Unlucky Liam Llewellyn saw his luck take a dramatic turn in Wednesday’s Love Island, as he landed dates with both of the show’s new bombshells.
In the episode’s closing scenes, Liam learned the public had voted for him to go on dates with Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Afia Tonkmor, sparking an incredulous reaction from Gemma Owen.
Gemma, who recoupled with Davide Sanclimenti, had hinted just hours earlier that she ‘still wanted to chat to Liam,’ but appeared even more undecided as she later told the girls she was ‘still inclined’ towards Davide following their first date.
Surprise! Unlucky-in-love Liam Llewellyn saw his luck take a dramatic turn in Wednesday’s Love Island, as he landed dates with both of the show’s new bombshells
Having been encouraged by the boys to continue pursuing Gemma, Liam was still thrilled when he received two texts revealing he’d be going on dates with both of the new Islanders.
Viewers will see the dates play out in Thursday’s show, and Gemma’s shocked expressions hinted she was unhappy with the result.
In Tuesday’s show, Davide chose Gemma to couple up with leaving Liam single and vulnerable, and Wednesday’s show picked up with the fallout.
New arrivals! In the episode’s closing scenes, Liam learned the public had voted for him to go on dates with Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu (right) and Afia Tonkmor (left)
Shocked: The news sparked an incredulous reaction from Gemma, who had hinted just days earlier that she ‘still wanted to chat to Liam’
Good choice? In Tuesday’s show, Davide chose Gemma to couple up with leaving Liam single and vulnerable, and in Wednesday’s show the brunette hinted she wanted to get to know Liam even though she was paired with the Italian hunk
Speaking in the Beach Hut, Gemma said: ‘Me and Davide are now a couple which I’m quite excited about. I’m really happy and I’m really looking forward to getting to know him a bit more and seeing where it goes.’
In the Beach Hut, Davide said: ‘I feel really happy with how things have been tonight. I’m now in a couple with Gemma and I’m really happy that she actually felt the same as me. I feel like there is something good between us.’
But Gemma admitted she is keen to know how Liam is feeling following Davide’s shock decision.
Speaking at the fire pit with Gemma, Liam said: ‘Tomorrow is a new day – I’ve got work to do!’
Truth: Despite her new coupling, Gemma pulled Liam aside and admitted she ‘still wants to chat to him,’ despite implying to Davide she wasn’t interested
Cosy? Despite being in a new couple, Gemma admitted the following morning she had little contact with Davide while they shared a bed
Gemma said: ‘Me being in a couple with him hasn’t changed how I feel about you. I still want to chat to you. It’s still early days. But I can imagine it’s not a nice situation to be in.’
Liam said: ‘You’re still at the top of my tree! I’ve got a good feeling about you. You are girlfriend material, the way you are and the way you carry yourself.’
During the show, things also appeared to be heating up between Dami and Amber as they shared a kiss.
The pair were coupled up by the public on their first day in the villa but so far haven’t been too romantic with each other.
However, Amber was keen to get to know the microbiologist better and see more of his fun side.
Smooch: During the show, things also appeared to be heating up between Dami and Amber as they shared a kiss
Speaking with Dami, Amber said: ‘Don’t be so serious with me.’
Dami asked: ‘Do you think I’m serious?’
Amber said: ‘Yeah with me a little bit.’
Dami then said: ‘I feel like you’re too serious.’
Relationship: The pair were coupled up by the public on their first day in the villa but so far hadn’t been too romantic with each other
Amber replied: ‘I’m not serious at all. I want you to be you.’
Sparks began to fly between the pair and later that evening they both had a chat at the bar.
Dami said to Amber: ‘You’ve been giving me eyes. I can see your eyes looking at me and I keep thinking, am I in trouble?’
Amber said: ‘You see me watching you! I’m intrigued by you. I’m trying to work out what you’re thinking.’
Dami asked: ‘What am I thinking now?’
Amber said: ‘I don’t know. You tell me.’
Flirty: However, viewers saw that Amber is now keen to get to know the microbiologist better and see more of his fun side
Dami said: ‘I can’t tell you but I can show you,’ with the pair then sharing their first kiss.
While the Islanders were relaxing in the garden, Gemma received a text which read: ‘Gemma and Davide, it’s time for your first date. Please get ready to leave the Villa. #SimplyTheZest #FirstDateVibes’
Speaking in the Beach Hut ahead of her date with Davide, Gemma said: ‘Hopefully we can have another good chat and I can find out a bit more about him and have that good energy.’
The pair headed out of the Villa and arrived at a picturesque location for their date where they made their own lemonade.
Time for a date! While the Islanders were relaxing in the garden, Gemma received a text which read: ‘Gemma and Davide, it’s time for your first date. Please get ready to leave the Villa’
Talk soon turned to marriage, and Davide asked: ‘Do you want to get married? Have you ever thought about it?’
Gemma said: ‘Yeah definitely. I’d like to get married and I want to have kids.’
Davide asked: ‘How many?’, leading Gemma to say: ‘Like four!’
Davide later said: ‘I was sure about my decision. What about you?’
Gemma said: ‘With Liam I’ve told him that I’ll still have chats with him and get to know him a bit more. I also told him I have more of an initial attraction to you than I do for him. I do think you’re a nice genuine guy.
‘I think you’ve got to, to be honest at the start I thought does this guy have any banter, or does he just look nice. Do you date a lot?’
