Who left Love Island last night and who are the new contestants?
Who left Love Island last night is the question on everyone’s minds now that it’s back bigger and better than ever for the seventh season. Packed with drama, romance, and surprise eliminations, for many Brits, the return of the ITV2 dating show marks the true start of summer as lockdown restrictions ease.
Break-ups aren’t good at the best of times but a Love Island recoupling on live TV can be truly brutal. Every so often, to keep viewers and Islanders alike on their toes, the contestants are put against each other in a test of who likes who the most – well, enough to want to couple up with them anyway. As the fate of the recoupling lands in either the girls’ or boys’ hands it is always a nail-biting time of the show as you wait to see who will leave Love Island.
Now, with Casa Amor lingering on the horizon, many fans will already be wondering whether or not even the strongest couples will withstand the ultimate temptation test. Already tense at the best of times, every time a contestant signals the arrival of an all-important text, the stakes seem to be getting higher.
And while viewers can’t wait to see love blossom as their favourites match up, if you missed watching who left Love Island last night? we will bring you the latest dumpees…
Who left Love Island last night?
Many people will still be wondering – who left Love Island last night? And if you are, then you’ve missed a seriously dramatic gathering round the iconic fire pit! After just 24 hours in the villa, it was Georgia Townend who left Love Island last night (Thursday, 22nd July). After previously saying that Hugo was her number one choice going in, the PE teacher broke the news to Georgia that he didn’t feel a “spark”.
Faye later received a dreaded text informing the Islanders that a recoupling was coming – and it’s up to the boys to pick! It all came down to Toby and Hugo and for anyone not sure who Toby picked on Love Island last night, he and Chloe are no more as he chose to couple up with new girl, Abigail.
Hugo then faced a choice between Georgia and Chloe and ultimately chose to save his close friend Chloe, sending Georgia home. But not before making a shocking speech that appeared to be a dig at Toby, stating, “she doesn’t deserve to be treated the way she has been these past 24 hours”.
According to Digital Spy, Georgia described her situation, explaining, “It was really tricky to go in and only have the one person I was interested in. When that didn’t pay off, I knew I was up s*** creek without a paddle.”
She continued, “They were all lovely boys but I know what I’m looking for and none of them are it. A lot of the couples in there, they’re the right pair for one another, so I would have felt awful, selfish and really unkind if I’d ripped a couple apart if I wasn’t wholly invested.”
Georgia is a 28-year-old marketing executive from Essex and before she joined the show revealed exactly what she was looking for in a potential partner.
“I like someone who we can have a solid flirt to roast ratio, as in he can tease me but he will treat the things that I care about with respect and with the clemency that they deserve,” she said. Sadly, her hopes of finding her ideal man in the villa were dashed after yesterday’s recoupling.
Aside from Hugo and Chloe, the remaining couples in the villa are as follows; Kaz and Tyler, Lucinda and Aaron, Faye and Teddy, Liberty and Jake, Millie and Liam and Toby and Abigail.
What channel is Love Island 2021 on?
Love Island airs weeknights and Sundays at 9pm on ITV2 – with the Saturday show starting at 10pm and featuring a best-bits recap of the week. Viewers who miss an episode can catch up on the ITV Hub, alternatively all episodes being made available the following morning on BritBox.
Where is Love Island 2021 being filmed?
Love Island 2021 is filmed on the stunning Balearic Island of Majorca. It’s here that all of the most recent series have taken place, aside from Love Island’s winter edition which was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, instead.
Reports circulated, suggesting that the production crew were considering a back-up location in Jersey in case of Covid-19 complications, though Love Island has returned to filming in Majorca.
Last year’s summer 2020 Love Island series was unfortunately cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing restrictions in place. As reported by RadioTimes, Director of Television at ITV, Kevin Lygo, explained that there was no way it could go ahead given the UK’s lockdown.
“We have tried every which way to make Love Island this summer but logistically it’s just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the wellbeing of everyone involved and that for us is the priority,” he said in a statement.
“In normal circumstances, we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Majorca to get the villa ready but clearly that’s now out of the question. We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safely is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021.”
And it sure is back better than ever before!
Who is hosting Love Island 2021?
Laura Whitmore is hosting Love Island 2021 after making her debut as Love Island host on the winter edition in early 2020.
Laura followed on from Caroline Flack, who had previously stepped down from this position, before she tragically passed away in February last year.
Laura’s time as host on Love Island’s first ever winter edition was met with praise.
So it’s perhaps no surprise that Laura has made a triumphant return to host Love Island 2021 – despite having just given birth to a baby girl in March this year.
But she’s not alone, as her husband Iain Stirling, has continued to provide his hilarious narration of the islanders’ dramatic on-screen antics – a role he has held since 2015.
Laura also said she would be taking three-month-old baby to work with her on Love Island. The presenter usually jets back and forth between the UK and Majorca to make an appearance for re-coupling in the ITV dating show villa.
Love Island 2021 line-up – who hasn’t left Love Island yet?
Following the Love Island 2021 full starting line-up there have been a series of changes to the contestants, as we keep you up to date with who has left and arrived at the villa. Shannon was the first contestant to leave, followed by Chuggs, then Rachel and Brad became the fourth islander to leave.
After Brad came another one of the first contestants, Sharon, before newcomers Andrea Jane ‘AJ’ and Danny were voted to leave by their fellow contestants, with the boys picking AJ and the girls, Danny.
