Confirmed: Sam Reece will NOT appear on Love Island's second series

Published Monday, May 16 2016, 10:37 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Sam Reece will NOT appear on the second series of Love Island.

According to reports, it was claimed Sam had been 'in talks' with show bosses to appear on the ITV2 dating show this summer. His name was rumoured along with TOWIE star Pete Wicks' former flame Riah Read, but now a rep for Sam has confirmed he won't be on the show.

Sam Reece getting ready for Halo in Bournemouth, 8 February 2016

© Instagram / @samreece7

Pinpointing Riah and Sam as potential contestants, a source had teased to Daily Star: "The sexy new cast will certainly have lots to talk about when they all get together."

However, fans won't be seeing Sam on their screens after all.

We had thought that might be the case, as the First Dates star recently went public with his new romance.

Sam is now dating new girlfriend Taylor Ward and he confirmed their romance while attending the Mr Manchester contest in Manchester's city centre earlier this month.

Sam Reece spotted out for the first time with his new girlfriend Taylor Ward
6 May 2016

© WENN / Steve Searle

Sam with new girlfriend Taylor in Manchester.

At the time, photographs of him and Taylor at the event had surfaced online, leading many to compliment Sam on his new romance on Twitter. He retweeted several tweets complimenting the pair and liked a tweet that appeared to hit out at his ex-girlfriend Stephanie Davis. It read: "Sam Reece definitely knows how to upgrade. Taylor is so beautiful and classy #PerfectCouple."

Sam found himself making headlines while Stephanie was starring on Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year. She and Sam had been dating when she entered the house, but viewers later saw her fall for housemate Jeremy McConnell.

Sam, meanwhile, kept silent on Stephanie and Jeremy's romance, only taking to Twitter to withdraw his support from the former Hollyoaks actress and to rubbish claims he had been unfaithful to her.

Following Stephanie's exit from the house, she and Sam split and she went on to pursue a relationship with Jeremy. She and Jeremy split for the fourth time two weeks ago.

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