09 Aug 2022

Love Island's Samira leaves the villa as recoupling looms



Megan and Wes have made their relationship official on Love Island

With love in the air, Kieran goes to graft Georgia. Georgia tells him: “I think the date went really, really well. I really enjoyed myself and I was very flattered that you took me out. I definitely didn’t expect it. As much as it was good, as soon as I got back to the villa, the first thing I wanted to do was speak to Sam.”

Kieran says: “I feel like he’s been with you the whole day to make sure that I’m not going to get in his way.” Kieran asks if she is still happy for him to talk to her and try and see if there is anything there.

Georgia says: “Of course I’m always open but at the moment what I’ve got with Sam right now is really good and probably the best thing I’ve had in this villa.”

Georgia goes to tell Sam about her conversation with Kieran and relays that Kieran still wants to graft her. Sam says: “He is a slimy card, saying that I was all over you, that’s annoyed me a bit. We were all over each other because we were closer.”

Sam pulls Kieran for a chat after hearing that he wants to graft Georgia. Sam says: “Georgia did come back from the date and said she had a good time and she said when she got back, she realised that her feelings for me were more than she thought… What annoyed me mate is that you played a bit of a low blow saying I’ve been smothering her. The reason we’ve been close today is because I feel really strongly towards her, it’s really hard for Georgia to tell someone how she feels and she did that this morning.”

Kieran says: “We can agree to disagree, I do feel like today you have spent a lot of time with Georgia.”

Sam says: “The best thing about Georgia is she is loyal and she’s also very honest and if she didn’t like me in that way or she fancied you, she would tell me straight away.”

Not giving up on the grafting, Kieran goes to talk to new girl Alexandra too. She says of her dates: “I picked Alex for a reason. I do think he is very handsome. When I saw him, I do think he’s more handsome in real life and he is so funny. The thing that makes me nervous is that he makes me feel nervous. I started talking to Idris and he made me feel really at ease. He made it clear that he wanted to get to know me. I don’t know where your head is at or if you’re attracted to me?”

Kieran says: “Before you came in here, the only person that I was feeling any connection towards was Georgia. You came in. You are absolutely stunning of course and definitely I’d like to get to know you a bit more… You are a very interesting girl and that to me is a great trait to have. It’d be good to get to know you a bit more.”

In the Beach Hut, Kieran says: “For me it was nice to get Alexandra to open up and have a little chat with me. I do find her attractive… It’ll be nice if we can maybe eventually couple up. Things move quickly in here so we’ll see how things proceed.”

Later, Alex is having a chat with Alexandra. She tells him: “You’re so great because the place that I’ve grown up, the people that I’ve been around, your sense of humour I just get it. You make me laugh so much.”

Alex tells her: “It’s difficult for me because I want to show you that I’m interested but at the same time I don’t want to smother you, I don’t want to make you feel like you can’t talk to other people because I think you should get to know every guy who is single in the villa.”

She tells him: “You are a bloody great guy. I need to make sure that within my heart that is how I feel also and I know you respect that. I am so protective over you and I want you to be yourself and I want you to feel relaxed around me and I want to feel relaxed around you because I feel like that’s the only way that something may possibly progress. Idris made me feel so at ease, we found out we have common interests.”

In the Beach Hut, Dr Alex admits: “I am really positive, I’m going to continue being myself I’m not going to be OTT or laying it on factor 50, because that’s not me. I’m going to be Alex and if she likes Alex then we will get on well.”


Samira talks to Dani in the garden about her time in the villa now Frankie has left. Samira says: “We’ve been here from the start and I finally got what I wanted and now I feel like I’m back at square one but worst. It’s unfinished business.”

She gets tearful and continues: “Obviously Frankie is gone and I had a little bit of what I could have and I really liked it. But I don’t feel like I’m going to meet anyone else and have a connection with anyone else. You know how hard it is for me to meet someone and actually get a connection with them. Also all my best mates are moving on in here. I want to stay so bad but I can’t be happy in here anymore. I’m going to sleep on it tonight.”

The next morning, Samira has made up her mind. On the roof terrace, Samira tells Ellie, Dani and Megan some news: “So my lovely beautiful girls, you guys know that I’ve had a really tough couple of days here recently and I’ve been umming and ahhing about leaving. I’ve not had any connection in here with anyone and I had a little taste of that with Frankie and it’s gone abruptly and I think I’d always be thinking ‘What if.’ I woke up this morning and I thought, it’s my time to go… I have to do this for me, I’ve never felt so strong.”

Megan says: “You seem happier already having made your mind up. You seem like the old Samira back again. I love Wes but I love you equally.”

