Love Island’s Sharon Gaffka Reveals She Opened Up About Being Bisexual In Unaired Scenes

"A lot of the conversations I had about modern dating on the show were never aired,"

 

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Love Island contestants usually have plenty to say when it comes to post-show interviews, and most recently, Sharon Gaffka has opened up about her sexuality. Explaining that she was very open about being bisexual while on the show, but the scenes themselves were never aired.

Sharon had quite a journey in the villa, being coupled up with Aaron Francis and Hugo Hammond before being dumped from the show a matter of weeks ago. She shared that she spoke to Faye about her experiences after revealing in a challenge that she’d had a threesome. In the challenge, we watched as Sharon asked “How am I supposed to find out if I like girls and boys if I don’t find out for myself?”

 

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Speaking to the Metro, Sharon revealed “I had a conversation with Faye about it and she asked, ‘Are you bisexual?’ And I said, ‘It’s something I’ve explored but I’ve never been in a relationship with a woman.'”

She continued, “A lot of the conversations I had about modern dating on the show were never aired, but I was very open about sexuality and being a mixed-race woman in modern dating.”

When asked if she would sign up to the show again if it was more inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community, Sharon answered: “I think putting myself through something like that again is quite intense, but I’m always open to seeing what opportunities happen.”

 

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Before 2021’s Love Island aired, there had been hopes that the show would have more representation in general, particularly when it comes to body types and people of the LGBTQ+ community. We then learned that ITV bosses had ruled it out, for now, due to ‘logistical difficulties’.

“There’s a sort of logistical difficulty, because although Islanders don’t have to be 100% straight, the format must sort of give [the] Islanders an equal choice when coupling up,” ITV commissioner Amanda Stavri explained.

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