“A lot of the conversations I had about modern dating never aired.”
Love Island’s Sharon Gaffka has said that the show cut a number of scenes where she talked about her sexuality in more depth.
The civil servant, who was dumped from the villa a few weeks ago, told Metro that it seemed ITV preferred to air more trivial discussions than serious ones.
While Sharon did say that she had threesomes in the past, she talked about exploring her sexuality more deeply in a scene that never aired.
She said: “I had a conversation with Faye about it and she asked: ‘Are you bisexual?’
“And I said: ‘It’s something I’ve explored but I’ve never been in a relationship with a woman.'”
On top of that, Sharon said that she opened up about dating as a mixed-race woman, but that footage never made it to air.
She said: “A lot of the conversations I had were about modern dating on the show were never aired, but I was very open about sexuality and being a mixed-race woman in modern dating.”
When asked if she would ever go on a LGBT+ edition of the show, Sharon said that she would have her reservations.
She said: “I think putting myself through something like that again is quite intense, but I’m always open to seeing what opportunities happen.”
Earlier this year, there were rumours that the show would be open to gay men and women, however this didn’t come to fruition. While several bisexual islanders have participated on the show, they were limited in who they could select as partners due to the show’s structure.
In June, ITV commissioner Amanda Stavri said that having LGBT+ islanders would pose a “logistical difficulty”.
She told Radio Times: “There’s a sort of logistical difficulty, because although Islanders don’t have to be 100 per cent straight, the format must sort of give [the] Islanders an equal choice when coupling up.”
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on Virgin Media One.