The Love Island villa was thrown into chaos earlier this week as the islanders reeled from the shock events of Casa Amor, with Sunday’s episode showing the boys fight to rekindle their on-the-rocks relationships as they amped up the romance with big gestures.
Will Young proved that he wouldn’t give up on Jessie Wynter, declaring his love for the Aussie brunette as he roped his fellow islanders into a sweet grand gesture – sealing the moment with a kiss.
While Tom Clare also managed to patch things up with Samie Elishi after writing her a heartfelt poem, shedding a tear as he read out his feelings to her during a touching moment.
But for some, things remain up in the air. Tanya Manhenga appeared more confused than ever as she grappled with her decision to recouple with Martin Akinola and her lingering feelings for Shaq Muhammad.
It was icy territory for Olivia Hawkins and Kai Fagan, as the stubborn pair continued to refuse to apologise to one another – leaving fans baffled over the behaviour.
As things appeared to finally get back on track during the episode, MailOnline is here to catch you up on everything that went down during Sunday’s edition of Love Island.
Missed Love Island episode 35? MailOnline takes a look back at what went down, as Tom Clare (left) got poetic for Samie Elishi while Will Young (right ) made a declaration of love for Jessie Wynter
He’s done it! Will finally appeared to win Jessie back after admitting that he was in love with her
Happy boy: Will finally won back Jessie during the episode, with a little help from his other islanders
Back together: The Australian beauty (pictured) had been left devastated after she found out the farmer,had kissed Layla Al-Momani during Casa Amor
They’ve been on the rocks since reconcilling earlier this week following Casa Amor, as Jessie learned of Will’s escapades while she was out of sight.
But it appeared that the farmer had finally managed to win back his girl during Sunday’s episode, as the show ended on the pair sharing a kiss after he pulled off a romantic gesture, and even said he loved her.
The Australian beauty, 26, had been left devastated after she found out the farmer, 23, had kissed Layla Al-Momani during Casa Amor.
And lovesick Will decided to enlist the help of his fellow islanders to help explain exactly how he felt about her, with each contestant reading out something about Jessie.
The couple watched from the balcony as their pals shouted out the sweet words, with Olivia reading: ‘After 23 years you’re the first girl I have wanted to open up to’.
Tanya then said: ‘Will wants you to know’ before the farmer turned to Jessie and said: ‘I do Jessie, I do really love you’.
The whole villa bursts into cheers as they couple embraced with the farmer whispering in Jessie’s ear: ‘I am so sorry’.
Help from friends: And lovesick Will decided to write a poem to explain exactly how he felt about her, with the other singeltons reading out his words for Jessie to hear
Appearing to finally give him some affection after days of the cold shoulder, an overwhelmed Jessie gave the farmer a kiss as they held on to one another.
Taking to Twitter fans were overjoyed by the reunion with one writing: ‘Will and Jessie moment is actually really cute’
While a second added: ‘Why am I tearing up at what Will is doing for Jessie?’.
And a third said: ‘That was the most adorable thing I’ve seen! Will and Jessie for the win’.
A second agreed writing: ‘I don’t care just give will and Jessie [the grand prize of] 50K’.
Tom gets in touch with his emotions and opens up to Samie
He said what? It was a night for big gestures, as Tom also decided to undergo ‘Operation Get Our Girls Back’ by writing a poem for Samie
It’s a hit! After listening, a touched Samie gushed that it was ‘ the nicest thing anyone had ever done for her’
It was a night for big gestures, as Tom also decided to undergo ‘Operation Get Our Girls Back’.
Writing out a heartfelt poem for the brunette beauty, the footballer admitted that he was ‘falling’ for her as he shared his fear of loving their romance over his Casa Amor romp.
The couple had also been on rocky ground after Tom was torn between her and bombshell Lydia earlier in the week, with Samie unsure if she could forgive his head turning antics.
But during the epsiode, he pulled Samie aside for a chat before reciting his poem to her, even appearing to get emotional while reading it out.
After listening, a touched Samie gushed that it was ‘ the nicest thing anyone had ever done for her,’ before giving him a kiss.
She then agreed to give him another chance, hopefully putting their romance back on track.
Tanya admits she still has feelings for Shaq
Backtracking? Tanya appeared to be having second thoughts over her Casa Amor decision, as the student and model was left upset during Sunday’s episode
Tough: She left Shaq out in the cold during the Casa Amor recoupling as she returned to the villa having recoupled, with the singleton now mending a broken heart
Confused: During the episode, Martin pulled Tanya for a chat and shared that he had felt some ‘distance’ from her as he checked where her feelings were at
Not sure? Revealing that she couldn’t give Martin an answer, Tanya explained that she was 50% with him and 50% with Shaq
Tanya left Shaq out in the cold during the Casa Amor recoupling as she returned to the villa with Martin and left her current partner single, despite the pair having declared their love for one another just weeks before.
But it appears she could now be having second thoughts over the decision, as the student and model was left in tears during Sunday’s episode.
