Love Island’s Gabby has hit back at viewers who said she doesn’t fancy Marcel because the couple didn’t have sex during their time in the villa.
“I don’t feel like I should be shamed for not having sex on TV,” she told RadioTimes.com and other press. “Since I’ve been out I’ve seen that there’s been loads of talk about me not doing it and it means I don’t fancy Marce. But I made a promise to my brother and my mum before I went in that I wasn’t going to do it.
“People don’t realise that there’s literally a thousand cameras looking at you all the time and it’s really hard to get sexy. I didn’t feel any pressure or anything like that and just because everyone else was having sex, it just didn’t sit well with me.”
Saying that it was hard to hear how fans sometimes doubted their relationship, Gabby said: “You’re on a TV show and you only see an hour a day. You don’t see everything that goes on behind closed doors. Apparently one of the comments was ‘we’re not affectionate with each other’.
“I don’t know what was shown, but we’re very affectionate. Almost a bit sickening sometimes. But then I think there were other people who were more PDA and over the top.”
Confirming that they had since had sex after leaving the villa, Gabby said that the experience certainly lived up to exceptions. “It was lovely,” she said, adding that it was “definitely worth the wait”. Phew, we had been wondering…
Gabby also spoke about the fateful lie detector test which put a huge bump in the road for the couple.
“I think that was hard for us because we had been going so well for so long and then right at the end it was just bad timing,” she explained. “I think if all that stuff had come in the middle then we might have been able to pick ourselves back up [and go further in the competition]. To be honest with you, I didn’t think we were going to get to the final so to get that far was amazing.”