Love Island fans are well into the thick of the new series, and viewers haven’t shied away from sharing their thoughts on every aspect of drama in the villa.
Thanks to the inclusion of a sex-themed challenge, heads are already turning, with Molly even being brought to tears by the prospect of turning down her partner Mitchel.
The latest episode also saw the arrival of a brand new bombshell who wasted no time ruffling feathers, vowing he wouldn’t shy away from stealing his dream girl from one of the boys.
And despite plenty of talk of connections and drama, fans also found the humorous side of the girls’ chat, with one word in particular causing confusion.
So, as fans count down to the first coupling of the series, here’s everything you missed from episode four of Love Island 2023…
Molly’s head is turned during a sexy challenge
What’s going on? We’re still in the first week of this year’s Love Island, but Molly Marsh has already had her head turned, sharing a kiss with Zachariah Noble during Thursday’s episode
Naughty! The blonde beauty has been coupled up with Mitchel Taylor since the first night in the villa, but didn’t hold back from embracing the chance to share another smooch
We’re still in the first week of this year’s Love Island, but Molly Marsh has already had her head turned, sharing a kiss with Zachariah Noble.
The blonde beauty has been coupled up with Mitchel Taylor since the first night in the villa, but didn’t hold back from embracing the chance to share another smooch during the show’s sex-themed challenge.
The Islanders were tasked with a raunchy game of Ready, Sex, Go which saw two couples racing to be the first to demonstrate a sex position.
The couple that gave the most accurate demonstration got to read out a dare before selecting the Islander of their choice to complete it.
Molly was dared to snog the three Islanders she has the most sexual tension with as she chooses to kiss Zachariah, Mitchel and Tyrique.
After kissing Zachariah first, she moved onto Mitchel, with a fuming Mitchel telling her: ‘I can taste Zach.’
In another dare Zachariah was then chosen to snog the Islander he’d most like to have a sneaky link with if his current partner wasn’t in the Villa.
The bombshell leaned in to kiss Molly for the second time.
As they shared a lengthy kiss, a stony-faced Mitchel said: ‘Oi bro, come up for air yeah!’
A smitten Mitchel told Whitney after the game he’s only got eyes for Molly and is closed off from getting to know the other girls.
And viewers think she should ditch Mitchel
End of the road? After her kiss with Zachariah, fans were quick to call on Molly to dump Mitchel
After her kiss with Zachariah, fans were quick to call on Molly to dump Mitchel.
Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: ‘Molly will soon dump him,’ while someone else shared: ‘Molly about to dump Mitchel in 5,4,3,2,1….’
Someone else posted: ‘Let me tell you how this is gonna go. Molly is going to ditch mitch for Zac & then Zac will eventually pie her off for a bombshell and then Molly will go back to Mitch.
One other show fan shared: ‘The end of Mitchel and Molly tomorrow??? Well, they went FAR too fast anyway.
While someone else wrote: ‘Mitchel and Molly are on the different pages. They should just end it.’
‘Mitchel is going to end up crying in the clerb, because he’s doing way too much too soon, meanwhile molly is basically saying she’s outside and here for a good time!’, wrote another viewer.
…but her tears leave some rolling their eyes
Already? Love Island fans were far from impressed by Molly as she broke down in tears after just four days in the villa
Naughty! The blonde beauty confessed she was ‘open’ to exploring her connection with Zachariah Noble after their kiss during a challenge
Candid: Speaking during a chat with Ruchee, Molly said: ‘I’m absolutely gonna speak to Zach more, especially after last night. I am open. I’m so open’
Emotional: But suddenly the blonde beauty broke down in tears, telling her pal: ‘I just can’t always get out how I feel’
Molly Marsh confessed she was ‘open’ to exploring her connection with Zachariah Noble after their kiss during a challenge, but added she was struggling to express her feelings.
Molly was told that Mitchell, her current partner, had “closed himself off” with her, and she was suddenlytempted to get to know Zach.
Speaking during a chat with Ruchee, Molly said: ‘I’m absolutely gonna speak to Zach more, espeically after last night. I am open. I’m so open.
But suddenly the blonde beauty broke down in tears, telling her pal: ‘I just can’t always get out how I feel.’
Sadly, fans weren’t so convinced by Molly’s emotional reaction after just four days in the villa, with some claiming she was putting on waterworks in a game-playing move to steal Zachariah from Catherine.
One tweeted: ‘Molly… what are you crying for?’ while another added: ‘WHY IS MOLLY CRYING??? She’s about to use her yt woman tears to steal Zachariah from Catherine. Yt women are so annoying gosh.’
A third posted: ‘Sorry I can’t get over Molly crying? This girl is acting like it’s week 7.’
‘Why’s Zach so gassed about the kiss with Molly????’ one furious fan added.
