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Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch reviews

Here is our coverage of the Winter edition from South Africa Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch

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The reunion show has aired and what have we learned?

As the final airs, the islanders remain faced with the last challenge. Who won?

Sanam Harrinanan and Kai Fagan were crowned winners of the winter Love Island 2023 on Monday night – beating original couple Ron Hall and Lana Jenkins to the £50k cash prize.

After eight weeks of drama, viewers picked the social worker and PE teacher – who fell for one another during Casa Amor – as their champions.

The couple, both 24, were speechless when host Maya Jama announced the results during the live final in South Africa.

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Reunion Episode

This program was all about taking down participants for short scenes from over 8 weeks of endless recordings producers found dramatic to present. While it is clear the participants all signed contracts and editing in exchange for the chance of fame. Also, the participants had been informed of the possibility of winning a cash prize existed.

Many still choose to watch this programing for individual reasons. The coverage shown in the first ten minutes was not pleasant to watch and we have dropped this final episode for you. Congratulations to the winning couple and others who found love in a strange environment.

Overall entertainment value 3/10.

News about Lana Jenkins, Love Island and Ron Hall

Love Island’s Lana and Ron spotted having heated row in car hours before cosy reunion

21 hours ago

Love Island’s Ron and Lana seen ‘arguing’ in car after flight bust-up ahead of reunion show tonight…

2 days ago

Love Island runners-up Lana and Ron spotted ‘arguing’ ahead of reunion show

2 days ago

Love Island’s Lana and Ron ‘on verge of splitting after furious row days after final’

5 days ago

Love Island’s Lana and Ron on the rocks days after ITV final over explosive row

4 days ago

Love Island’s Lana and Ron address ‘row on plane home’ claims

2 days ago

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Love Island’s Lana and Ron respond to being voted least compatible couple

5 days ago

Ron and Lana spotted ‘arguing in the car for 20 minutes’ ahead of Love Island reunion

2 days ago

Ron and Lana reportedly had a huge row on the plane home and are ‘on the rocks’ already

5 days ago

Love Island’s Ron and Lana ‘will split’ as fans spot clue in denial over row


Introduction Warning

Cast bios have been revealed in the list with ages ranging from 20 – 28 so far. Additional bomb bios are added as they enter the villa through the season.

The following is a highlights mix of commentary and media only coverage available from various sources. Many of the media releases have now been removed or deleted. It is not our intention to replace them. You can search out sources if you wish on the platforms of your choice available close to your location.

We have attempted to cover each episode of choice in fairness to the participants and are solely the author’s opinion. You can make your own mind up about the scenes and keep in mind the editing, parsing of words were subject to production of a show. All care have been taken in reviewing this lengthy coverage, following the “contestant’s jorneys” and the values shown.

Main Cast and Additional Cast Including ‘Bombs’

Several bombs have been dumped from the villa, namely Zara, Spencer, and Aaron as of Episode 20. Claudia entered just before Casa Amor. Others who have left include, Haris and Anna-May, Tanyel, Zara, Ellie, and others. The show schedule runs until the end of March 2023. So standby for more drama.

Winter Love Island UK 2023 open
Winter Love Island UK 2023 open


The final last episode will air on Monday, March 13

Episode 55 One Last Couple Dumped before Final

Watch the episode in full. No, reveal here.

The end of their journey was sad to watch. At the end of the day, everyone goes home!

Episode 54 Closer To The End Dates

Five couples voted

Two voted for Lana and Ron

Two voted for Will and Jessica

One voted for Kai and Sanam

Ron wants to find out and Lana said F it! Enjoy their last day tomorrow etc

The vote now falls to the viewers to choose the least compatible couple to dump the next pair.

Episode 53 The End is Near Dates

Episode 52 Baby Invasion

Some couples adapt to the baby role challenge and others fall short.

The winning couple of babies’ day was Samie and Tom.

Episode 51 Casey and Rosie Dumped Plus Going Home Alone

In the end, everyone goes home. Time for Casey to leave with his friend Rosie. Sad to see you both go. Keep us informed on social media for the next month or more.

They faced dumping against Will and Jessie, Shaq, and Tanya. All these individuals have been featured in recent weeks with behaviours shown to the viewers that changed the vote.

Looks like Ron’s odd game plan is working for him.

Yes, this is a good plan to plan to return to reality. What a bummer.

Will any of these couples survive?

Too fragile to call most of them. After all, we have invested our time, emotion, and on-screen advice to the clan for weeks.

So in the coming days, we will see both Will and Jessie, as well as Shaq and Tanya, dumped.

Leaving Ron (Mr. Strategic) and Lana. Kia and Sanam, and Tom and Samie are the top 3.

The end is near!

The cocktail challenge was cancelled for this run and show relay.

Full Episode

Episode 50 Ron Show Talent Show

Ron is livid that his spoken words have been used against him. He thinks he can seek Samies’ help to change other islanders’ minds. She points out it is what he said. Twice. He does not understand that his comments are odd and people will make their own minds up.

Lana backing her man is confused and upset and wants to leave today at the door.

The early girl post-mortem had Lana in tears again. Samie devised a plan to organise a girl’s breakfast with her to cheer her up. Samie cleans up Ron’s mess for him.

Talent show scenes that followed all the tasteless drama were a breath of fresh air. Watch and enjoy.

Episode 49 Post Challenge Fallout Reactions 45:25

Ron spins his web to catch Shaq about his remarks towards him and Lana.

Ron chats with Shaq and he explains it was not personal just how others may have seen it at home. So all is good for the moment. Each of the islanders has their opinions but is not airing them right now.

More free analysis from both camps discussing the categories Ron refused to participate in. Samie named the three. Chemistry, game player, and the head changing one. Actually, Samie asks him direct for his response.

Rosie and Casey sit down for their postmortem of the challenge questioning who was the most one-sided relationship. They both made it obvious to all that they wanted to get to know each other equally. This is true, it was aired several times, and can not rely on the public to always get it right. Even witnesses to a crime are known to not always recall facts accurately. Let alone a tv show.

Now Ron’s new master class teaching includes advice to Rosie to keep a space between Casey to observe if he wants to move on to someone else. Claiming he always looks for Lana and it is not the same for Casey looking for her. He is so full of chit.

Rosie shares Ron’s wisdom, or lack thereof that he told her that Casey is prioritising the boys over her. Jessie and Samie can see through his game plan, the guy and gal that had all the drama in the front, then cruise through to the end. Now everyone is hearing and understanding that it is his game plan and using it to deflect issues away from him. The over laughing and extra romantics between him and Lana were on show for all to see. It is an evil web one weave to capture an advantage.

Casey joins Samie, Tom, and Rosie outside sharing the Ron master class fantasy productions and laughs it off. edged on by all three to confront Ron about trying to get inside Rosie’s head is nonsense and for him to cease immediately. Casey went away for a moment, and Ron walked in on the post-Samie, Tom, and Rosie meeting. He asks about the situation, and Rosie tells him that Casey wants to chat with him about what Ron said to her. Leaves, back to others and states this is between Casey and Rosie, not him. The man is completely oblivious or the best antagonist in the villa. This is nuts, Ron.

Ron denies what he said or intended. Lana backs Ron. Rosie has no one to back her up except the video. Anyway, Casey and Rosie’s relationship got attacked because it’s the newest and suspected of fragility for sabotage. Post the meeting Rosie and Casey claim to focus on each other. Then Rosie seeks contact with Lana to clear the air. Then Samie and Lana were next. How does one couple expedite the exit of another couple? Hmmm…watch more as these characters self-explode along with their partners in crime.

Samie with good intentions apparent calls Lana for a chat to reveal Ron’s comment about how others have been successful on the show, do the drama first, and then cruise to the end. Samie believes that he revealed his plan, and the others were all talking about it. Lana does not believe that it is his plan, and supports him. However, she does acknowledge there will be fallout when he finds out others have been talking about the plan including Rose’s advice. He is a chit-stirrer and tries to hide his game. More to come.

More Ron time, if he is over it, why does he continue to quiet conversations with people like Tom and Shaq? Isn’t that ironic? Or is he trying to cover his tracks making the two boys second-guess Rosie and or Casey? Stealth or not this where if it was over then no small whispering groups. WTF! The actions and words do not match. He wanted to speak to Rosie again. Hell, no boy!

Samie shares with Lana that the whole villa is talking about Ron’s strategic plan. None of the boys talked to Ron about it, so Samie took the initiative to start the ball rolling. Lana pulls Ron’s pin and he is acting all livid and quickly assumes it is Tom and Samie who is the centerpiece of this claim. She backs him 100 percent and fireworks are about to happen. They seek out the brains of the villa in Kia and Sanam for support in his situation and plan! You can not make this stuff up! Kai claims that everyone thinks that Ron and Lana are the power couple in the villa. No, they are not if you have been paying attention.

Then the preview for tomorrow night’s episode finds the boys and girls all happy and partying!

Episode 48 Unseen Bits Time 47:43

  • Four islanders dumped
  • Tested friendships and relationships
  • Fake or playing the game well or not
  • Behind the scenes reveals more questions than it answers.
  • The finale is on March 13 time to end this season asap before they all loose their cool
  • Tom and Samie for the win or Kai and Sanam!

Prediction time: Who will be dumped next?

  • Jessie for her insecurities about others questioning her rather odd behaviors?
  • Ron for his constant stoking of fires then throwing a match and running away?
  • Casey for his sarcastic comments toward many in the cast?
  • Lana for being too sweet?
  • Tanya for always protecting her man?
  • Samie for her firey comments that have no basis in fact?
  • Tom for being a cool kid most of the time?
  • The loyal Shaq who tends to often speak for all yet can’t keep his own mouth shut?
  • Will for being a farmer?
  • Kai and Sanam for being too smart and in love?

Episode 47 Latest Challenge Fallout Naming Bothersome Insults

Kai and Sanam have a fun time in the hideaway and make the most of their time alone.

Next was another challenging time when islanders has to nominate 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place holders in various categories, most took the positive ones openly. When things went off the rails for this whole event were the negative categories, one-sided relationships, players, and others.

Tanya refused to participate verbally, while others like Ron used his subtle dismissal to all fingers point at him and Lana. However, Shaq had a different opinion which pissed Ron off. So much so that Shaq and Tanya finally went up instead of the latter. These statements controlled by the producers showcase how the bottom dwellers operate. All the drama for a so-called party for the winners.

The main fallout was how Jessie reacted to the whole event. She cried a lot of post-scenes. Her character portrayal up to Casa Amor was rather respectfully avoiding drama. Then she was catapulted into the searchlight as highlighted in the Olivia fiasco. Time for all these lovelies to go home to mom’s basement.

Dump Ron and Shaq, next peeps.

Tom and Samie for the win or Kia and Sanam!

Episode 46 Another couple dumped time 45:10

Olivia and Maxwell received the lowest vote from the public and were given the power to dump another boy and girl (from the vulnerable group). After a musical deliberation, pondering the many options, both decided on sending Keenan and Claudia home.

For the cameras, at least at the moment, all respected the decisions happy to be going home.

As to what they really felt let us see what they all tell the media.

Sad to see them leave, but in the end, everyone goes home.

Kia was happy to avoid the bottom three for once.

Sports day turns spiteful and bad behaviors were on show for all to see.

