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29 July 2021, 12:39 | Updated: 29 July 2021, 12:40
Lucinda Strafford has responded to rumours she was dating footballer Aaron Connolly when she headed into Love Island.
She also said that her ex had no idea she was going on Love Island.
Insisting she was single during her time in the villa, Lucinda said: “I am completely and utterly single.”
She continued: “Never in a million years would I go on Love Island if I was in a relationship, and I'm sure if I had a boyfriend, he wouldn't be very happy with it either.”
Lucinda went on to explain why he had been looking after her dog while she was away, revealing they actually shared the beloved pup, adding: “We ended quite dramatically at the start of March but then we made friends, and we share a dog, it's a shared dog and he's been looking after it.
“It was at my mum's house and my mum couldn't look after three dogs, so it seemed right, he was looking after it.
”We broke up quite a while ago now, but the ship has definitely sailed between him and me.”
Lucinda insisted she’s moved on fully from her former beau, adding: “He had no idea I was going on Love Island, and it was a shock to him. Apparently, he drove me to the airport, which is a complete and utter lie, I got a taxi.
“Hopefully, he's moved on and I definitely have. It was a funny rumour!”
In the same interview, Lucinda revealed she had also ended things with Islander Aaron Francis, saying they’re “really good friends”.
Love Island continues at 9pm on ITV2.
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