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Eve Rowlands

Love Island: Adam Collard looking for 'wife material' after he goes on a first date with Paige

It seems things are heating up for new Love Island boy Adam Collard as, on tonight's episode of the romance reality show, he got to choose three girls to go on his first date with to the renowned romantic spot - the hideaway terrace.

The 26-year-old tattooed trainer chose to go on his first dates with 21-year-old dancer Danica Taylor, Summer Botwe and Paige Thorne, who just last night was left heartbroken as her partner Jacques O'Neill made the decision to leave the villa.

Read more: Love Island: Where are the Welsh contestants now?

With Summer going first, she tells the new boy that what she's looking for is someone who can make her "belly laugh" and someone who is caring and wouldn't make her feeling like "the other girl. I do want to be someone's priority."

And while Danica's date saw Adam salsa with the dancer, it seems newly single Paige is the one who caught Adam's eye from the get go.

Speaking in the diary room after she met Adam on the terrace, 24-year-old Welsh paramedic Paige said: "I think the date went well, just chit-chatty, flirty vibes. I'm looking forward to having some more flirty chit chats and seeing where it goes.

"Obviously it doesn't mean it's going to be easy and it doesn't mean I've switched my feelings off like that, but am I looking forward to there potentially being more chats and things with Adam? Yeah, for sure."

Following up on his date with the boys, Adam, settling down on the bean bags, said: "Not trying to rub it in, but what a night. I threw a little curveball in there with Summer. I felt like I wanted to give her the time of day because I had like no chance to speak to her and she's literally the only girl that I've not spoke to and I thought that was like fair game.

"Danica's date was really good," he added: "I feel like it was a night out with Danica for one second, honestly... I would never dance with a girl in a million years."

Adam then opened up to the boys on his feelings towards Paige, saying: "I thought I would save the best til last to kind of see where that was at. But... mate, she's class. Literally, everyone says... it's clear as day when you actually get her by herself, which is what I was hoping for. I think yous all knew that I would choose her for at least one out of the three anyway, but yeah." He goes on to say he wants "wife material, so. Three really good dates."

Viewers were quick to react to this comment, taking to Twitter to voice their feelings.

One fan on Twitter, @tabithalaker said: "Adam said he wanted “wife material” (Paige) in the assortment of 3 dates…. The other 2 ARE wife material too, it’s just that they aren’t your type….OK #LoveIsland"

@FerventTsunami added: "Adam said wife material and Luca felt rattled on Jacques' behalf LoveIsland", while @crco said: "Ha did Adam call Paige wife material or he wanted wife material? #LoveIsland.

@russettsugg also said: "Adam said he wants wife material damn my man really changed he wants to settle down. Paige open your eyes bitch #loveisland."

Love Island continues at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox. For more showbiz and television stories get our newsletter here.


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