Shaq, Will, Casey, and Ron all pushed it too hard with Tom. He asked Shaq to cease but this other side came out, I felt uncomfortable for Tom. Clearly, their social skills are clearly undeveloped. and immature.

Tomorrow night Shaq is shown trying to piss off everyone.

Episode 45 Couple Dumped By Fans then Another Couple Dumped By Dumpees (to be continued) 54:43

Well talk about headlines and there are several to come before March 13, 2023.

If read correctly, Olivia was dumped and now has the choose who remains in the hunt for the cash prize.

I have no doubt she will dump Kia any way she can. If not possible then she will not care and chose a random male she hates and bye them.

No surprise that Olivia and Maxwell were dumped, a little surprised how unpopular Shaq and Tanya were. Both brought back additional baggage from Casa Amor. The resulting behavior in the villa is the likely cause and effect of the poll. It is what it is!

Everyone goes home in the end. It’s a lot to do with luck, timing, and behaviors.

Love Island’s Olivia and Maxwell brutally dumped

Maya Jama enters in a vibrant red dress and makes her way to the balcony to say: “You all look like you’re having a cute little time, sorry to crash the party, could you all line up in your couples please.”

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Maya then dropped the news that the three other vulnerable couples remained at risk, and that two more stars would be next to leave that same night – with it later suggested that all of the couples, including those saved by the public, could be sent home.


These were Olivia and Maxwell, Shaq Muhammad and Tanya Manhenga, Claudia Fogarty and Keanan Brand, and Casey O’Gorman and Rosie Seabrook.


It’s then that the eliminated Islanders Olivia and Maxwell discovered they had a part to play, and that it would be up to them who stayed and who left the show for good, in scenes that have already been filmed.

As the Islanders reeled and those at risk waited to hear their fates, the episode ended on a cliffhanger – meaning fans will not find out the result until Thursday night’s episode.


Episode 44 Casey Jessie Drama

Will is livid. Livid. Livid. Why? Watch and check back here in an hour!

The happy side of the episode was how Tom and Samie got their time in the hideaway.

Who is the most compatible couple in the villa? One couple per vote. The couples with the least votes are being dumped soon.

Will was trying to stay out of the drama. The fire turned into an inferno with all these characters gossiping about the issue of the night. The side of the argument that divided the group was Casey, Rosie, and Claudia’s triangle.

Following on from Casey feeling like crap after breaking up with Claudia, Jessie placed her 2 pence into the direct conversation with him. He did not take her interference (words) and basically rejected her position.

The whole drama centers around other characters interpreting or misunderstanding the information, adding their 2 pence and it all spins out of control. Who has the credentials to sort this mess out? Is it Ron or even Shaq? Maybe the producer’s psychologist will be directly involved. Remember we do not see all the conversations and do not be hasty to judge!

Who is real and who you think is not should not be shared. Yet it was. When it is said towards someone you love and care for then becoming livid is a reaction. Learning not to react but lean towards taking action is a more appropriate response. Emotions are high and the inhabitants are under the microscope all the time. And time is fast running out as they dwell in the knowledge that a certain cash prize is up for grabs.

Keenan talking to Rosie about his feelings will be revealed to Casey in the next episode. Aside from the communication issues that this group lacks will take some major upheaval this week.

Opinion Countdown to the finale

The least popular among fans best guess this week following casa amor, movie night, and a recoupling

  • Olivia and Maxwell
  • Kai and Sanam (mostly him) he’s happier with her and she is agreeable to all
  • Keenan and Claudia
  • Casey and Rosie
  • Shaq and Tanya
  • Will and Jessie
  • Ron and Lana
  • Tom and Samie

If it was a countdown for the nicest individual(s)

  • Shaq
  • Will
  • Claudia
  • Lana
  • Sanam
  • Samie

Episode 43 Time 45:30 The Triangle Ends

This ending was predictable due to many factors. Claudia finds her feet with the support of the girls and a few boys, Rosie and Casey snogged a few times in the challenge. Many pied Casey while both Will and Tom pied Rosie for no real reason. It is unkind to say not to apportion some of this breakdown on all parties involved. No one wins in an emotional shutdown situation.

There appears a real breakdown of mature behaviors in this group. We are not privileged or able to see all of the binary moments not shown to us. These moments divide many and often sides are formed. Was the whole Casey pied multiple times unfair? Answer the question yourself, as I take no one side in any situation like what was shown tonight.

Somehow, Casey will recover and the same can be said for Claudia. End.

Episode 42 Time 44:38 Rosie and Claudia Battle for Casey

Claudia Fogarty and Casey O’Gorman As things remained frosty, it was all eyes on Rosie, Casey, and Claudia as to who they would pick to snog in the next task.

The latest challenge saw the Islanders take on a game of Saints versus Sinners, with the boys dressed as naughty devils in red shorts and devil horns, and the girls dressed as angels with white halos and wings.

In the first part of the challenge, the Islanders had to throw cupid’s arrow or a devil’s fork at a large wheel, in a bid to land on the face of the Islander they want to snog the most.

Rosie had wanted to kiss Casey, but failed to land her arrow on him and ended up sharing a smooch with Kai Fagan.

Episode 41 Unseen Bits 45:10

Episode 40 Two New Bombshells

Meet the two newbies and who they have their eye on below…

Rosie Seabrook

Love Island: SR9 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: Rosie Seabrook.

Love Island: SR9 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: Rosie Seabrook. ©ITV Plc

Age: 24
From: Buckinghamshire
Occupation: Industry Placement Advisor
Instagram username: rosieseabrook

Rosie says: “I’m a girls’ girl but I also love male attention. I’d like to think I’m quite relatable so I really hope people see that side of me. I’ve got a very flirty personality, I flirt with people when I don’t even mean to. I’m confident and witty which always makes for good conversation when I’m speaking with a guy.”

On who she wants to couple up with, Rosie adds: “There’s a few. Casey, he’s got the personality and looks that I always go for. I’m unsure if he’s got the height but I can let that slide because he’s got everything else. I also like Tom, he’s very good-looking and tall. I feel like there is more to him, so I’m looking forward to seeing that. Kai is also very attractive, so I want to get to know him.”

Keanan Brand

Love Island: SR9 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: Keanan Brand.

Love Island: SR9 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: Keanan Brand. ©ITV Plc

Age: 24
From: Wigan
Occupation: Professional Rugby Player
Instagram username: @keabrand_

Keanan says: “I’ve got the gift of the gab so I will definitely bring some fun, I want to go in, have a great time and find love! I can usually charm girls with my chat.”

On who he hopes to couple up with, Keanan adds: “Samie is my number one, if I could draw my perfect girl based on looks it would be her. I think she’s looking for someone that is cheeky and confident, and that’s me! May the best man win. Jessie is also up there, I know she’s with Will but I think me and her will get on well.”

An overdue surprise text two brand new bombshells have chosen two Islanders each to date.

Kai and Casey learn they will each be dating Rosie while Samie and Jessie receive invites to date new arrival Keanan.

Claudia predicts “I think Casey could possibly have his head turned.”

Following their dates both meet their fellow Islanders and debrief on their dates, Max to Keanan: “Which date was better, Samie or Jessie?”

Keanan replies: “I’ll keep that to myself.”

Shaq also asks Casey “Was there a vibe there?”

Casey replied: “It was a good date.”

Claudia later and Jessie shares “I see this going one way Jessie, I really do. I think he’s going to go for her, I really do.”

The next day Rosie to Casey: “I do feel like we have very similar personalities, we are going to get along well.”

Love Island: SR9: Ep40 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: Rosie and Casey chat.

Love Island: SR9: Ep40 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: Rosie and Casey chat. ©ITV Plc

Casey tells Rosie: “It would take a lot to turn my head but I find you really attractive, we will have to wait and see, I think time will tell.”

Watching on, Olivia asks Claudia: “How are you feeling?”

Claudia “It’s just inevitable isn’t it, I know I’m trying to stay positive but I just know what’s coming.”

Meanwhile, Shaq to Tanya: “The way I feel about you isn’t like how I’ve felt about anyone else before. It’s too special to give up because the way I feel about you doesn’t come around very often in life or in general. I want to work through stuff with you.”

“If you’re willing to take responsibility for how you were last night, I’ll take responsibility for how I was last night.”

Tanya “Yes, I shouldn’t have shouted at you.”

Shaq “I’m sorry for how I spoke to you as well.”

Tanya jokes: “You should be.”

Shaq continues “When I’m here with you, it just feels right.”

Text message “Islanders, please gather around the fire pit immediately.”

“Tonight there will be a recoupling in which the girls will pick which boy they would like to couple up with.”


Keanan chose Claudia.

Rosie chose Casey.

Olivia and Maxwell, Lana and Ron, Sanam and Kai, Jessie and Will, Samie and Tom, and Tanya chose Shaq, with Martin alone and therefore dumped from the villa.

Who is the weakest couple excluding the two bombshells and their respective partners?

Olivia and Maxwell? Kai and Sanom?

Top 4 couples in the villa are likely Ron and Lana, Jessie and Will, Tom and Samie, and Shaq and Tanya.

Episode 39 “Movie Night Continued Fallout

Two unknown bombshells are to hit the villa this week. One boy and one girl walk into the villa.

All these relationships will end after this. Claudia and Casey. Samie will be over Tom. Jessie will end it with Will. Shaq will end it for Tanya. Layla who tried hard to win Will may end up with him.

What do I know? Claudia was the earliest to move on with Casey. Samie allows Tom to continue his journey. Jessie and Will seem closer to working things out. Shaq and Tanya have a long journey back. Olivia dislikes Ron for his comment, while Lana supports Liv in front of the girls. Kai and Sanam were good, while Maxwell and Martin will be interested in the new girl.

Expect another dumping soon. Contenders for the dumping include Kai just because he was in the bottom 3, three times in the past. Sanam may save him if the viewers vote for pairings over Olivia and Maxwell.

She has icked the audience over her return from Casa Amor. The big example was from the Aftersun episode when her name was mentioned to the in-studio audience. These are just thoughts on many of the lead characters.

Lana and Ron are looking good for the coupled-up pairing. Although some fans are calling for a change this season for a single winner to be announced. Shaq seems to be in the lead position for a single win. Will the producers change the rule?

Episode 38 “Movie Night”

All the islanders seek reassurance from their partners following the challenge. Casey and Claudia receive a good amount of air time.

Kai again labels Olivia as a hypocrite to his partner. Casey and Claudia join Will and Jessica in reflecting on Casa Amor. Casey spoke of the girls being past it, and boys thinking the girls were kissing the boys in Casa. Jessie drops the liar label on Will to reveal her true feelings about his bad behaviour. Both girls are clearly not passed it at all. This sets up the movie night reveal.

Will and Jessie reiterate he is sorry with may have done this or said this…Jessie is stalwart lying is a make or break for her. You all can see what is coming next?

Kai and Olivia chat their way into a stalemate for you lot to decide who has the best claim to the truth. Each cites different examples and it’s easy to see why these two never were a serious pairing and were voted into the bottom three.

Kia gave her little time, walked away, and then shared his chat with others including Maxwell, Olivia’s friend in the villa. Confused, Maxwell later questions her goal and where this is all headed. He figures that others will now question their connection. Don’t worry lad, we already have and dump time is approaching.

