Love Island’s Tom Clare enjoyed a secret kiss with Ellie Spencer during Sunday’s episode, after ending his fledgling romance with Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown.
The feeling was certainly mutual as the bombshell law firm executive, 23, turned her attention towards the semi-professional footballer, also 23, after receiving the brush off from Ron Hall, 25.
During the flirty chat, Ellie said: ‘I haven’t been on the terrace with anyone yet, this is my first time,’ before adding, ‘Why are you staring at me like that? You know what you’re doing, staring into my soul, I love it though.’
Pucker up: Love Island’s Tom Clare enjoyed a secret kiss with Ellie Spencer during Sunday’s episode, after ending his fledgling romance with Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
They had also continued their chemistry while he was working out in the gym, with her admitting he makes her ‘flustered’.
On the terrace, she admitted, ‘I wish I picked up a weight in the gym today, but I didn’t want to sweat too much in front of you’.
Tom responded: ‘I might like that though. You can wear a sexy little gym outfit.’
After they locked lips, Tom said, ‘That was nice, I enjoyed that,’ to which she said: ‘Just don’t tell anyone.’ He concluded, ‘I won’t, it’s our little secret.’
Teary-eyed: Elsewhere, Zara burst into floods of tears and said Tom was giving her ‘mad ick’ after he said he liked Olivia Hawkins more than hers
Earlier in the show, Ellie said: I’m disappointed you didn’t pick me in the challenge as one of the three, your perfect girlfriend.’
Tom replied: ‘Well that’s because I don’t really know you yet, I need to get to know you.’
Speaking in the Beach Hut, Ellie admitted: ‘Now that the Ron situation has been so messy, I think Tom might be my number one.’
Ellie started grafting with Tom as she gushed over his good looks and eye contact and also revealed he ‘makes her nervous’, as he worked out.
Eek! Tom told Ellie that he was looking to get to know her during the episode
Loved-up: The feeling was certainly mutual as the law firm executive, 23, turned her attention towards the semi-professional footballer, also 23
Taking a break while working out, Tom asked her: ‘Do I make you a bit flustered?’ Ellie admitted: ‘You do, you definitely do.’
Tom asked the bombshell: ‘Do you like spending time with me?’
Ellie replied: ‘100 %, you’re not bad to look at either, you’ve got really good eye contact as well, it makes me nervous, you’ve got really nice eyes.’
Elsewhere, Zara burst into floods of tears and said Tom was giving her ‘mad ick’ after he said he liked Olivia Hawkins more than hers.
Ooh la la! In scenes filmed the following day, Tom and Ellie flirted once again while he worked out in the villa gym, with her admitting he makes her ‘flustered’
Heads turning: Ellie started grafting with Tom as she gushed over his good looks and eye contact and also revealed he ‘makes her nervous’
Earlier this week, viewers watched as the hapless footballer said Zara’s rival Olivia Hawkins had the ‘best face’ while she had the ‘best body’ during a game of truth and dare.
And in the latest episode, Zara was left furious as she broke down into tears and told Tom to ‘move from me’ as she became frustrated with his choices after the game, with the pair later agreeing to park their romance and remain friends.
When asked by Lana Jenkins if she was ok, Zara said: ‘No, I just can’t be a***d. All the girls picked Tom. Liv picked Tom like twice. He picked Liv’s face. I’m not just some f*****g booty to you.’
She continued: ‘He’s giving me mad ick. If you don’t like me, move from me. I just don’t understand it.
On the rocks? Zara burst into floods of tears and said Tom was giving her ‘mad ick’ after he said he liked Olivia Hawkins more than hers
Drama: In a truth or dare game, Tom named the three Islanders that would make up his ideal partner, choosing Olivia for face and Zara for body (Olivia is pictured)
‘One minute he’s saying he’s all for me then he wants to get to know other people? Why is he saying he likes her face?’
In the Beach Hut, she added: ‘At this point, it’s actually exhausting.’
Lana then told Tom what had been said, prompting him to say in the Beach Hut: ‘The initial attraction is there with me and Zara but, will it last?
‘I don’t want drama, I want someone to come home to and they’re lifting me up and boosting me, it’s probably been a bit of a wake up call for me tonight, i needed it.’
Feeling’s mutual: Telling her he agreed it would be best to be friends, Tom said: ‘I think you’re a top girl and you have good intentions. I’ll always be here for you’
Honest opinion: Speaking of the choices Tom made during the game of truth or dare, Zara told him: ‘I just thought there was no coming back from that’
Pulling Tom for a chat later on in a bid to clear the air, Zara and Tom mutually agreed it was best they remained just friends going forward rather then trying to ‘force’ a romance.
Attempting to cover his tracks, Tom of his choices during the game: ‘I just thought whatever I would have picked, there would have been no good outcome.’
Zara told him: ‘I just thought there was no coming back from that.
‘There’s days when I want it to work and you’re confused, days when you want it to work and you’re confused.
‘I think there has been a lot of drama and headaches and confusion, and for this to happen this early on, it’s too much.’
Telling her he agreed it would be best to be friends, Tom said: ‘I think you’re a top girl and you have good intentions. I’ll always be here for you.’
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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?’
Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Name: Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Occupation: Model and property developer
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’ve gone onto do lots of modelling and dancing for music videos for UK and global artists, I’ve worked with people like Hardy Caprio, Headie One, Aitch, Tione Wayne and more.’
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
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