Love in the air? Heading back to the villa, Gemma and Davide agreed their first date ‘went well,’ and later told the girls she was becoming ‘more inclined’ to the Italian hunk over Liam
Heading back to the villa, Gemma and Davide agreed their first date ‘went well,’ and later told the girls she was becoming ‘more inclined’ to the Italian hunk over Liam.
Elsewhere, Luca began to question Andrew’s loyalty, as the two of them vied over Tasha Ghouri’s affections.
On Tuesday night, things heated up between Andrew and Tasha when the two shared a kiss, after having locked lips during the earlier airport challenge.
As they sat on the sofa and reflected on the game, Andrew asked Tasha if she wanted a repeat performance of their kiss and soon swiftly moved in for another more intimate smooch.
Suspicious: Elsewhere, Luca began to question Andrew ‘s loyalty, as the two of them vied over Tasha’s affections
As a giggly Tasha joked he was marking his territory, her other potential love interest Luca watched on as the other boys cheered.
Luca discussed where his head is at, saying: ‘There are five sexy girls in the Villa.
‘One girl walks past and then another walks past. You end up with whiplash by the end of the day!’
Andrew was keen to know how Luca felt about Tasha and speaking at the fire pit, Luca said: ‘She’s attractive. She pulled me for a chat.’
Wants to know the goss: Andrew was keen to know how Luca felt about Tasha and speaking at the fire pit, Luca said: ‘She’s attractive. She pulled me for a chat’
But that evening as the Islanders got ready for bed, Andrew suggested to Tasha that Luca isn’t keen on pursuing things with her.
The next day, Tasha and Luca had a chat and Tasha says: ‘What are your thoughts? Just be open and honest.’
Luca said: ‘I fancy you. There is no denying that. I want to keep getting to know you but sharing a bed with another person is so hard.’
Tasha replied: ‘It’s a weird one isn’t it, because me and Andrew share a bed and we cuddle.’
Candid: The next day, Tasha and Luca had a chat and Tasha said: ‘What are your thoughts? Just be open and honest’
Romance: On Tuesday night’s show things heated up between Andrew and Tasha as the two shared a kiss, after having locked lips during the earlier airport challenge
Tasha then revealed how Andrew told her that Luca doesn’t have his sights set on her and Luca is left less than impressed.
Speaking with Paige in the kitchen, Luca said: ‘I’ve got to have a word with Andrew. He’s snaking me.’
Speaking in the Beach Hut, a clearly-frustrated Paige said: ‘For god’s sake, Luca! He says to me everything I want to hear but I don’t want to only focus on him because I don’t think he’s doing the same.’
Drama: Later that evening, Luca (left) decided to question Andrew (right) about his conversation with Tasha, with the pair eventually clearing the air after he profusely apologised for his behaviour
Later that evening, Luca decided to question Andrew about his conversation with Tasha.
As Luca said: ‘For Tasha she was actually upset. It sounds like you kind of just said it, but I never dog a boy out to get to a girl,’ Andrew replied: ‘My point was never to do that.
‘It was an honest mistake I’d never jeopardise anyone’s chances with any other girls. Especially my mates I’d never do that on purpose.’
Speaking later in the Beach Hut, Luca said: ‘We need to move on and get back to how we were. My most important thing is for everyone in the villa not to feel awkward.’
Andrew went onto pull Tasha aside for a chat, apologising for his behaviour, and she admitted she wanted to ‘slow things down’ between them.
New arrivals: Ahead of their arrival on Wednesday, viewers were given a taste of what shock new contestants Afia Tonkmor and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu would get up to in the villa
Ahead of their arrival on Wednesday, viewers were given a taste of what shock new contestants Afia Tonkmor and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu would get up to in the villa.
Afia explained that signing up for the show felt like a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity but believes she is still single because she tends to ‘fall in love too quickly’.
The 25-year-old said: ‘It just seems like a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet someone, have an amazing summer, just have so much fun, and have a bit of a summer romance as well.
‘But I fall in love quickly, too quickly, two dates I am like, ‘OMG I am obsessed with this boy, he’s everything.”
Afia was joined as a new contestant by Essex actress Ekin-Su who is looking for a ‘genuine spark’ in her love life but admits she can be ‘quite picky’ and isn’t in the villa to make friends.
The latest Islander said: ‘I’m looking for that real genuine spark and they just see me as me. I think the concept of the show brings back true and raw feelings.
Looking forward: Afia – who works as a Lounge Host at a Private Members Club in London – explained that signing up for the show felt like a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity
‘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! I’m looking for a serious man and a serious relationship. I’ll bring the whole package to the villa – drama, tears, laughter, joy, and love.
‘I’m looking for the love of my life. I’m not there to make friends. If someone wants to have an argument with me, bring it on.’
Love Island continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.
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: 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: Afia Tonkmor
Occupation: Lounge Host at a Private Members Club
Who is their type on paper? ‘I love going on dates but I want to be in a relationship and just call it a day!
‘I like going on dates but I am just so done with it now, I just want the relationship, chill thing.’
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: Liam Llewellyn
Location: Newport, South Wales
Occupation: Masters Student
Who is their type on paper? ’22 is a really nice age to meet someone, you’ve got your years ahead of you so you have time to grow together.
‘Love Island is a great opportunity to meet someone, you’re in with a load of different types so you can get to grips with what you really like.’
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: 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!’