Saturday 19 August 2017

British Athletics admits it was unaware Theo Campbell was joining Love Island

The athlete was expected to be in training.

Theo Campbell was a surprise signing for Love Island (ITV)
Theo Campbell was a surprise signing for Love Island (ITV)

By PA Reporter

British Athletics has confirmed it was unaware sprinter Theo Campbell was joining reality TV show Love Island.

The 25-year-old has appeared on the ITV2 programme this week after reaching the 400 metres final at the British Athletics World Championships Team Trials at the weekend.

A spokesman said: “British Athletics was unaware of Theo Campbell’s participation in this reality TV show.

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British Athletics did not know of Theo Campbell’s plans (ITV)

“With the IAAF World Championships in London just a month away, we would expect all those in contention for selection to be 100% focused on their training and preparations to compete against the world’s best athletes.”

Campbell also competed for the British Athletics men’s 4x400m relay team at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas earlier this year.

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Campbell is looking for love on ITV2 (ITV)

He finished seventh in the 400m in Birmingham at the weekend and is on the fringes of the British squad and is unlikely to feature as part of the relay squad in next month’s World Championships in London.

Love Island is a show which takes single participants to a villa in Majorca and they try to pair off to win £50,000.

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