Love Island’s AJ Bunker ‘excruciatingly dragged’ as she calls out older contestants
Former Love Island bombshell AJ Bunker was 28 when she appeared on ITV2 in 2021 but says people bullied her beyond her age and called her ‘Nanny AJ “
Former Love Island contestant AJ Bunker has called for more older people on the show.
AJ appeared on the ITV2 series last year aged 28 and claimed she was “horribly trolled” simply because of her age.
She left the Spanish villa without a man on her arm and now says she wished there were older men in the group.
“I got horribly trolled for my age. When I came off the show, the producers sat me down and gave me back my phone and told me what to expect,” she said. said in an interview with The sun.
“I was called ‘Stifler’s Mom’ and ‘AJ’s Nanny’ – and it fits. I was in my late twenties, I couldn’t believe people bullied me for that.
“Now I see the same thing happening to Davide and the older islanders. The same mistakes are being made. They need to put in place a wider representation of ages, older applicants.
“I also think there should be more Asian representation too. I don’t think we’ve had an Asian male on the show yet, so that would be nice,” she continued.
AJ went on to say that she had the “best time” on Love Island, but added, “My only regret was that there were no men my age.”
His comments come after Love Island fans refused to believe newcomer Charlie is 28.
The bomb entered the villa earlier this week and viewers immediately questioned her date of birth.
One person joked: ‘Charlie looks like he has 4 kids and a mortgage but wants a 21 year old girl in Ibiza instead’, while someone else said: ‘Charlie is 28? Nah no a chance.”
A third viewer added: “This Charlie claims to be 28……………..28 in power of what? Looks like Daniel Craig in the as-yet-untitled Bond reboot due out in 2025.”
Earlier this month Love Island received numerous complaints from Ofcom over the age gap between Italian contestant Davide and Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma.
Overall, the program received 167 complaints for the episode that aired June 7 over the age of the show’s contestants and it was the episode viewers saw Gemma, 19, and Davide, 27 years, kissing.
The show also received a number of complaints – 93 in total – for its June 12 broadcast, most of them related to the contestants’ age. Some of the complaints related to other areas as well.
Love Island continues at 9 p.m. on ITV2 and ITV Hub.