Love Island’s Jessie Wynter slams co-stars for dumping her and Will before the final calling it a ‘cop out’

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Jessie Wynter and "Love Island" contestant Will Young are seen at STK on March 18, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Palmer/GC Images)

LOVE Island’s Jessie Wynter and Will Young were joint favourites to win the show before their co-stars brutally dumped them from the villa a day before the final.

While they’ve made their peace with the unfortunate exit, Jessie, 26, has branded the finalists’ decision a “cop out” and doesn’t believe they genuinely believed what they were saying.

Jessie Wynter said her Love Island co-stars didn’t really think her and Will Young were the least compatible couple

Jessie in Australia before taking part in Love Island

In an exclusive interview, she said: “I do not think our fellow islanders felt that way at all. The whole time through the season everyone was saying how suited we are together, how perfect we are, how happy they are for us.

“In the villa, everyone applauded our relationship so when they decided to say we weren’t compatible, I think they knew we were very happy. I think it also was a bit of a cop out because they could always use the excuse of Jessie’s from Australia.

“I personally think it’s the opposite because if you’re going to move country for someone, you’re probably going to spend more time with them instead of a three hour commute between London and Manchester or what not.

“They knew we were compatible. It is sad it happened the way it did. I know how much the other islanders wanted to make the final. I know it meant a lot to them. Even though I went on Love Island Australia, I haven’t watched Love Island, I don’t watch much TV. The other people in the villa are Love Island fans so for them to go to the final ism massive for them.

“We’re not going to take offence to it, we know we’re genuine. It’s been nicer since we got out not having all these people throwing things at you.”

The couple are enjoying life much more now that they’re out of the confines of the villa.

Jessie is living with Will’s family on their Buckinghamshire farm until her visa expires at the end of May and has credited the Youngs for helping ease her homesickness.

The loved-up pair haven’t been to as many glitzy events as their peers since coming home and aren’t as active on Instagram either, but Jessie says she’d rather spend her time and effort hanging out with people that have her best interests at heart.

She said: “It has been a million times better since we left the villa. We are so much happier. The villa was a very stressful environment.

“Inside the villa, Will and I were best best friends in there and we were always together, so we were pretty strong straight from the start because we had that friendship bond already.

“Now we’re out of the villa, it’s so much better. No one’s coming at you for no reason, no more questioning who’s genuine and bringing up things that happened in Casa. It’s really nice for him and I to go through things on our own.”

She added: “I think holding grudges just brings yourself down, so I would not do that. However, I am mindful of who I’m going out of my way to see. I feel I was quite disheartened by the situation and I would rather invest my time and spend time with Will’s friends and family who genuinely care for him and myself the whole time.

“Why would I go out of my way to not hang out with people who really love us, instead of people who have talked badly behind my back?

“I would speak to everyone at events. There’s no one I would avoid, but making plans with them and hanging out with them, I’m probably not going to be doing that just because Will and I have come out of the villa and are focusing on our lives.”

Jessie said life is a ‘million times’ better outside the villa