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“The producers told me to go on about Blazin Squad” says Love Island’s Marcel Somerville

By | Published on Wednesday 23 August 2017

Now, a Blazin Squad reunion maybe in the pipeline on the back of Squad member Marcel Somerville, aka Rocky B, appearing on the weirdly successful ITV reality show franchise ‘Love Island’. But Somerville would like you all to know that he didn’t keep going on about his former musical combo on the show just to get enough free promo to justify the reunion.

In fact, he says, it was the pesky producers of ‘Love Island’ who kept insisting he talk about his time as a Blazin Squadder. “I’m going to be honest”, he tells OK! Magazine in a new interview, “every time I said it, it was because the producers asked me to say it”.

He adds: “They’d be like, ‘have a conversation with Olivia and could you just let her know you used to be in Blazin’ Squad?’ They got me on the show for that reason, so I had to go along with it. I don’t mind because it’s a bit of fun and it got a lot of love”.

And a nice reunion of his former crew, of course. Though, Somerville then adds, he didn’t go on about the Squad quite as much as people think he did while he was residing on the island of love. “I only said it five times”, he insists.

Unfortunately I can’t verify that statement because I never watched the programme. If I’m being honest, I don’t really know what ‘Love Island’ is. Some sort of telly programme? What’s a telly programme? What’s a telly? Is that kind of like YouTube in a big box? And now I come to think about it, who the fuck are the Blazin Squad?