Love Island producers ‘forced to step in’ as Coco Lodge and Summer Botwe ‘fight at reunion’


The Love Island reunion is set to be full of drama, as a fan claimed islanders Coco Lodge and Summer Botwe got into a ‘very heated exchange’ during filming. 

It may have been less than a week since the ITV2 dating show came to an end, but fans will soon get to catch up with their faves once again. 

The reunion, which will air on Sunday night, was pre-recorded on Thursday evening, with the majority of the class of 2022 in attendance. 

However, it doesn’t seem everything is as harmonious as viewers might expect, as one audience member at the recording has shared her experience on social media. 

She claimed that production had to ‘step in’ during a fiery row between Summer and Coco, which many are convinced is all to do with Josh Le Grove. 

The fan wrote on social media: ‘Just been at the #LoveIsland reunion episode filming, very heated exchange between coco and summer production had to step in and close it down.

Summer and Josh pictured together last week (Picture: MATTPAPZ / BACKGRID)

‘Summer made a comment about friends not being real friends on the outside, and Coco was trying to defend herself by saying “It was all banter”, kept going back and forth over the boys (Josh & Billy) for a fair few minutes, production obvs had no idea of context from podcast ep.’

The fan went on to claim that Coco then ‘left’ after the exchange, with audience members having to ‘cheer her to come back’.

Love Island 15.07.22 (Picture: ITV)
Josh and Coco were dumped from the island together (Picture: ITV)

She added: ‘Luca ran over to Jay, Charlie and Antigoni’s table to get the gossip as the reaction on the sofa was a bit mad.’

It comes after Coco made some pretty revelatory comments about Josh while appearing on the Saving Grace podcast, in which she claimed the pair ‘could have slept together’ after being dumped from the Villa. 

Earlier this week, the bombshell told host Grace Berry the pair were placed into a holding villa together, where sparks flew – despite the fact he’s currently pursuing a romance with Summer. 


Ooo this could be something… #fyp #foryoupage #podcast #loveisland

♬ original sound – Saving Grace

Host Grace quickly interrupted to ask: ‘Did you sh*g him?’

Coco replied: ‘No and I’m actually annoyed because I feel like I could have now. Talking to him now after I’m like I feel like it could have happened. 

summer botwe's tweet
Summer posted a very cryptic tweet earlier this week (Picture: Twitter)

‘He was like “Oh I’m horny” and I was like right I’m gonna take myself to bed. But I don’t know why I did that because sorry he’s so fit’.

She went on: ‘But we are really close now, like we spend like every day, like all day together and I’m like just let me try once. I even say to him, “Just let me try once please Josh!”‘


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Elsewhere, the pair have unfollowed each other on Instagram, with Summer having shared a cryptic tweet earlier this week that read: ‘lemme just…’ followed by a shushing emoji and a cry laughing emoji.

Well, we definitely can’t wait for Sunday’s reunion now. has contacted ITV for comment. 

Love Island: The Reunion airs on Sunday at 9pm.

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