to her and I thought it was special. If she’s done what she’s done it clearly wasn’t as special to her.”
‘Love Island’ continues on Monday (26 June) at 9pm on ITV2.