Love Island’s Marcel Somerville hits out over first coupling of new series and says it’s giving him ‘flashbacks’

Love Island star Marcel Somerville has hit out at the first coupling of the new series of the show, saying it has given him “flashbacks” to his appearance on the show two years ago.

Marcel, who appeared on the ITV2 show in 2017, took to Twitter to accuse the coupling of “racism” after three black or mixed race contestants were left in the bottom three.

Marcel, 33, voiced his anger after new star of the show Sherif Lanre faced the same fate as him on Monday’s episode after none of the girls selected him to couple up with.

Firefighter Michael Griffiths was also left on the “subs bench” after originally coupling up with Lucie Donlan, however she later chose Joe Garrett to be her partner as he was more “her type”.

Scientist Yewande Biala also didn’t choose anyone to couple up with, eventually leaving her to partner with Michael.

Taking to Twitter Marcel wrote: “This is mad!!!! #LoveIsland flash backs! Black guy, black girl and mixed race guy all left unpicked. Mad!!!!”

One of Marcel’s followers replied: “Why throw out the racist card marcel?”

  • Love Island's Sherif Lanre leaves fans DEVASTATED after no girls couple up with him

To which he replied: “Didn’t throw a card just made an observation. was my observation a lie?”

Love Island hopeful Sherif Lanre was left devastated after he failed to couple with any of the girls.

The 20 year old chef and semi-professional rugby player mirrored last year’s Dr Alex who was also not picked.

One fan tweeted: “I feel so sorry for Sherif. As if nobody likes him.”

A second added: “ this is. Nobody stood forward for sherif even though he’s buff”.

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