Sunday 26 May 2019

Love Island lifts viewers’ spirits after World Cup defeat

Fans said the reality show would take their minds off the football.

Love Island villa ITV)
Love Island villa ITV)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent

Television viewers said they were grateful to have Love Island to lift their spirits after England were knocked out of the World Cup.

Many disappointed football fans tuned in to the latest antics in the ITV2 villa after watching Croatia defeat England in the semi-final on Wednesday night.

“#loveisland to get me outta that football depression Everyone say thank U love island,” one person posted on Twitter.

“Bit of #LoveIsland now to take my mind off the Football,” said another.

One person tweeted: “The heatwave is finished. Football is no longer coming home. All we have left is #LoveIsland to get us through the rest of summer.”

“At least we all know jack and dani are coming home.” posted one fan, referring to popular Love Island couple Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer.

“After the stress of the football, just need something mindless, that’ll be #LoveIsland then,” joked another.

However, fans were not prepared for a scene in which Georgia Steel made a football reference during an idle chat.

“Georgia please! No football analogies right now!!” urged one person

“Georgia No football references it is too soon,” said another.

Love Island continues on ITV2.

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