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Lewis Capaldi speaks out on ex-girlfriend Paige’s Love Island stint

The chart-topper said he will be rooting for his former partner to win the series.

Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi (Aaron Chown/PA)
Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi (Aaron Chown/PA)

By Lucy Mapstone, PA Deputy Entertainment Editor

Lewis Capaldi has broken his silence on ex-girlfriend Paige Turley’s appearance in Love Island, joking that he would like a cut of the £50,000 prize if she wins.

The Scottish singer-songwriter addressed the fact that his former partner is in the villa on the new winter series of the ITV2 show for the first time during a chat with New Zealand radio hosts Dom and Meg for The Edge.

Turley, 22, spoke about her romance with the chart-topping singer at the start of the series and joked that she could have been the inspiration for his hit single Someone You Loved.

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Paige Turley in Love Island (Joel Anderson/ITV)

Capaldi told the radio programme that he is rooting for her to win, but also joked that she is only on the show because of their previous romance.

He said: “I’ve known her for years. I was 18 when we first met, 19 when we started going out and 20 when we finished going out.

“It was very amicable, the split.”

He added: “She never told me she was going on it. It would have been a nice heads up! But, I mean, fair play, good luck to her.”

Capaldi, 23, said he will be watching the show and cheering her on to win.

“The prize is £50,000, and I’ll be like ‘Well, listen, they asked you to go on it, right? I’m not saying I’m the reason but also … slide me two grand.”

Turley previously said of her romance with Capaldi: “We went out when we were younger, I was about 17 or 18.

“We were together for about a year. It ended really amicably and we’re still pals.”

She is currently in a couple with Ollie Williams in the series.

Love Island continues on ITV2.

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