Sunday night’s episode of Love Island packed in the drama as the claws came out in the lead-up to the final on March 13.
There was back-stabbing aplenty in the villa as the fall-out from Friday night’s rankings task continued.
Some of the Islanders were convinced Ron Hall had revealed his game plan, leading to a series of heated confrontations.
Meanwhile Rosie Seabrook left viewers confused with her take on the game and her row with beau Casey O’Gorman.
With the finale just over a week away, fans even accused some Islanders of sabotaging Ron and Lana’s chances at winning. Here’s everything you missed.
Tension: Sunday night’s episode of Love Island packed in the drama as the claws came out in the lead-up to the final on March 13
GOSSIP SWEEPS THE VILLA
The villa was full of sneaky gossiping behind other islanders backs as Casey rowed with Ron and others judged the outcomes of the Couples Poll challenge.
Casey was left fuming with Ron after he told Rosie that he prioritises time with the boys over her.
Meanwhile Islanders like Samie, Will and Rosie continued to question Ron’s intentions and ‘role-playing’ with Lana after he revealed his ‘game plan’ for winning.
In reaction one wrote on Twitter: ‘Thought we were gonna have calmer times with Liv gone, everyone’s a Liv now I’m afraid #loveisland.’
It comes after now dumped contestant Olivia wound up viewers with her comments on other islanders behind their backs.
Another said: ‘I just don’t think anyone in this villa likes each other, never seen this much b***hing on television in my life.’
A third said: ‘None of these islanders are going to speak to each other the minute they land in England.’
Someone else wrote: ‘The villa reunion is gonna be maddd #loveisland’.
Chat: The villa was full of sneaky gossiping behind other islanders backs as Casey rowed with Ron and others judged the outcomes of the Couples Poll challenge
Drama: Casey was left fuming with Ron after he told Rosie that he prioritises time with the boys over her
ROSIE TWISTS RON’S WORDS
Fans were gobsmacked after Rosie twisted Ron’s words in Sunday’s episode leading to a mini argument.
Ron and Lana had offered Rosie some advice after she was left questioning if her relationship is one sided with Casey.
Ron told her: ‘If you want to prepare yourself for the outside world, [he needs] to get to know you a lot quicker.
‘The only way you’re going to do that is by spending more 1-1 time with you… I think he loves being one of the “Three Musketeers” [with Tom and Will] a lot… I would say just keep a little bit of space, see where he goes.’
Rosie then told Casey about the advice Ron had given her and was left questioning Ron’s intentions and calling him out on the chat.
Shocking: Love Island fans have been left gobsmacked after Rosie twisted Ron’s words in Sunday’s episode leading to a mini argument
Getting involved: Ron and Lana had offered Rosie some advice after she was left questioning if her relationship is one sided with Casey
Called out: Rosie then told Casey about the advice Ron had given her and was left questioning Ron’s intentions and calling him out on the chat
She told Casey: ‘He made a comment that you prioritise the boys over me and he said that I should take a step back.’
Trying to defend himself Ron said: ‘I never said you prioritise your time, I said you like being around Will and Tom.’
Casey asked: ‘So why has Rosie said that then?’
Unable to get to the bottom of what was said, Casey said: ‘Girls can you come here, I think we need to clear this up’.
Ron said: ‘I said he loves spending time with the boys,’ While Rosie reiterated: ‘Yeah you said he loves being one of the boys and how is he ever going to get to know you, if it’s never just you two.’
Lana laughed, and said: ‘That never came out of your mouth.’
Rosie insisted: ‘That is! You said it’s not gonna work on the outside if you don’t spend time. Roll the f***ing tapes then.’ Lana said: ‘Rosie, come on now.’
Love Island fans were shocked by the scenes, and confused by Rosie’s blatant ‘lying’.
One said: ‘Rosie is lying through her teeth she does know this is all on camera right???!??’
Say what? Love Island fans were shocked by the scenes, and confused by Rosie’s blatant ‘lying’.
VILLA SABOTAGE FOR RON AND LANA
fans were livid during Sunday night’s episode as they accused the contestants of trying to sabotage Ron Hall and Lana Jenkins.
Financial adviser Ron, 25, was seen confronting Shaq Muhammad, 24, after he queried whether Ron was being genuine with make-up artist Lana, 25.
The couple were left unimpressed after Shaq suggested they were in the top three most game-playing couples during the recent ranking challenge.
After chatting to Shaq, Ron was unable to drop the situation later in the episode, speaking to Tom, Samie, Kai and Sanam around the fire pit.
In doing so he said felt people thought he and Lana had tried to have ‘drama nice and early’ in the show before ‘getting comfy’ and cruising to the end.
Unimpressed: Love Island fans were livid as they accused the contestants of trying to sabotage Ron Hall (pictured) and Lana Jenkins
Exchange of words: Financial adviser Ron, 25, was seen confronting Shaq Muhammad, 24, after he queried whether Ron was being genuine with make-up artist Lana, 25 (pictured)
Opinion: The couple were left unimpressed after Shaq (pictured) suggested they were in the top three most game-playing couples during the recent ranking challenge
The group then went on to discuss Ron’s comments, with many Islanders insisting Ron had a firm game plan to win the show.
Insisting this was not the case, many viewers took to Twitter to defend Ron, with some claiming his fellow villa residents wanted to sabotage them so they themselves could be in with a better chance of winning the series.
One person wrote: ‘I honestly think that who whole villa think that Lana and Ron are going to win so they’re trying to sabotage it by spreading him being a game player. Isn’t it funny how all this bitching is happening now they all know it’s coming to a end. They’re all desperate to win.’
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: Samie Elishi
Occupation: Senior Estate Agent Coordinator
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m a really honest person and I have no filter. I won’t take rubbish from anyone, especially when it comes to guys!’
Name: Rosie Seaford
Occupation: Industry Placement Advisor
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have a really bad phobia of frozen food, I can’t touch frozen food.’
Name: Casey O’Gorman
Occupation: Recruitment Consultant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m really squeamish. I once cut my hand and passed out’
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’
‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Name: Jessie Wynter
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Something you may not know about her: She was on series two of Love Island Australia
Name: Sanam Harrinanan
Occupation: Social Worker
Who did she have her eye on in Casa Amor? ‘Kai is my number one. Job wise I think that we’d connect a lot and I think he’s cute!’