Former ‘Love Island’ star Yewande Biala has no regrets over her stint on the ITV2 dating show despite being “hurt” when Danny Williams chose to pair up with newcomer Arabella Chi.
The 23-year-old scientist was axed from the villa this week after her partner Danny Williams chose to pair up with newcomer Arabella Chi during a shock recoupling that left Yewande single, and therefore booted from the show.
However, she told Digital Spy:
“I think it was the right decision for me to go on ‘Love Island’.
“What better way to break down your walls than to go on a love show that forces you to open up a little bit more. And that’s what I did, [but] it did take me a while…”
Although Yewande is glad she went on the ITV2 dating show, she admitted Danny had “hurt” her by choosing Arabella over her.
“Yeah [Danny broke my heart] a little bit. Obviously it was hard for me to open up and eventually I did open up and I fully trusted him.
“Even when Arabella came in he said he wasn’t going to have his head turned, or he wasn’t even going speak to her or look at her… It really did hurt, and it did break me just a little bit.”
Meanwhile, Yewande also dismissed the notion of “race issues” on the show after allegations of an apparent lack of air time.
“The race issues never crossed my mind at all. I don’t think that there is a race issue on the show at all.
“I was fortunate enough to find someone and connect with someone, it was just unfortunate that he kind of broke my heart. And that’s why I was dumped.”
Yewande is set to appear on spin-off show ‘Love Island: Aftersun’ on Sunday (30.06.19) at 10pm on ITV2.