A full week is yet to pass and already the latest series of Love Island is serving more pie than a children’s birthday party – albeit with less cream, and rather more sass.
Indeed, while new bombshell Zara Deniz Lackenby Brown describes herself as a budding artist, fellow Islander Tanya Manhenga has revealed her own hitherto unknown creative streak by drawing a very impressive love triangle.
The scouse student has already pied overzealous airport worker Shaq Muhammad on two separate occasions and already has her sights set on a potential recoupling – with Essex boy Ron Hall and new bombshell David Salako potential targets.
But as the Islanders weigh up their options, what next in the Cape Town villa? Pull up a deckchair, MailOnline is here to answer your every question.
Slow star=rt: A full week is yet to pass and already the latest series of Love Island is serving more pie than a children’s birthday party – albeit with less cream, and rather more sass
SHE’S JUST NOT INTO YOU
Love Island viewers were left unimpressed with David Salako’s very forward approach to flirting on Thursday’s episode.
The bombshell, 24, entered the villa during Wednesday’s episode alongsid8e fellow newcomer Zara Lackenby-Brown and set his sights on Tanyel Revan when he entered the villa.
Within minutes of entering the house, David grabbed her for a chat and quickly began quizzing her on whether she was willing to get to know him.
Awkward: Love Island viewers were left unimpressed with David Salako ‘s very forward approach to flirting on Thursday’s episode
However, his forthright manner put off some viewers while Tanyel herself dodged the question and said she was ‘willing to get to know everyone’.
One Twitter user wrote: ‘Tanyel is not interested whatsoever,’ while another added: ‘David is too forward and that would instantly give me the ick’.
A third viewer said: ‘Already hate David and he’s only had 30 seconds of screen time,’ while a fourth wrote: ‘Tanyel is not interested in David at all’.
Another added: ‘She’s not feeling him, avoiding questions like crazy,’ while another wrote: ‘Tanyel lowkey wants David to go away’.
Flirty: David chose Tanya as his first date in the villa on Wednesday’s episode and flirted with her once more after his chat with Tanyel
Reaction: His forthright manner put off some viewers while Tanyel herself dodged the question and said she was ‘willing to get to know everyone’
MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Love Island fans are hoping castmates Ron and Tanya become a couple.
During Thursday’s episode, fans flocked to Twitter to say how much they pair would be great together, after they had a short conversation in the villa at the start of the episode.
‘Ron and Tanya??? Why do they look good together?’ one person tweeted with a GIF of Adele pulling a thinking face.
LOVE ISLAND – THE STORY SO FAR!
‘Why do they look good together?’ Love Island fans beg producers to ‘make Tanya and Ron a thing’ and admit their ‘rooting for them to find love’ in the villa after Thursday’s episode
‘I’m rooting for Tanya and Ron to find love. I understand why they were chosen for the dates they are the hottest,’ another tweeted.
‘Producers pls make Tanya and Ron a thing,’ another added underneath a GIF of Louis Tomlinson with fake nails.
‘Why do Tanya and Ron look good together,’ another added.
However, in earlier episodes this week, Ron paired up with Lana while Tanya paired up with Shaq in the villa.
In their corner! During Thursday’s episode, fans flocked to Twitter to say how much they pair would be great together
THE PRICE IS NOT QUITE RIGHT
Love Island fans were not impressed on Thursday night as they mocked the islanders for leaving stickers on their shoes.
As is custom practice when watching the ITV show, viewers take to Twitter to share their observations and quips regarding the live episode.
And no different was Thursday night as viewers made a very specific reflection – the Love Islanders had stickers on the bottom of the shoes.
Woops! Love Island fans were not impressed on Thursday night as they mocked the islanders for leaving stickers on their shoes
Embarrassing: One Love Island fan wrote: Lana, are you going to be returning those heels when you get home?! You’ve left the stickers on them, hope you held onto the receipt!’
One Love Island fan wrote: Lana, are you going to be returning those heels when you get home?! You’ve left the stickers on them, hope you held onto the receipt!’
Another added: ‘Really hurting my soul that the girls have stickers under their heels’
The observation quickly became a hot topic as more and more fans clocked on to the embarrassing error.
One fan even tagged new host Maya Jama, begging her to get involved.
They wrote: ‘@MayaJama pls pls can you have a word and tell the girls to take the stickers off their heels. It’s triggering my ocd xx’
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: Anna-May Robey
Occupation: Payroll assistant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I went on a date once and I never saw him again.’
‘We went for food and shared a bottle of wine. As I was speaking to him he fell asleep!’
‘I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: David Salako
Occupation: Money adviser
Something not many people know about him: ‘I can sing, but I will never sing! I just haven’t got the confidence to do it.’
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: Haris Namani
Occupation: TV salesman
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’ve never found love. I think this is the show that can help me.’
‘It’s the best opportunity for me to find the girl and find the right one. I’ve obviously not found the right one myself.’
Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Name: Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Occupation: Model and property developer
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’ve gone onto do lots of modelling and dancing for music videos for UK and global artists, I’ve worked with people like Hardy Caprio, Headie One, Aitch, Tione Wayne and more.’