About LOVE ISLAND
LOVE ISLAND is the sizzling summer series based on the international smash hit and cultural phenomenon. The matchmaking begins as a group of single “Islanders” come together in a stunning villa in Las Vegas, ready to embark on a summer of dating, romance, and ultimately, relationships. Every few days the Islanders pair up and those who are not coupled are at risk of being dumped from the island. Islanders are on the lookout for romance, but the road to love doesn’t always run smoothly. Challenges abound with intriguing new Islander arrivals and dramatic twists as friendships and relationships form. In addition to choosing their partners wisely, Islanders must also win the hearts of viewers who have the opportunity to shape events on screen and ultimately crown one lucky couple the winner who will then have the chance to walk away with both love and the cash prize.
What’s happened in Love Island 2021 so far?
Love Island 2021: Week One
The first week of Love Island was filled to the brim with drama! Three of the first five boys tried their luck with Faye Winter as the first couples formed. On their first evening together, the islanders spent the rest of the day getting to know each other, with some cheeky dares thrown in the evening to spice things up (including Jake’s now-infamous filming incident).
When Chloe Burrows arrived that evening, all the boys went to greet her on a group date, but she chose to couple up with Aaron Francis and sent Shannon Singh packing as the first person dumped from the villa.
Things really started to hot up as the first week came to a close! Newcomers Chuggs Wallis and Liam Reardon spent their first day trying to get to know the other girls after their dates with Sharon and Faye, and the girls chose their new partners at the first round of recoupling at the fire pit.
Brad McClelland and Chuggs Wallis were left single, but in a final shock twist they had just 24 hours to try and win the heart of the newest bombshell, Rachel Finni!
Sunday’s episode of Love Island 2021 followed Rachel as she tried to work out who she wanted to choose, but the episode ended on a cliffhanger, despite devoting a fair amount of time to the “Undercover Lover” challenge!
Elsewhere, Jake admitted he would be open to having his head turned by another girl, and Toby said he wasn’t sure if he was ready to give Kaz what she wanted in their relationship!
Love Island 2021: Week 2
Chuggs was the second person dumped from the island, and new bombshell Rachel coupled up with Brad. The islanders then voted to send Jake and Liberty to The Hideaway for an intimate night away from the others!
The cracks then started to show between several couples in the villa, and this was worsened by an argument between Hugo Hammond, Faye, and Sharon during a game of confessions! Then, the girls were sent off for a boozy brunch, which caused a fair bit of jealousy among the lads… until two new bombshells arrived in the villa!
Millie and Lucinda settled in very quickly, and were then given the chance to pick three lads each to prepare a romantic dinner for them. After he cooked for Lucinda, Aaron decided to pull Sharon for a chat and broke up with her, as he felt they had very different plans for the future!
On Friday, there was then trouble for Kaz and Toby, as Chloe admitted she fancied him, and the pair shared quite the kiss during the “Line of Booty” challenge, and Toby eventually worked up the courage to come clean to Kaz about wanting to pursue things with Chloe. The week then ended by teasing the entrance of Teddy Soares!
Love Island 2021: Week 3
Teddy Soares made his debut, taking Kaz, Rachel, Faye and Sharon on dates, and then after properly setting foot in the villa, he spent loads of time getting to know the girls. He made a big splash and shook some of the boys up, just before they got to choose their next partner in the third round of recoupling. Brad was responsible for Rachel Finni’s departure, as he chose to couple up just a few short days after he had been wowed by Rachel’s arrival.
Karma came back to bite Brad, though! He was the fourth dumped islander after he and Lucinda received the fewest votes on the Love Island app. This left them as the “least compatible” couple in the villa, and forced the two of them to decided who would be going home. As Lucinda had only just settled in, Brad let her stay and headed back to Northumberland.
After the boys won the “Stags vs Hens” challenge, they were rewarded with a brand new bombshell, AJ Bunker. AJ got straight to work getting to know the boys, and was swiftly followed by the newest addition to the villa, Danny Bibby, who took Kaz and Sharon on dates when he first arrived, and the week closed by teasing the next recoupling!
Love Island 2021: Week Four
Week four of Love Island 2021 kicked off with Sharon Gaffka being dumped after AJ coupled up with Hugo, and a love triangle started to form between Danny and Aaron Francis after they fought over Lucinda Strafford.
Toby and Chloe were the third couple sent to The Hideaway, and Danny and Lucinda decided to cool things off. A public vote then saw the other islanders forced to send Danny and AJ home in order to keep Chloe, Lucinda, Toby and Teddy in the villa.
Then, the villa was rocked by the arrival of Georgia Townend, Abigail Rawlings, and Tyler Cruickshank. The next recoupling followed shortly afterwards. Toby recoupled with Abigail and Georgia was dumped just 48 hours after she arrived because Hugo coupled with Chloe after he gave a very dramatic speech!
On Friday, the villa was left divided as the islanders dealt with what happened at the recoupling. Hugo pulled Toby for a chat over what happened, but Toby wasn’t interested in staying friends with him. Meanwhile, Liam and Millie were sent off for their first date, and then Jake roped every other islander into his plan to ask Liberty to be his girlfriend that evening!
