Love Island's Samira reportedly faces legal action after job contract breach

Mike P Williams
Contributor
Samira is in hot water for jumping ship on her West End job to appear on Love Island. (REX)

Love Island hopeful Samira is reportedly in hot water, after breaching her work contract in order to appear on the reality show.

The 22-year-old is allegedly being sued for cutting her West End contract short where she was appearing in the stage production of Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre, according to the Sun.

The reality TV contestant is said to have given her theatre bosses just a single day’s notice when quitting the show in order to jet off to ITV2’s villa.

A source claims the actress will struggle to find work after her stint on Love Island comes to an end: ‘She won’t walk into a job any time soon. Her name is mud and her behaviour totally unprofessional.’

Samira is in hot water for jumping ship on her West End job to appear on Love Island. (REX)

While Samira’s name was part of the ensemble just two months ago, all traces of her involvement have no been wiped.

In fact, she was only mentioned by the production of the stage show at the end of April, when it appeared she was still very much part of the Dreamgirls family.

The theatre company, Sonia Friedman Productions, is now supposedly seeking £3,000 in compensation for her sudden exit and breach of her written contract.

Our dazzling ensemble member @SamiraMighty is so ready to take over #DreamgirlsLDN Insta Stories today Don’t forget to tune in!’, the accompanying caption read.


Samira also featured in Mamma Mia! and had a small role in Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.

The fourth series of Love Island made an impressive debut, with a show record of 3.37 million viewers tuning in. As well as being the show’s biggest turnout it was revealed it became ITV2’s most watched show ever too.

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