Love Island star speaks before revenge porn criminal Stephen Bear’s prison release

A reality TV contestant has spoken for the first time about her convicted criminal ex as his prison release date fast approaches.

Georgia Harrison, 29, broke her silence as she prepares to head back into the Love Island villa for the brand new All Stars series.

Her ex, disgraced reality star Stephen Bear was convicted of voyeurism and two counts of disclosing private, sexual photographs and films after uploading X-rated videos of Georgia to OnlyFans in 2020.

The 33-year-old has served 11 months out of the 21 months he was sentenced to and – according to him – will be back out on the streets on January 17, The Sun reported.

But Georgia insists she will not be looking over her shoulder once she returns to the UK after her Love Island stint in South Africa.

“So for me, I don’t really have much fear or any concerns about his release from prison,” she told The Sun Online in an exclusive interview.

“You know, his life journey now is his life journey, and that’s for him to figure out if he can rehabilitate himself.

“I have a restraining order on him, so I don’t feel that he’ll be saying anything about me that’s going to affect me.

“And for me, this is just the next stage of my life to move on to better and bigger things.”

Georgia will be joining 11 former islanders next week as they give finding love on the ITV2 show another chance.

She originally had a taste of fame on The Only Way Is Essex in 2014 before signing up to Love Island’s third series in 2017.

Georgia was the final bombshell to enter the villa and was dumped 12 days later alongside Sam Gowland.

Two years later, Georgia appeared on both The Challenge: War Of The Worlds and The Challenge: War Of The Worlds 2 on MTV.

It was while filming for the reality competition that Georgia met and briefly began dating Bear.

But in December 2020, sick reality star Bear uploaded CCTV footage of the pair having sex to his OnlyFans account that was filmed without Georgia’s account.

Georgia – who waived her right to anonymity – reported Bear to the police and he was jailed for the twisted revenge porn offence last year.

Standing tall, Georgia later fronted a documentary called Revenge Porn: Georgia vs. Bear. She has also campaigned for tighter laws around intimate image abuse.

As she prepares to head into the Love Island All Stars villa in South Africa, Georgia is hoping she won’t be defined by the horror she has gone through.

“As much I’m going to continue to campaign – and I love being a voice for women and violence against women and girls – a lot of the things that I’ve had to be doing over the last year have had to be reliving that situation,” Georgia explained.

“It’s going to be so nice just to be able to put that in the past and being an environment where everything is just positivity, love, excitement and banter.”

Although she didn’t find lasting love in the 2017 villa, Georgia’s hopes are up for the All Stars series, which kicks off on Monday.

She is even keeping her fingers crossed that she might meet The One in there.

Georgia says: “I feel like over the last couple of years I’ve done a lot of healing, a lot of rebuilding. Everything’s just sort of been about getting my life back together.

“I’m in such a good place right now. Like, I’ve got an amazing family, I’ve got a new home, I’ve got my career on track, I’ve got everything I could possibly want apart from a partner.

“So I genuinely think that Love Island All Stars could be somewhere where I could meet a partner who I could go on to marry and have kids with.”

“You know, out of every series there’s been pretty much one or two couples that have settled down for life.

“So I think I’ve got better odds on there than I do on my [celebrity dating app] Raya!”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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