Shaughna Phillips reveals she is ‘convinced’ she had coronavirus in the Love Island villa

Shaughna made the shock claim on her Instagram Story

SHAUGHNA Phillips is “convinced” she had coronavirus during her time in the Love Island villa.

The 25-year-old star revealed that she had breathing problems while appearing on the ITV2 dating show earlier this year.

Taking to her Instagram Story earlier today, the beauty wrote: “Thinking about it, I’m convinced I had the rona (coronavirus) in the Love Island villa.

“I was ILLLLLLLLLL! Couldn’t breathe laying down and all that shit!”

She then asked Love Island assistant producer, Kitty Ure, to corroborate her story.

Shaughna wrote: “@kittyure back me up her pls and thnx.”

The star entered the villa in January and left mid-Feb

The Londoner appeared on the series, which was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, from January 12 and was brutally dumped from the villa on February 14 – returning to the UK four days later.

While the first cases of coronavirus were detected in China in late 2019, the first in South Africa was not reported until March 5.

It is also unlikely the beauty picked up the deadly disease in the UK before leaving for Love Island as the first case was not confirmed until February 28.

But coronavirus is clearly on Shaughna’s mind as she also documented her attempts at social distancing on her social media page.

Shaughna walked to her local supermarket as she practised social distancing earlier today
The star regretted her decision

Earlier today she ventured out of the house to get some fresh air and followed government guidelines to avoid unnecessary social contact.

Shaughna picked up a takeaway coffee and decided to walk to her nearest Asda rather than catching public transport or a taxi.

“Thought it was a really good idea to go for a long walk to Asda,” she wrote on her story.

She added: “Gets some exercise in and helps get you up and out the house for a few hours without actually socialising.”

Shaughna shot to fame on Love Island earlier this year

But things didn’t quite go according to plan, and she soon realised that the walk was too far and she needed rescuing.

“Turns out the walk is 2 hours long, and now I’m waiting to be picked up 15 minutes from home, with shopping bags,” Shaughna wrote on a Boomerang of her shaking her head and looking displeased.

“Don’t run before you can walk kids. Or just don’t walk.”