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Love Island’s Maurice Salib caught up in secret girlfriend scandal!

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Love Island’s second season premiered on Channel Nine last night and it took about 20 seconds before one of the insanely ripped contestants was embroiled in a scandal.

While the premise of the reality show is a bunch of young hot singletons are thrown into a villa to find love, it seems one of the contestants may not fit the bill.

According to Instagram fan account @loveslandguru, contestant Maurice Salib, 27, is not as available as his appearance on the show may suggest.

The Instagram page accuses Maurice of secretly dating Instagram model Christie Swadling and shared a photo of the pair looking pretty cosy.

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Is Maurice (right) still dating Christie (left)?

(Image: @christieswadling/ Instagram)

“So you may recognise that guy on the right, @mauricesalib who’s been casted for @loveislandau this year. Well just like most men who go on the show, he’s only there for fame 😔” the fan page captioned the shot.

“I’ve been speaking to a certain someone, and he won’t be running away from this one.”

While Christie is noticeablely absent from Maurice’s Instagram page, the Love Island star features prominently on the Sydney-based influencer’s feed.

Something to tell us, Maurice?

(Image: @christieswadling/ Instagram)

If this situation all seems very familiar, there’s a reason you’re feeling a sense of déjà vu.

Last year, eventual winner Grant Crapp came under fire after it was revealed he had a secret girlfriend, Lucy Cartwright, who was waiting for him at home.

While Grant claimed to have been single for more than two years before hitting the villa, he was pictured with Lucy and her family in cosy social media posts just before leaving for Spain, where Love Island was filmed.

He was also still posting pictures and gushy comments about her just weeks before he jetted off.

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During his time in the villa, Grant struck up relationships with Cassidy McGill and Tayla Damir, ultimately winning the show with the latter by his side.

However, the pair quickly called it quits after the show wrapped and Grant went back to Lucy, and the couple are currently together.

So could Maurice be trying to take a leaf out of Grant’s book? Let’s see if it pays off for him!

Grant and his girlfriend Lucy Cartwright.

(Image: Exclusive/ Bauer Syndication)

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