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Guernsey Love Islander mistaken for supermarket handbag thief

Guernsey Love Islander mistaken for supermarket handbag thief

Thursday 02 June 2022

Guernsey Love Islander mistaken for supermarket handbag thief

Thursday 02 June 2022


A case of mistaken identity saw Guernseyman Andrew Le Page's photo go viral for all the wrong reasons shortly after he was announced as a contestant on ITV show Love Island.

The official Love Island account posted a photo of Mr Le Page, but this prompted one follower mistakenly to identify him as a handbag thief in a comment which has been viewed tens of thousands of times and made national news.

Carol McGee wrote: "He looks like the man who stole my daughter's handbag in Sainsbury's."

She then posted a follow-up comment: "Can you confirm please if he was in Bristol Sainsbury's on 12 March."

Video: Love Island shared an interview with Andrew ahead of the hit ITV show's return to screens on Monday.

Showbiz Reporter Millie Payne shared a screenshot of Carol's appeal, adding: "Out of all the #loveisland content I have scrolled through for work, this is by far the best thing I have stumbled across."

Her tweet has been retweeted nearly 8,000 times and received more than 124,000 likes.

Fortunately, Andrew’s family has since confirmed that the 27-year-old estate agent was in Dubai on 12 March, not in Bristol Sainsbury's.

Online retailer Boohoo also shared the tweet, stating: "Carol’s on the case."

Love Island starts at 21:00 on Monday 6 June. 

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