The villa is thrown into chaos as one girl gets dumped, the first ‘L-bomb’ gets dropped and two new arrivals send the girls into a frenzy – everything you missed in Love Island episode 17
Episode 17 of Love Island threw the villa into yet more chaos and carnage, with one girl bidding farewell to the show after a shocking recoupling.
Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown was left single as the decision came down to her former flame Tom Clare, who opted to couple up with Ellie Spence instead, no doubt sweet revenge for the hunk after being branded a ‘community penis’ by her.
The action-packed show saw the girls thrown into a frenzy by the arrival of two male bombshells, who didn’t waste any time getting to know the female Islanders, choosing three of them to head out on a picturesque date.
It was a twist that sparked fear from many of the boys that their couples could be in jeopardy, with Ron Hall even called out by Shaq Muhammad for his flippant treatment of Lana Jenkins.
So, as Love Island leaves fans reeling with yet another drama-filled show, here’s everything you missed from episode 17…
She’s gone! Episode 17 of Love Island threw the villa into yet more chaos and carnage, with one girl bidding farewell to the show after a shocking recoupling
ZARA GETS DUMPED
Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown was dumped from the villa following a shock recoupling.
The blonde beauty was left single as the decision came down to her former flame Tom Clare, who opted to couple up with Ellie Spence instead.
His decision left the 25-year-old without anyone to recouple with, after failing to form any new connections following their romance.
The recoupling saw new girl Samie Elishi be chosen by Kai Fagan, who appeared over the moon to have first pick of her – ahead of Ron Hall and Tom, who had also been getting to know the brunette since her arrival.
While Ron’s initial romantic interest Lana Jenkins was chosen first by Aaron Waters, who showed that he was keen to grow closer to the Make-Up Artist.
As both of his romantic choices were off the table, Ron then decided to form a friendship couple with close pal Tanyel Revan.
Talking in his speech, the Financial Advisor explained: ‘I couldn’t stand facing this journey without you, as my best friend in here. So, the person I’d like to couple up with is, Tanyel.’
The Hair Stylist was happy with the choice, as the pair shared a sweet cuddle – with Ron joking afterwards: ‘There are people I’d much rather be sharing a bed with, but I’m glad it’s you. Cause at least I can spoon a mate, d’you know what I mean?’
Off she goes! Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown was dumped from the villa following a shock recoupling, with Tom Clare opting to pair up with Ellie Spence
In his hands: The blonde beauty was left single as the decision came down to her former flame Tom Clare
Pulses racing: It was the boys’ turn to choose as the girls gathered around the firepit for the surprising recoupling
And following the recoupling, Ron vowed to try to patch things up with Lana as he told the unconvinced beauty: ‘One week, I will be coupled up with you’.
Spencer Wilks opted to couple up with Olivia Hawkins, who has also been exploring things with Tom again in recent days, as he told the group: ‘She’s taken the time to get to know me’.
While strong couples Shaq Muhammad and Tanya Manhenga and Will Young and Jessie Wynter decided to stick with the same couples.
Snapped up: The recoupling saw new girl Samie Elishi be chosen by Kai Fagan, who appeared over the moon to have first pick of her – ahead of Ron Hall and Tom, who had also been getting to know the brunette since her arrival
New bonds? While Ron’s initial romantic interest Lana Jenkins was chosen first by Aaron Waters, who showed that he was keen to grow closer to the Make-Up Artist
Different direction: As both of his romantic choices were then off the table, Ron then decided to form a friendship couple with close pal Tanyel Revan
Sweet: While Shaq Muhammad and Tanya Manhenga kept their strong bond going, and even confessed their love to one another following the recoupling
Going steady: Smitten Will Young and Jessie Wynter decided to stick together
As Zara left the villa for good, she spoke on her experience of the show to ITV2, sharing her predictions that both Shaq and Tanya and Will and Jessie will last on the outside.
And after her relationship with Tom ended up ending her time in the villa, she added: ‘I genuinely think me and Tom calling it a day was the best thing that we could have done because we weren’t ever actually on the same page.
