Love Island’s Charlotte Sumner’s ex-boyfriend is revealed as a convicted criminal on the run as it’s claimed she ‘called him three days before entering the villa’
Love Island bosses face scrutiny over how they pick contestants for the show after it was discovered Charlotte Sumner has romantic links to a convicted criminal on the run from the police.
The dental nurse, 30, who entered the villa as a bombshell last Sunday and was voted off on Friday, also worked as a dominatrix before she met ex Danial Jones, 25, who was jailed for brawling and is now wanted for driving offences.
Charlotte told ITV producers and her fellow islanders that she has been single since December and wanted to find a husband.
However, a source told The Mirror Charlotte was ‘very much still with Danial last month’ and spoke to him just before jetting off to the Majorca villa.
They said: ‘Charlotte has been loved up with Daniel since early 2020.
Shocking: Love Island bosses faced scrutiny over how they pick contestants for the dating show after it was discovered Charlotte Sumner has romantic links to a convicted criminal
Ex: The dental nurse’s ex is Danial Jones, 25, who was jailed for brawling and is now wanted for driving offences
‘They’ve had some rocky patches, like any relationship, but they were very much together last month.
‘She called Danny three days before appearing on Love Island.’
Charlotte last shared an Instagram snap of her and Daniel back in December standing by a Christmas tree.
Last summer the couple enjoyed a lavish getaway to Dubai together and in May, Charlotte was seen laughing on his bed with two dogs.
Since these were posted, the bombshell has changed her Instagram handle to her full name from cls.xx and has removed all traces of Daniel.
Charlotte met Daniel after he was released from prison.
He had been jailed in December 2019 for affray following a brawl outside a Southampton lapdancing club.
In March 2021, he failed to show up at court to face charges of dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.
Single? Charlotte (right) told ITV producers and her fellow islanders that she has been single since December. However, a source said she was ‘very much still with Danial last month’
Prior to the show: Charlotte last shared an Instagram snap of her and Daniel back in December standing by a Christmas tree and last summer the couple enjoyed a getaway to Dubai together
Dorset Police issued a warrant for his arrest and last year put him on their wanted list.
Charlotte has issued a statement amidst the backlash.
She said: ‘It wouldn’t be for me to comment on the circumstances of my ex.
‘But regarding our relationship, we split before I applied for the show. I was single when I entered the Villa and I’m single now.’
Love Island contestants are DBS checked ahead of entering the villa.
MailOnline have contacted Love Island for comment.