A fan also posted: ‘Any Molly, the tears… unnecessary… tell that man to beat it, say it with your chest and keep pushing.’
One word proves a head-scratcher for the girls
Confusion: Bombshell Whitney Adebayo was forced to explain the meaning of ‘territorial’ to Jess Harding (pictured) and Molly Marsh during Thursday’s episode
Feelings: Whitney (pictured) was discussing which of the male Islanders had caught her eye after she entered the villa during Wednesday’s episode
Troubles: Molly also admitted she did not know what territorial meant, saying she struggled with ‘big words’
Bombshell Whitney Adebayo was forced to explain the meaning of ‘territorial’ to Jess Harding and Molly Marsh during Thursday’s episode.
Whitney was discussing which of the male Islanders had caught her eye after she entered the villa during Wednesday’s episode.
She told how she was wary of stepping on the toes of some of the other girls, saying: ‘The girls are territorial,’ which prompted Jess to ask: ‘What does that mean, I’m not good with big words.’
Explaining herself further, Whitney said: ‘Oh my gosh, they’re like, you know Ella, she’s very territorial over Tyrique and you don’t really want to get in that. It’s long.’
Grasping the situation, Jess told her: ‘It is long but you’re here for yourself and if you feel you have a connection with Tyrique, you need to explore that.’
The moment left fans in hysterics, with many taking to Twitter to express their feelings.
Referring to season four’s Hayley Hughes, one person wrote: ‘Molly and Jess not knowing what territorial means gives the same energy as Hayley thinking Essex was a continent.’
While someone else asked: ‘Sorry but how is territorial a big word?’
‘So Jess don’t know what territorial means but knows can speak basic Spanish? Interesting,’ tweeted one other viewer.
While another Love Island fan wrote: ‘Jess didn’t know what territorial meant why are they all speaking different languages to her.’
Someone else posted: ‘I know I have an unhealthy obsession with Love Island but today might have been an awakening… These people didn’t know what “territorial” meant…’
While someone else shared: ‘Jess said she didn’t understand what ‘territorial’ means and wanted Whitney to explain it. Whitney basically replies by saying that territorial means territorial lol. I’m sure that helped Jess a lot.’
Another person posted: ‘How can Jessica not know what territorial means but she’s here doing bilingual LOL.’
Someone else wrote: ‘These lot don’t know what Territorial means. Bombastic side-eye for real.’
And the new bombshell leaves fans unimpressed
Outraged: Fans weren’t impressed by the hunky new arrival Sammy Root after he made his arrival as the latest bombshell during Thursday’s episode
Opinionated: Speaking to the other Islanders about his game plan, Sammy didn’t hold back, hinting he ‘wasn’t scared’ of the other boys and would be open to stealing their girls
Love Island fans weren’t impressed by the hunky new arrival Sammy Root after he made his arrival as the latest bombshell.
The project manager, 22, was treated to three dates with Ella, Molly and Jess in the hideaway, before making his way into the main villa.
Speaking to the other Islanders about his game plan, Sammy didn’t hold back, hinting he ‘wasn’t scared’ of the other boys and would be open to stealing their girls.
He said: ‘When you see what you want and someone else is with her, it’s water off a duck’s back.’
Sammy’s behaviour left many viewers with a bad taste in their mouth, and some took to social media to brand him ‘insufferable.’
One posted: ‘Yeahh Ella is not happy with the bombshell,’ while another declared he was the ‘first flop of the season.’
A third wrote: ‘This bombshell is not bombshelling,’ while one viewer tweeted: ‘The men are underwhelming I can’t lie.’
‘Sammy scares me very bad vibes from that fella, one user added.’
Ahead of his arrival in the villa, Sammy was asked why he decided to sign up for the show, and he said: ‘I’ve always got girls on my mind, so what better way to find a nice girl than in the Love Island Villa!’
Love is in the air? The project manager was treated to three dates with Ella Thomas, Molly Marsh and Jess Harding (pictured) in the hideaway
‘I’ll be the energy in the villa, lots of guys have pretty faces and nice bodies, which I have too, but I’ve also got the bubbly personality, I’m a bit of a firework.’
He added: ‘I stand out from everyone else purely on appearance. Most attractive people have the personality of a sponge, but I’m not lacking in that department either.’
Asked for his biggest ‘ick’, Sammy said: ‘It’s niche, but wide feet – there’s something about wide feet that I can’t deal with. Girls that are too into star signs is another ick.’
Sammy’s arrival comes just days before the first recoupling of the series, with one Islander set to be cdumped if they are left single.
Love Island continues on Friday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
MEET THE ISLANDERS
NAME: Ruchee Gurung
WHY ENTER THE VILLA? I’m single and looking for love, and it’s the perfect opportunity for me to find someone. I’m a relationship kind of girl, but so far it’s not worked out for me.