‘Like a flame, we burned quick, and it was just more physical attraction. The fact we weren’t each other’s types intrigued us to try and make a go of it, but ultimately it didn’t work out.’
Shocked! Love Island fans were quick to spot Ron’s furious reaction after Kai coupled up with bombshell Samie
RON IS FURIOUS AFTER KAI STEALS SAMIE
Love Island fans were quick to spot Ron’s furious reaction after Kai Fagan coupled up with bombshell Samie Elishi in Wednesday’s episode.
In a gripping recoupling, viewers were left wondering whether Ron would get a chance to pair up with the glamorous newcomer, having admitted to Lana Jenkins that he was keen to get to know her.
However, as Kai got to pick a girl first, he quickly chose to recouple with Samie, and many fans immediately clocked Ron’s unimpressed expression as he muttered the word ‘F**k.’
Many viewers took to social media to share their reactions to Kai’s decision, with Ron eventually choosing to couple up with Tanyel, describing her as his ‘best friend’ in the villa.
Surprising! In a gripping recoupling, Kai got to pick a girl first, he quickly chose to recouple with Samie, and many fans immediately clocked Ron’s unimpressed expression
I pick her! Many viewers took to social media to share their reactions to Kai’s decision, with Ron eventually choosing to couple up with Tanyel, describing her as his ‘best friend’ in the villa
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One wrote: ‘Why is Ron not punching up Kai?’ while another added: ‘Ron is absolutely fumin.’
A third tweeted: ‘Ron seemed more upset with Kai picking Samie more than Aaron picking Lana.’
‘The fact Ron looked more p*****d at Kai picking Samie than Aaron picking Lana, saying what she said, speaks volumes,’ one fan also tweeted.
A fan also posted: ‘Ron was more gutted Samie was picked than Lana.’
But it appears that Ron hasn’t given up on his attempts to woo Samie, telling Kai that he noticed she looked ‘disappointed’ to be coupled up with him.
Loved-up: Shaq told Tanya Manhenga he loves her after just 16 days in the villa , taking her to the terrace to make the sweet confession on her birthday
SHAQ DROPS THE FIRST L-BOMB OF THE SERIES
Shaq told Tanya Manhenga he loves her after just 16 days in the villa, taking her to the terrace to make the sweet confession on her birthday.
Viewers were left in shock over Shaq and Tanya officially becoming the first couple this series to say their ‘I love yous’.
‘I love you,’ he whispered before Tanya reciprocated the feeling, telling him: ‘I love you, baby!’
ITV viewers were shocked at how fast the pair, who have been coupled up since day one, dropped the L-bomb and expressed their thoughts on Twitter.
Sweet! Viewers were left in shock over Shaq and Tanya officially becoming the first couple this series to say their ‘I love yous’
One penned: I’m not even surprised Shaq has already said I love you, he’s definitely the type that falls fast and hard’
Another said: ‘Shaq needs to stop forcing it. How long have you known her? Love?!’
A third added: Shaq saying I love you after 2+ weeks, Tanya talking about marriage… they’ve lost the plot I fear’
One wrote: ‘Falling in love in two weeks is so mad to me Tanya and Shaq I need you both to be for real’
‘I love you,’ he whispered before Tanya reciprocated the feeling, telling him: ‘I love you, baby!’
Here they come! The episode also saw the arrival of two new male bombshells, Jordan Odofin and Casey O’Gorman
TWO NEW BOMBSHELLS HEAD INTO THE VILLA
The episode also saw the arrival of two new male bombshells, Jordan Odofin and Casey O’Gorman.
As the Islanders caught up in the bedroom the girls received a text, reading: ‘Girls, head downstairs, get glam and grab a mimosa as Casey and Jordan are waiting for you at the pool #FreshMeat #MorningGlory.’
Casey and Jordan don’t waste any time getting to know the girls, as they are immediately told they will each choose three female Islanders to take on a date.