Still not to be outdone by her younger partner, Liv targets the girls to stir up more anxiety toward Kia. This scene is full of unsupported claims and counterclaims which are hard to fathom in one coverage.

The interesting aspect is how a witness can see something and have a different recollection or viewpoint. One is led to believe that we have not seen all the interactions between all participants, but neither have the islanders seen our view.

The next morning clear-headed social worker, Sanam wants them all to move on. Jessie is pushing Will and he may just give up on her. Olivia still mentions Kai’s name with others chiming into the conversation.

Jessie continues to hound for answers with endless expressions of her lack of trust in Will. He stumbles his way through his recollections and she finds his omitting it was the second night, not the first night he called it off with Lydia. Wait til they all see the movie.

Finally, the producers let Olivia and Maxwell share a date in the tree house and will they talk about Kai?

Clips featured Casey and Tanya. Tomorrow Tom and Will are in the crosshairs. The video evidence is damning and the so-called connections they held onto are revealed as fake or a nightmare.

Episode 37 Tanya and Shaq are back

Martin is dumped by Tanya.

Casey and Claudia question their standing as a couple. By the end of the episode, she is discussing it with her cohorts.

The silly game between the couples brings more questions than answers. The funny part was the producers made Tanya and Martin team up.

Jessie and Will are not the powerhouse couple in the villa, as she feels the boys are not supporting him.

Tom and Samie walked away as the strongest couple based on their answers to the challenge.

Kai and Olivia spat continued.

Ron and Lana remain in the status quo.

Tomorrow night is MOVIE NIGHT!

Episode 36 – Tanya Martin and Shaq Triangle

Tanya might be swaying more towards Shaq as she paid the airport security guard a cheeky late-night visit. Read the full article here.

Kai and Sanam have a one-on-one date outside the villa. Ron and Lana have the hideaway.

Jessie and Will are on the road to recovery. Tanya drops Martin, and he reacts in the next episode.

Aftersun Episode 05

Episode 35 – Tom reconciles with Samie

Part 2 Lana gathers the islanders to support Will and Jessie’s reunion scene.

Casey, Will, and Tom meet their partner’s reactions full-on following casa amor. Samie blames Ron for egging the boys on and not supporting her to remain with their partners.

What has infuriated many of the viewers is that the producers happen to have created all this drama on Samies 23rd birthday. There is no real evidence to support that claim and has to be dismissed as a sheer coincidence.

Sleeping in the dog house was her decision for the moment and he accepted the evaluation of the Lydia Casa Amor debacle. Now let the gender support groups flourish on screen.

Will and Jessie met on the terrace. She allowed him to hang himself on camera.

Later Ron talks to Samie about his claims to still remain the voice of reason or as others might put it master of the bs. She took it under advisement and the scene ended.

Jessie and Samie slept alone overnight.

The next day, more apologises, from Shaq, Tom, and Will win back their girls.

Olivia continues to burn the gossip fire with her current partner dissecting the other coupling in the villa, stating Claudia forgave Casey too quickly, etc. Kai aired he is not apologising to Olivia and wants everyone to move in.

“Mission Get Our Girls Back” starring Will and Tom has been launched. From the brains of good men/bad boys, they announce their plan to the world. The world is not shocked and kept rotating through the galaxy. Poems and focus words of intent! Wrapped in love. Go get them, boys.

Tanya and Martin embark on a trip to the terrace, where he shared his distant lonely feelings. Tanya brought him back as a pillow to explore the villa. He is not Shaq, she stated earlier in the episode and reveals that she is only 50/50 about him. Crash and burn in the cloud of indecision. It is not decision time for her, but it seems he is done with her.

Back to Tom and Samie and the makeup moment poem is revealed. This is a special moment for them both!

Will and Lana conspire to produce the scene of reconciliation between him and Jessie. The flash mob 13 Things I Love About You text group scene. He is terrified.

Episode 34 Unseen Bits

Episode 33 Post Recoupling Fallout Begins

Many of the couples or characters find themselves in a controlled or uncontrolled experiment with all of the assigned judgment seats on their behaviour. Are any of these relationships strong enough to exit the show?

Two couples in the early part of the show were endeared by many of the audience. Shaq and Tanya, Will and Jessie. Both are not at the moment. The forming of emotional attachment before, during, and after these situational experiments are likely doomed to failure.

One example was the way Jessie, a returnee to the franchise demonstrated her Casa Amor discussion lines where she stated it is easier to seek forgiveness than seek permission from the other girls puts her in a hypercritical situation.

When on one hand stating one side of the trust factor then plays the exclusive victim on the return. It is all a bit much to absorb in finding creditability in the whole act being shown to the audience. Sorry, it is not believable.

The Shaq Tanya situation has similar tones, in the fact that she went exploring following their disagreement and then takes another man back with her as a revenge experiment. Not thrilled for any one of these characters in any of this mess. What does the audience look for in any of these two relationships now? Confusion, lies, lack of trust, emotional scarcity, or the sigh of ditching the remainder of the season.

Do not pay anyone of the characters this season and award the cash to the viewers for involuntarily torture remedy. Close it out and move on. None of these relationships are believable more like a game of throws. Wrap it up soon all.

Shock Post Casa Amor Recoupling Result

Episodes 31 & 32 Plus Tanyel post island Cosmo Interview

Episode 30 – Casa Amor Continues

Episode 29 – Casa Amor Starts

When the girls are alone, Lana tells the group: “This is the time for us to test ourselves without eyes on. No eyes, this is our time,” as Jessie echos: “The boys aren’t here, follow your heart, do what you want to do and deal with it when you’re back.”

“It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission,” Sammie quips.

The girls had the night to explore the boys and find partners for sleeping with. Olivia was making a quick connection with her newfound friend.

While the boys had to go to bed alone, listening to the party happening next door. In the morning the new six girls arrived and some early connections were forming.

You can watch the full episode below while it lasts.

Episode 28 – Casa Amor

Six new boys were released into the girls’ villa and six new girls were released into the boys’ villa.

This is a bridge episode moving the girls to a separate villa overnight and the boys are left by themselves.

Earlier, islanders were upfront trying to help Shaq and Tanya reconcile their differences. Shaq took offense to her comparing some of his traits to her ex. Never a good move. Anyone period.

They claimed to have made an agreement and to move on. Just in time comes Casa Amor.

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Aaron and Spencer were Dumped From Love Island

In a non-shock decision by the girls, Aaron was dumped. More of a split decision was letting Spence leave over Kai has some logic to the result. It appears Liv’s new short-lived connection to Kai superseded any connection Spencer was forming with Tanyel. Well, that is how it appeared. The girls finally had the opportunity to decide who they wanted to couple up with.

In good news, Lana listened to several islanders and ended the so-called triangle that enveloped her. Ron was finally kicked to the curb when she picked Casey to couple up with. Read more in the episode 21 summary below.

Lana chooses Casey over Ron, Tom sticks his nose in love triangle and Aaron and Spencer are DUMPED – everything you missed on Love Island episode 21

Girl Island Dumped Reveal

Zara was dumped from the villa in Episode 17. She may appear in the Casa Amor episode. However, which boy would pick her or deserve her?

Love Island spoilers confirm more new bombshells after dumping

The boys better watch out, as Jordan and Casey are about to give them some serious competition.

Casey and Jordan join Love Island

Casey says: “What I’m bringing to the villa? Blue eyes, a cheeky smile, and a lot better chat than the other lads. I’ve definitely got my eyes on a few girls in the villa.”

Meanwhile, Jordan adds: “I think the other boys in the villa should be worried about me because everyone’s up for grabs.”

The remaining girls learn Casey and Jordan are waiting at the pool to meet them, one girl says she’s “taking Jordan”, warning the others to stay away, while another says: “Casey and Jordan, they’re going to be fit.”

In addition, Samie may be disappointed with who she gets coupled up with, as one of the islanders says to another: “Samie’s a little bit disappointed, she wanted you.”Read and watch the clips in the above link provided for you. Remember this is her side of the story. Others will likely add to the story.

episode 27 Unseen Bits

Episode 26 A Couple is Dumped and Casa Amor

The girls will meet six new boys in the latest show twist Casa Amor AND

In scenes that are expected to play out tonight and Sunday, fans will watch as the least popular couple is sent packing. Ellie and Jordan as a couple was eliminated as fans stamp the show as “Love” not “Friendship” Island.

The reaction was wide and fierce for some referring to Tanyel staying etc. Jordan was not received by the islander girls as a potential partner (for the show at least). Good luck Ellie in opening doors in other media! Jordan it was too short!

The bottom 3 Couple pairings were

  • Jordan and Ellie
  • Kai and Olivia
  • Tom and Samie

Observation is Kai, Olivia, and Tom are not popular with the audience who took the time to vote. If you like any of these characters to remain then you need to outvote the other group. Eventually, everyone goes home, time is running out to find the best couple in the series. Casa Amor should bring the real drama which starts Sunday night!

Overall, I do not feel anyone of these couples/pairings would make it for long when real life bites them in the rear. Maybe I am wrong.

Episode 25 Tanyel Dumped

Recoupling led to Tanyel being left single and therefore dumped from the island.

  • Tom and Samie
  • Shaq and Tanya
  • Ron and Lana
  • Casey and Claudia
  • Kai and Olivia
  • Will and Jessie
  • Jordan and Ellie

Sadly the end of the road for Tanyel and celebrate her journey here and support her outside of the villa and media work. She has won many friends all over the world. Enjoyed it Tanyel.

It all went down as most had planned it out, the stronger couples holding steady. As to the newer couples, Tom recoupled with Samie, Casey coupled up with Claudia, and Jordan recoupled up with Ellie. Tanyel was left alone.

There goes another OG and she takes away some good lessons learned and showed her good character to everyone. Good luck to Tanyel, not sure if you received the best edit. Enjoyed your appearances and standing with the boys. See you on After Sun or any other space you fall into in the media.

The challenge set for the boys was to make a three-course dinner for their girls from scratch. Tension cascaded over when Ron and others were not contributing to the task. Shaq and others felt that they were withholding from the experience over the whole challenge.

In the end, Shaq had taken the position to vocal his demand that Ron help and stop chatting. His actions stirred the girls to feel the tension among the boys. Ron and Shaq are heading for a showdown at some point soon.

Watch the remainder of the episode.

Episode 24

Claudia’s arrival creates changes within the islanders, as she moves to find a connection. She chose Tom and Casey, both boys enjoyed an outside-the-villa date with her.

Tanyel seems to be in no man’s land, uncoupled, even though Jordan is left exploring. In the end, one uncoupled girl will be dumped from the island in the next episode. Boys pick girls to couple up with.

  • Will and Jessie
  • Shaq and Tanya
  • Ron and Lana
  • Kai and Liv
  • Unsure of and depends on who goes first between Tom and Casey, Tom has Samie, or will his head turn for northern girl Claudia? Or will Casey go first and chose Claudia?
  • Scenario one Casey and Claudia
  • Tom and Samie
  • Jordan and either Tanyel or Ellie?
  • Scenario one Tom and Claudia
  • Casey and Samie or Ellie or Tanyel
  • ?

My best guess is either Tanyel or Ellie will be dumped, with the outside chance of Samie. Either Tom or Casey will couple up with Claudia so she is safe. IF Tom drops Samie, does Ron or Jordan take a chance? Or even Casey with Samie if Tom flips. Order of the line is key.

