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Love Island fans accuse Shaughna and Luke M of being ‘set up by producers’

Love Island fans have accused Shaughna Phillips and Luke Mabbott of being ‘set up by producers’ after she randomly confessed her feelings for him on Wednesday’s show.

The democratic services officer, 25, shocked her fellow Islanders after she admitted she likes the Justin Bieber lookalike, 24, despite newcomer Jamie Clayton setting his sights on her. 

During Wednesday’s show, Shaughna, who was recently left heartbroken after her love interest Callum Jones dumped her for Molly Smith in Casa Amor, shared her secret crush with Mike Boateng, Paige Turley and Finn Tapp. 

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'Set up?': Love Island fans have accused Shaughna Phillips and Luke Mabbott of being 'set up by producers' after she randomly confessed her feelings for him on Wednesday's show

'Set up?': Love Island fans have accused Shaughna Phillips and Luke Mabbott of being 'set up by producers' after she randomly confessed her feelings for him on Wednesday's show

‘Set up?’: Love Island fans have accused Shaughna Phillips and Luke Mabbott of being ‘set up by producers’ after she randomly confessed her feelings for him on Wednesday’s show

The democratic service officer admitted she was pleased when Luke M’s relationship with Casa Amor’s Natalia Zoppa failed, but insisted she’s in two minds about pursuing the heating engineer due to his interest in her close pal Demi Jones.

Shaughna has had quite an unlucky stint in the South African villa after scaffolder Callum, 23, ditched her for model Molly, while Luke suffered to connect with Jess Gale and Natalia.

Detailing her shocking feelings about the Justin Bieber lookalike to fellow OG Islander Mike, the outspoken blonde said: ‘Do you know who I do get along with? Luke M…’

Random confession: The democratic services officer, 25, shocked her fellow Islanders after she admitted she likes the Justin Bieber lookalike, 24, despite newcomer Jamie Clayton setting his sights on her

Random confession: The democratic services officer, 25, shocked her fellow Islanders after she admitted she likes the Justin Bieber lookalike, 24, despite newcomer Jamie Clayton setting his sights on her

Random confession: The democratic services officer, 25, shocked her fellow Islanders after she admitted she likes the Justin Bieber lookalike, 24, despite newcomer Jamie Clayton setting his sights on her

Confession: During Wednesday's show, Shaughna, who was recently left heartbroken after her love interest Callum Jones dumped her for Molly Smith in Casa Amor, shared her secret crush with Mike Boateng, Paige Turley and Finn Tapp

Confession: During Wednesday's show, Shaughna, who was recently left heartbroken after her love interest Callum Jones dumped her for Molly Smith in Casa Amor, shared her secret crush with Mike Boateng, Paige Turley and Finn Tapp

Confession: During Wednesday’s show, Shaughna, who was recently left heartbroken after her love interest Callum Jones dumped her for Molly Smith in Casa Amor, shared her secret crush with Mike Boateng, Paige Turley and Finn Tapp

‘He’s a cool guy. Do you think you could possibly go there?’, the former police officer, 24, asked, to which a confused Shaughna responded: ‘I don’t know’.   

On Tuesday’s episode, sparks flew as she flirted with Scotsman Jamie, 28, but she confessed that their date confirmed her opinion on Luke.

The Londoner explained: ‘I think since Jamie has come into the villa and been chatting to me and what not, it’s made me realise some things. I think I might have some feelings for Luke M.’

Revelation: The democratic service officer admitted she was pleased when Luke M's relationship with Casa Amor's Natalia Zoppa failed, but insisted she's in two minds about pursuing the heating engineer due to his interest in her close pal Demi Jones

Revelation: The democratic service officer admitted she was pleased when Luke M's relationship with Casa Amor's Natalia Zoppa failed, but insisted she's in two minds about pursuing the heating engineer due to his interest in her close pal Demi Jones

Revelation: The democratic service officer admitted she was pleased when Luke M’s relationship with Casa Amor’s Natalia Zoppa failed, but insisted she’s in two minds about pursuing the heating engineer due to his interest in her close pal Demi Jones 

As Mike shared the news with the group, her close pal Paige admitted Shaughna has hinted her attraction towards the Geordie hunk over the past couple of weeks. 

Speaking in the Beach Hut, the singer, 22, said: ‘Initially I was shocked. But maybe when you put all the pieces together, I’m shocked I’ve not seen it before. 

‘Every time he walks by, Shaughna drops him comments, every time he’s there, they flirt. She married him in the Snog, Marry… Pie game. 

‘Maybe the signs have been there and we’ve just never asked the question. So it’ll be interesting to see how this pans out.’

Short-lived: On Tuesday's episode, sparks flew as she flirted with Scotsman Jamie Clayton, 28, but she confessed their date confirmed her opinion on Luke

Short-lived: On Tuesday's episode, sparks flew as she flirted with Scotsman Jamie Clayton, 28, but she confessed their date confirmed her opinion on Luke

Short-lived: On Tuesday’s episode, sparks flew as she flirted with Scotsman Jamie Clayton, 28, but she confessed their date confirmed her opinion on Luke

Admitting she rejoiced when he was dumped by Natalia, 20, she told Paige and Finn: ‘When things didn’t work out with Natalia, I was a little bit like, yessss…’

‘Why would you not stand up and be counted?’, her musician pal highlighted.

Admitting she’s torn over his romance with style advisor Demi, 21, she said: ‘Because I love Demi.’ 

Hotting up: Luke M has expressed his interest in Demi, 21, with the pair sharing a kiss on Monday and Tuesday's episodes

Hotting up: Luke M has expressed his interest in Demi, 21, with the pair sharing a kiss on Monday and Tuesday's episodes

Hotting up: Luke M has expressed his interest in Demi, 21, with the pair sharing a kiss on Monday and Tuesday’s episodes

‘You know Demi, she’s going to be understanding. You need to say to Demi first before you say to Luke… you’ve got nothing to lose’, Paige insisted. 

Yet fans were left cynical over Shaughna’s feelings and accused her of being ‘set up by producers’, especially as the final is just days away.

One person said: ‘I have a theory that the producers told shaughna she should pursue something with Luke lol cos it’s so random #LoveIsland.’ 

A different user put: ‘The fact that Shaughna told MIKE about her feelings for Luke M before Paige is so suspect. Smells of producer meddling if you ask me #LoveIsland.’ 

Cynical: Yet fans were left cynical over Shaughna's feelings and accused her of being 'set up by producers', especially as the final is just days away

Cynical: Yet fans were left cynical over Shaughna's feelings and accused her of being 'set up by producers', especially as the final is just days away

Cynical: Yet fans were left cynical over Shaughna’s feelings and accused her of being ‘set up by producers’, especially as the final is just days away 

Another follower commented: ‘The shaughna and luke m thing sees a bit planned by the producers #LoveIsland.’ 

While a different account added: ‘Producers pushing Shaughna and Luke M to couple up is annoying #LoveIsland.’

MailOnline has contacted ITV2 for comment.  

Love Island continues on Thursday at 9PM on ITV2.

Watch more: Love Island continues on Thursday at 9PM on ITV2

Watch more: Love Island continues on Thursday at 9PM on ITV2

Watch more: Love Island continues on Thursday at 9PM on ITV2

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