For their first choices, Casey opted to go on a date with Lana, while Jordan picked Tanyel, and they all headed to a vineyard for the stunning outing.
Really? As the episode came to a close, Shaq decided to call out Ron over his flippant treatment of Lana Jenkins
…BUT THINGS END ON A CLIFFHANGER AS SHAQ CALLS OUT RON
Having had enough of Ron’s flippant treatment of Lana Jenkins, Shaq boldly called him out.
He accused Ron of treating the blonde like a ‘safety net’ after he implied that she would always see ‘he’s better’ than new bombshell Casey following their date.
Casey entered the villa earlier in the episode and immediately chose Lana to head out on a date, with Ron unfazed by the fact that she was open to getting to know someone else.
Lana had previously been left devastated when an indecisive Ron admitted his head had been turned by newcomer Samie Elishi, as he admitted he couldn’t compeltely close to door on their romance.
Raging: The hunk was accused of treating the blonde like a ‘safety net’ after he implied that she would always see ‘he’s better’ than new bombshell Casey following their date
What’s going on? The exchange occurred while Lana was on a date with Casey, with the boys questioning Ron on how he felt about the situation
LOVE ISLAND – THE STORY SO FAR!
David is the first islander to leave the Love Island villa after Tanya chooses Shaq in first recoupling of the series
Love Island viewers praise Ron for ending romance with Zara ‘gently’ before kissing Lana on the balcony
Love Island fans mock 21-year-old Haris after telling Shaq ‘don’t dad me’
Love Island descends into chaos as a Haris and Shaq almost come to blows during VERY tense row following dramatic beer pong game
Love Island fans are thrilled as Zara ‘brings the fire’ by labelling Olivia the most TWO-FACED girl in the villa during wild game of beer pong
Love Island fans brand Tanyel a ‘bunny boiler’ and ‘possessive’ as she says she wants to throw something at Kai’s HEAD for chatting to Anna-May
Love Island viewers claim they have seen ‘zero’ of Anna-May until now as she flirts with Kai
Love Island viewers SLAM Ron Hall for repeatedly calling Lana Jenkins ‘a test’ – despite coupling up with her just FOUR days ago
Love Island fans beg producers to ‘make Tanya and Ron a thing’ and admit they’re ‘rooting for them to find love’ in the villa
Viewers mock Love Island girls for leaving stickers on the bottom of their heels
Love Island viewers are unimpressed with bombshell David’s VERY forward manner as he asks Tanyel whether she wants to get to know him
Love Island fans go wild after Tanya snubs BOTH David and Shaq in beer pong kissing challenge – despite both trying to crack on with her
Love Island viewers fume that the guys have ‘done the farmer dirty’ after he asks for fashion help to impress the new bombshells
Viewers unimpressed as Shaq and Zara appear to get flirty in next episode
Love Island’s Ron admits his head has completely turned for new bombshell Zara after just ONE romantic date
Love Island viewers go wild over newest bombshell Zara
Love Island fans accuse Olivia, 27, of wanting to be a ‘cougar’ as she sets her sights on Haris, 21, with many calling her out for questioning his maturity
Viewers are left cringing as Lana Jenkins brushes off Will Young when he tells her she is his type
Love Island’s Tanya pies Shaq AGAIN leaving fans to believe she’s not interested before he finally redeems himself by getting his first kiss in bed
Love Island fans mock Ron and Lana for acting like they’ve been together for years – after they were dubbed a ‘power duo’
Love Island viewers warm to newly-single Will after Tom ‘steals’ Olivia from him – as fans beg producers to send in a ‘nice girl’ for the farmer
Love Island fans are left unimpressed by bombshell Tom as footballer ruffles feathers by kissing three girls within minutes
Love Island viewers slam Will Young’s ‘criminal’ Dad dancing and compare him to The Office’s David Brent during game of truth or dare
Heartbroken Love Island farmer divides fans with his crestfallen reaction after he watches ring girl Olivia Hawkins snog Tom Clare
Love Island viewers praise Tanya as she turns down kiss from Shaq and tells him she wants to wait
Love Island viewers are left shocked by the bombshell’s age and ask ITV ‘to see his passport’ as they accuse him of LYING
Love Island viewers left in hysterics after Lana Jenkins’ mini dress RIPS during her sexy lap dance
Love Island viewers are left in hysterics as contestants battle blustery winds in the villa
Love Island fans left disgusted as Lana Jenkins admits to having sex in a CINEMA TOILET during Dirty Laundry challenge
Love Island viewers feel for Will Young as bombshell hunk Tom Clare STEALS Olivia Hawkins in his first coupling – leaving hapless farmer single… and vulnerable
Love Island viewers horrified after Tanya Manhenga reveals her favourite sexual position during first challenge
And now, it seems Ron’s behaviour has come back to bite, as Shaq accused him to ‘taking advantage’ of Lana’s kind nature by simple assuming that she would always take him back.
