Grant Crapp has claimed the majority of his Love Island co-stars ‘hate’ him following his split with Tayla Damir, and have even exiled him from their friendship group.
And on Thursday, the Canberra-based electrician told Daily Mail Australia he has been subjected to ‘really unfair and childish’ taunts from the female Islanders.
The 23-year-old alleged that a bitchy ‘girls’ pact’ has resulted in all of the women from the show siding with Tayla.
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EXCLUSIVE: ‘I never knew she’d be one of those bitchy exes’: Love Island Australia’s Grant Crapp (right) has slammed the vicious ‘girls’ pact’ that emerged after his split with Tayla Damir
‘I never knew [Tayla] would be one of those bitchy sort of girls who would go behind your back and slam you,’ Grant claimed.
‘It totally surprises me, because I never realised she was like that.’
Grant split with Tayla two weeks after they were crowned the winners of Love Island.
The break-up followed explosive claims that Grant had a ‘secret girlfriend’ back in Canberra throughout filming.
Controversy: Grant split with Tayla two weeks after they were crowned the winners of Love Island (pictured on the show). The break-up followed explosive claims that Grant had a ‘secret girlfriend’ back in Canberra throughout filming
Addressing his feud with Tayla, Grant added: ‘She’s been posting s**t here and there that’s apparently been aimed at me, but I don’t follow her at all on social media.
‘I try not to let anything get under my skin, because I know I’m going forward. If Tayla is going to go out and silently try to make stabs at me, I’m not going to bite back.
‘It’s funny because Tayla hasn’t made headlines [for] herself except by slagging me. I always have a bit of a laugh about that.’
Exiled: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the 23-year-old electrician alleged that a bitchy ‘girls’ pact’ has resulted in all of the women from the show siding with Tayla. Pictured (left to right): Millie Fuller, Tayla Damir, Edyn ‘Mac’ Mackney and Shelby Bilby at a post-show promo event
‘Everyone jumped on side with her’: Grant added he was surprised Tayla had become ‘best mates’ with her former love rival Cassidy McGill (right) since their break-up
Grant explained that he receives unfair criticism from his former castmates, referring to interviews, social media posts and an incident where Erin Barnett threw ice at him at a promotional event.
The tradesman claimed the only woman he’s managed to stay friends with from the show is single mother Kim Hartnett. Meanwhile, his male pals are Teddy Briggs, Jaxon Human and John James Parton.
‘I’m used to being the underdog, so it doesn’t worry me. It’s more the fact from what’s happened with Tayla, everyone jumped on side with her,’ Grant said, adding that he was surprised Tayla was suddenly ‘best mates’ with love rival Cassidy McGill.
Remaining friendly: The tradesman claimed the only woman he’s managed to stay friends with from the show is single mother Kim Hartnett (pictured)
Having signed with celebrity agent Max Markson and heading to the UK and Ireland for a promotional tour later this year, Grant claimed his co-stars are perhaps a little jealous of his success.
‘If you want to slag me, slag me, because it’s the only way they can get themselves back in the media. I don’t care. Come at me all day, I’m happy to take them all if they keep slamming me!’ he boasted.
‘It’s disappointing because we went through an amazing experience together and we should all be good mates. I’d hate to see a reunion. It would be shocking.’
Envy? Having signed with celebrity agent Max Markson and heading to the UK and Ireland for a promotional tour later this year, Grant claimed his co-stars are perhaps jealous of his success