This came after AJ and Danny fell into the bottom after the public were asked to vote for their favourite islanders. Now Georgia has also joined the list of contestants after she left Love Island last night.
Aaron was the first boy to be introduced in the Love Island 2021 line-up and it seems he’s very well connected already! It was whilst working as a luxury events host that he reportedly met Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie last year at a royal event. Now it seems Aaron is ready to find his very own princess in the Love Island villa.
Waitress and marketing student Liberty from Birmingham is looking forward to meeting a guy that will “treat [her] right”. And with so many eligible bachelors to be found in the villa, she may find herself spoilt for choice.
Hugo is a P.E teacher from Hampshire and is also Love Island’s first ever contestant with a disability. Hugo was born with clubfoot, meaning that he had to undergo multiple operations as a child. Now he’s looking for love, but which of his fellow contestants will he find a spark with?
Jake is a water engineer from Weston-Super-Mare and is entering the villa after coming out of a seven-year-long relationship when lockdown began. Now back on the dating scene, Jake has revealed he usually falls for blonde women, though the main thing is having “respect” and being “loyal” to someone.
Kaz is a fashion blogger from Essex, who’s eager to find The One on the hit ITV show. Describing herself as “fun” and “spontaneous”, Kaz is hoping to find someone in the Love Island 2021 villa who shares her same outlook towards relationships and she isn’t afraid to meet new people.
Chloe is keen to find herself the perfect funny guy this summer – someone who will “do nice little things for you” and can be depended upon. The financial services marketing executive hails from Bicester and as a gym-goer herself, she also likes a prospective date to have a “good build”.
Footballer Toby has so far been single his entire life, but things look set to change as he gets ready to enter the Love Island 2021 villa. With his first serious relationship possibly just days away now, he’ll be hoping that the dating show will help him find his perfect match this summer.
Lettings manager Faye from the West Country tries to make her day job “as Selling Sunset as possible” and is ready and waiting to bring her main character energy to Love Island 2021!
Launched into the villa in episode four, Liam, a 21-year-old bricklayer from Wales has admitted it’s been a while since he last had a girlfriend and wants help to find the one.
And he already had his eyes on some of the girls, speaking before entering the villa he confessed, “I think Kaz is really good looking and has a great personality. I’m looking forward to getting to know her. And Chloe – I like her confidence and I’m intrigued to see what she’s about.”
Millie came into the Love Island villa in episode 9 alongside fellow ‘bombshell’ Lucinda. The 24-year-old is a fashion buyer’s administrator from Essex and previously revealed she is ready to find The One after being single for a year.
“I’m always up for doing something new and challenging myself. I’ve never done anything like this before. I just want to throw myself into it and have fun with it”, she shared. Having reportedly described Liam as the contestant closest to her type ahead of entering the villa, the two have been happily coupled up for many days now.
Lucinda accompanied Millie as they shook things up inside the villa. The 21-year-old hails from Brighton and is an online fashion boutique owner ready to have some “fun” as she gets to know the other islanders.
She revealed that she’s definitely a “relationship kind of girl” and when it comes to knowing she’ll be watched kissing on TV, Lucinda said she’ll take it in her stride.
“I’m fine about it. It’s only just laughs. I do think to myself, my whole family are at home watching, but then again it’s literally just a laugh. I’m 21, I’m just having fun,” she declared.
Teddy arrived on day 12 and has been open about his journey to find love and how he believes his time on Love Island could change things around for the senior financial consultant. He stated, “I think I’m ready for love now. Law of attraction is probably what I believe in, so being in the villa is part of that thought process.”
And it seems Teddy is ready for things to be serious if he does meet the woman of his dreams inside the villa, explaining, “I’ve always been the type of guy to be in long relationships. Never broken three years though. If I do find someone in the villa, I’m going to take it seriously.”
Tattoo artist Abigail joined Love Island alongside Georgia and Tyler, not long after Danny and AJ had left the island. The 27-year-old from Bournemouth revealed she definitely had her eye on Toby ahead of her arrival in the villa, though she also liked the look of Aaron and Teddy.
And it seems Abigail is full of surprises as she’s said to have once been a professional gymnast. She shared, “I wouldn’t say I’m confident enough to do back flips now but I can still do an awful lot of that stuff… I’m super bendy.”
Estate agent Tyler from Croydon has been single for three years and hopes that Love Island will be the place to meet his future partner as he acknowledged it’s a “good opportunity to find someone.” Tyler was introduced to the fans on social media in a post that also featured Abigail and Georgia.
“I’m really competitive so the challenge aspect I do like. I want to get out there in my shorts and show my abs,” he added. And when it comes to the Islanders that have already caught his attention, it’s Kazand Faye that are on his radar.
When does Love Island end?
Though Love Island fans will likely not be looking forward to the hit dating show’s latest series coming to an end, there will be those wondering how many weeks away the grand final is now. As reported by The Independent, Love Island 2021 is thought to be set to last eight weeks, which means the show is expected to end on or around August 23.
However, a finale date has not yet been confirmed by ITV and until an official announcement is made, fans will just have to enjoy all the drama unfolding while they can.
Love Island is on every night at 9pm on ITV2, except Saturdays when a best-bits special is screened at 10pm. If you want to know Who left Love Island last night? or any night, viewers can also catch up on any missed episodes on ITV Hub and episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.