Georgia Steel fears her boyfriend has taken ‘huge sum of money’ from her bank account [Splash]

Love Island‘s Georgia Steel has claimed she is “fearing for her life” after “tens of thousands of pounds” was stolen from her bank account, fearing her footballer ex could be to blame.

Georgia was pictured with a mystery man earlier this month, with the pair seen kissing and holding hands. Her mystery man’s identity has since been revealed by The Sun Online as Medi Abalimba, 26.

Medi was in the headlines in 2014 when he pretended to be former Chelsea footballer Gael Kakuta. He spent four years in jail after conning people out of thousands of pounds and he was imprisoned for fraud.

Georgia Steel’s new boyfriend was identified as fraudster Medi Abalimba [Backgrid]

Georgia Steel has claimed she is ‘fearing for her life’ after ‘tens of thousands of pounds’ were stolen from her bank account [Getty ]

Georgia’s mystery man has been revealed as Medi Abalimba [Greater Manchester Police ]

Georgia has now claimed she has confronted her ex about missing money from her bank account, saying her world came crumbling down when The Sun revealed his identity as conman Medi, who she thought was a “wealthy American man named Miguel”.

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The 21 year old has told The Sun: “I went on my online banking and I noticed a drastic amount had just gone. I was in my flat and I’ve never been in a situation like that in my life. I was physically sick. I sat on my sofa and thought I was going to faint.”

Georgia claims when she confronted Medi about the missing money, and he denied it had anything to do with him.

Georgia claims she ‘fears for her life’ after the money went missing  [Splash ]

She added: “It’s an ongoing investigation with the police at the moment. He told me he had to change his name when he got out of prison because he didn’t want it to affect him.

“He told me he’d done bad things but that he really liked me and wanted to change.”

The couple had a whirlwind six-week-long romance in which Georgia claims Medi “made her feel safe” before The Sun revealed his identity.

Georgia Steel during her stint on Love Island last year  [ITV]

Georgia said: “I was very much in love and I don’t fall easily at all. He made me feel safe. He was always dressed head-to-toe in designer labels. He could speak five languages and he had this reputation that made everyone very respectful of him.”

She added: “I’m devastated and I’m fearing for my life. I don’t want anyone to go through what I have. I feel like this is going to affect me for life. Looking back I feel stupid, but at the time it’s like being hypnotised.

“I think it has definitely happened for a reason, it’s going to make me grow up very quick.”