Love Island fans have come up with a 'theory' about why the couples are really breaking up
Love Island fans have come up with a bizarre conspiracy theory about the show's couples after a number of them recently broke up (or were "on the rocks".)
Since 2019 began, some of the fan favourite couples from the 2018 series have publicly announced their breakup - and many viewers reckon there's a reason behind it.
First, Megan Barton-Hanson announced that it was with "hearts full of sadness" that she confirmed her split from Wes Nelson.
In her lengthy Instagram statement, she insisted she and Wes would stay friends and co-parents to their hamster, Jon Snow.
Then, Kaz Crossley and Josh Denzel revealed they had broken up, saying that things "didn't go as planned."
The news led Love Island fans to come up with a conspiracy theory about the reason behind the splits/rumoured relationship troubles.
Namely, that all of the couples are contractually obligated to stay together for six months once the series ends.
"So is there a six month contract for Love Island relationships then," one fan asked.
"Does love island have a contract with the couples that they have to stay together for 6 months after the show ends ? They're all breaking up this month."
Couples contract timers must be up from love island anyways
— becky (@Becky_Dunne) February 7, 2019
It’s deffo reached the stage in the Love Island contract where the couples don’t have to pretend to be real anymore... 3 breakups in a week ahahahah soooo so fake
— hannah (@HannahFradley) February 7, 2019
Convinced the Love island lot have a ‘relationship for 6 months after you leave’ contract 🧐 dropping boyfs like flies these gals
— Charlotte Evans (@CharlAmandaE) February 1, 2019
However, an ITV spokesperson rubbished the claims and told OK! that it was "categorically untrue."