Love Island bosses in talks with glam Joanna Chimonides leaving her footballer ex Ben Chilwell furious – The Sun
LOVE Island bosses are in talks with Joanna Chimonides to appear on the show, with the former WAG jetting out to Majorca ahead of the series launch.
The Sun Online can reveal the beauty's ex, footballer Ben Chilwell, 22, is furious that Joanna is potentially going to star on the show.
A source said: "Ben has been left furious by her going on the show even though he dumped her at the end of last summer because he wanted to be single.
"They had stayed good friends until a month ago when she told him she was going on Love Island. She thought Ben was partying too much and he thought she was the right person at the wrong time.
"Joanna had been approached by Love Island bosses when she was still with Ben and turned it down."
The Sun Online has contacted a representative for the show for comment.
Glamorous Joanna has wiped all the pics she had with Leicester City and England ace Ben from her Instagram page as she looks to find a new man in the villa.
Despite having meetings with bosses, it's not certain that Joanna will make the cut when it comes to being cast on the show.
Producers have a sizeable reserves list with applicants on standby to appear if needed, while others who miss out on a starting place are given a chance as the show progresses.
Bosses have been forced to axe dozens of hopefuls ahead of the upcoming series of the show after they failed a surprise drug test, it has been reported.
Showrunners are said to have held a series of unannounced tests on their shortlisted contestants on Monday morning in their bid to whittle down the potential stars to definite Islanders.
According to the Star on Sunday, many of the hopefuls had "cocaine, ketamine and cannabis" in their systems.
A source told the publication: "Contestants had to provide a urine sample, which was then tested.
"They weren’t warned, so it came as a surprise. But that’s the only way to do it.
"If people are told way in advance, they can take steps to avoid getting caught."
The insider went on to add: "The dozens who were caught were gutted. Some of them were really good contenders who would have probably made it into the final line up."
It is believed that this is the first time that drug tests have been undertaken ahead of the ITV2 reality show's launch, with it reported that last year's contestants were screened for sexually transmitted diseases before entering the famous villa.
The programme has been scrutinised in recent months following the tragic suicides of former contestants Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis, and it is now being claimed that bosses are adamant to only pick "clean living contestants" for this year's show, who are both "mentally and physically healthy".
A Love Island rep declined to comment when approached by The Sun Online.
In addition to the strict stance on drug use, there are several other rules and regulations that Islanders must abide if they are successful in landing a spot in the villa.
The reality stars are only allowed one or two drinks a night to avoid them getting drunk, it has also been reported that they aren't allowed to be fully naked in front of each other or masturbate in the villa.
There is also a smoking ban inside the villa, with a designated smoking area outside of the villa not to be shown on camera.
Other changes expected to take place in this year's series include the ban of lie detectors and stronger aftercare support available to all contestants.
Love Island will make a much-anticipated return to our screens on Monday 3rd June.
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