Love Island’s Jake : ‘They Turned Me Into A Villain’

The former Love Island star accuses ITV of manipulating scenes to destroy his relationship with Liberty Poole.

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by Aaliyah Harry |
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Love island’s Jake Cornish has called out ITV for ‘manipulating’ scenes to make him look like a ‘pantomime villain.’

During his stay in the villa Cornish received a lot of backlash from viewers and his fellow islanders - who saw him as a game player.

Jake spoke exclusively to the MailOnline about the effects of the backlash and said, ‘It isn't nice I've been painted this way as a pantomime villain.

'It isn't the nicest to come across as someone I'm not,’ adding that it, ‘isn't nice when you're on the back end.’

The water engineer vented his frustration at being made to look worse than winner Liam Reardon, despite never straying from ex-girlfriend Liberty Poole.

Jake stated,’ I got a bigger backlash than Liam when I didn't get with any girl and was loyal and I'm the one that's come out the worst – how does that work?” he fired.

He also claimed that there was unaired scenes from the ITV2 dating show of him being affectionate and complimentary of his then girlfriend Liberty Poole.

Jake was also confused as to why the producers chose to air the scenes that they did during the explosive ‘Mad Movies’ night. He referred to that night as ‘the beginning of the end’ of his relationship with Liberty.

He said, 'During the Movie Night they had to bring back a clip from Day Two to make me look bad. I'm sorry but Day Two? Everyone's got opinions but that was taken out of context. I had to sit back and take it.

He continued, 'They've got to make storylines, but it isn't nice when you're on the back end. Liberty and I were big parts of the show; it was a way to make something out of it, which is a shame really. At the time I was like "what the hell?"'

Since leaving the show, Jake has had to deal with a lot of trolling and death threats, but insists he's doing well mentally.

He revealed: 'I am okay. I am very thick skinned. I've had a lot of death threats but the only people I care about are those that want to support me.

A spokesperson for ITV said Islanders are completely in control of all their opinions, decisions and relationships, and denied that they had manipulated scenes, stating that they 'produce a show that is a fair and accurate representation of life in the villa.'

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