As Love Island kicked off earlier this week, Italian hunk Davide Sanclimenti certainly caught the eye both in and outside of the villa with his good looks and smooth talking accent.
But now, fans of the show have taken to social media to claim that the Rome native’s strong accent is fake, dubbing him a ‘con artist’.
With a slew of tweets from furious viewers, one said that the 27-year-old ‘brought a script and is sticking to it’.
Backlash: Love Island fans have dubbed Davide Sanclimenti, 27, a ‘con artist’ as they claim his strong Italian accent is fake
Convinced he’s playing up the accent for attention, viewers have described it as ‘exaggerated’.
One tweeted: ‘Davide forcing the accent is making me CRINGE’, while another said ‘I just came back from Italy a week ago and none of the locals spoke like Davide he’s putting an accent on at this point’.
Some even took it a step further, gesting that the star is actually from the UK, writing: ‘I want Luca to get Davide so angry he ditches the Italian for his Brum accent’.
Benefits: Davide previously admitted that his accent was’ sexy ‘during a video for Love Island before entering the villa, explaining:’ Being Italian does have its benefits, I’m good looking, I’ve got a sexy accent, I get a lot of attention and a lot of eyes on me, it’s nice ‘
Fake? Convinced he’s playing up the accent for attention, viewers have described it as ‘exaggerated’, taking to Twitter to discuss
While another named him a ‘con artist’, writing: ‘Davide is a con artist that accent isn’t real’.
And people on Reddit seemed to agree too, as an Italian fan even said they weren’t convinced, suggesting he was asked to force it.
They wrote on the platform: ‘I’m basing this on a very large pool of fellow Italians who live in the UK like me. People with an accent that strong also tend to mess up with the grammar, which is not Davide’s case. Some of the things he mispronounces are also not a thing. I’m not saying he has no accent at all, but he was most likely asked to force it. ‘
Convinced: Some even took it a step further, jesting that the star is actually from the UK, writing: ‘I want Luca to get Davide so angry he ditches the Italian for his Brum accent’
Davide previously admitted that his accent was’ sexy ‘during a video for Love Island before entering the villa, explaining:’ Being Italian does have its benefits, I’m good looking, I’ve got a sexy accent, I get a lot of attention and a lot of eyes on me, it’s nice. ‘
And while the accent, real or not, may have made the girls swoon upon arrival, Davide has his work cut out for him as Friday’s episode saw Luca Bish snag his partner Gemma Owen during the recoupling.
The undercut meant that Davide was left to choose between Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, Afia Tonkmore and Paige Thorne – opting for Ekin-su, after the pair had exchanged a slew of flirty chats earlier in the episode.
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
‘I don’t think I’ve ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
‘This is an opportunity for me to find’ the one ‘and have a great summer at the same time.
‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them. ‘
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?
This is the best time to give it a go. ‘
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates . ‘
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
‘I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team ‘.
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Ikenna Ekwonna
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone.
‘Hopefully, I’m going to bring spontaneity and excitement.
‘I’m not really shy to speak to people I don’t really care too much about what people think.’
Name: Amber Beckford
Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t like guys that show off.
‘I don’t like flashy guys – just have a personality and make me laugh.
‘There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant!’
Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains!
‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness! ‘
Name: Afia Tonkmor
Occupation: Lounge Host at a Private Members Club
Who is their type on paper? ‘I love going on dates but I want to be in a relationship and just call it a day!
‘I like going on dates but I am just so done with it now, I just want the relationship, chill thing.’
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk