Love Island hits 100MILLION streams as eighth series becomes most watched yet


Love Island hits 100MILLION streams! Eighth series becomes the most watched yet – after contestants set pulses racing in X-rated striptease

Love Island has reached 100million streams making the eighth series of the ITV show the most streamed season so far. 

The dating show hit the milestone after the raunchiest episode yet which saw contestants set pulses racing during Tuesday’s X-rated striptease challenge.

It is the earliest point in the series that the show has achieved the staggering numbers with the steamy installment helping the show become ITV’s most streamed title of 2022. 

Love Island has hit 100MILLION streams! The eighth series has become the most watched yet - after contestants set pulses racing in X-rated striptease on Tuesday night's show

Love Island has hit 100MILLION streams! The eighth series has become the most watched yet – after contestants set pulses racing in X-rated striptease on Tuesday night’s show

Tuesday was the biggest day for Hub viewing so far this year which saw nearly 10 million streams across the day.

Love Island has a huge ‘appointment to view’ audience, with 64 per cent of fans streaming it on the night of broadcast watching live between 9-10pm or through ‘start again’ streaming during the time slot.

It comes as the series opening earlier this month saw a rise of 0.2 million viewers based on 2021’s launch. 

Record: It is the earliest point in the series that the show has achieved the staggering numbers with the steamy installment helping the show become ITV¿s most streamed title of 2022

Record: It is the earliest point in the series that the show has achieved the staggering numbers with the steamy installment helping the show become ITV’s most streamed title of 2022

For 16-34 year old viewers, the show  averaged 1.8 million TV viewers with a 61.6 per cent share of viewing, making it the second most watched programme so far this year for this demographic – only being marginally beaten by the Eurovision song contest.

Leading the pack during Tuesday night’s antics was Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu who donned a stunning bridal costume. 

She was followed by Tasha Ghouri who was dressed in a Barbie-inspired leotard and Paige Throne who did her best Pamela Anderson impression in a Baywatch-style swimsuit. 

Amazing: It comes as the series opening saw a rise of 0.2 million viewers based on 2021's launch (current cast pictured)

Amazing: It comes as the series opening saw a rise of 0.2 million viewers based on 2021’s launch (current cast pictured)

Model Tasha was seen straddling paramedic Paige as the duo enjoyed a steamy snog whilst Ekin-Su yelled out ‘shall we just have an orgy.’ 

Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma dressed in a Devil-inspired costume, in a black leotard with matching tights along with a red jacket and a matching paddle.  

The Islanders saucy outfits also included Dami Hope as a lab technician, Jay Younger as a cowboy and Davide Sanclimenti as a mysterious masked bandit.

Risque: Leading the pack was Ekin-Su who donned a stunning bridal costume

Sultry: Tasha was dressed in a Barbie-inspired leotard

Risque: Leading the pack during Tuesday night’s antics was Ekin-Su (left) who donned a stunning bridal costume, while Tasha (right) was dressed in a Barbie-inspired leotard

Racy: Model Tasha was seen straddling paramedic Paige Throne as the duo enjoyed a steamy snog whilst Ekin-Su yelled out 'shall we just have an orgy'

Racy: Model Tasha was seen straddling paramedic Paige Throne as the duo enjoyed a steamy snog whilst Ekin-Su yelled out ‘shall we just have an orgy’

Charlie Radnedge went for a butler in the buff look as he showed off his physique in a pair of black trousers with a white collar and bow tie. 

Elsewhere tensions rose as exes Gemma and Jacques’ hearts raced the most for each other during the challenge, with the rugby ace admitting he had sex flashbacks after seeing her in stockings and suspenders.

Michael Owen’s daughter, 19, and her former flame, 23, were left red faced when the announcement was read out. 

But just hours before their true feelings were exposed, the pair feuded over the reason for their historic split with Gemma telling Jacques to ‘f**k off’ after he called her ‘a clown’.

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox. 

Hot stuff: Elsewhere tensions rose as exes Gemma (pictured) and Jacques' hearts raced the most for each other during the challenge, with the rugby ace admitting he had sex flashbacks

Hot stuff: Elsewhere tensions rose as exes Gemma (pictured) and Jacques’ hearts raced the most for each other during the challenge, with the rugby ace admitting he had sex flashbacks

LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

Paige  Thorne

Name: Paige Thorne

Age: 24

Location: Swansea

Occupation: Paramedic

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’

Indiyah Polack

 Name: Indiyah Polack

Age: 23

Location: London

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.’

Tasha Ghouri

Name: Tasha Ghouri

Age: 23

Location: Thirsk

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.’

Gemma Owen

Gemma Owen

Name: Gemma Owen

Age: 19

Location: Chester

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

Andrew Le Page

Name: Andrew Le Page

Age: 27

Location: Guernsey

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.’ 

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Age: 27

Location: Essex

Occupation: Actress

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!’

Jay Younger

Jay Younger

Name: Jay Younger

Age: 28

Location: Edinburgh

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.’ 

Dami Hope

Dami Hope

Name: Dami Hope

Age: 26

Location: Dublin

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’.

Davide Sanclimenti

 Name: Davide Sanclimenti

Age: 27

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. ‘

Luca Bish

Luca Bish

 Name: Luca Bish

Age: 23

Location: Brighton 

Occupation: Fishmonger

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.’

Jacques O'Neill

Jacques O’Neill

Name:  Jacques O’Neill

Age: 23

Location: Cumbria

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.’

Antigoni Buxton

Antigoni Buxton

Name: Antigoni Buxton

Age: 26

Location: London

Occupation: Singer-songwriter

Why Love Island? I’ve been single for almost a year and a half and for the whole of the last year my goal has been to have as many different experiences as possible. 

‘I really just want to say ‘yes’ to things. Why not? It’ll be fun.’

Danica Taylor

Danica Taylor

 Name: Danica Taylor

Age: 21

Location: Leicester

Occupation: Dancer

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.’

Charlie Radnedge

Charlie Radnedge

Name: Charlie Radnedge

Age: 28

Location: London

Occupation: Real estate developer

Why do you think you’re a catch? ‘I am probably slightly more mature than some other people in the Villa. I’ve got some things figured out. I think I’m ready to settle down, basically.’

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