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Jake Cornish has revealed that he didn’t see the Love Island reunion, but he missed the show because he was stricken with the suspected coronavirus.
The former Islander, 24, told MailOnline that he felt like he would be ‘hit by a truck’ after suffering symptoms including exhaustion and fever, and is disappointed to be the only contestant to miss the first meet-up . month, as well as the National Television Awards last week.
In an exclusive interview, Jake revealed that he and 22-year-old Liberty Poole have no chance of rekindling their romance and the last time they spoke was when he recorded a pre-recorded segment for the ITV2 catch-up show. was filmed.
‘It’s a shame I couldn’t go’: Jake Cornish reveals he didn’t watch Love Island reunion, but missed the show because he was stricken with suspected coronavirus
Jake told MailOnline: ‘It would have been nice to see everyone and be together again. It’s a shame I couldn’t go but when you’re sick you don’t want to do anything. I bought a nice suit and everything for him.
‘Friday evening, I was in bed, on Saturday I felt as if a truck had hit me and it broke down. I have been tested for covid and all my tests have come back negative. Maybe I was fighting Covid without knowing that I have it.’
The former water engineer left Love Island a week before the final with ex-girlfriend Liberty, but it is certain that their relationship is done for good.
He said: ‘There is no bad blood between us, we are civilized and there is no need for us not to be on good terms. There’s nothing we’re doing now. We haven’t talked.
‘We’re Just Friends’: Jake Reveals There’s No Chances of He and Liberty Pool Getting Back Together And The Last Time They Talked He Was Filming His Segment For The ITV2 Show
‘The line has been drawn and we are just friends. I will always be there for him and I think that’s the way it is.
‘These things happen, this is life, in the end it is a breakup. But in Love Island you break up and the whole nation watches it because we were on a TV show.
Jake and Liberty made Love Island history by leaving the series a few days before the final, despite being the frontrunners to win the £50,000 cash prize.
The reality star says she has no “regrets” after she pulled herself out of the competition as she and Liberty were “unhappy” and their stay would have been “vain”.
He said: ‘When your time is up, it is over. I was happy with Liberty and the way I went. I do not regret anything.
‘Shame’: Jake was the only one to be denied the Love Island Reunion as well as the National Television Awards, where Liberty stunned in a red gown for feeling bad.
‘When your time is up, it’s done’: Jake says he has no ‘regrets’ after leaving Love Island because he and Liberty were ‘unhappy’ and it ‘pointless’ to stay at villa ‘ Happen
‘I started my journey with him and I ended it with him. It would have been pointless for me to be there.
‘Look at all now; They are all in a relationship. I would have got in the way of his last few days. It was time for us to step aside and let others continue our journey.
“It would have been nice to reach the final but you have to put yourself first. Obviously, we were not happy at the time and so we left.
‘Everyone wants to make it to the final, but when reality hits you won’t try to make it to the final.’
‘It backfires’: Jake admits he took inspiration from Kem Cetinay, who asked Amber Davis to be his girlfriend by giving him a commitment bracelet
Viewers accused Jake of imitating 25-year-old Kem Cetinay, who asked 24-year-old Amber Davis to be his girlfriend, using a bracelet to make his relationship with Liberty official.
Jake admits he drew inspiration from the 2017 winner, and is disappointed by the sentimental gesture.
He said: ‘I wanted to take something there, which…