It’s not a game anymore. For the majority of Love Island Games, contestant Callum Hole was paired with Liberty Poole of Love Island UK, and it was obvious that the fans wanted the pair to be more than friends. Unfortunately, according to Callum, there just wasn’t a romantic connection.
A day after the finale, he told The Messenger, “She is one of the nicest girls I’ve ever met. She’s such a beautiful girl. But there just no spark there for me that I need.”
The new Callum
He added, “Don’t get me wrong. The old Callum would have still had a rip for the sake of having a rip in there,” he explained. “But I was like, ‘No, she’s actually such a nice girl. I don’t want to f*ck her over.’ I’m actually, for once, like, ‘I’m just going to be your friend, and we’re going to leave here on good terms,’” he said.
In the end, he shared that jeopardizing their friendship for just a bit of fun wasn’t worth it. Sounds like he’s done a lot of growing up.
When he refers to the “old Callum,” he means the Callum who made his first reality TV appearance on Love Island Australia back in Season 4. During his tenure, he coupled up with five different girls and ultimately finished in second place with partner Madeline Wilcox, whom he split up with shortly after due to the challenges of their long-distance relationship.
A love connection
In Love Island Games, he found that spark he was looking for with Deb Chubb, a late addition to the show from Love Island USA. And although they will definitely have to face the challenges of an even longer-distance relationship (California to Australia), Callum says he and Deb are willing to give it a go. He even said he plans on spending a lot of time stateside in 2024.
“We’re just taking it as it comes,” he explained. “She’s such a relaxed and chill person. We’ll see what happens. I don’t think we’re gonna put any pressure on it. If it works out, it works out.”
And as for Callum, this won’t be the last time we’ll be seeing him on TV. He said he’ll soon be starring in three different shows if everything goes according to his plan. Guess, we’ll have to wait and see.
Love Island Games Season 1 is streaming on Peacock.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK CALLUM WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER PAIRED WITH LIBERTY? THINK HE CAN MAKE IT WORK WITH DEB?