Good luck picking the result.

When is Casa Amor?

Casa Amor is a fan favourite, and it sees the contestants split up into two separate houses.

For the big event, producers plant a whole new group of contestants into the brand new villa – Casa Amor – a mere 10-minute drive from the main villa.

It forces couples to separate temporarily; encouraging new romances to blossom with fresh contestants.

Although Casa Amor is brief when compared to the full length of the show, which spans several weeks – it has been known to throw the show’s plot upside down.

The Sun reported that a Love Island source said filming is set to begin and that it will return next week.

Episode 23 Triangle Is Back

Casey has a wingman friend zoned by Lana.

The shorts for this upcoming episode hint at the return of Lana, Casey, and Ron return. It all comes down to what she wants to do. Ron took her in the challenge and Casey was not impressed. He talked to Ron about his position, calling it a challenge, and was letting her decide what or who she saw as her best suitor.

Ron is creative with his words and they do not align with his actions. He really is the centerpiece in the villa now. Two days will tell if Lana is turned away from Casey. She has had trouble sleeping since choosing Casey, and has expressed to others that she wants Ron in her bed! Take a pill, people. The roller coaster ride is not over.

Olivia has a pseudo-issue with Samie, about spilling water on her in the challenge.

Tanyel and Jordan open their communications within the villa. Tom and Samie lock lips, Casey is burned and Lana decides to connect with Ron. You deal with your emotions and I’ll hold mine.

The boys reassure Casey is still a boy without a girl! Burned to be a D*Head. Drag out the sads!

Jessie and Will are nominated for the hideaway, as all the islanders find time to lose their woes.


The producers are looking for more solid couples at this point, yet the girls continue to hold strong in securing a genuine relationship. They are aided by the immature boys who are in turn waiting for the next bomb to arrive. Some of the girls with a new bomb boy arrive or Casa Amor happens soon.

Outside of Will and Jessie, Shaq, and Tanya, all options appear on the table. Tanyel is definitely single pretending to be coupled up with Ron. He in turn wants what he can not have, all the women (he wants them all).

Do not buy the Kai and Liv, Casey and Lana, Tom and Samie, Jordan, and Ellie situations. It depends on two factors who enters and opportunities. For example, if Tanyel enters Casa Amor and does not find someone there, let us just assume she would end up leaving.

The next public vote will be either the most popular couple or the most popular girl. This means the bottom one or two islanders will be next to leave. The series concludes in late March 2023.

Episode 22 Lana Casey, Ron Closes Book, Tom Samie, and Challenge

Ron said: ‘That book’s closed, I’m going to let them be happy. When you speak to her just say it’s fine, I don’t need to talk to her.”

‘I don’t want to talk to her tonight, I will deal with it in my own way.’

Elsewhere, Lana caught up with Ellie Spence, Jessie Wynter, and Olivia Hawkins. She asked: ‘Did I shock you?’

Olivia replied: ‘I’m shocked, you left me on edge. I just want to say I’m so proud of you and whatever makes you happy, makes me over the moon.’

Lana continued: ‘I just think why shouldn’t I give Casey a chance, he’s not done anything wrong. I’m not closing any doors right now, all I’m doing is giving Casey more time. People’s actions after things like this say a lot.’

Ron then pulled Casey for a chat. But it remains to be seen what he will have to say about the latest fire pit.

At another point, Ron pulled Lana for a chat after sleeping on his thoughts.

While Lana confessed: ‘I don’t like upsetting you,’ Ron replied: ‘I know you don’t.’

Lana said: ‘I was thinking can I forgive because after I’ve had so many days upset about something.’

Ron said: ‘I feel like him being here for four days has superseded how we felt.’

Lana asked: ‘Did you deserve for me to couple up with you?’

 Shaq Muhammad and Tanya Manhenga headed to the snug to cozy up.

Speaking about her re-coupling speech, Shaq told Tanya:

‘You said a lot of stuff that really touched my heart. Honestly, you touched my heart.

‘Do you know what touched my heart the most out of the whole thing? You saying that you couldn’t do outside life without me.’

Tanya said: ‘I don’t think I can, you’re full of love and you care about me.’

Shaq replied: ‘I’ve got a whole lot of love to give,’ before asking, ‘We’re basically exclusive?’

If Tanya says she feels the same, it will be the next step for the pair.  

The following day, Tom Clare taught Samie Elishi to swim and cheekily teased her about her re-coupling speech.

Jokingly mimicking her accent, Tom said: ‘I want to couple up with this geezer because he’s alright to look at and we get on really well and I love where it’s going and I want to snog him…’

Samie laughed: ‘I didn’t say that!’ Talk then turned to cooling off in the pool, but Samie admitted: ‘I can’t swim.’

Tom replied: ‘I’ll give you a swimming lesson.’ He added: ‘I never thought I’d be teaching the girl I like a swimming lesson…’

Samie took the plunge as Tom supportively told her: ‘Nice, see, you can swim.’

Finally, the villa received a text inviting the Islanders to take part in the latest challenge.

It read: ‘Boys, all is fair in love and war so prepare to battle it out in the arena of love in today’s challenge, Ladiators #GoHardOrGoRome’

Will said: ‘I’m turning this battle sexy, watch me. I actually back myself in this challenge so you boys better watch out.’

Once complete, the boy placed the girl of their choice on the royal throne, finishing the course with a kiss.

Will said: ‘My name is Willark, I’m here to shake my weapon and slay.’

Ron said: ‘Forget Ceaser, all hail the geezer.’

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Episode 21 Lana Wins | Aaron and Spencer dumped

As revealed above the best news for Lana in this episode she has finally put the pseudo-Ron master in his place and chosen to couple up with Casey for the next round. Many fans rejoiced in the fact that they supported her decision and were happy she listened to the other voices in the villa. His actions do not follow his words. Make of that what you will.

Aaron left. He felt he tried in the villa. Excited about all the post-islander promo gigs and offers to be laid at his feet when he arrives in a hot steamy Australian airport in the next few days. He did keep Lana in the hunt as a guardian of sorts. She appeared to like him as a friend. Will he try and find a ride in the 2023 Aussie edition?

Spencer had a slow start in finding a connection and fell into the bottom three along with Kai and someone named Aaron. Slow starts did not help Spencer win fans at home and maybe he can win some over with some product offers online.

Sadly, he did not get to explore time with Tanyel, even though she claimed he had a calming effect on her. And he was good to look at! Depending on the results, he may or may not drop her a DM after the show concludes. That is code for you to know he will be discreet!

So the most popular boys include Ron (WTF) has the nine lives of a cat, Will, Shaq, and Tom from the OG boys. Kai survived, and Jordan and Casey while exempt from this vote are now in the rush to the bottom if they do not couple up with someone of significant value. Casey seems in a good place, while Jordan has a hill to climb. Here is a good recap of the episode in more detail.

Remaining Couples

  • Tanya and Shaq
  • Lana and Casey
  • Liv and Kai (she and other OG’s saved his butt)
  • Tanyel and Ron
  • Samie and Tom
  • Ellie and Jordan
  • Jessie and WIll.

Episode 20 Unseen Bits latest release

Episode 19 – Preview

The post-challenge drama continues between Shaq and Tanya. Her winning mentality or over-exuberance has caused Shaq to question the relationship. Well maybe for a minute, that is a long time if you don’t get any airtime. Ask Aaron.

Lana, Ellie, Liv, Sammie, and Tanyel left nothing on the field in the previous episode. All that physical contact will surely turn heads and the real relationships begin for the others. Who scored the highest points? Tanya. The lowest was Jessie. Both or in so-called love relationships. Kai will chase Liv, Shaq may break, Will be happy, Ron, Casey, and the rest are still backing themselves for failure at the end.

Summary of Episode 19

Surprise! Kai Fagan, 24, Aaron Waters, 25, and Spencer Wilks, 24, were the bottom three voted by the public and the girls will send two boys home.  Aaron pay attention! Spencer or Kai!

There are seven girls each with a vote. Liv for Kai to stay. Tanyel will be torn between Kai and Spencer. Neither will vote to save Aaron. Lana may vote to keep Aaron and send Kai and Spencer out the door.

The swing votes include Ellie, Samie, Tanya, and Jessie. Olivia, Tanyel, and two others will seal the deal Aaron leaves. Spencer over Kai to go! My best guess.

Ellie has had no real connection with any of the three. Samie had a friendship coupling with Kai but that ended. Tanya has no connection with all three boys and would likely keep Kai just because of Liv and him being an original islander. Jessie also has the power.

Speaking of Ron, Samie said: “He’s just muddling up everyone’s heads I think. He’s trying to keep everyone happy.”

Lana asked Samie: “Is he still trying to keep options with you?”

Samie responded: “He was very clever with what he was saying and how he was saying it.”

She then said Ron had insisted he and Samie had the same spark he’d had with Lana.

Samie added that Ron had said he wanted to get to know her more if things went sour with Lana, insisting: ‘I think he’s as confused as everyone else.’ That is about right for us all.


Olivia and Kai cosied up for their first kiss, Olivia saying: ‘I was nervous to kiss you in the challenge.’

Kai replied: “Were you? I actually didn’t want you to kiss me in the challenge.”

Olivia asked: ‘Why?” and Kai then admitted: “I’d prefer to save it for a proper kiss.”

“What, you want to kiss me out of a challenge.”

He replied: ‘Yeah I want to kiss you out of a challenge” she teased “Go on then,” they did.

Both are original arrivals in the villa now with a fresh romantic interest.

Episode 18

In episode 18, the boys are scrambling to find deeper connections, adding a challenge!


Jordan and Casey find new connections exploring the girls through dating and villa chats in this episode. Casey meets the Ron challenge for Lana head-on, but her head is turned away from this manipulative pseudo-stalker. His behaviour is not well received by many in the villa, especially Lana and her cohorts.

Who Gained The Best Kisses?

Shaq lost his coolness after Tanya passionately kissed all the line of boys to win the challenge from second place Liv. Special mention goes to Lana, Ellie, Tanyel, and Sammie for pushing the passion.

Jessie ran last on purpose in respect for her man Will. As did others by the scoreboard. Tanyel’s kiss on Ron was the center of conversation for both quality and quantity.

From the boy’s perspective, blindfolded Ron rated 6/7 kisses highly. All the girls appealed to him. Tanya, Lana, Ellie, all 9’s. Followed by Samie Tanyel, and Liv 8-8.5 range. Spencer gave 9’s to Tanya, and Tanyel with 8.5 to Ellie.

Casey gave 9’s to Olivia and Lana, and 8.5’s to Tanya and Ellie. Shaq gave 10 to Tanya, 8 to Oliva, and lower down the line. Aaron rated two notable kisses from Lana 9, and Tanya 8.5. Kai gave 9 to Tanyel, 8’s to Tanya and Liv etc. Tom gave Tanya a 9.6, and a close second to Ellie 9.5. Just trying to read the tea here.

Kisses That Scored Low

Most underrated kisses went overall to Will, then Shaq. While Jessie played it a cool solid low score from the boys due to her connection with Will. Jordan rated both Tanyel and Jessie’s kisses at 4 each.

