With little over two weeks before the Love Island final, the drama has certainly showed no signs of dying down in Sunday’s episode as the fallout from the latest recoupling continued.
After having her man Casey stolen by bombshell Rosie, Claudia struggled to hold back the tears and even slept outside – unable to watch the new couple potentially get cosy under the covers.
Claudia’s woes were not helped by Samie, who threw Rosie under the bus by spilling the beans on what the newcomer thought about Claudia’s romance with Casey – causing viewers to brand her ‘snakey’.
Meanwhile, as other romances cracked under the pressure, Ron and Lana’s relationship went from strength to strength as he officially asked her to be his girlfriend.
Elsewhere, Olivia failed to get a look in amid Claudia’s drama – leaving viewers delighted. But their joy soon turned to anger as they fumed about the latest ‘pointless’ challenge.
With things continuing to heat up in the villa as the bombshells make their mark, here’s everything you missed from Love Island episode 42.
Woes: With little over two weeks before the Love Island final, the drama has certainly showed no signs of dying down in Sunday’s episode as the fallout from the latest recoupling continued
Loved up: Meanwhile, as other romances cracked under the pressure, Ron and Lana’s relationship went from strength to strength as he officially asked her to be his girlfriend
Gutted Claudia weeps over Casey after Rosie made her move
Love Island viewers were left questioning if Claudia had ‘watched the show before’ as she broke down in tears over Casey following the recoupling on Sunday.
The blonde beauty was left devastated as new girl Rosie chose to couple up with Casey on Friday’s dramatic episode.
Claudia was seen crying throughout the latest episode and exited the bedroom at nighttime to sleep outside away from the other couples.
Viewers were left confused at why she was crying over Casey after entering the villa as a bombshell herself only seven days ago.
One fan wrote: ‘Claudia crying herself to sleep? She needs to get a grip.’
‘Get a grip’: Love Island viewers were left questioning if Claudia had ‘watched the show before’ as she broke down in tears following the recoupling on Sunday
‘Has Claudia watched Love Island before?’: The blonde beauty was left devastated as new girl Rosie chose to couple up with Casey on Friday’s dramatic episode
A second said: ‘Does Claudia know she’s crying and sleeping outside over a man she’s technically only been in a couple with for 7 days…’
A third penned: ‘Has Claudia watched Love Island before? She’s crying like she doesn’t know how the show works.’
‘Crying this much over someone you’ve known for like a week is a bit crazy. Idk Claudia gotta relax a little bit with Casey’, added another.
A fourth said: ‘Can Claudia stop crying’.
Claudia was in tears as she confessed to Olivia, Samie, Lana and Jessie: ‘I never thought this would happen to me, I never thought I’d get this attached.’
Despite the other girls reassuring her that the recoupling doesn’t mean the end of their romance, Claudia is unconvinced.
Later that evening the former couple catch up as Casey said to Claudia: ‘I find her attractive and I think it would be silly of me not to get to know her a bit more and that’s all it is.’
Claudia responded: ‘I know, but we were in a good place, we really were and now some pretty girl comes in and it’s just like…’
‘A bit crazy’: Claudia was seen crying throughout the latest episode and exited the bedroom at nighttime to sleep outside away from the other couples
Casey replied: ‘I would never rub anything in your face, it’s literally just me wanting to get to know her a bit more.’
Ron is officially boyfriend material!
Ron Hall asked Lana Jenkins to officially be his girlfriend during Sunday’s episode of Love Island, leaving Love Island viewers very divided.
Financial advisor Ron and make-up artist Lana, both 25, were seen sharing a heartwarming moment on the roof terrace of the villa as they discussed their time together.
Reality star Ron poured his feelings out to Lana as he said he’d never felt the way he did about her with anyone before but some fans thought the moment was a tactical move to win the show.
He told her: ‘I’ve never had a relationship or anything like that so for me it’s a massive thing. And we’ve said to each other about being exclusive, but that’s not enough for me. I want the title.
‘I want you to be my girlfriend.’
Exclusive couple: Ron Hall asked Lana Jenkins, both 25, to officially be his girlfriend during Sunday’s episode of Love Island
Falling for her: Reality star Ron poured his feelings out to Lana as he said he’d never felt the way he did about her with anyone before
Lana excitedly responded: ‘Are you asking me right now?’