The exchange occurred while Lana was on a date with Casey, with the boys questioning Ron on how he felt about the situation.
He brazenly said: ‘It’s as if people don’t believe when I say to people this is what we needed. She’ll feel the way I felt when she’s grafting another fella and getting to know them, she can’t say nothing about it.
‘She needs to go and do that she needs to go and find out what sort of fella he is, and then realise I’m better.’
Confident: He replied: ‘She needs to go and do that she needs to go and find out what sort of fella he is, and then realise I’m better’
Brutal! Shaq then proceeded to call out Ron on his behaviour, saying: ‘I’m gonna give you the honest, the way you’ve treated that girl, is so out of order’
Noting Ron’s statement, Shaw said: ‘You and Lana were in a good place, the position you’ve put yourself in now, she’s going to be a lot more open to Casey now.’
Ron added: ‘She needs to be more open, that’s the point,’ wtih Shaq immediately asking: ‘Do you feel like you’ve done anything wrong in the Lana situation.’
‘The one thing I did wrong was something I promised I wouldn’t do,’ Ron said.
Shaq then proceeded to call out Ron on his behaviour, saying: ‘I’m gonna give you the honest, the way you’ve treated that girl, is so out of order.
‘That girl has serious feelings for her, and I feel liekyou’ve taken advantage of her because she’s such a nice girl and you feel like she’s going to be there the whole time.’
Savage! Shaq added that Ron had said Lana was his ‘number one priority,’ but failed to show it by exploring connections with other girls
‘And you’ve tuned your head, you’ve spoke to this girl, that girl whatever, you’re saying one thing to Lana and then you’re doing the complete opposite.
‘I don’t agree with how you’ve treated her, what you said and what you did are two completely different things.’
Shaq added that Ron had said Lana was his ‘number one priority,’ but failed to show it by exploring connections with other girls.
Attempting to justify his point, Ron told the boys: ‘All of you must think I treat her like a safety net, I know that she could drop me like that. That’s why I said she needs to get to know Casey!’
The episode proceeded to end on a shocking cliffhanger, with viewers left waiting to see how Ron would react to Shaq’s words.
Love Island continues on Thursday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: Aaron Waters
Something not many people know about him: He thinks his appearance on Love Island UK was ‘diving timing’
Name: Ellie Spence
Occupation: Business Development Executive at a law firm
Something not many people know about her: “When I was drunk I climbed over the gates of my friend’s house, fell and almost lost my leg.”
Name: Samie Elishi
Occupation: Senior Estate Agent Coordinator
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m a really honest person and I have no filter. I won’t take rubbish from anyone, especially when it comes to guys!’
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’
‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Name: Jessie Wynter
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Something you may not know about her: She was on series two of Love Island Australia
Name: Spencer Wilks
Occupation: E-Commerce Business Owner
Something not many people know about him: He loves Justin Bieber
Name: Jordon Odofin
Occupation: Senior HR Advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘I don’t have a twin but everyone says me and one of my brothers look identical’
Name: Casey O’Gorman
Occupation: Recruitment Consultant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m really squeamish. I once cut my hand and passed out’
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