Tanyel held back from Jordan, Tom, Casey, Shaq, Aaron, and Will. She knows who she is in the group. Again several girls respected the coupled-up boys and their partners in the event.

None of the above is scientific and relies on the data provided. Not all interactions were shown and take the information with a grain of salt.

This challenge placed the islanders in a position to figure out the best connections based on the physical connection.

The girls look on as their fellow ladies get kissing and single out Samie, with Tanya saying: ‘She’s got technique.’ 

Ellie adds: ‘Very slow and sexual.”

After kissing Olivia, Jordan says: ‘Nice soft lips, had me wanting a bit more to be fair.’ 

As Casey also scores Olivia he says: ‘She’s definitely got experience kissing, I loved the little teaser on the neck as well, 9 out of 10.’

Meanwhile, one of the boys isn’t impressed by a kiss as he admits: ‘It’s probably one of the stiffest kisses I’ve ever had to be fair, sadly I will be rating that a 2.5…’

Elsewhere, one girl manages to score a whopping 9.9 out of 10.

Fans were asked to vote for their favourite boy at the end of the show. Casey and Jordan were exempt.

Who Needs To Go?

The two villains, or who should receive the lowest votes are likely to be Ron and Aaron. Ron has been awful to Lana, treating the relationship as a yo-yo, meaning he looks the other way and then tries to bounce back, and she isn’t believing his words. Let him pursue her outside the villa.

Aaron, from his Australian season, has not shown any significant airtime, so fans will hardly see him in any relationship. His time with Lana is friend-zoned although he rated her kiss a 9! He will likely go down as one of the weakest bombs.

His only major speaking scene was when he tried to stand up for his mateship against Tanyel and she put him in his place quickly and smartly. He speaks infrequently, and at the firepit. Blame the producers or his inaction. Will anyone miss him?

In Jeopardy outside the two, Tom, who has tried to play the game as well, has been with several girls, but the Queen Z (Zara) fans may have their revenge. Bring on Casa Amor! Or, Maybe they can kiss Casa Amor as only two of these islander couples have made it past the friend zone.

Episode 17

This is the pivotal episode so far in this series. All the friendship situations will be tested.

Jacob and Casey will rattle the original cast at the foundations.

One girl was dumped, two new boy bombs and a storm is brewing for two boys next to be dumped.
  • Tanya and Shaq
  • Jessie and Will

Friendship Couples

  • Lana and Aaron
  • Samie and Kai
  • Tanyel and Ron
  • Olivia and Spencer
  • Ellie and Tom

Zara was dumped by the boys voting with their heads… and The order those boys went in was brutal. Aaron, Kai then Ron! The producer’s fantasy run has to end soon.

Shaq to Ron: “The way you treated Lana was so out of order”

Shaq is the man in the original group and made Ron question his own ironic stance on how he has treated Lana. She is no second option and is too nice or agreeable to be rude to anyone.

Vote 1 for Mayor Shaq!

Casey first dated Lana while Jordan dated Tanyel.

“They turned heads straight away – lads who aren’t in a romantic couple, like Spencer, Ron, Aaron, and Tom, will have to start grafting if they stand a chance of staying in the villa”

Ron and Tom check your bags at the exit door. You are both going home soon.

Episode 16

Will and Jessie’s romantic date was everything and more for this pair. Both were infatuated with the other and confessed their feelings for each other. This scene was well received by everyone.

Zara, and Tanya, drop the bomb on Liv as Spencer ran from the terrace to warn the boys the reactions are so over the top. WOW a kiss causes so much drama on a dating show!

OMG, these people are in a vacuum of social wilderness unaware of the surroundings. Or they are the cheesiest wannabe actors to fall out of heaven. While Tom has not been open with Liv and flirting with Ellie, which led to the intimacy, what do these people expect? Garbage reactions. Watch from time 4:57

Things Get Ugly Black and White

After Zara revealed the information, a shocked Olivia recalled how Tom had recently confided in her that he did not like Ellie romantically.

Olivia later pulled Tom to the side to ask if he had anything to tell her and he admitted to his actions but dismissed it as “only a kiss”.

She responded by questioning his behaviour, saying: “Why would I want to get to know someone who’s just kissing everyone?

“You’ve mugged me off once, you’ve mugged me off again. If this is you being straight up with me then I don’t want to know about it.

“I don’t know what you’re in here for but you’re forgetting people’s feelings.”

Zara confronted Tom in front of all the other boys.

She said: “I feel like everything that’s come out of your mouth is absolute b******* and I feel like you’re playing a massive game and I’m sure your parents are proud of you because you’re showing your true colours now.”

The girls convene upstairs with their reactions. Tanyel offers sense and reality to the whole event.

Ron and Lana catch up, and he asks how was her day, which indicates he has not spent any time with her. This is not a good place to be man. He is just too preoccupied with the Samie bomb and about to lose Lana for good. This has been coming for a week or two. Lana makes a choice, tells him “things are not going to be the same” and wants to be number one. Tears and hurt feelings are shown. He wants Samie and keeps Lana in the game. She rejects that notion and finally, the chord is cut for the present.

Tanyel and Kai attempt and fail to sort out their differences. He offers an apology for calling Samie aside without first speaking to her about it. Tanyel puts him in his place, if she is not his priority then she will not tolerate the situation. Her maturity simply outshines all the other characters in this show in every aspect. He is a boy turned by a pretty 22-year-old girl who he has not got to know. Yes, this is a show, however, he just lost his creditability with her and most viewers.

Tom calls Ellie aside and simply blames him for not being “a nice human being” in letting the situation blow up all around the villa. He is left feeling like he kicked his own goal on the field. That scene did not end well for either of them.

The next morning, Tom cleared the air by apologising to Olivia for hurting her and to Ellie for not being honest about his emotions but said he had nothing to say to Zara.

PE and science teacher Kai Fagan and hairstylist Tanyel Revan’s relationship is also on the rocks after he began flirting with new bombshell Samie in front of her.

Discussing the situation, Kai, 24, said to her: “I think I was very insensitive” to which Tanyel replied: “I don’t feel like I’m your main priority and it’s put me off of you, I’m not going to lie.”

As the conversation continued, Tanyel, 26, added: “Whether you apologise or not I’m not accepting that, I’m too annoyed and I want to have my space.”

Lana and Aaron actually receive some air time. She is looking for a new interest and stared at him after their conversation about both being available one-person types.

Off To The Firepit

Islander Ellie Spence then received a further text, which read: “Tonight there will be a recoupling. The boys will pick which girl they want to couple up with. The girl not picked to be in a couple will be dumped from the island immediately.”

What to Expect in coming episodes

A female islander leaves because Samie bumps one out. Who does not pair up? Tanyel or Zara?

The boys chose tonight. The order of the call will influence the outcome.

Shaq and Tanya,

Will and Jessie

Aaron or Spencer* for Lana

Kai for Samie or Ron* for Samie or Ron for Tanyel? Kai is unlikely to choose Tanyel which leaves her friend-zoned for one of the boys.

Ron* for Samie if not taken, he may choose Tanyel, Ellie, Lana, Liv, or Zara?

Spencer* for Liv or Ellie or Samie or Lana or Liv depends on the draw.

Tom for Samie, Lana, or Ellie.

One girl will leave and it looks like Zara.

Episode 15

Heads are turned and the drama is breaking loose in this key-point episode.

Tom is undecided between Ellie and Liv and Samie. He had a secret kiss with Ellie, who shared with Will, and the firestorm rolled from there. Sanie wants to get to know the boys and choose her first couple. Ron, Kai, and Tom are all interested.

Tanyel is aware of Kai’s momentum away from her but does not want to give drama to the happenings.

Tanya shares her news about the Tom Ellie kiss with Zara and boom she is off to tell Liv! Much to Tanya’s wishes for her not to. There is definitely some history between Zara and Liv outside of the villa and it is not all goodwill.

Will and Jessie were dispatched on a date outside of the villa.

Aaron, who has had little air time supports Lana, as did Tanyel, and other islanders in holding her self-esteem as Ron the player drifts away again.

New bomb Samie turns Kai’s head. Both of them.

Ron replies: ‘Don’t start fishing off of me, all of the boys think she’s very good looking and I’ve been the guinea pig of what not to do and what happens if you’re not open and transparent with who you’re with.’

Samie will choose her boy for the next firepit.

Safe couples appear to be Jessie and Will. Shaq and Tanya

In danger or simply friend zone or single.

Tom is single

Zara is single

Liv and Spencer are coupled as friends

Tanyel and Kai are in jeopardy

Ron and Lana

Aaron and Lana’s friend zone.

The Love Island stars are still in the Villa


Tanya Manhenga 

Name: Tanya Manhenga

Age: 22

Location: Liverpool

Occupation: Student and model

Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’

‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’

‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’

Lana Jenkins 

Name: Lana Jenkins

Age: 25

Location: Luton

Occupation: Makeup artist

Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.

‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’

Tanyel Revan

Tanyel Revan

Name: Tanyel Revan

Age: 26

Location: North London

Occupation: Hair stylist

Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’

‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’

‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’

Olivia Hawkins

Olivia Hawkins

Name: Olivia Hawkins

Age: 27

 Location: Brighton

Occupation: Ring girl and actress

Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’

‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’

Tom Clare

Tom Clare

Name: Tom Clare

 Age: 23

Location: Barnsley

Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer

Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan

Aaron Waters

Aaron Waters

Name: Aaron Waters

Age: 25

Location: Melbourne

Occupation: Model

Something not many people know about him: He thinks his appearance on Love Island UK was ‘diving timing’

Ellie Spence

Ellie Spence

Name: Ellie Spence

Age: 25

Location: Norwich

Occupation: Business Development Executive at a law firm

Something not many people know about her: “When I was drunk I climbed over the gates of my friend’s house, fell and almost lost my leg.”

Samie Elishi

Samie Elishi

Name: Samie Elishi

Age: 22

Location: London 

Occupation: Senior Estate Agent Coordinator

Something not many people know about her: “I’m a really honest person and I have no filter. I won’t take rubbish from anyone, especially when it comes to guys!”

Episode 14 Another New Bombshell

The text read: “Boys, grab a drink and head to the sundeck to meet Samie #HappyHour #GetOnJob.” Upon hearing the boys’ excitement, Jessie Wynter asked: “What are they doing?” And Lana Jenkins then questioned: “What’s going on? What if they’ve got a text?”

Enter Samie Elishi, the newest bombshell in the villa. But who is Samie, what does she do for a living, how old is she and is she on Instagram? Here’s everything you need to know.

Who is Samie Elishi?

Samie is Senior Estate Agent Coordinator from London. On why she decided to join the show, she said: “All my single friends are starting to settle down, so whenever I suggest a girls’ trip, everyone’s staying in with their boyfriends. I want someone to do that with, too!”

“Honesty. I’m a really honest person and I have no filter,” Samie said about what she hopes to bring to the villa, “I won’t take rubbish from anyone, especially when it comes to guys!”

Discussing why someone should date her, Samie said: “I’m fun and I’m fit! I’ve got to back myself or no one else will!”

How old is Samie Elishi?

Samie is 22 years old.

Episode 13 – Unseen

Episode 12

In a first-look teaser, the love triangle between Ron Hall, Lana Jenkins, and new bombshell Ellie Spence thickens after Thursday’s show. 