In the Beach Hut, Samira says: “This decision is so, so hard. I’m devastated by it. But I think that it is the right thing to do. Just follow my heart because I’ve never done that before I’ve always taken the back seat and now I need to go for it head on and leave and just go for Frankie… I’ve got to go with my gut feeling. And I’m not saying I’m in love with Frankie or we’re going to get married tomorrow but I don’t want to waste any time, I just want to see him and I know this is the right thing to do. This opportunity was amazing and I take it with a full heart and full love.”

In the Beach Hut, Megan says: “From a selfish point of view, I’d love her to stay but I know she is making the right decision.”

In the Beach Hut, Dani says: “Samira looked after me. I’m glad she’s going to find her happiness but she was a part of my happiness… We came in Love Island to find love and Samira found someone and it was taken away from her and she wants to carry that on and I respect her for that.”

Samira gathers the Islanders around the fire pit to share her news. She tells them: “So, these past couple of days I haven’t been myself and I’ve struggled to be happy in here and have fun and I had a taste of what I’ve wanted and it’s gone. I’ve really tried and been tossing and turning about what I’m going to do. I think the best thing for me to get closure on the Frankie situation and for me to be happy is to go today. I’m really sad but it’s a good thing. I’m really happy that I’m doing this and I feel really strong. I love all of you so much. You are all so amazing.”

The Islanders are clearly gutted by her decision but are supportive in wanting her to follow her heart. After some emotional goodbyes, Samira leaves the villa to a big round of applause.


Josh gets a text: “Boys, it’s time to get the girls hot under the collar in today’s challenge #HotStuff #FiredUp”

The boys arrive at the challenge area dressed as fire men. In today’s challenge, the boys will go head to head in a sexy rescue mission. They will perform a strip tease before taking on a number of obstacles with the aim of rescuing a cat in a tree and their girl. It’s not a race though, the prize will go to the hottest guy as voted by the girls.

In the Beach Hut, new Jack says: “I did everything I could. I got the hips involved, made sure that the girls saw every single part of it that they could see and enjoy it as much as they could.”

In the Beach Hut, Laura says of watching new Jack’s performance: “Hands down, best moment of my life.”

In the Beach Hut, Megan says: “I didn’t think it was possible to fancy Wes any more than I already did… I keep reliving it in my mind.”

In the Beach Hut, Dani says: “I really fancied Jack then! That outfit, he’s taking that home with us. We’re having that.”

In the Beach Hut, Josh says of his performance: “100 per cent effort, zero per cent technique.”

As Alex, Idris and Kieran are all single, they get to pick the girl of their choice to rescue and they all pick Alexandra.

In the Beach Hut, Alexandra says: “Kieran’s performance was off the chain… Alex held his own and got a lovely kiss at the end… I don’t think I’ve ever seen moves quite like Idris’.”

When it’s Alex’s turn to perform, he shouts: “Was there a call for a fireman or the Love Doctor?!”

In the Beach Hut, Idris says: “What can I say, that challenge was my cup of tea… The kiss with Alexandra at the end, what a treat.”

With the rescue mission complete, it’s time for the girls to reveal which boy got them hottest under the collar. Who is the boy with the hottest stuff?


Kaz gets a text: “Islanders, tonight there will be a recoupling in which the girls will choose which boy they want to couple up with. #GetPickedOrGetPied #TaxiForTwo”

Following the challenge, the race is on for Alex, Idris and Kieran to win Alexandra’s affections ahead of the recoupling.

Alex, Kieran and Idris have all been grafting Alexandra and all forming a closeness to her.

In the Beach Hut, Idris channels his positive mental attitude: “It is quite difficult with this recoupling, hopefully she’ll pick the right person. I’m a positive guy. She will pick me.”

Alex says to Georgia and Sam: “This is crazy, either she picks me or I go home… This is D Day for me. Do or get dumped.”

Alex and Alexandra have a chat in the garden: “I have really enjoyed the past few days getting to know you, we’ve had a great conversation and I have felt like it was really nice to give you a kiss. I just wanted to say to you I do like you and I would like to get to know you more.”

In the Beach Hut, Kieran says: “Of course I want Alexandra to choose me. I do feel like I’ve got to know her well in the short space of time she’s been here and I want to get to know her a bit more.”

In the Beach Hut, Alexandra says: “Ultimately, the decision is down to me. I have now got to choose between Alex, Kieran and Idris… The three guys that I’ve got to choose between, they are all so nice. It’s just making my decision really, really hard because they are all so lovely and I don’t want to send anybody home… I’ve got to go with my instinct and who my mind and heart is telling me.”

Alexandra has a big decision to make ahead of the next recoupling on Love Island

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