The amount of rumoured contestants for Love Island 2019 set a new record – and by a long way!

From the Radio Times to the Daily Mail, publications went crazy with ‘confirmed’ contestants, trying to lead the way for big revelations and exclusive stories.

As it turned out, 90% of rumours were utter tosh. The only contestant that was successfully leaked before the cast announcement on Monday, May 28th, was Tommy Fury.

And even then, it was loud-mouth older brother and pro boxer Tyson Fury who let the news slip. Here’s a look at some of the worst calls from the past few months, including the so-called plus-size model who had “100% signed up”.

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Sex blogger Oni

According to almost all tabloid newspapers, this was a done deal.

Oni was already in the Majorca villa, chilling by the pool sipping on cocktails and becoming bezzie-b’s with Caroline Flack – apparently.

Admittedly, it was the blogger’s fault as she posted “gunna be on Love Island” on her Insta stories.

Then again, anyone who is a blogger and has half a brain would announce that they were going to be on Love Island considering the number of instant followers you’d amass.

Derr!

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Big Brother star Lotan Carter

Paving the way for pointless and random rumours was Big Brother star Lotan Carter.

OK! Magazine confirmed that Love Island were ‘in talks’ with the contestant from 2017 probably on the basis that he’s single and good looking.

Turns out Lotan is just chilling at home in Essex.

Plus-size model Jada Sezer

The strongest rumour of them all was Jada Sezer.

However, it looks like this was perhaps nothing more than a tactful ploy by the media.

There was never any factual evidence that Jada or a plus-sized model would feature in ITV’s Love Island.

However, thanks to grand speculation, the public grew comfortable in the fact that the dating show would branch out from its usual body types to feature a plus-size model.

Comfortable in that ‘knowledge’, many fans are now furious that Love Island has not included a plus-size model.

Err… they never were in the first place – talk about the media pushing agendas!

Sav Berry

Another one of the early released as part of the ‘Love Island 2019 cast’, 23-year-old Sav was reported on by The Sun.

The social media influencer was seen in ‘summerwear’ from Kem Cetinay’s Primark range… and that was enough to confirm him as a contestant.

Lol.

Rochelle Humes’ sister

Finally, Love Island fans went into meltdown when Rochelle Humes’s sister Sophie Piper was set to join the cast.

She’s stunning, has a celeb background and even a troubled past having not spoken with her sister in several years.

The perfect reality TV contestant. Only, she was never going to be one!

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Liam is our head of Entertainment and Gaming, managing teams globally. His journalism experience has covered everything from sport to health and fitness with companies such as Men's Health and HITC. Before moving into management, writing about the ridiculous antics of the Made in Chelsea crew was by far his most enjoyable topic.

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