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Jessica Sansome

ITV Love Island fans ask 'are you serious' as they threaten official complaints over exit

Love Island fans were left gasping as they tuned into the latest episode of the ITV2 dating show as tension rose before news of an impending dumping was dropped on the islanders. During Tuesday night’s episode (January 31), the islanders were interrupted from celebrating Tanya Manhenga’s 23rd birthday by a text asking them to gather around the fire pit.

Islander Ellie Spence then received a further text, which read: "Tonight there will be a recoupling. The boys will pick which girl they want to couple up with. The girl not picked to be in a couple will be dumped from the island immediately."

Who will be left unchosen and therefore forced to leave the villa will be revealed during Wednesday night's (February 1) trip to the South African villa after Tuesday's episode was left on a cliffhanger.

READ MORE: ITV Love Island fans make the same demand for Lana as they ask "why?" ahead of dumping shock

It comes as a number of relationships in the villa faced issues, with Olivia Hawkins and Tom Clare coming to blows during the episode after she learned of his secret kiss with Ellie. The semi-professional footballer was then confronted by Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown after their potential romance came to an abrupt end.

The 23-year-old got himself tangled into another complicated situation after he had told actress and ring girl Olivia he wanted to rekindle their romance while he was still pursuing things with 25-year-old Ellie and 22-year-old bombshell Samie Elishi. His secret actions came to the surface after Zara told Olivia about his kiss with Ellie as she felt the actress deserved to know the truth.

After Zara revealed the information, a shocked Olivia recalled how Tom had recently confided in her that he did not like Ellie romantically. Olivia later pulled Tom to the side to ask if he had anything to tell her and he admitted to his actions but dismissed it as "only a kiss".

She responded by questioning his behaviour, saying: "Why would I want to get to know someone who’s just kissing everyone? You’ve mugged me off once, you’ve mugged me off again. If this is you being straight up with me then I don’t want to know about it. I don’t know what you’re in here for but you’re forgetting people’s feelings."

It wasn't a good night for Tom in the villa (ITV)

Afterwards, things continued to escalate as the other islanders shared their opinions on the situation, with tensions reaching boiling point after Zara confronted Tom in front of all the other boys. She said: “I feel like everything that’s come out of your mouth is absolute b******* and I feel like you’re playing a massive game and I’m sure your parents are proud of you because you’re showing your true colours now.”

The next morning, Tom cleared the air by apologising to Olivia for hurting her and to Ellie for not being honest about his emotions but said he had nothing to say to Zara. Meanwhile, PE and science teacher Kai Fagan and hairstylist Tanyel’s relationship appeared to be on the rocks after he began flirting with new bombshell Samie in front of her.

With all the drama coming at once, fans quickly flocked to social media to back the girls and were left furious with the announcement that the recoupling would see the boys choose the girls and not the other way around. @boygirIism tweeted: "What do you MEAN the boys are picking !!!!!!! for the love of god stop giving these men all the power #loveisland."

@__janiqx posted: "Why are the boys picking ffs they don’t deserve to choose #LoveIsland." @riddikulusDL said: "The BOYS are picking?! are you serious? #LoveIsland." @kanyinbanks shared: "The boys are picking ?? pls give my girls somethinggg #loveisland." @morayomidey added: "Recoupling and the boys are picking again? I saw it coming but it doesn’t make sense considering they picked the last time #LoveIsland."

And viewers have already threatened official complaints if one specific girl leaves the villa. @TlGERBBY tweeted: "Nah #loveisland are so wrong for this. If Zara goes home Ofcom will be hearing from me!!!" @sophia____xox echoed: "If Zara goes home I will file an ofcom complaint #LoveIsland." @chcrryaes added: "IF ZARA GOES HOME IM PUTTING IN AN OFCOM COMPLAINT #LoveIsland."

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