It was confirmed in November that he was launching legal action against Ocean Beach Club Ibiza after nearly going blind from a flying champagne cork.
And now, Theo Campbell‘s lawyers have reportedly told The High Court that he wants ‘hundreds of thousands’ in compensation from Ice Mountain Ibiza SL, of which Wayne Lineker is a Director.
The Love Island star, 30, was partying at a champagne spray party at O Beach Ibiza in August 2019, when one of the club’s official bottles popped in his direction.
The ex-Team GB star suffered a penetrating cornea injury in his right eye, requiring 11 stitches after surgery in Ibiza and the UK.
Compensation: Theo Campbell’s lawyers have reportedly told The High Court that he wants ‘hundreds of thousands’ in compensation from Ice Mountain Ibiza SL
According to The Sun, Theo’s lawyers are now reportedly claiming that his ruptured cornea stopped him taking part in MTV show The Challenge.
The father-of-one had won £145,000 as a runner-up in a previous series but the reality star’s representatives are said to be claiming that he could have scooped the £750,000 top prize.
The High Court judge reportedly heard how Theo would now be carving out a ‘significant media presence’ but for his accident, and wants ‘hundreds of thousands’ in compensation.
MailOnline has contacted Theo Campbell’s representatives for comment.
Oh dear: Theo is taking legal action against Ocean Beach Club Ibiza, of which Wayne Lineker is a Director, after nearly going blind from a flying champagne cork
Oh no! The ex-Team GB star suffered a penetrating cornea injury in his right eye, requiring 11 stitches after surgery in Ibiza and the UK
Former friends: Theo had been partying with pals, among them Match Of The Day host Gary Lineker’s brother Wayne, at O Beach Ibiza shortly before his freak accident
Back in November, the star insisted that the incident had significantly reduced his ability to work, and is seeking answers as to why his sight has never fully recovered.
Theo, regarded as one of Love Island’s most polarising characters, said at the time: ‘The last 15 months or so trying to come to terms with what has happened have been hard.
‘I’m a positive person and try and remain upbeat but as time goes on the chances of my sight getting back to normal become reduced.
‘I’m speaking with doctors about what may or may not be possible but I also have a number of questions about what happened to me.
The financial impact: The High Court judge reportedly heard Theo would now be carving out a ‘significant media presence’ but for his accident
Divisive: Theo was one of Love Island’s most polarising characters, appearing on the third series of the ITV show in 2017
‘I don’t know what the future may hold with regards to my sight but I feel that the least I deserve is answers to what happened and why.
‘Bringing this case was something that hasn’t been done lightly but I feel that at present it’s the best opportunity for me to get the answers I deserve.’
He is being represented by Irwin Mitchell who launched High Court proceedings against Ice Mountain Ibiza SL, the company trading as O Beach Ibiza, back in November.
Looking for answers: The reality star says the incident has significantly reduced his ability to work, and is seeking answers as to why his sight has never fully recovered
Demetrius Danas, an international serious injury expert at Irwin Mitchell, said: ‘The seriousness of Theo’s injury should not be underestimated.
‘He was in hospital in Ibiza for five days where he underwent surgery twice. Since his return to the UK, Theo has undergone further operations.
‘Despite the best efforts of all the surgeons involved in Theo’s care he still suffers sight issues and his condition continues to affect him every day.
‘His injuries have meant that he has been unable to work as much as he would normally, and his quality of life has deteriorated.
‘Organisers of events such as these have a legal duty to ensure the safety of customers. Through our investigations we believe there was insufficient safety advice provided to customers at the club as well as a failure to recommend or provide protective eyewear.
‘Theo has a number of concerns about what happened and has asked us to investigate. Theo would rather not be in this position but he feels he’s been left with no choice other than to bring these proceedings.
‘We now call on Ice Mountain to work with us to resolve Theo’s case so he can try and put what happened behind him the best he can.’
MailOnline contacted O Beach Ibiza for comment at the time.
Theo posted this shot from Marbella, where he was joined by a handful of ex-Love Island stars
Theo had been enjoying a raucous lads’ holiday prior to the accident, with Instagram posts showing him partying with Match of the Day host Gary Lineker’s brother Wayne at his popular poolside resort, O Beach Ibiza.
Just two days before posting from his hospital bed, Theo was pictured letting his hair down with Wayne, who owns a string of businesses on the island.
The reality star – who is now dad to son Aries, eight months – broke the news of the incident on Instagram last year, while sharing a snap of himself recovering in hospital with now ex-girlfriend Kaz Crossley.
Revealing a heavily bandaged right eye, he wrote: ‘Thanks for all the messages and support I’ve got over the last couple days they’re all very much appreciated!
‘So yeah basically 2 eye surgeries later after a really unfortunate accident, I’ve lost all vision in my right eye as it got split in half, who would have thought a champagne cork would be the end of me.
‘But I still have 1 eye left, looking at the bright side of things.’
Bath-based athlete Theo made a late appearance on third series of ITV’s Love Island, arriving on day 32 before coupling up with fellow contestant Tyla Carr.
But his appearance in the famed villa was short lived, with the reality star lasting just nine days before leaving in eighth place.
Ouch! The reality star broke the news of the incident on Instagram last year, while sharing a snap of himself recovering in hospital with now ex-girlfriend Kaz Crossley