WHY DATE ME? I’m really caring, when I’m with someone I’m all about them. I’m also really loyal and love doing nice things for the people that are special to me. My love language is gift giving, so I’m a real giver when it comes to relationships
NAME: Tyrique Hyde
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’ll bring vibes, confidence, good energy and honesty. I don’t sit on the fence, if I have an opinion I will speak up. I’m also not afraid to go after what I want
CLAIM T0 FAME? Toby Aromolaran is one of my best friends, we grew up together and were in the same class at school
NAME: Molly Marsh
WHY LOVE ISLAND AND WHY NOW? I think it’s ideal timing and the perfect way to find someone.
I don’t go out and party and I don’t use dating apps, I’m actually quite old-fashioned, so there’s no better way to meet someone than by going into a Villa in the sun with the potential ‘one’ in there.
NAME: George Fensom
OCCUPATION: Business Development Executive
HOW WOULD YOUR FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? I’m the first person to bring the vibe up, I’m always dancing, I’m always the one who wants to go out. My go-to dance move is what I call the Dad Dance, I’m gonna bring dad jokes and dad dancing to the Villa.’
NAME: Catherine Agbaje
OCCUPATION: Commercial Real Estate Agent
HOW WOULD FAMILY AND FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU? Someone who is fun and a loving character. They know I have so much love to give.
I’m always smiling, I’m always happy, I’m always laughing. You’ll always see me with a smile on my face.’
NAME: Mehdi Edno
OCCUPATION: Communications Manager/Model
ARE YOU READY TO FIND THE ONE? Yes. I’ve been busy for the last few years with work, and doing my Masters degree but now I’m done with the busy schedule, and ready to find love.
THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO HAVE IN A PARTNER? Looks are important but they aren’t everything, a good sense of humour and someone who is outgoing and up for an adventure is what I’m looking for.
NAME: Ella Thomas
WHAT’S YOUR CLAIM TO FAME? I’ve been in a Headie One and Burna Burna Boy music video and I was once an extra in World War Z. I was 12 years old when I filmed it and got to meet Brad Pitt which was cool.
WHY SHOULD SOMEBODY DATE YOU? I’m the whole package, I know what I want in life and I’ve got a big heart.
NAME: Mitchel Taylor
OCCUPATION: Gas engineer
WHY SHOULD SOMEBODY DATE YOU? I thrive on being a gentleman. I’ll shower you with flowers, I’ll take you on dates, I’ll fill your bedside drawer with your favourite sweets and chocolate. I’ve been single, I’ve had my fun and now I want to settle down.
WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? I’m just really picky. I’ve got to find the girl that I want to marry and have kids with. I’m nearly 27, I don’t want to play the field anymore, I want to find the one.
NAME: Jess Harding
OCCUPATION: Aesthetics Practitioner
WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? Because every boy is giving me the ick at the moment. I feel like it’s fate because I’m saving myself for Mr Right in the Villa!
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? When a guy stunts for money, that’s an ick. Showing off all their designer clothes because most of the time they’re probably fake anyway! Another one is when a boy runs for the train and the train goes without him. Lunch Boxes also – just go to Tesco and get a meal deal!
NAME: Andre Furtado
OCCUPATION: Economics graduate and clothing brand entrepreneur
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’m charming, I’m going to bring good looks and some language lessons. I’m going to teach the other Islanders Portuguese, Spanish and a little bit of Creole. I think I’ve got every slice of the pie.
DO YOU FALL IN LOVE QUICKLY? I would say I fall too quickly to be honest. When I look at beautiful ladies, before I’ve said hello to them I’ve already fallen in love. I’m already planning the wedding.
NAME: Zachariah Noble
FROM: South East London
OCCUPATION: Personal trainer and basketball player
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’m a very chilled out guy and I’m completely myself 100% of the time. I’m quite straightforward and never struggle making friends, I like to look after people.
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? I’ve got two and they’re both really stupid; Bad handwriting – I’ve got terrible handwriting so they’d need to have better handwriting than me and twerking, I really don’t like twerking!
NAME: Whitney Adebayo
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? Good vibes, I can be really silly and funny but I can also get deep. It depends on the person and the situation but I am a very adaptable person, I know how to read the room.
DO YOU FALL IN LOVE QUICKLY? Real love, no. I can fall in lust but I don’t fall in love quickly. My big thing is trust, I’ve got to trust you fully before I can give you my heart. I won’t give you my heart for free, you’ve got to earn it.
NAME: Sammy Root
OCCUPATION: Project Manager
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’ll be the energy in the villa, lots of guys have pretty faces and nice bodies, which I have too, but I’ve also got the bubbly personality, I’m a bit of a firework
HOW WOULD FRIENDS/FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? Funny, bubbly and good to be around. I’m a bit cheeky too