'Love Island' contestant Craig Lawson has slammed his "bitter" ex-girlfriend for ruining his chances of finding love on the show.
The 27-year-old personal trainer - who was booted from the show in a surprise eviction on Tuesday (04.07.17) - was blasted by his former flame Sian Dilley last week for not telling his children he was going on the ITV2 reality show.
Now, the hunk has claimed his eviction comes as a result of her comments, and has said he wasn't given a "fair chance" to find a partner.
Craig - who has one son with Sian and two other children from previous relationships - told The Sun newspaper: "If I told them about it I wouldn't be able to go on 'Love Island' - everything has to be kept secret.
"My ex-partner is very bitter - she would have shouted it from the rooftops and I wouldn't have been on the show and it would have been pointless me applying.
"I wasn't given a fair chance after Sian released that; she ruined my chances. She is a bitter ex-girlfriend running her mouth.
"That's what she felt she needed to do to get it off her chest - I definitely don't agree with it."
It comes as Sian previously slammed Craig as a "disgrace" for appearing on the show when his brood were "excited" to be spending time with him.
She exclaimed in a rage-fuelled Facebook post: "As many of you have seen and messaged me about yes I am fully aware that the disgrace that calls himself my son's father is going into 'Love Island'.
"He is dead to me and he is dead to my son. He has not even had the decency to contact me regarding this and regarding arrangements for my son and up until last night I was under the impression that my son was going to spend the weekend with him like he does every other weekend.
"He is an absolute joke of a human being and I don't want to hear one more word or one more message regarding him. What he does with his life will no longer affect my children or myself. May he fall flat on his face. I hope it was all worth it."
And in the comments section, she continued: "He's left 3 children behind - all who were excited at the thought of spending time with their daddy this weekend and he didn't even have the decency to tell them what he was doing and that he won't be seeing them. Absolute disgrace."