Dumped Love Islander Munveer Jabbal revealed that Samantha Kenny is “livid” after being dumped and claims that she was “restricted” by the producers.
Chatting to hosts Bobby Norris and Ellen Coughlan on the showbiz gossip programme Access All Areas, the reality star revealed he spoke on the phone with Samantha shortly after she left the villa: “She literally just called me about an hour ago and she’s obviously livid, for obvious reasons. Watching it the other day was a tough watch because, being so close to Samantha in the villa, you could clearly see she has strong feelings for Joey [Essex] but it wasn’t reciprocated. No physical touch, no intimacy. Then Grace [Jackson] walks in and smacks one right on the lips right in front of her. She obviously feels embarrassed. I spoke to her and she’s doing well, she’ll come out of this bigger and better for sure.”
He continued: “She just feels like she wasn’t able to do what she wanted to and some of it was a little bit engineered. She feels like she was a little bit restricted in what she could have done in certain situations. I’m not saying its scripted but sometimes its difficult to go have a conversation with someone, there’s timing and all these different things. She just feels like it didn’t go her way.”
Later in the interview, Munveer responded to being asked about the rumours that Grace and Joey’s relationship in the villa was planned: “I think you hit the nail on the head there, no smoke without fire. The way they’ve come in it seems like they’ve known each other for a while. There’s a past there, how strong is that past? Who knows. She’s come in, and they’ve coupled up straight away. I feel really sorry for Samantha because she is a class girl. She put it herself and said she was a placeholder. It was sad to see because she actually had genuine feelings towards  Joey.”

Listen to the full episode, also featuring Sarel and Jack Remmington, here.