A visibly upset Lana, 25, tells Ron she doesn’t want to get involved ‘in a trio thing’, with the 25-year-old believing he’s now ruined his chances with her after Ellie swiped him in the recoupling. 

Ellie tells Ron: ‘I still want to share a bed with you’. To which he replies: ‘She’s not my girlfriend. You can’t sort of wife yourself off.’

Later Lana and Ron have a heart-to-heart about where they stand. She tells him: ‘I am not getting involved in a trio thing, I’m not, I’m not involved in this s**t’ before crying to the girls: ‘I get too kind and they walk all over it.’

Meanwhile, a downhearted Ron later tells the boys: ‘I’ve f****d it’. 

‘Yes, I’ve made her aware of the situation,’ he continued, when Ellie asked if Lana knew the score. ‘I know it’s going to be hard for her.

‘But I’m going to speak to you, I’m going to tread carefully but at the same time, I’ve gotta do me and I’ve gotta be selfish and do what I want to do and that is, get to know people who I find attractive and click with – and see how far that goes.’

Lana is an agreeable person who while she thinks others walk over her knows right from wrong. She was willing to listen to Ron and let his actions speak louder than any words.

However, Ron also spoke to Lana and downplayed his interest in Ellie, explaining: ‘I don’t think she has a chance of swaying me. I think I’m gonna do something mad and “dead it” tonight.

Spencer enquires about Zara, and her position and claims she and Tom are in a strong couple position. Not what we are seeing? Reality and denial are a mix in this present moment. They both psyche each other in sharing their game plan, the basics of relationships forming, and the connections being made.

Tom and Ellie stop by for a chat and he says he is not exclusive while she reminisces about how inner ward he was when she first arrived. There was a positive vibe in the meeting and it appears they are both open to exploring one another. Later Ron tries to make up some ground with Lana. Was it time for him to chill out and let her explore another guy? She told him.

The Hideaway was announced as being open

and the islanders voted to send Tanya and Shaq in as the first tenants of the season.

Watch timeline: 9:35 The exclusive area is set aside for a couple and private.

Post-event. Tanya confirmed to the girls that they did “everything” in the hideaway.

Ron and Ellie share a date and he shares his happiness. She initiated the connection, he was in reserve mode and not falling all over her. Ellie wants him to explore her more and Ron has to make a decision in time.

They return to the villa, and a post-mortem occurs where the boys and girls split up into two groups. This is another rush manipulative move producer-induced drama event. In other words, a trap for the islanders to reveal their fears and emotions.

He reports that she is a flirty touchy person, seems in a hurry, and takes digs at him and Lana. She reports it is really up to him no pressure.

Lana busts a ballon on Ron’s groin. Hurt pain. Lana has to state which couple will have the chance of lasting the longest and least. The crosshairs are ready. Shaq and Tanya, Zara and Tom. You do the result.

Olivia would take Tom home because he is respectful and she knows her mum would love him.

Time 36:02 Text. Spencer and Olivia’s date time

After the date, no kisses were reported, just lots of banter, she wants more, and the girls cheer in the post-mortem.

Night in the villa, Ron denies Ellie, in a nice way, as (43:35) Spencer talks with Lana in a nice way. He finds her attractive as well as Olivia so he wants her to consider him. She should be open to talking to him. Was she? Yes, indeed, she is willing to explore Spencer and chat, etc. She also, tells Ron, that she is open to discussing with other islanders. Perfect timing right?

Lana is a hero, telling him that she considers him to be her number 1, even though, he does not deserver the information. She is agreeable to working with others including him. A step at a time was agreed to by both, and they move closer to kiss. Happiness descends on their white couch.

Gametime. Watch 47:30

Olivia snogs Tom and Spencer as her pair of islanders most attracted to her. Zoom in to Zara! Spencer snogs the three sexiest girls in the villa, Olivia, Tanyel, and Lana. Ellie busts her balloon over Tom, Zara closes up on camera, then snog Tom some more, closer on Zara!

Ellie, slow dance with the islander do you think is the most boring? Aaron no airtime? She chose Kai. He was reluctant to dance. Aaron had to choose who was the most likely to talk behind his back. Everyone. No one sees you mate. Great edit. He named Zara. Are we missing something?

Zara asked Kai to bust the balloon with her, she has to kiss the most trustworthy, and promptly kisses Lana and blows a kiss to the least trustworthy Liv.

Tom and Zara bust a balloon, he has to make up his perfect partner using three islanders, one for the head, one for the body, and one for the personality! Her face was Liv, her body was Zara, and her personality was Lana.


In a first look at Sunday’s episode of Love Island, the Islanders are gathered around the firepit to play the dramatic game

Olivia Hawkins is told to ‘snog the two Islanders that you think are attracted to you’ and wastes no time in making her move on Tom Clare – despite him being coupled up with Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown.

As the group screams, an annoyed-looking Zara assures her pals: “That’s fine.”

Episode 11

Exit two people, emotional moves and reflections bring the tears

Two new bombshells Spencer Wilks and Ellie Spence arrived at the villa and a 90s theme party through a text message. Will read: “Islanders, it’s time to get fresh and look fierce as tonight you’re having a party #BackToThe90s #EatSleepPartyRepeat”.

Delivering her speech, Ellie said: ‘I’ve decided to couple up with this boy because from what I’ve seen so far, he seems really funny, he’s handsome. 

In the ballsy recoupling, Ellie, 25, decided to couple up with Ron, leaving Lana out in the cold while Spencer Wilks, 24, picked ring girl Olivia Hawkins. 

Many of the outfits had social media questioning the source of these ridiculous garments.

Liv has more tears, she’s emotionally having a hard time.

Zara figured out with a push from Jessie moved over to Aaron to explore their relationship.

Ellie Spence, who was part of the first public vote to decide whether she or Islander Tom Clare entered the villa.

Spencer, aged 24, from Bournemouth, cryptically describes himself as an “e-commerce business owner” and he sells adult toys online.

An emotional Lana was consoled by the girls while Ellie sat at the firepit with a smug smile on her face. 

Meanwhile, in Spencer’s speech, he told the islanders: ‘I’d like to couple up with this girl because, in her times in the villa, she’s had her ups and downs. She seems genuine and straight up so I’d love to get to know her on a deeper level’, before picking Olivia. She claimed to be happy with his arrival.

The newcomers come after Love Island axed Anna-May Robey and Haris Namani.

Shaq and Tanya, Kai and Tanyel, WIll and Jessie, Tom and Zara, Aaron, and Lana.

Morning tables around the villa, the couples sit, eat, drink and talk about each other in time for the new relationships to form. A lot of air time was allowed for this scene.

Change of pace. Ellie meets with Tom, stating that everyone is running to be married off and there is a new plan underway. Tanyel, who stole Ron last round, talks with Lana about Ellie’s words and what they mean. I guess neither knows at this stage. Then the girls meet, not meeting his match, was savage, not for her to hear in real life, etc.

It was all about the experience here and meeting others claimed Ellie. She continued being blunt, not seeing any sparks and she is in bed with him, telling her to be cool about the experience. Lana rebuts the no sparks and sits on her hands at this point in time. Time will indeed tell. Ellie comes across passive aggressive during this scene. Remember the fans are watching for who they like and Lana and Ron were popular.

‘I don’t think he’s met his match yet and I’m looking forward to getting to know him better.’

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Ellie has the first choice before the boys choose to recouple. She chose, To be continued!

Episode 10

The post-bomb date conversations are discussed by the islanders. The Lana and Liv results are in and it is not good news for Aaron. No vibes for you!

Jessie and Will talk on the outside setting about the date and she was impressed by Tom as well. She was leaning more towards Will but it has been only 24 hours and wants to not commit to anything at this moment.

Tanyel and Kai talk and share that she is only seeing Ron as a friend even though they have plenty of commons. He admits that she is the one who keeps catching his eye. Ron checks in with Lana about the date and she was not into him.

Kai calls on Anna-May for a chat and reveals his thought about their coupling. How does she react? Timestamp: 6:11. Watch.

A nothing burger. Both agreed on the no vibes and remain friends. Edit. Next, we see Will and Anna-May chatting as he continues to find a base in the villa. She starts to tear up and he responds by holding her and letting her speak about the hard work it has been to attract a connection. Lana joins the scene on the day beds with them and supports her at the moment.

Closing out the bedtime conversations among many was Will’s claim that he thinks he loves Jessie. Lana said, “Nice.” Lights out. Jessie heads downstairs to the other beds.

Tanya and Shaq time 11:00 Exploring jealousy

Tanya and Anna-May time 13:00 Hot and bothered!

The new game time is 14:00 approx. Space Raunch.

Girls chose boys to kiss and act out with. They had the duty to pick the sexiest astronaut. The vote went to Zara.

A new night of drama at 25:30. Liv gets clearance from Zara to settle some unfinished business with Tom. Kai and Tanyel have a close time kissing alone. Liv and Tom got chat time claiming he is not closed off and she had given him space following the other night’s drama with Zara. Haris was mentioned.

More Will and Jessie time sharing close arms wrapped in light banter, expressing their connection progress and she speaks that his head may turn if a new girl from his hometown arrived. Will tells her he is happy and she moves in for the kiss. The rest of the islanders are quick to celebrate their moment with loud cheers and applause. Where is the drama?

Text time 32:40. Firepit time and the islanders all gather around. The public vote is released. The boy and girl with the least votes are at risk of being dumped tonight. Both Aaron and Jessie were exempt.

Boys at risk include Kai, Tom, and Haris.

The three girls at risk were Anna-May, Tanya, and Tanyel.

Only one boy and one girl will be leaving and will be decided by Jessie and Aaron! Crikey mate!


Who is dumped? – Spoiler

Leaked – Haris

Leaked or guess which girl. Anna-May is the likely choice. She was cut by Kai earlier and is single, while Tanya and Tanyel have connections with Shaq and Kai. Aaron and Jessie should be aware of that information. Right now fans are enraged about the cliffhanger, public event, and show producers for this ending.

Possible Coupling

Lana and Ronnie or Aaron may spoil it. Ronnie and Lana were not in the bottom three.

Kai and Tanyel if she is not dumped. Both were in the bottom three individuals.

Olivia and Tom if he is not dumped. Tom was in the bottom three.

Jessie and Will is a safe bet. Neither is in the bottom three for respective reasons. Newest couple in the villa.

Zara and Tom? Or Aaron? Zara was not in the bottom 3 even though she was in the centre with Olivia.

Tanya and Shaq if Tanya remains. Shaq was not in the bottom 3 boys.

Our two favourite couples are Ron and Lana. Followed closely by Jessie and Will. It is still early enough for the others to couple up. We will wait and see.

Highlights episodes 8 and 9

Here is the latest full episode from South Africa. Update coming.

Post-Aussie bomb shell double episode where the newest drama hits the villa. Aaron has a script to impress the English lasses, yet he will be tested several times this season. Ron is enjoying all the candy in the store. The Olivia and Zara relationship boils over and then she said she said arguments commence. Never fun to watch. Will, Ron, and Shaq talk about the latest events including his style of introduction, their similarities, and opportunity for him.

Lana and Ron talk about the giggling in bed he had with Tanyel, as there was no context. He apologised to her. He called Tanyel a nightmare which Lana agreed with. He kisses Lana to remind her of his intention.

