Love Island’s newest girl Francesca Allen once called Caroline Flack a “dirty paedophile” to her face, according to a friend.
If true, this will no doubt lead to a very awkward exchange when Francesca, now 23, meets the show’s host off-screen.
Francesca’s friend has claimed that she threw the offensive insult at the TV host at the Wireless Festival, just after she’d split up with Harry Styles.
Caroline’s much publicised romance with the One Direction star hit the headlines due to their 14-year age gap – she was then 31, compared to his 17.
In a tweet, the friend wrote in 2012: “Highligh of the dayyy seeing Caroline Flack and calling herrr a dirtyy pedo withhhh @francesca_allen hahaha (sic).”
We’re pretty sure Francesca won’t appreciate this information coming to light, while she’s in the villa trying to crack on with Curtis Pritchard.
A spokesperson for Francesca told The Sun: “This was a historic tweet that has not come from Francesca directly.
“Francesca can’t reply as she is in the villa but she would be mortified if she was judged based on the actions of a 16-year-old friend.
“She has a lot of respect for Caroline and is looking forward to meeting her.”
Despite the recoupling, Caroline did NOT visit the Love Island villa on Thursday night (July 11) as Francesca took part in her first ceremony.
In her autobiography Storm in a C Cup, Caroline referred to being called a “paedophile” and “pervert”.
She said: “It began to go wrong when Harry was pictured coming out of my house one morning. And that was that.
“In the street people started shouting paedophile and pervert at me.”
Francesca, who says she is the owner of a clothing boutique, arrived in the villa on Tuesday (July 9) alongside Chris Taylor.
She took Ovie and Curtis out for dates, but chose the professional dancer during the recoupling – much to Maura Higgins’ fury.
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