The vibes are off and the producers’ tactics are questionable, but we still can’t look away. As the 2021 series comes to a close, Paula Akpan asks whether it’s possible to ethically enjoy Love Island.
With contestants like Jake playing strategically to stay in the villa, the mechanics of Love Island are more visible than ever before. A hot single looking for love? As if. Jake’s eyes are glued on the cash prize.
When faced with gaslighting and manipulation, ending a relationship is tough in the best of circumstances, let alone in the Love Island villa.
With Casa Amor approaching, we recap who got dumped, who’s giving us the ick, and the fascinating case of Toby: a man apparently doomed to an eternity of pulling ex-partners for chats until they forgive him.
Things are finally starting to heat up in the villa, but unfortunately one contestant is getting burned more than others.