The Love Island star has embarked on another celebrity feud – with his pal’s new Dancing On Ice colleague Jake Quickenden.
DOI contestant Kem Cetinay and the former X Factor singer have gotten close on the ITV show and it hasn’t gone down well with Kem’s BFF Chris Hughes.
It seems Chris has blocked Jake, 29, on Twitter, and when Dancing on Ice host Holly Willoughby asked Jake and Kem about their “bromance” on Sunday night’s show – Chris flew into a jealous rage.
Taking to Twitter, the 25 year old chose to blacklist Kem’s new pal, writing on social media: “Just blocked @JakeQuickenden” to his 443,000 followers.
Kem tried to reassure, tweeting back: “He’s just a friend, you’re always number one.”
However, Chris still seemed upset and hit back at Kem: “They always say that.”
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Though it appeared to be a jokey exchange, his comments were close to the bone, and the message was heard loud and clear by singer Jake. It prompted Jake to respond and ease Chris’ fears, tweeting the reality TV star: “Haha you legend, I know he’s yours don’t worry.”
Chris and Kem formed a strong bond over the summer on Love Island 2017, with viewers begging for them to couple up and win the £50,000 prize.
But Love Island bosses are now keen to cast gay and lesbian contestants when the new series starts in the summer.
Speaking to the Daily Star Online, an insider said: “Love Island was undoubtedly the biggest reality show this year, it had everyone talking. Even people who weren’t watching the show still heard about it.
“The main thing they came under fire for was sex on TV, which people have now started to accept, so come next series people won’t really care about that.
“ITV want to increase the shock factor of the show and keep people talking, by having LGBT people included.”
Sophie Gradon and Katie Salmon – who are both bisexual – previously featured on the show but they weren’t allowed to get together with members of the same sex.