Love Island cancel Twitter challenge after show was accused of using fake tweets


LOVE Island have cancelled the Twitter challenge after the show was accused of using fake tweets.

The brutal Online Buzz game forces Islanders to guess who viewers are talking about in a series of savage Tweets.

Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague were victims of the brutal game

In the past it’s caused tears, fallouts and major drama – but this year it’s been scrapped from production.

Insiders told The Sun Online: “The Twitter challenge won’t be on this year’s series – it hasn’t been ditched for good, it’s just not happening on the winter season.”

Love Island has moved 7,000 miles from Majorca to South Africa for a new winter series.

There’s a new host – Laura Whitmore – who stepped in to replace Caroline Flack when she was charged with assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton.

The Twitter challenge has been scrapped for the winter series

But the rest of the format has remained the same with all the other challenge favourites making a return – apart from Online Buzz.

Last year fans accused bosses of using fake tweets to stir up drama between the Islanders.

During the tense task one of the tweets read: “Tommy and Lucie are meant to be” – despite his relationship with Molly-Mae.

The Instagram influencer looked deflated and later revealed to Tommy she had taken them to heart, admitting she felt jealous of their friendship.

It always manages to cause trouble with show stars

She told him: “I am the sort of person to get jealous over situations. You do spend a lot of time together. I just feel like she does try to get quite close to you.”

It led Tommy to cool off his close friendship with Lucie who admitted she did have feelings for the boxer.

And in a further blow to Molly-Mae, another tweet read: “Nah, Tommy deserves more than Molly-Mae. She doesn’t like him. She likes 50k.”

Fans have accused producers of faking tweets in the past

Love Island has been hit with “fix” allegations in the past – from trying to control who’s dumped to being fed information from producers to start fights.

Bosses always insist the show is a “fair and accurate” representation of villa life with a combination of “reality and produced elements”.