His close friendship with Chris Hughes during last summer’s instalment of Love Island became known as one of reality TV’s most heartwarming bromances.
So many fans were shocked to note that Kem Cetinay, 21, was absent from the crowd of well-wishers when Olivia Attwood, 26, threw a surprise 25th birthday party for Chris during Wednesday night’s episode of Chris & Olivia: Crackin’ On.
While a number of Chris’ former Love Island co-stars were on hand for the celebratory occasion, viewers were far from impressed to see that Kem wasn’t among the revellers, with one asking: ‘Why wasn’t Kem at the party?’
Birthday bash: Olivia Attwood was seen throwing a surprise 25th birthday party for Chris Hughes during Wednesday night’s episode of Chris & Olivia: Crackin’ On
‘Where’s Kem?’ enquired another, while a third echoed the question, adding: ‘Where’s Kem though, lets be real.’
A conflict of schedules is likely to have played a part in Kem’s absence, as he was working on his stint on the latest season of ITV’s Dancing On Ice at the same time that Chris and Olivia – who have since broken up – were shooting their show.
The pals are now both single with Chris and Olivia going their separate ways months after Love Island winners Kem and Amber Davies announced their split.
Absent: However, viewers quickly noticed that Chris’s close pal Kem Cetinay was not present
Twitter: Fans flocked to Twitter, demanding to know why Kem was absent from his pal’s party
Revealing that he plans to enjoy a night on the town with his newly single pal, Kem recently told The Sun: ‘We said we haven’t met up for so long but one more week of Dancing on Ice and we’re back. We’re going to be out all the time.
‘We just want to go out. We went from Love Island then we were in relationships so we just want to go out.’
At Chris’s party, Olivia was seen being reunited with her Love Island co-stars Amber Davies and Georgia Harrison.
Olivia chatted with her pals at the lavish surprise bash, as they revealed they’d been getting some attention from Chris’s brothers.
Clash? It’s likely that schedule clashes played a part in Kem’s absence, as he was preparing for Dancing On Ice around the time the show was shot. Pictured Sunday with Alex Murphy
Olivia was seen happily embracing her friends as they attended the party for Chris, with Georgia saying she ‘smashed it’ after organising the surprise bash.
Amber added that the blonde beauty was ‘girlfriend goals’, with Georgia saying: ‘For you to go this much out of the way shows something.’
Speaking to the camera Olivia then confessed: ‘I never thought I would go on a TV show, and one find a boyfriend and two find friends for life.’
As the trio then chat to Chris after his big birthday surprise, Georgia then admitted she had been flirting with some of the Hughes brothers.
Back together! Olivia was seen reuniting with her Love Island co-stars Amber Davies and Georgia Harrison at Chris’s birthday party
Villa buddies: Amber and Georgia were seen attending the surprise bash for Chris, and revealed they had been flirting with his brothers
Visibly at a loss for words, Chris said: ‘Georgia I would look for some other man if I’m honest!’
As Georgia then complimented Chris and Olivia on their matching outfits, she and Amber described the couple as being just like Barbie and Ken.
Fans have got the chance to see Chris and Olivia’s relationship ahead of their split, which was announced just before the series began to air.
While they are yet to see the moment the lovebirds call it quits, they have been seen onscreen in yet another explosive row.
Happy couple: Chris and Olivia were then seen embracing at the party which the blonde beauty had organised, in the second episode of their spin-off series
Back in paradise: The ITVBe series showed Chris and Olivia’s relationship before their split last month, which took place while the couple were still filming the show
As Olivia called out Chris on flirting with other girls, the hunk then retaliated by saying she was ‘acting single’ in public.
Olivia furiously shouted: ‘Everyone Chris is sick of the sound of your voice and that is a fact. All you do is talk. Chris but this is the thing don’t throw stones in glass houses – you are the biggest flirt.’
Chris argued back: ‘I’m sick of the way you act single – you go out and act single. We went racing and it turned f*****g nasty.’
Messy: During Wednesday’s show, Chris and Olivia were shown engaging in yet another explosive row, as they jet to Amsterdam for a couples getaway
Furious: Olivia angrily accused Chris of being ‘the biggest flirt’ adding, ‘Everyone is sick of the sound of your voice’
Speaking to camera Olivia then revealed: ‘Chris vomits his emotions on you – whether he is angry or sad, if he’s sad he cries if he’s angry he’ll scream and scream until he’s blue in the face and you just have to take it.’
Despite their split last month, Olivia hinted last week that a reconciliation could still be on the cards.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline she said: ‘Our relationship was always under pressure but (the show) was an added pressure. It’s tough… I don’t know (if it’s over for us). Watch this space.’
Chris and Olivia: Crackin’ On continues on March 21st at 10pm on ITVBe.
Annoyed: Chris retaliated by saying: ‘I’m sick of the way you act single – you go out and act single. We went racing and it turned f*****g nasty’
Something there? Olivia hinted last week that a reunion with Chris could still be on the cards, exclusively telling MailOnline, ‘I don’t know (if it’s over for us). Watch this space’