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Charlotte Tutton

Love Island fans spot feud as Olivia accuses Zara of targeting her amid secret friendship

Love Island 2023 fans have spotted a possible feud between two Islanders, who apparently secretly know each other outside the villa.

While it hasn't been addressed at all on the ITV2 series, it recently became apparent to viewers that Olivia Hawkins and bombshell Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown knew who each other were.

From likes and friendly comments on their Instagram profiles, it was clear that they were not strangers despite it seeming so on the show.

Since then the girls have clashed, after a game of beer pong dares led to Zara getting steamy with Olivia's partner Tom Clare.

Then in the recoupling on Friday night, Zara got to pick first and decided to pair up with Tom, meaning Olivia was no longer coupled up with him.

In the fallout the girls decided to speak about the drama, and things got a little awkward.

Love Island 2023 fans recently learned Olivia Hawkins and bombshell Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown 'know each other' (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

As Olivia accused Zara of "coming for her" from the moment she entered the villa last week, Zara defended her actions and suggested Olivia was at fault.

Olivia said to Zara: "I feel tension. I feel like you’ve come in here and come for me a bit."

She added to Zara that her comment at the re-coupling that Tom had made his feelings clear didn’t go unnoticed.

In response, Zara said: "He’s made it quite clear, he’s quite affectionate from the get go, you can be a classy lady but some people take that as you’re not interested, he’s taken that as you’re not interested."

Olivia accused Zara of "coming for her" from the moment she entered the villa (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Olivia then hit back: "I think that’s personal between me and him and I don’t really think that’s your business."

She also called Zara "fake", as Zara insisted it was "nothing personal".

The moment left fans convinced that if the pair do really know each other outside of the villa, they may be caught up in some sort of feud.

They guessed the girls might have fallen out, and that could be why Olivia feels she's been targeted by Zara.

Taking to Twitter, one fan said: "In all fairness to Olivia… if your friend came in and called you two faced and then stole the guy you were interested in at the first chance you’d be mad too."

A second fan said: "Olivia defo has a vendetta against Zara," as a third wrote: "Twitter FBI need to uncover the pre-Love Island beef with Olivia and Zara."

It comes following the first dumping of the series so far on Friday night, as a result of the first recoupling.

Zara got to pick first and decided to pair up with Tom (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

David Salako was sent home after he was not picked by any of the girls in the villa, amid explosive scenes.

The 24-year-old money adviser who hails from Essex became the first Islander to be booted off the show, despite only being in for a couple of days.

He was visibly gutted by the twist and seemed shocked, given he thought he had something good going on with Tanya Manhenga.

Tanya had told him she was open to getting to know him, while she was still keen on Shaq Muhammad - who she’d been paired up with since day one.

When it came to Tanya picking who to pair up with, she went with Shaq leaving David visibly surprised and upset.

David wasn’t the only one left emotional by the recouping though, as Lana Jenkins was left in tears thanks to Tanyel Revan.

Tanyel chose Ron Hall after her partner Kai Fagan was taken by Anna-May Robey.

While Tanyel had expressed an interest in Ron to some Islanders, it came a shock to him and Lana as they had just told the villa they’d shared their first kiss.

Lana fought back tears and made a jibe at Tanyel, as she picked Will Young - sending David home.

Love Island airs every night at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.

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