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Siobhan Macdonald

Love Island's Tanya and Shaq become first couple to say they love each other

Love Island's Tanya Manhenga and Shaq Muhammad are the first couple to say 'I love you' to one another.

The couple have been together since the ITV2 dating show premiered in January, and have been going from strength to strength in the Villa. The sweet scenes came after Zara Lackenby-Brown was dumped from the villa in the dramatic recoupling.

After giving a heartfelt speech as to why he had picked the 22-year-old student, Shaq scooped up Tanya and took her up to the terrace where he professed his love for her. The couple became the first Islanders to spend a night in the hideaway last week, after being voted for by their fellow contestants.

It wasn't long before things turned extremely raunchy between them in the Hideaway, as Tanya gave Shaq a sexy dance, before bringing in a set of handcuffs and spanking him with a whip. Viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts at 'love' being mentioned so early in the series.

One penned: "Tanya and Shaq have had sex, fallen in love and are soon to be married with kids in just over a fortnight #loveisland," while another wrote: "Not Shaq and Tanya dropping the L bomb in less than 3 weeks of knowing each other meanwhile I can’t even get a text back from the guy I like"

Tanya and Shaq were the first islanders to use the Hideaway this year (ITV)

A third tweeted: "Oh dear not Tanya and Shaq declaring their love for one another when Casa Amour is about to land #Loveisland"

"Falling in love in two weeks is so mad to me tanya and shaq I need you both to be for real #LoveIsland," wrote a fourth. While someone else echoed: "Shaq saying “I love you” after 2+ weeks, Tanya talking about marriage…they’ve lost the plot I fear #loveisland"

A fifth wrote: "I really love Tanya and Shaq but I’m scared for them for CASA “I love yous” already flying lord pray for us! #loveisland," as another tweeted: "Tanya and Shaq planning the wedding while the other contestants can’t focus on a person longer than a day. This is insane #loveisland"

Love Island returns to ITV2 and ITVX tomorrow at 9pm.

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