It seems that TV’s hot, young reality talent aren’t immune to the lure of the catfish, with several Love Island contestants sharing their doomed dating stories about being duped by dates.

Ahead of the debut of the raunchy reality series, which sees love-seeking contestants heading off to a luxe Villa in Spain to try find their other half, many of the show’s stars have now shared their horror dating stories.

According to Love Island 2022 contestant Al Perkins – who also famously appeared on the reality dating show Married At First Sight, he once met up with a potential love interest on the dating app Tinder, only to be left shocked.

“It was a total catfish and I was just too nice to drive away and leave her,” he admitted.

“[I] ended up just hanging out with her for half an hour, went to McDonald’s and then I dropped her home.”

Al added that he drove about an hour away before realising her phone was in his car, meaning he “had to drive back and see her again”.

Meanwhile, fellow contestant Holly Oakes-Ferguson also shared her story about being “completely catfished by a guy, calling the situation “the worst date I’ve ever been on”.

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“He was four inches shorter than his profile, he had the worst breath I’ve ever smelt in my life, and he painted his fingernails for ‘two in the pink and one in the stink’,” she revealed.

“That’s why I stopped using dating apps.”

Love Island Australia Season 4 episodes drop daily from Monday to Thursday at 6pm AEDT, on 9Now.

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