Love Island 2022: SIX islanders are up for the chop as villa discovers one boy and one girl are set to be DUMPED in nail-biting cliffhanger
Tensions reached breaking point on Monday’s episode of Love Island as six islanders found themselves on the chopping block, with one boy and one girl set to be dumped from the villa.
In a nail-biting cliffhanger, the islanders received a text and were told to gather around the firepit where they were told the public had been voting for their favourite boy and favourite girl.
Shock: Tensions reached breaking point on Monday’s episode of Love Island as six islanders found themselves on the chopping block, with one boy and one girl set to be dumped from the villa
After the names were announced, Paige Thorne received a text that said: ‘Only one boy and one girl will be going home tonight. That decision is in the hands of the public.’
Danica Taylor and Dami Hope both received text messages saying: ‘The boy/girl with the fewest votes and therefore dumped from the island is…’ before the show ended with viewers forced to wait until Tuesday to find out who has been dumped.
Elsewhere during the show, Indiyah Polack finally had a heart to heart with Ikenna, with the pair admitting they have little romantic connection despite being coupled up for two weeks.
Later, Dami decided to pull Indiyah for a chat, giving the flirty pair a chance to admit their feelings for one another once and for all.
Up for the chop: The boys with the fewest votes were Ikenna Ekwonna, Jay Younger and Andrew Le Page while the girls with the fewest votes were Tasha Ghouri, Amber Beckford and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Tension: In a nail-biting cliffhanger, the islanders received a text and were told to gather around the firepit where they were told the public had been voting for their favourite boy and favourite girl
As Indiyah continued to grapple with her feelings for Ikenna she was keen to gain clarity, pulling him for a chat she said: ‘I wanted to catch up with you and just have an open and honest conversation about how you actually think we are?’
She added: ‘Obviously I know we’ve been in here for like two weeks and we’ve been getting to know each other but an observation from me, I feel like I should know more about you and we should connect more.’
Ikenna asked: ‘So you feel like there’s something missing?’ to which Indiyah said: ‘Yeah, but I don’t know if you feel the same way?’
Ikenna told Indiyah he’s noticed her feelings towards his pal Dami, pointing out: ‘Do you know what I’ve noticed as well that you and Dami get on.’
Dami, who has been coupled up with Amber for two weeks, later pulled Indiyah for a chat and asked her outright: ‘Do you feel like we have a connection?’
Shaking things up: On Monday’s episode of Love Island Indiyah Polack finally has a heart to heart with Ikenna Ekwonna before admitting her feelings to Dami Hope (pictured)
Laying it all out: As Indiyah continues to grapple with her feelings for Ikenna she was keen to gain clarity, pulling him for a chat she says: ‘I wanted to have an open and honest conversation’
Indiyah said: ‘We get along, prompting him to reply: ‘Yeah but do you feel like we’ve ever had a spark?’
She said: ‘I feel like we’ve not been able to explore that and obviously I feel like we do get along but we’ve never actually looked at each other in that light.’
Dami asked Indiyah: ‘Would you like to explore it? Indiyah says: ‘I think you know and everybody else knows that if there was somebody else that I would get to know, it would’ve been you but we just never went down that path.’
A clearly keen Dami told her: ‘I am actually open to exploring you because I feel like I don’t want to just coast in here and I feel like with you it’s just easy for me.’
Speaking In the Beach Hut, Indiyah admitted her feelings for Dami are already stronger than they ever have been for Ikenna: ‘That energy I have with Dami, I don’t have with Ikenna.’
New couple? Dami, who has been coupled up with Amber Beckford, for two weeks, later pulled Indiyah for a chat and asks her outright: ‘Do you feel like we have a connection?’
Ekin-Su immediately pulled Amber aside to talk it out, with the chat ending in an explosive argument between the girls.
‘I was sitting there and he [Jay] was like, I think Amber and Paige don’t like you,’ Ekin-Su told Amber.
As the conversation continues, Amber explained: ‘I feel like upstairs, you’ve been really genuine and we’ve seen a vulnerable side to you but I will add, over the last couple of days I’ve thought, is she playing a bit of a game?’
Fiery: Ekin-Su was accused of game playing byt the other girls
Ekin-Su asked: ‘What’s your actual issue with me? All you’re saying doesn’t make sense.’
Amber replied: ‘You’re playing a bit of a game, enjoying the drama’. Ekin-Su questions: ‘Am I playing a game or are you playing a game?’
