SHE might be happily coupled up in the Love Island villa, but Laura Anderson hasn’t always been so lucky when it comes to relationships.
The air hostess had her heart broken by ex rugby ace and Dancing On Ice star Max Evans when they dated eight years ago.
Rex Features Love Island Laura Anderson was dumped by Dancing on Ice star Max Evans eight years ago
ITV Laura had discussed a cheating ex before going into the villa
Rugby hunk and Dancing On Ice star Max Evans, left has won 44 caps for Scotland. He is pictured with brother Thom, a fellow rugby ace
The Scot, who has been locking lips with Wes Nelson on the ITV2 reality show, fell for Max after he wooed her with romantic dates. But she was left gutted when the athlete — who has won 44 caps for Scotland and is the elder brother of fellow rugby ace Thom — dumped her to date American actress Katy Johnson.
Max went on to wed Katy in 2014, but they split two years later.
Laura even alluded to the love triangle when she discussed the mystery ex before going into the villa.
She said: “He played international rugby. I think he married the girl he cheated on me with.” A telly source said: “Laura was devastated when Max abruptly left her for Katy and it took her a lot of time to get over it. But it was a long time ago now and he’s firmly in her past.
Air hostess Laura was wooed by Max eight years ago
Rex Features The ex rugby ace dumped Laura to date American actress Katy Johnson, whom he married in 2014
“She learned a lot about herself and relationships from the experience and feels wiser because of it.”
Laura previously hit the headlines after cruel trolls claim she lied about her age and branded her a “gold digger” for liking fellow contestant Wes after learning he once spent £1,000 on a first date.
I think it’s fair to say that muscle fan Laura has a type.
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Love Island special
IT will take more than a couples’ yoga class to restore the peace on Love Island.
After the turmoil of the last recoupling, the gang were sent to align their chakras but there was no calming Hayley’s feelings after she kissed Eyal – and said it made her feel “physically sick”.
Rex Features A couples’ yoga class on Love Island to align chakras after the recent turmoil
With last night’s two new male arrivals, you have to feel for Eyal, although bombshell newbie Megan could be an option for him.
Meanwhile, Dani and Jack looked more loved up than ever as they went on their first official date outside the villa and had another cheeky snog.
Rex Features Islanders Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham snatch a cheeky snog on their first date outside the villa bizbit
CAMILLA Thurlow called her Love Island stint “therapy” after working in war zones. Prince Harry’s ex, who romped with boyfriend Jamie Jewitt on-screen last year, said: “Crying on TV was a cathartic experience.”
Tom turns down EastEnders
GO-to pub grub chef Tom Kerridge nearly had a cameo role in one Britain’s most famous fictional boozers – EastEnders’ local The Queen Vic.
Producers invited the foodie star to appear in scenes nursing a pint at the bar on the BBC1 soap, but sadly Tom couldn’t fit it into his schedule.
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He said: “I was asked to appear in EastEnders a while ago. It was just hanging out in the Queen Vic as a random person in the background having a drink. But I had to turn it down as I just couldn’t get it in the diary with all my other commitments. I don’t watch the show, but it would’ve been fun.”
It seems that the Michelin-starred chef has been inundated with telly offers as Countdown want a piece of him, too.
Speaking at his travelling festival Pub On The Park he added: “I’ve been asked to be in Countdown’s Dictionary Corner. I really want to make that work in between filming and the festival.”
I think the EastEnders gig would’ve been the less challenging of the two.
BBC Four documentary Under The Wire will follow war correspondent Marie Colvin’s mission to Syria in 2012, where she was tragically killed. The programme, out later this year, will also show how injured photographer Paul Conroy escaped.
Royal TV on crest of wave
ROYAL mania is refusing to go away. In the wake of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding, a new Netflix-style telly service has launched for fans of the monarchy.
From today, TrueRoyalty.tv will air 150 hours of documentaries and factual dramas on the subject – with plans to increase content to 500 hours by the end of the first year.
Splash News Royal mania rules the TV waves as a Netflix-type telly service just launched for fans of the monarchy
The video-on-demand service offers a wealth of programmes including those by the BBC and ITV, plus some from overseas.
It costs £4.99 per month and is available in the UK, US, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
The content is being selected and curated by Bafta-winning TV producer Nick Bullen, who said: “For the first time ever the world’s most famous royals are with you every day, in your pocket.”
I think I’ll stick to Game of Thrones.
WHAT? Long Lost Family: What Happened Next, 9pm, ITV.
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