Love Island star Eyal Booker has spoken out amid speculation about Curtis Pritchard's sexuality.
After he shared a kiss with pal Tommy Fury, rumours began swirling.
But former Islander Eyal says people need to back off, and that they're being way too harsh on the professional dancer.
Sticking up for him, Eyal said that Curtis is definitely straight and people are just looking for a reason to hurt him and cause a stir online.
He told RSVP Live : "I think the public can be super harsh and there will always be people out there looking to find an opinion on something.
"His background is dancing and people will judge you really quickly for that."
He added: "I don’t think anyone should question his sexuality because he is on Love Island and he is the only person who knows his sexuality.
"He is certainly straight, so he is straight," he said at the #essencelipsaviours launch event in House Dublin.
Curtis' mum Debi also opened up the Twitter comments and she said that he is simply confident enough in his sexuality to express how he's feeling without worrying what others will think.
She told OK! magazine: "I love it! He likes to have male buddies. He loves boxing too, but I didn't know how to teach him that so we went for ballroom dancing.
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"Curtis is comfortable enough in his sexuality to be confident in expressing himself. It doesn't matter how other people perceive it."
Eyal admitted that he is a big fan of Curtis on Love Island, but he didn’t see his romance with Maura coming.
"At the same time, I get their romance," he said.
The hunk continued: "I am all for Maura, and I have said it from the start, she empowers women across the nation to stand up for themselves and have a voice.
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