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Rebecca Cook

Love Island’s Paige says she was ‘standoffish’ in villa amid rift with Coco and Summer

Love Island’s Paige Thorne has broken her silence on rumours which saw her branded “standoffish” by her fellow Islanders after they left the villa during the ITV2 dating show.

Casa Amor bombshells Coco Lodge and Summer Botwe both opened up about their difficult relationship with Paige and described her behaviour as unwelcoming.

The Welsh paramedic has now addressed the claims and admitted she was initially colder to the newcomers.

Speaking on Wednesdays We Drink Wine podcast, Paige said: “Coco actually dragged me a bit and then I came out on Monday night and had flowers sent to my room from her and a sorry note and everything. I was like ‘ok cool, it wasn’t that deep but thank you’.

“And then obviously I have seen the bits with Summer but what it is with Summer is she will just say it how it is. And I was standoffish with the girls at first, I am not going to be everyone’s best friend.”

The Welsh paramedic has now addressed the claims (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

When host Sophie pointed out that the bombshells were there to steal their men, Paige agreed, saying: “Exactly and what do you want me to do?

“Roll out the carpet and kiss your a** as soon as you walk in. It’s not my vibe, sorry. It’s not that I am being a b*tch, I am just keeping it real.”

After she left the villa, Coco made a series of claims about Paige, saying in a frank TikTok post: “I tried to form a bond [with Paige] but it felt like she still had an issue with me, I didn't get with Jacques I just didn't understand her issue with me.

Coco made a series of claims about Paige in a frank TikTok post (ITV)

“Is it because I'm another brunette in there? I don't know.”

Meanwhile, Summer admitted that producers were forced to step in because the existing girls in the villa had been so unwelcoming to the Casa Amor newbies.

Fellow Love Island bombshell Nathalia Campos also revealed secret tensions in the villa between herself and Paige, claiming the Welsh paramedic made a series of ‘Mean Girls’ comments behind her back, during an appearance on the Speaking on Reality with Will Njobvu podcast.

Summer admitted that producers were forced to step in (ITV)

Most recently, Danica Taylor said she wishes she had confronted the likes of Paige over the way she felt she was treated upon arrival in the villa, having watched the scenes back.

Danica revealed that in hindsight she wishes she had expressed herself more when she was saved from being dumped by the boys – who picked to dump Antigoni Buxton.

She told On Demand Entertainment : "Not gonna lie, watching it back, I've seen sort of the way Paige was when Antigoni left and it was very clear she wanted me to go."

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