Love Island 2021: Week Five
Casa Amor finally opened for business in week five! On Monday, the lads were ordered to sneak out of the villa unseen, where they headed to a newly-refurbished second villa and met up with six brand new girls, whilst six fresh boys headed into the normal villa to try and tempt the girls away from their partners.
Over the week, both villas took part in several saucy challenges both villas and there was trouble in paradise for several couples. Although Teddy and Jake spent the whole week sleeping on a daybed outside together, Liam spent his whole week debating whether his relationship with Millie was worth ending for his new flame, Lillie Haynes. Tyler and Toby also had their heads turned by new girls Clarisse Juliette and Mary Bedford.
The girls in the main villa were all intent on staying loyal to their partners… until a postcard from Casa Amor arrived with photos of the lads getting up to no good! Up until then, only Chloe has really been flirting with the new boys, but the postcard pushed Kaz and Faye to try getting to know the new boys too.
When the time came for the boys to return to the villa for the next recoupling, there were a few surprises. Hugo was finally in a romantic couple with Amy Day, Toby shocked everyone by dumping Abigail for Mary and Tyler returned with Clarisse.
The two biggest shocks were Faye’s decision to recouple with Sam Jackson even though Teddy had stayed loyal save for some flirtatious chats with Clarisse for the whole week, and the drama from Liam’s return. Millie was happy to see him until Lillie was brought into the villa with the other single islanders. When she returned, she shocked everyone by revealing a little bit more about the connection she shared with Liam in Casa Amor
Love Island 2021: Week Six
Week six was dominated by all the drama after the boys returned from Casa Amor. Millie met Lillie Haynes outside the villa to find out what had gone on between her and Liam, and Teddy and Faye patched things up after their brief blip.
Toby realized he still had feelings for Chloe, and Liam began his campaign to try and win Millie back. Tyler also struggled to decide whether he was interested in pursuing Clarisse Juliette or getting back with Kaz.
Tuesday saw the arrival of singer-songwriter Mabel for the Spotify summer party, and Liam delivered a heartfelt speech on the stage to the rest of the villa about his feelings for Millie.
Both Abigail and Mary seemed interested in Dale Mehmet, but he was clearly more interested than Mary, even after Abigail chose to couple up with him in the next recoupling.
Another public vote for favourite couple followed. The islanders were then left to save two of the six contestants who received the fewest votes from being dumped; they opted to save Tyler and Mary, sending Hugo, Amy, Clarisse and Sam home. As Kaz and Tyler started getting back together, Matthew Macnabb broke things off with Kaz as he didn’t want to be second-best.
At the end of the week, the movie night challenge caused a lot of problems! During the challenge, the islanders saw a clip of Jake admitting he wasn’t 100% attracted to Liberty and another where he pushed the boys to get to know the girls in Casa Amor. Faye and Teddy then came to blows on Friday over a short clip of him admitting there was some attraction between him and Clarisse, and Faye called it quits after a very heated argument in the middle of the villa.
Love Island 2021: Week Seven
At the start of week seven, Faye was still very upset with Teddy, and they weren’t initially able to clear the air between them before the islanders got shipped off to the Island Vibes Club.
At the club, Laura Whitmore revealed the public had been voting for their favourite male and female islanders. Mary, Abigail, Kaz, Dale, Tyler and Jake were all at risk of being dumped, and it was down to the islanders to decide who would be sent home. They opted to save Tyler, Kaz, Mary and Jake.
New bombshells Priya Gopaldas and Aaron Simpson arrived soon after the contestants returned. They both went on dates with two islanders; Teddy and Matthew were sent on dates with Priya and Aaron was met by Chloe and Mary.
Eventually, Faye apologised to Teddy, and they managed to put the situation behind themselves. Everyone got sent off for a challenge, and when they returned the girls found Brett Staniland lounging around in the villa. Priya spent time getting to know Brett, and then at the recoupling that evening she sent Matthew home when she coupled up with Brett.
Tyler asked Kaz to be exclusive with him, and Liberty started having doubts about her relationship with Jake. Following a raunchy challenge, she chatted to Jake about her growing doubts about their relationship. Things only got worse for her after another challenge where they learned the public voted Jake and Liberty as the most one-sided relationship, leading them to a tense chat on the terrace.
Love Island 2021: Week Eight
On Sunday, Jake Jake finally told Liberty that he loved her, but the other girls were doubtful that he was being completely genuine. When Liberty went to share the good news, the girls questioned whether he was just telling her what she wanted to hear, much to his frustration.
After Jake explained where his head was at to Faye and Chloe, the situation was smoothed over. Then, the boys were tasked with cooking up a three-course meal for their partners for a date night. After the meal, the couples had to vote for who they thought were the least compatible couples. Advertisement
On Monday, Brett found out that Priya had been saying she was bored during their date, and after a couple of private chats they called it quits. Soon after that, the islanders were summoned to the fire pit where the least compatible couples were announced.
Liberty and Jake, Faye and Teddy, Aaron and Mary and Priya and Brett were all at risk of being dumped, and it was down to the public to vote to save their favourite duo. Brett and Priya received the fewest votes, and they became the latest two islanders to leave the villa.