Meanwhile, Tanyel and Kai share a quiet drink together for some close smiles, she called Ron sweet, and he feels comfortable with Anna-May. Overall they banter about him sleeping with her and wanting him. He talked about allowing both of them to explore their current coupling. She was being all very nice to him and Kai took the opportunity to say that he feels she is much better in her behaviour with him now.

Timestamp 6:26 Game time Never have I ever…all start slamming each other with innuendo statements. Watch the variety of statements and claims made. It got fairly personal there.

The fallout began

Lana revealed her ex’s name and Ron had to do a second take on the name.

Jessie and Olivia talk about Tom, is she still interested in him? He comes over and asks do they need a drink or tea, and his interest in him was discussed. Feeling free of any burden Olivia asked Tom for a chat right in front of Zara which eventually sparked this firestorm. Timestamp 15:52.

Zara starts to boil over with others in the outside bed. Both Lana and Ron bring the point to Zara that Olivia was the first and she thinks you (Zara) have stepped on her toes. Heated words are exchanged by Zara, while Olivia walked away, then cried.

You decide whose side your want to take in this one. 19:28 Enter the girls to support Olivia or at least talk to her. Tom gets grilled by Zara and he told her that he was keeping the door open for Liv. No triangles for Zara.

Off to bed scenes.

The next day, Aaron and Jessie plan to start grafting in the new pro status among the couples looking for the next couple. The boys’ postmortem was around Aaron’s plan, he shared he wanted to talk more with Liv, and Tom disliked the drama yesterday with Zara on display for all to see. In the girls meeting, Zara claimed that Tom knew how to make her feel safe and comfortable in bed. She was happy with their connection.

Kai in a small group reveals he does not feel the spark with Anna-May as he did with Tanyel. Ron was allowed to go into a lot of detail about his thoughts on the situation directing Kai to chase Tanyel. He claimed his head is scrambled and will tell both of them how he feels. He did like Tanyel’s high morals. Are you ready for another setup?

Releasing the pressure between Liv and Zara meet and basically agree to disagree. Be civil and move on. Add in a couple of digs of differences and the scene is another piece in their journey.

31:06 Time Aaron got a text. Soon followed by Jessie. Both can choose two dates to take out from the villa and graft with. He chooses Olivia and Lana. She chose Will and Tom.

Jessie and Will’s date appeared more relaxed and fun as they spoke on their picnic. Aaron had to work harder with Olivia and low-key with me. What was interesting about the dates was how Lana and Tom were encouraging Will and Jessie on.

Swap dates. Jessie and Tom were relaxed and interesting to watch as was Aaron to some extent with Lana. The pro bombs did a good job grafting out information from both dates.

You can watch the end.

Episode 9

Highlights episodes 6 and 7 below

Two new Aussie-based bombs are dropped on the villa, featuring Aaron and Jessie (Jess) chasing love amongst the vast group of lads and girls.

However, before the new episode producers want to squeeze this 40-minute “Unseen Bits” into the schedule. The Unseen bits explain in detail why Tanyel chose Ron to solve the mystery. Looked into her soul while sucking her finger… He also claimed she was the fittest islander.

Lana and Tanyel talk about the firepit where Ronnie was selected by the latter. Lana wants to be kept in the loop about the relationship as she wants to continue to be with Ronnie as well. Tanyel wants them to be friends but the love island experience allows for singles to explore other people in the villa.

All the islanders speak about what has transpired with all the recoupling, see the current list in this post.

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Kai was happy with Anna-May choosing him and now he gets to couple up with her. Meanwhile, Lana and Will converse about the firepit and he was thankful for her picking him over the other lad. They hug it out and she reveals her conversation with Tanyel and there must be something there between them etc. Olivia is happy with choosing Haris, they have a fun and physical connection.

Tom and Zara’s post talks about the pressure they faced in getting to this point. Tom expressed his genuine happiness at being with her and coupled up right now. Eventually, within 2 minutes had kissed and she was excited about this moment. Ronnie, the mature man in the villa, converses with Lana about the result and helps Lana understand that she has his attention. He does not feel strong in the current situation with Tanyel. Stand by for her drama.

Drama is back between Olivia on her recycling wash of Zara’s words and actions. So they meet for a one-on-one. Olivia feels attacked both verbally and her taking her ex-partner Tom away. Zara allows her to vent her feelings. Zara has had to handle a lot of personal conflict between her and the islanders due to her being the female bomb.

Tom expressed interest in her while keeping his options open with Olivia. In round two with Tom, he is grilled about his words and actions in finding a relationship with Zara. They both look uncomfortable in past events. She told him that she felt mugged off, got up, and left with a drink in her right hand.

Skip the boys and girls reprise timestamp at 17:30 in the video.

Text time Pool party 23:00 approximately No heavy petting was #

24:15 Party time commenced.

25:00 Aussie gate crashers aka two bombs Aaron and Jessie arrive at the villa.

Boys talk to the new girl, and girls talk with the new boy.

Lana plans out a role play for Will to pursue Jessie and exchange vibes in a cute moment. She is really helpful in taking the lead and for him to showcase his values.

Aaron and Olivia spend some time together in a chat. He felt her confidence in the meeting. Meanwhile, Tanyel and Ron have some air time together, going over the same ground about trying to explore relationships with other people. She insists that she wants to get to know him while they are coupled up, yet be open to others as well. Seems natural. What more can go wrong?

Jessie and WIll share a good time learning that they both have many common events and interests from their childhoods. She grew up in country Tasmania and he grew up and has remained in the country farm life. This is one of the best potential couples in the villa this season. Although their families are literally on opposite sides of the world, it is not that uncommon these days for one person to move for love.

Next episode, another challenge and more drama between islanders.

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End of the road for one of the boys in this episode.

Plenty of recoupling, with two bombs picking opposite genders.

Shaq and Haris try and sort out their immature behaviour – no dad talk! Olivia and Zara have a difference about labeling her. Tom and Olivia try and sort out their differences, slow burner, a major setback for her. He ain’t here to play games and reminds him of her comment. He apologises to her.

Lana and Anna-May talked about their situation. Shaq and the boys talk more about the challenge, and David walks out on the conversation. Tom does some bro talk with David. Ronnie thinks Shaq is overthinking his situation with Tanya. David is confused, and talks with Tanya, he did not like to hear their words.

Tanya confirms she is interested in David but did not close off Shaq. Lana and Ronnie were talking, and Zara walks in and sits down. Ronnie talks he is more interested in Lana, she reacts with a question about not talking to her about it. His response was direct and firm about seeing her with Tom during the night made the decision for him. No shown animosity, they hug it out and split.

Tanya and Shaq time, he focuses on the game and her kissing the other and apologises for making him feel bad. She is trusting her with her feelings. Zara and Olivia time. Plenty of carnage tonight. She did not think about who to pick in the challenge and meant nothing about it. She apologised, and Olivia said she meant it in one of those one-moment scenes.

Kai and Anna-May talk, he does not want drama between his current partner. He does not care about how she feels and may need to experience this outcome. Ronnie talks to Lana sharing the good news she is now the big picture centre of his focus.

She smiles and appears happy with the news. Ron asked for his kiss and she complied in a sweet way. “This has been his best night….” he claimed. He has managed to make big-boy decisions while others had not.

21:35 Timeframe morning time. A day for finding love. Boys reprise and girl reprise time around the pool. The calm before the storm then comes to a text. The girls pick tonight, the boy left single will go home. Farmer Will is too matey with the women. Kai, Haris, and Kai feel the pressure along with David. Tanya and David talk about all the scenarios and what if another girl takes him. He admits he has put all his eggs in one basket. She has a hard time and is confused.

Firepit time

One male goes home. Zara asks the other girls not to take things too personally tonight. Kai cheers the islanders for the night. More grafting and Kai talks to Tanyek and questions the situation. Tom and Zara speak of an interesting night. Olivia and Haris, Shaq, and Tanya talk. Will and Lana talk for a moment. Tom talks to Olivia speak, it may not be down to her. David and Tanya hold her cards close.

Decision time. Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch.

Anna-May was the first to choose and picked Kai!

Zara was next, a welcoming boy since the beginning she chose Tom!

Olivia was coupled up with Tom, an attraction and playfulness, she chose Haris!

Tanya was with Shaq and chose him again.

David, Ronnie and Will remain.

Tanyel chose Ron.

Lana had to choose between David and Will. One will go home. She wants to couple up with this boy who has shown her a lot of attention Will.

David goodbye.

Aaron Waters

Love Island: SR9 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: Aaron Waters.

Love Island: SR9 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: Aaron Waters. ©ITV Plc

Age: 25
From: Melbourne
Occupation: Model and Content Creator
Instagram username: @aaronmwaters
Appeared on Love Island Australia series 3

Aaron from Love Island Season 3 Australia is the new male bomb. No more blonde bleached hair! Maybe he has matured since then, don’t expect him to be popular with English fans.

“Besides being an Aussie, I’m different from most because I have a sense of awareness of who I am and what I’m looking for. When I’m talking to girls it’s not on a surface level, I can dive deeper to try and build a connection,” he said.

Jessie Wynter

Love Island: SR9 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: Jessie Wynter.

Love Island: SR9 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: Jessie Wynter. ©ITV Plc

Age: 26
From: Tasmania, lives in Sydney
Occupation: Personal Trainer and Influencer
Instagram username: @jessiereneewynter
Appeared on Love Island Australia series 2

Jessie says: “I’m single and have been for quite some time! I’m very lucky to live the life I lead, but it does get a bit lonely. All of my friends are settling down, and it’s time for me to do the same. The last time I had a relationship, it was in the Love Island Australia Villa – so let’s go!”

She adds: “I definitely will be bringing energy to Love Island. There won’t be a quiet moment. I’m going to bring those good vibes.”

Sophie from Love Island Season 2 Australi is the new female bomb. Another returnee that the producers hope to utilise somewhere in the villa.

Ripper… bona,..g’day mates.

Recoupling Outcome

Anna-May chose Kai over Haris. She felt more connected to him than Haris. Kai felt Tanyel was too much drama but still wants to get to know her more.

Zara chose Tom, he was a welcoming boy since the beginning, and both wanted to couple up.

Olivia was coupled up with Tom, an attraction and playfulness, she chose Haris! Haris did spend some air time with her during episodes 3 – 5. Haris calls Olivia for a chat. She is open to hearing his thoughts about coupling up in the future and does not turn him down. Admitting she is more physically attracted to him and more her type than Tom.

Tanyel chose Ron. Kai had been chosen by Anna-May in the opening round. She claimed him to be a top guy and wanted to get to know him. This was at the expense of Lana.

Lana had to choose between David and Will. She wants to couple up with this boy who has shown her a lot of attention Will. Next recoupling, the boys choose Ronnie will likely return to Lana.

Tanya and Shaq recoupled. Tanya had been kissing him in bed since they connected. David did put all his eggs in one basket. Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch.

Episode 4

Five featured grafting between most of the islanders, it is still early, and no couples have been tested. Zara and Kai are shown talking, while David somewhat struggles with Tanyel, she was not making any commitments to his direct questions.

Ronnie and Tanya talk about their similar situations and being comfortable in their relationships. They both experienced the first bombs together in the last episode. In walks Zara to snag Ronnie. He talked about how she checked all his boxes in a very positive experience. Zara has the power to choose, he is feeling the pressure.

