Love Island’s Shannon Singh and Hugo Hammond accused of ‘dumping partners’ before series

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Love Island's newcomers Shannon Singh and Hugo Hammond have been hit with accusations they ended romances shortly before signing up to the show.

Shannon, 22, who is set to enter the villa on Monday 28 June, is said to have been dating DJ Ben Sterling for two years before ending their romance.

A source claimed the couple were "so close" and "got on really well".

It's understood Shannon, who refused to rule out having sex in the villa, and Ben went travelling earlier this year as Ben was given special permission to travel for his work as a DJ.


The insider added to The Sun on Sunday: "They went travelling earlier this year with a group of friends and had the time of their lives.

"Ben celebrated his 22nd birthday in February while they were in Mexico and Shannon really spoiled him. They had a big celebration dinner with pals.

"They both said they loved each other, so it was a real shock when she called time on their relationship out of the blue."

They continued: "She obviously felt Love Island was too big an opportunity to miss out on because she was already dating someone — even someone she seemed to really like. She’s clearly not averse to leaving broken hearts behind her."


Meanwhile, 24 year old Hugo is said to have been dating Millie Simmons before the pair mutually decided to part ways in November.

Hugo is also accused of texting Kathryn Burrows after ending his relationship with Millie.

A source said: "Hugo was in contact with both Kathryn and Millie right up until he got the call-up for Love Island at the last minute. He and Millie had ended their relationship, but she was hopeful they would get back together, because they were still talking.

"Meanwhile, he was very interested in Kathryn and had been texting her. Hugo knows he’s a good-looking lad and he plays to his sensitive side when it comes to attracting women. He loves being the centre of attention."

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Love Island's representatives declined to comment when contacted by OK!.

Speaking ahead of his entry into the villa, Hugo revealed he's been single for sometime now.

He said: "I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.

"I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there."

He added he wants to find someone with "banter" but added: "If she happens to be a tall leggy blonde who loves the gym as well… can’t go wrong."

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