In a remarkable turnaround Love Island's Bicester representative, Chloe Burrows, is in the running to be crowned 2021 winner of the ITV2 reality show.

Chloe, 25, a financial services marketing executive, has been spending her time in the villa with Toby Aromolaran, 22, a semi-pro footballer from Essex.

And this week the telegenic couple were reported by bookmakers Ladbrokes to be in a “two horse race” against Millie and Liam to win.

But Chloe caused a stir in the villa just days after arriving.

She chose to 'couple up' with Aaron Francis, breaking up his partnership with fan favourite Shannon Singh who was dumped from the show.

Following Shannon’s elimination, Chloe was bombarded with death threats on social media.

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Her relatives were shocked by the abuse which ITV condemned as “wholly unacceptable”.

Writing on her Instagram story, a statement from her friends and family said: “We hate to introduce ourselves under such vile circumstances but we’ve had enough after just 3 episodes.

“We all have thick skin but the amount of trolling Chloe has been receiving is absolutely disgusting.

“This morning we woke up to yet another DM encouraging Chloe to kill herself – there have been HUNDREDS.

“All the advice we get is to ‘ignore it’ and ‘block the trolls’, sometimes it’s not that easy. Our hope is that this just reminds some of you #BeKind x.”

Chloe had already proven divisive among fans after calling herself the 'queen' of the villa.

The five series of the reality show have spawned a number of catchphrases with ‘the ick’ being the phrase of 2021, used to describe a cringey feeling of being slightly repulsed by someone you used to think was totally dreamy.

Before entering the villa, funny and outgoing Chloe was asked to describe her “type on paper” - another phrase constantly used by contestants.

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She said: “I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you."

Civil servant Sharon Gaffka, 25, from Oxford, an operations lead for the Department for Transport, also took part in the series.

The remaining couples competing for the £50,000 prize are Kaz and Tyler, Faye and Teddy and Millie and Liam.

Liberty Poole, 21, and Jake Cornish, 24, decided to walk out of the villa together after breaking up days before the final.

The winner will crowned on Monday night on ITV2 with Laura Whitmore presenting live from the villa in Mallorca, Spain.