Being comforted by the girls, she admitted that the feelings for Shaq were still there while remaining confused over Martin.
The latter then pulled her for a chat later on, sharing that he had felt some ‘distance’ from her as he checked where her feelings were at.
Revealing that she couldn’t give Martin an answer, Tanya explained that she was 50% with him and 50% with Shaq.
‘I feel like you’re trying to get something out of me that just isn’t there,’ she explained to a frustrated Martin.
While Shaq also shared that he was finding it tough seeing his former flame around the villa with another islander, but did confess to still being in love with her.
Shocking: Fans were left baffled during as ‘delusional’ Olivia Hawkins demanded Kai Fagan apologise for the way he handled the Casa Amor recoupling – leaving him feeling just as confused
Not budging: Keeping strong on his stance, Kai insisted to new partner Sanam that he would not be apologising to Olivia, despite her hopes
Olivia, 27, and Kai, 24, were together in a couple before being separated for Casa Amor, but both returned to the main villa with new partners.
But since returning to the villa, the Ring Girl has been looking for an apology from the P.E Teacher as he recoupled, despite the fact that she did too.
Making this clear to his new partner Sanam Harrinanan in the morning, this prompted the Social Worker to relay the information to Kai later in the day.
During a chat, she said: ‘Olivia wants to talk to you, just to put water on the bridge, but she wants an apology’
Kai bluntly replied: ‘I’m not apologising to anyone’
Sanam added: ‘I think from what I’ve gathered she wants to close that book and so do you, so can’t you just both call it quits and be civil because it is awkward for me’.
Kai said: ‘I am civil with her though that’s the thing, I’m not going to sit her and have a conversation with her’
Kai said in beach hut: ‘Olivia wants an apology from me, I don’t really know what I’m apologising for and I can say one thing for sure, I’d be walking out that door before I apologise to her’
Raging: In the previous episode, dramatic scenes saw Kai make the decision to couple up with Sanam however Olivia also made the decision to recouple with Maxwell (pictured)
After the chat, Kai said in beach hut: ‘Olivia wants an apology from me, I don’t really know what I’m apologising for and I can say one thing for sure, I’d be walking out that door before I apologise to her. It’s not coming from me because I’ve done nothing wrong’
Fans aired their thoughts on Twitter and branded Olivia ‘delusional’ for looking for the apology when she recoupled herself, with one penning: ‘Yes Kai! Stand your ground, do NOT apologise’
Another said: ‘Kai said he’d rather go back to teaching 12-year-olds long division than apologise to that delusional women lmao’
A third added: ‘I can’t believe I’m agreeing with Kai right now but he absolutely does NOT owe Olivia an apology’
One wrote: ‘Why is Olivia asking for an apology?? Kai has done nothing to her’
‘Nah big up Kai, he said I ain’t apologising and that’s on that,’ another said.
As Olivia arrived back to main villa with Maxwell Samuda, 23, on Friday she was fuming to find out Kai had now found love with Sanam.
Staying strong: The Financial Advisor was accused of ‘egging on’ the boys and prompting them to be disloyal while they were away from their partners last week
Not true: But when he was confronted on the behaviour by partner Lana Jenkins and pal Samie Elishi during the episode, Ron stuck to his guns and assured that he did nothing of the sort
The Financial Advisor was accused of ‘egging on’ the boys and prompting them to be disloyal while they were away from their partners last week.
But when he was confronted on the behaviour by partner Lana Jenkins and pal Samie Elishi during the episode, Ron stuck to his guns and assured that he did nothing of the sort.
After the Casa Amor girls had accused Ron of trying to stir the pot, he pulled Samie for a chat later on to clear the air.
He began: ‘I am very chill with this situation because I am very comfortable with the way that I have acted and I can, hand on heart, tell you that I did not egg on any of the boys.
‘You know how much I think of you and I said to the boys at the start that if Tom does recouple, then he’s a donut. He likes you a lot.’
Samie hugged it out with Ron as she appeared to believe him.
Denial: Clearing the air, Ron pulled Samie for a chat to explain that he was ‘comfortable’ with the way he behaved, and would never egg the boys on
However, during Casa Amor, Ron was seen having a chat in the villa with Tom, who was weighing up whether to recouple with new girl Lydia or stick with Samie.
Talking with the footballer, Ron said: ‘As much as I love Samie and everything else, how does a girl like that resist all the boys putting it on her.
‘Like, I don’t wanna put it in your head that she is lipsing everybody but I’d be very surprised if she hadn’t been open to getting to know people and doing certain things. I can’t see her coming back on her own. ‘
He continued: ‘I know it’s hard not to, but I genuinely wouldn’t deep it bringing Lydia back because If I was in your shoes, I would definitely be protecting myself. You could bring her back and then literally just focus on Samie’.
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: 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: Martin Akinola
Occupation: Senior Software Engineer
Who did he have his eye on in Casa Amor? ‘I don’t just have one person, I’ve got options…’
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!’
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