Love Island fans baffled as ITV confirm Coronation Street legend as new villa star


A PAIR of telly titans collided today while ITV was revealing the Love Island line-up.

One Coronation Street fan shared a picture of the soap’s Gail Platt posing in front of the dating show’s logo for a joke.

One Coronation Street star joked that Gail Platt was joining Love Island

They wrote: “BREAKING: Gail Platt set to enter the Love Island villa in under two weeks time.

“With six marriages and four dead husbands under her belt, she’s truly hopeful she can finally find ‘the one’.”

Fans enjoyed the spoof – but were left baffled when the official ITV account weighed in, writing: “We can confirm this is legit.”

One Corrie viewer chipped in: “The blokes on love Island are double checking their life insurance policies.”

Another wrote: “Expect Richard Hillman to partner up with her.”

It was, of course, all a big joke with no Coronation Street stars real or fictional in the official Love Island line-up, which HOAR revealed today.

However, there is the daughter of one of its occasional actresses – Molly Marsh.

The 21-year-old performer from Doncaster’s mum is Janet Marsh, who has appeared in the soap several times.