And so it comes to an end; weeks of rushing to the sofa to catch Ian Stirling’s “TONIGHT…” before the drama unfolds. Weeks of laying awake at night wondering if our favourite Islander’s are ok. Weeks of hours spent laughing at memes, having debates at work, voting on the app that we’ve all denied we actually have.
This year’s Love Island has been a good’n. There have been ups, there have been downs, there have been memes and the nation has been split on whose side you should be on (not Jordan’s). In a bid to refuse it’s over, here’s one last article on what we’ve learned from this year’s show.
Warning: May contain spoilers.
We all need our boys. Whether they’re picking you up or telling you straight, ironing your shirt or dressing you for a date, your best boys have always got your back.
As part of the ‘How well do you know each other’ quiz, the boys were asked what their girls’ least favourite feature was. Chris, bless him, guessed that Harley’s was her forehead. That was his first mistake…
We may have had our doubts in the past (other than for festival season, obviously), but our opinions have now shifted in favour of the humble bucket hat. We’ve got Ovie to thank for that one.
The lesson we can take away from Tom’s major dumb moment? It doesn’t matter what you say to the boys (jokingly or not), never – we repeat, never – say it in the girl’s earshot. ESPECIALLY IF IT’S ABOUT HER.
Curtis was usually a safe bet to seek advice from, but that swiftly went west the moment he advised Jordan to make moves on India whilst he had a girlfriend before then admitting it was terrible advice. *sigh
This season, breakfast has been doing bits. From romantic gestures to sorry toast, this year’s Love Island has injected a healthy dose of breakfast to our screens compared to previous years. Our highlight? Ovie’s breakfast-making dance – smoother than butter.
Speaking of Ovie, we’ve decided everybody should try to be a little bit more Ovie. Be the friend that girl needs. Be the funny one. Be the gentleman. Be the guy that actually has good advice. Wear that bucket hat. As the wise man once said, “You run through obstacles when you want what’s on the other side”.
Now, we’re not saying it’s not OK to shave your bum (what you do at home is none of our business), but announcing that your mum shaves it on national TV may be a step too far. What’s worse? Making your new love interest step in place in your mum’s absence.
You want that girl? Go get her. You want to salmon in that pool? Jump. Love Island has taught us, better than ever, to follow your gut feeling and do what’s good for you (preferably not at the expense of others, though).