David talks to Tanya in the villa reprising their date, clothing, appearance, and possible future connection. He has the power to choose as well.

Lana breaks up Ronnie and Zara. Asks him how the date went and he confirmed he wanted to get to know her. Zara has the power. He continued talking about what-ifs, including their differences and positives. She agreed about the differences and wanted an opportunity to experience a date as well.

Meanwhile, Zara and Will were shown in a conversation. He went for the flirty approach appealing to her modeling catwalk style demonstrating which made her happy. Instantly talking about his farm, animals, and acreage size.

Kai and Anna-May were aired in a conversation about their respective situations, comparing other connections. He spoke about Tanyel and Zara were different personalities in contrast to Anna-May.

Tanyel admits to Kai she got really jealous earlier, admitting he had done nothing wrong but that was the way she felt. She revealed her need to be his full attention in the outside world, but inside the villa was a different situation. Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch.

Zara reaches out to Shaq for a conversation about each other. Anna-May corners Haris questioning his absence in conversation with her. He admitted he was not vibing with her so they decided to move on parting amicably. She was happy with the result.

Tom and Zara time, they compare each other’s conversation and physical attributes. He is tall and she appeals to him on that basis alone.

The boys debrief happened along with the girls debrief. It revealed the above information. While David and Zara compared notes about their positions in the villa. Reflecting on the date targets and their respective chats with the other islanders.

Tanyel reveals to Ronnie that she has him down as her choice to get to know in the villa. While Kai and Anna-May invested more time in each other. David and Tanya flirted on the couch. She wants to spice things up between them. Fair to say everyone had the opportunity to talk more.

The challenge brings plenty of kissing and emotional labeling to both genders. All the islanders experience other feelings and emotions. You can watch the full scene and how it ends.

Couples standing prior to episode 5

When Tom sought a partner to couple up with, Olivia, all the females were willing to talk to him and were open. After the firepit event, all told their current partners that they were happy with the outcome.

Tanyel and Kai – no post-firepit discussion shown. Kia was shown with the boys, see below. Both share time with other islanders, Tanyel with the new bomb, and David as did Kai with Zara.

Olivia and Tom – post-re-coupling, she was happy to be chosen by him as being wanted for her type/ his type rather than being in default with farmer Will. He has never dated a darker brunette always been chasing blondes in the past.

The next morning Haris calls Olivia for a chat. She is open to hearing his thoughts about coupling up in the future and does not turn him down. Admitting she is more physically attracted to him and more her type than Tom.

Anna-May and Hari’s post firepit, he is with the other lads speaking about working with A-M and looking at other options, which the boys saw straight away as not a good game plan (for them). Haris spent some time with Olivia on air.

Tanya and Shaq meet and talk about the intensity of the firepit recoupling and how it puts things into perspective for them. She wants him to keep her close in their mutual situation. He went in for the kiss and was pied, turned down at that moment. In the morning male debrief, he received a good chat and a kiss, which according to Tanya draw a physical reaction. Tanya and Ronnie talk post-bomb dates.

After her date with David outside the villa, she spoke about his strengths and weaknesses to the other girls. Shaq was living in her head rent-free wanting to run over and hug him on her return.

Lana and Ron – shown post-re-coupling episode three, where Ron leads with his intention to continue to pursue Lana, which appeared to flatter her. She was happy to be with him on camera.

Ron received a text for a new date with Zara. See singles.

Upon her arrival at the villa, Zara met with all the girls sharing she felt about his ora on the date. See below.

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Will and two new bombs. Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch.

Will speaks about finding a good graft and taking one of the other girls away from their current partners. Kai and Ron tell him that he will not succeed in a matey way of a friendly warning.

In the morning first choice was for him to chat with Lana. He was calling her his first choice, she called him lovely but did not feel any spark at the moment. Which was fair to both as it was only day three.

Meanwhile, the villa action was limited to some pool banter and clothing choices for Will.

Text time: Two dates outside the villa

Zara texts Ron to meet her on a date. His reaction is somewhat excited while Lana is subdued. He characterizes Lana as very reserved and he likes it when a girl takes what she wants.

She is 25 and from London, not afraid to find the man she wants on Love Island. Extraverted and rates herself highly.

Second text this time for Tanya to leave the villa and meet him. She appeared excited.

David, 24, a money advisor, from Essex is waiting at a table in a field near Zara. In fact, they were in the same camera frame closing the scene and sitting apart.

In summary, Zara and David made good vibes with both Tanya and Ron. It appeared reciprocated evenly with a few awkward stumbles or excited anticipated responses. Why didn’t David and Zara get some air time? I guess we will wait and see.

Both singles arrived at the villa and spent time with their group genders sharing their news and feelings felt on the dates. This sets up the drama for the next several episodes as deeper relationships blossom, fail, or fall into all the traps.

Coupling up round 1 was over and the new bomb Tom arrived immediately sending the villa into an awkward spiral. Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch.

Meet all the cast and their bios in this episode 1.


Love Island has confirmed the first batch of islanders to appear in this year’s winter installment. The good-looking singletons will jet off to the South African villa to star in reality TV’s hottest vacation.

Just months after Davide and Ekin-Su took the crown as winners of the 2022 series – ITV is back to spice up your evenings. Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch.

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This will be the first winter series of the show since Paige Turley and Finn Tapp emerged victorious in 2020.

There is another new addition to the show Maya Jama, who will be taking on hosting duties from Laura Whitmore. To ensure the safety of the contestants this year, ITV bosses have announced they will be disabling social media accounts during the show.

Here’s every contestant that has been confirmed for Love Island 2023, who they are, and where they’re from.

Here is your 2023 Love Island Winter cast…

Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown

Love Island: SR9 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown.

Love Island: SR9 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown. ©ITV Plc

Age: 25
From: London
Job: Model and Property Developer
Instagram username: @itszaradeniz

Zara says of signing up: “It’s been something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time. My love life is a bit shambolic so it would be nice to date in a different environment as whatever I’m doing at the minute isn’t working.

Asked what she’ll bring to the villa, Zara adds: “Sass, vibes, and good energy. I’m a massive hype girl, I’m very complimentary so I hope to keep the vibes up in the Villa. I’ll also bring spice, I’m a bit different and I don’t think there’s anyone in there that’s like me so I reckon I’ll keep things interesting.” Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch.

David Salako – was dumped in episode 7

Love Island: SR9 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: David Salako.

Love Island: SR9 on ITV2 and ITVX. Pictured: David Salako. ©ITV Plc

Age: 24
From: Essex
Job: Money Adviser
Instagram username: @DavidSxalako

David says: “It’s exciting as I’m potentially meeting someone I’ve never met that I could bond with.”

He adds: “Listen, there’s only one David Salako. There we go. If you’re in a relationship with me it’ll be nothing but good fun, vibes. I think I’m alright looking as well…

Tanya Manhenga, 22


Tanya is entering the villa with the hopes that being around “lots of different people will help me work out who it is I may want”. The 22-year-old Liverpudlian is a student studying biomedical science. On the side, she is also an influencer. Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch.

Tanya has Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation condition. She says, however, that “you may not even notice it”. Tanya said she doesn’t care about covering up the pigmentation on her lip and in her hair, adding that “it’s a vibe”.

Follow Tanya on Instagram here.

Kai Fagan, 24


Kai is a Science and PE teacher from Manchester who says he is “single by choice”. The 24-year-old Jamaican citizen said he has “quite high expectations” and does not commit to anyone unless he is “absolutely buzzing” over them. Kai says his friends would describe him as “chilled, caring, very impulsive, and a good guy”, adding that he always puts family and friends first.

In addition to his job as a teacher, he also plays semi-professional rugby for Burnage RFC, having previously played rugby 7s for Jamaica. He has three different degrees and went to three different universities. Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch.

Follow Kai on Instagram here.

Lana Jenkins, 25


The 25-year-old from Luton said that she falls in love quickly. “I tend to know quite soon if I could fall in love with that person and then, as long as everything is going well, I’ll probably tell them I love them in about a week,” she said.

Throughout her career as a make-up artist, she has worked with many celebrities. A fun fact about Lana is that when she lived in Spain as a six-year-old, she appeared in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.

Follow Lana on Instagram here.

Ron Hall, 25


The 25-year-old from Essex has said that he will bring “fun and charisma” to the villa, adding that he is “the most genuine person you’ll meet”. The financial advisor has also said he is a “nice person – which you don’t find these days”.

Ron is blind in one eye, after suffering a football injury when he was eight years old. “I went in for a header and got kicked in the face,” he recalled. “I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green. It’s added to my character, there are so many people that are worse off than me. And if anything, losing something like that makes you realise that. It’s not hindered me in any shape or form. It’s a good conversation starter I must admit.”

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Follow Ron on Instagram here.

Anna-May Robey, 20


The 20-year-old payroll administrator from Swansea has said she is looking for someone who can make her laugh, adding that she has been single for “quite a while”. Recalling her worst date ever, Anna-May said one man once fell asleep during their meal. “I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up,” she said. Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch.

According to Anna-May, her friends have described her as “energetic” and “always running around singing and screaming”.

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Will Young, 23


Will has said that growing up on a farm has made it difficult “juggling relationships and work”. Sounding serious about love, the 23-year-old farmer from Buckinghamshire said that he is at a time in his life “where I’m mature enough to find a wife”.

Will practices meditation every night for 20-25 minutes, adding that “it’s a nice way to self-reflect”. He said that he would like Sir David Attenborough to play him in a movie of his life.

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Follow Will on Instagram.

Tanyel Revan, 26


Tanyel is a 26-year-old hair stylist from North London. Asked what she’ll bring to the villa, Tanyel said: “Energy, confidence. I’m funny, loud, feisty, charismatic.” She also said that she is “hard to get” and “a very loyal person”.

Shedding some light on her type, Tanyel revealed that her celebrity crush is Channing Tatum who is “handsome but not too pretty”. She said: “I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.”

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Follow Tanyel Revan on Instagram now.

Shaq Muhammad, 24


Shaq from London is entering the villa and has not had the “best luck with previous relationships”. The 24-year-old airport security officer sounds serious about finding a partner, saying that “hopefully I do come out with my future wife. The person I hope to marry one day. Hopefully she’s in the villa”.

Shaq said that he wears his heart on his sleeve and that if he finds someone he clicks with, “I fall very hard, very fast”. A romantic, Shaq cries every time he watches the Nicholas Sparks film adaptation Dear John starring Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum.

Olivia Hawkins, 27 Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch.


The 27-year-old from Brighton has never been in a relationship before. Olivia said she’ll bring “fun” and “vibes” to the villa, and “maybe a little bit of drama”.

Olivia’s work as a ring girl and actor has brought her close to celebrities. Speaking about her claim to fame, she said: “I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life. I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.”

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Follow Olivia on Instagram here.

Haris Namani, 21


The 21-year-old TV salesman from Doncaster called Love Island “the best opportunity for me to find the girl and find the right one”. Haris said that he has never “taken a girl home”, explaining that he would not say he has fallen in love with anyone until they meet his mum and dad, or siblings. Love Island UK 2023 Highlights watch.

Haris went on to call himself “a unique guy” who is “confident, not awkward, especially with the girls”. He also said he is “friendly, and very respectful”.

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