Things quickly escalate as Ekin-Su exploded: ‘You’re trying to create s**t right now. It’s p***ing the f**k out of me.
‘I’m being genuine,’ Amber insisted. ‘You’re allowed to feel p****ed off’
Heated: Amber explained: ‘I feel like upstairs, you’ve been really genuine but I will add, over the last couple of days I’ve thought, is she playing a bit of a game?’
Ekin-Su quickly retorted with a dig at Amber’s rocky romance with Dami, telling her ‘Yeah cause you’re really secure in your relationship.’
As the girls look on in shock, Ekin-Su didn’t back down, yelling: ‘You’re attacking my personality, saying I’m playing, of course I’m going to say something back to you.’
Gemma stepped in to defend Amber, telling Ekin-Su: ‘It’s unfair to blame it all on Amber, I think some of the other girls have seen a bit of a difference as well.’
‘Why didn’t you speak up then?’ Ekin-Su asked her, only for Gemma to point out: ‘We’re speaking up now.’
Confrontation: Things quickly escalated as Ekin-Su exploded: ‘You’re trying to create s**t right now. It’s p***ing the f**k out of me’
The following morning, Amber and Ekin-Su put their differences aside during a heart-to-heart in the makeup area.
Amber said: ‘I was trying to be honest with you. I wasn’t trying to attack your personality but I can understand why you felt like that. Obviously I was taken aback when you said “you’re insecure about your coupling.”‘
Ekin-Su replied: ‘I understand that, it got heated when you said something about being genuine. Dami, that was really out of order but I felt like I was being attacked for who I was.
‘I’m really sorry about that, I do take that back. I’m glad you told me now when it’s early on instead of four weeks down the line. Lets clear the air.’
Speaking in the beach hut after, Amber said: ‘I feel we’ve come out of it getting a better understanding of each other.’
Making up: The following morning, Amber and Ekin-Su put their differences aside during a heart-to-heart in the makeup area
Meanwhile, Indiyah and Ikenna had another chat where they agreed they were better off just being friends going forward.
After being called over for a chat by Ikenna, Indiyah said: ‘I sometimes think the romantic connection is there, sometimes people don’t just click in that way.’
Ikenna replid: ‘Yeah, maybe I’m not the person to give you that. From this conversation, what are we getting?’
Indiyah said: ‘Obviously we still will chat to each other, but maybe a friendship is the route. I’m glad we can come to an understanding,’ before the pair had a hug and parted ways.
Friends: Meanwhile, Indiyah and Ikenna had another chat where they agreed they were better off just being friends going forward
Following Sunday’s dramatic recoupling, the new couples were forced to get a touch closer in a food challenge dubbed Lip Service.
Amber and Dami also got steamy as he wrapped both hands around her head for a kiss.
The challenge saw islanders transferring ingredients between one another, but only using their mouths.
The boys guzzled a mouthful of ingredients, before sliding across a dancefloor to transfer it to their lucky lady.
Once they’ve got the ingredients, the girls had to spit the contents into a giant cocktail glass – with the winner being the couple to fill their glass first.
Love Island returns on Tuesday night at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.
Up close: And old flames are reignited as Gemma Owen and Davide Sanclimenti pucker up
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
‘I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
‘This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?
This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains!
‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’
Name: Jay Younger
Occupation: Investment analyst
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am a slow burner for sure, yeah. I don’t fall easily.
‘I quite like self sufficiency in girls.’
Name: Danica Taylor
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am the type of girlfriend that I want to do so much with you – deep conversations, silly activities.
‘If you say let’s go canoeing all day even though I am quite a glam girl, I am down for it.’
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
‘I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Ikenna Ekwonna
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone.
‘Hopefully, I’m going to bring spontaneity and excitement.
‘I’m not really shy to speak to people I don’t really care too much about what people think.’
Name: Amber Beckford
Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t like guys that show off.
‘I don’t like flashy guys – just have a personality and make me laugh.
‘There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant!’
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.’
Name: Jacques O’Neill
Occupation: Rugby League Player
Who is their type on paper? ‘I think it needs to be the right person, at the right time.
‘I was saying to my mum the other day that I want a girl. And I’m now ready to settle down.’
Name: Remi Lambert
Who is their type on paper? ‘Now it’s time to find something more serious. I usually meet girls out and about on a night out.
‘If I see a girl I like, I’ll just go over without hesitation and sometimes I meet girls through Instagram.’