To which Ron reiterated: ‘I’m asking you, will you be my girlfriend?’
Unable to stop smiling, Lana told him, ‘Yeah!’, before the pair shared a passionate kiss.
Shouting down to the rest of the Islanders from the roof terrace, Ron declared: ‘Guys! I’ve got a Mrs.’
Fans were quick to take to Twitter to express their mixed feelings after watching the scenes.
While some people were delighted to see Ron and Lana, others were adamant they did not want to see them with the show, with some thinking the move may have been tactical.
One happy viewer wrote: ‘Actually so pleased Ron didn’t do anything too cringe and just asked Lana like a normal person.’
While someone else shared: ‘Not me smiling like a clown at my tv nahh so happy for Lana and Ron they deserve this so much. What a journey its been for them. Best couple.
Loved-up: The pair were seen sharing a heartwarming moment on the roof terrace of the villa as they discussed their time together
New union: Unable to stop smiling, Lana told him, ‘Yeah!’, before the pair shared a passionate kiss
‘One thing I like about Ron asking Lana he didn’t need to do some massive gesture, just them two together was enough for Lana & that says a lot,’ wrote another viewer.
While someone else posted: ‘Awww so happy for Lana and Ron …. I just knew they’d end up happy.’
One other person wrote: ‘I’m just gonna give Lana and Ron the benefit of the doubt until I’m proven otherwise.I think that’s all we can do.’
Meanwhile, an unimpressed show fan posted: ‘Ron & Lana are about to win cause Will couldn’t keep his tongue in his mouth during casa amor.’
While someone else wrote: ‘So convenient Ron smelling that finish line 50k and forcing everyone to think he really likes Lana & now being BF /GF – please I’m not convinced at all!’
Something to get off your chest, Lana?
Love Island viewers were left convinced that Lana Jenkins quietly declared her love for Ron Hall during Sunday’s show.
Following the re-coupling drama the duo sat together at the fire pit before the blonde beauty, 25, seemingly whispered her true feelings.
Gushing about her reasons for wanting to stick with the financial advisor, also 25, admitting she has been ‘speaking her feelings out loud’.
As they gazed into each others eyes Lana spoke of her ‘relief’ at still being paired up with the hunk, before appearing to mutter something under her breath, with it unclear if Ron heard.
Taking to Twitter one viewer wrote: ‘Did I just hear Lana whisper “I love you”.
Convinced: Love Island viewers were left convinced on Sunday that Lana Jenkins declared her love for Ron Hall
Pucker up! Following the re-coupling drama the duo sat together at the fire pit before the blonde beauty seemingly whispered her true feelings
Unsure? As they gazed into each others eyes Lana spoke of her ‘relief’ at still being paired up with the hunk, before appearing to mutter something under her breath, with it unclear if Ron heard
Then during a confessional Ron said: ‘Me and Lana are staying strong, she’s falling and me too, there’s nothing better than that feeling’.
However other viewers were less convinced with one writing: ‘Ron doesn’t love Lana man lol he loves the 50k [prize]’.
And another added: ‘Ron does not love Lana this is forced’.
‘Ron is not in love with Lana let’s not do this’.
‘Snakey’ Samie spills the beans
Love Island fans were fuming on Sunday night’s episode after Samie told Claudia that newcomer Rosie does not think she is compatible with Casey.
Rosie was involved in a chat with the other girls when she revealed her opinion on their relationship.
She said to Samie, Sanam and Jessie: ‘I feel like the only couple that I think weren’t compatible were Casey and Claudia.’
She added: ‘I don’t see the sexual chemistry between them. I feel like he needs somebody who brings out his personality a bit more and I think she maybe needs someone that’s a bit more mature.’
Samie went straight to Claudia with the information, which left her unimpressed.
Opening up: Love Island fans were fuming on Sunday night’s episode after Samie told Claudia that newcomer Rosie does not think she is compatible with Casey
Not happy: Claudia then went to Rosie for a conversation about it, after being left unimpressed by her words
She said: ‘Why would she say that?’ and then went to Rosie for a conversation about it.
Twitter was ablaze with angry fans after Samie snitched to Claudia, with one person saying: ‘Samie and her big mouth.’
Another added: ‘Samie the snake’ while a third said: ‘I knew Samie would report back to Claudia goodness me.’
