Thursday 21 June 2018

Drama on Love Island as surprise recoupling looms amid rifts

Several contestants in the villa are butting heads.

Drama on Love Island as surprise recoupling looms amid rifts (ITV)
Drama on Love Island as surprise recoupling looms amid rifts (ITV)

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

A recoupling looms on Love Island after the dramatic fallout between couple Adam Collard and Rosie Williams, and as a rivalry heated up between Eyal Booker and Alex George.

It was revealed in Tuesday’s episode of the reality dating programme that the contestants will have to take part in a last-minute recoupling – where they get to choose to remain in their current couples, or pick new partners – and that the girls will have the power.

However, Collard shared his concern over his future in the programme following his fight with Williams, which was prompted after she learned he had been talking about her behind her back while revealing his affections for newcomer Megan Barton Hanson.

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Love Island’s Adam Collard (ITV)

Just a few days ago, Collard ditched former flame Kendall Rae Knight in favour of Williams, but in the latest broadcast, he confessed to camera in the beach hut that he was keen to slow things down with lawyer Williams.

He also expressed an interest in former stripper Barton Hanson, boldly asking her why she had not picked him for a date upon her arrival.

Barton Hanson felt awkward about their chat and told Williams, who was horrified and confronted her partner later in front of their co-stars.

The following day, Williams appeared unsure of her future with Collard, and she said she was “single again”, but viewers saw her mulling over whether to choose him again in the recoupling, or island newcomer Charlie Frederick.

Elsewhere, Booker and George – who have both shown an interest in Barton Hanson – shared heated words after Booker passionately kissed her, right in front of A&E doctor George.

Barton Hanson had been torn over who to pick for the recoupling, as she admitted to liking both Booker and George for different reasons.

And unlucky-in-love George was notably angry with Booker’s tactics, which he called “desperate”.

George told his rival: “I always think, treat people how you want to be treated.”

Booker insisted his actions were not “malicious”.

The dramatic episode also saw Niall Aslam leave the villa for “personal reasons”.

Aslam, who had been coupled with Georgia Steel, is unable to return to the programme, ITV confirmed.

Love Island continues on ITV2 at 9pm.

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