Love Island's Olivia Buckland defends *that* Caroline Flack picture with Alex: "Nothing happened"

Published Tuesday, Jul 19 2016, 00:01 BST  |  By and Jacqueline Kilikita  |  Add comment
Love Island star Olivia Buckland has defended show host Caroline Flack over *that* picture with her boyfriend Alex Bowen.

Following Love Island's final that saw Olivia and Alex finish in second place, their romance came under scrutiny thanks to a picture Alex posted on Instagram with Caroline.

In the snap, he and Caroline are cuddled up together, prompting many to accuse Caroline of flirting with Alex and suggest Alex could be strayed away from Olivia. However, Olivia has now hit back at such rumours and insisted: "I was there... it wasn't like that."

Alex Bowen and Caroline Flack, Love Island final
11 July

© Instagram / @ab_bowen

Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland after Love Island final
11 July

© Instagram / @oliviadbuck

Speaking to Reveal behind-the-scenes of her cover shoot with Alex in this week's issue, Olivia exclusively told us: "I know that people are looking at the whole Alex picture thing but I was there and it wasn't like that. Caroline is lovely but it looks bad on her which is awful because she's amazing - I love her."

She continued: "Nothing bad happened. As a presenter you have to be a bit flirty because you need to bring out the confidence and the best in people. I think she's amazing."

At the same time Alex had shared a photo with Cazza, Olivia actually posted a video of herself and Caroline dancing together at the finale's after party - suggesting all the commotion was a total misunderstanding.

Love Island Final 2016: Olivia and Alex


Oh, and she was seen gushing over Alex and telling fans they are "so happy" together. You just have to look at their social media feeds and it's clear the pair are pretty smitten.

Olivia said: "Oh my lord, GUYS! I'm back, this is Olivia - I am so overwhelmed by all of your amazing support. You are the backbone of my journey and I love you all. Alex and I are so happy."

He, meanwhile, referred to Olivia as a "keeper." Alex said: "Found a keeper @oliviadbuck."

N'aww. We've got high hopes for these two!

They aren't the only Love Island stars that have shown their support for Caroline Flack, as winners Nathan Massey and Cara de la Hoyde made sure to hit back at the haters.

Nathan told us: "It's b******t, she's an absolute darling of a woman." While Cara added: "You can't have Love Island without Caroline Flack. That's ridiculous."

Sophie Gradon also tweeted: "I [love] Caroline Flack #cutflacksomeslack."

Pick up Reveal magazine in shops now for more sizzling photos from our exclusive shoot and the full interview with Alex and Olivia.

Reveal magazine cover for issue 29
23 to 29 July 2016

© Reveal

More from Alex and Olivia in this week's mag!