A separate person said: ‘Claudia didn’t need to mention Samie said it. She could of said one of the girls said you said… silly old hag.’
Someone else penned: ‘I wonder did the producers tell samie to tell Claudia to stir the pot.’
And another said: ‘New girl should have known Samie would tell Claudia what she said about there being no chemistry.’
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No more Olivia show?
Love Island viewers rejoiced as Olivia had no airtime during the ITV dating show on Sunday evening.
Fans were quick to take to Twitter to comment how ‘grateful’ they are for seeing the other islanders instead of having to watch ‘the Olivia show’.
The episode was mainly featured around Claudia crying over Casey who was picked by new girl Rosie in the latest recoupling.
One fan wrote: ‘I’m bored of Claudia BUT I’m grateful I’m watching this rather than the Olivia show’.
Another said: ‘The only good thing about this episode is that we didn’t get to hear Olivia’.
‘Least we’ve had limited Olivia tonight’: Love Island viewers rejoiced as Olivia had no airtime during the ITV dating show on Sunday evening
‘Shock Olivia wasn’t annoying today’: Fans were quick to take to Twitter to comment how ‘grateful’ they are for seeing the other islanders instead of having to watch ‘the Olivia show’
‘Shock Olivia wasn’t annoying today,’ penned a third, while fourth added: ‘Least we’ve had limited Olivia tonight’.
Evidently in agreement, a fifth said: ‘Where’s Olivia at??? No airtime? Great.’
Bring on THAT Tweet challenge!
Love Island viewers have hit out at Sunday night’s Saints versus Sinners challenge, branding it ‘pointless’.
The latest episode saw the girls and guys dress up as angels and devils, with the game seeing them kiss each other and pelt each other with wet sponges.
However, despite the islanders giving it their all, fans have called out the challenge for being ‘boring’ and questioned what exactly it had ‘achieved’ – with many calling for the return of the legendary Tweet challenge.
The guys and girls looked in their element as the ladies slipped into white bikinis complete with wings and halos, while the lads showcased their hunky frames in tiny red hot pants, devil wings and horns.
They then took in turns to throw either a cupid’s bow or trident at a board and aim it at the person they wanted to kiss – with varying results.
Purposeless? Love Island viewers have hit out at Sunday night’s Saints versus Sinners challenge, branding it ‘pointless’
The second half of the games saw the islanders attempt to throw wet sponges at the opposite sex with two islanders – Jessie and Tom – acting as protectors for their teams as they donned giant wings.
And while the islanders certainly had the best time, the same couldn’t be said for those watching at home who ranted about the seemingly futile exercise.
Taking to Twitter, one person shared: ‘This is the most pointless challenge in the history of love island challenges.’
Another agreed: ‘The most pointless and boring challenge, where is the tweet challenge?’
A third person asked: ‘What has this challenge achieved exactly.’
‘These challenges are so pointless! Why can’t we have challenges like the Twitter Challenge, Lie Detector Challenge and Headline Challenge???!!!’ fumed a fourth.
‘These challenges are not it. Where is the twitter challenge?? Who said what challenge?? They’re slacking’ ranted a fifth watcher.
With another adding: ‘This challenge is so stupid lmao. Throwing sponges at each other? Who came up with this we want drama.’
Love Island continues Monday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
Fun and games: The latest episode saw the girls and guys dress up as angels and devils, with the game seeing them kiss each other and pelt each other with wet sponges
Angelic: The guys and girls looked in their element as the ladies slipped into white bikinis complete with wings and halos, while the lads showcased their hunky frames in tiny red hot pants, devil wings and horns
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: 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: Maxwell Samuda
Occupation: Finance Student and Restaurant Host
Who did he have his eye on in Casa Amor? Samie. She keeps it real and she seems like she’s not afraid to speak her mind.
Name: Rosie Seaford
Occupation: Industry Placement Advisor
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have a really bad phobia of frozen food, I can’t touch frozen food.’
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: 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’
Name: Sanam Harrinanan
Occupation: Social Worker
Who did she have her eye on in Casa Amor? ‘Kai is my number one. Job wise I think that we’d connect a lot and I think he’s cute!’
Name: Keanan Brand
Occupation: Professional Rugby Player
Something he would put in his dating profile: ‘I’m of Irish heritage so I’ve always got the luck of the Irish with me.’