Love Island 2023: What happened in episode three?


We’re just three days into the latest series of Love Island and an unseasonably strong South African breeze appears to be winning more attention than this year’s crop of slow-starting singletons. 

But while the blustery elements ruffle hair, two new bombshells have inevitably ruffled feathers following their sudden arrival in the sprawling Cape Town villa. 

Elsewhere, Will Young’s romantic aspirations appear to be flatter than Table Mountain after the hapless farmer lost Olivia Hawkins to Tom Clare during Tuesday’s climactic coupling. 

So what next for our growing group of not-so-hopeless romantics? Pull out a pie, but hold the cream. MailOnline has you covered. 

Here we go again: Love Island returned with its third instalment on Wednesday evening 

‘WE’RE ROOTING FOR HIM!’ WILL FINALLY WINS OVER VIEWERS

Love Island fans have declared their love for Will Young on Wednesday after he was left single following bombshell Tom ‘stealing’ Olivia from him.

Despite being put in a vulnerable position, Will took the recoupling in his stride, telling Tom that he believed he and Olivia were a better match.

And taking to Twitter as events unfolded on screen, viewers declared they were ‘rooting’ for him, with others begging producers to send in a ‘nice girl’ for the farmer. 

Team Will: Love Island fans have declared their love for Will Young on Wednesday after he was left single following bombshell Tom ‘stealing’ Olivia from him

One fan shared: ‘Can’t lie I have a soft spot for Will’, with another adding: ‘Pls I’m rooting for farmer Will.’

‘Awww but Will is adorable right now’ gushed a third watcher. 

While another said: ‘I’m rooting for Will tbh. Bless him.’

Sharing their view that they’d love a bombshell girl to arrive that would be suited to him, another commented: ‘Please they need to send a nice sweet girl for Will.’

Good sport: Despite being put in a vulnerable position, Will took the recoupling in his stride, telling Tom that he believed he and Olivia were a better match

Good sport: Despite being put in a vulnerable position, Will took the recoupling in his stride, telling Tom that he believed he and Olivia were a better match

LOVE ISLAND – THE STORY SO FAR!

Nice one: Will took the moment well after Tom recoupled with his partner Olivia

Nice one: Will took the moment well after Tom recoupled with his partner Olivia

‘They need to put a cute outdoorsy girl in this villa for farmer Will’ agreed an additional person.

With another adding: ‘Will is actually funny I hope they put in an ‘unreal’ farmer girl for him.’

During the episode, following the recoupling for Tom and Olivia, Will declared that he had to ‘graft a little harder now.’  

Later in the Beach Hut Will said: ‘[I’ve] got to do a lot of grafting, do a lot of talking and try to take in as much as possible.’

Support: Taking to Twitter as events unfolded on screen, viewers declared they were 'rooting' for him, with others begging producers to send in a 'nice girl' for the farmer

Support: Taking to Twitter as events unfolded on screen, viewers declared they were ‘rooting’ for him, with others begging producers to send in a ‘nice girl’ for the farmer

GET A GRIP YOU TWO!

The chemistry is strong between Islanders Ron and Lana, with the pair even being dubbed the ‘power couple’ on Love Island this week.

And on Wednesday, viewers couldn’t help but notice how close the pair have become in a matter of days.

Fans flocked to Twitter, with some saying they’re acting like a ‘married couple’ already and mocking them for acting like they’ve known each other for years. 

‘Ron and Lana acting like a married couple after two days, it’s giving Andrew and Tasha,’ one fan tweeted with a chihuahua emoji. 

'They're acting like a married couple after two days!' Love Island fans mocked Ron and Lana on Wednesday for acting like they've been together for years - after they were dubbed a 'power duo'

‘They’re acting like a married couple after two days!’ Love Island fans mocked Ron and Lana on Wednesday for acting like they’ve been together for years – after they were dubbed a ‘power duo’

Chemistry: The chemistry is strong between Islanders Ron and Lana

Chemistry: The chemistry is strong between Islanders Ron and Lana

Another added: ‘Ron and Lana are gonna be that couple who are basically gonna be like a married couple from day 1. But he likes her more than she does him and she’s going to get frustrated at some point.’ 

‘Ron has only known Lana for two days, why is he moving like this?’ another said.

However, some Love Island fans seem to love the budding couple. 

‘Hmmm Lana and Ron r becoming myy fave couple,’ one person tweeted, while another added: ‘Manifesting Lana and Ron work out.’ 

Having their say: Fans flocked to Twitter, with some saying they're acting like a 'married couple' already and mocking them

Having their say: Fans flocked to Twitter, with some saying they’re acting like a ‘married couple’ already and mocking them

WOULD YOU LIKE CREAM WITH THAT?

On Wednesday evening, Tanya Manhenga turned down another kiss from Shaq Muhammed after he leaned in while lying on a daybed. 

The couple were giggling before the model swerved the airport security officer again, before sharing a private moment in bed at night. 

Shaq finally redeem himself that evening by securing a passionate kiss from Tanya while cuddling in bed. 

Awkward: On Wednesday evening, Tanya Manhenga turned down another kiss from Shaq Muhammed after he leaned in while lying on a daybed

Awkward: On Wednesday evening, Tanya Manhenga turned down another kiss from Shaq Muhammed after he leaned in while lying on a daybed

Here we go: The couple were giggling before the model swerved the airport security officer again

Here we go: The couple were giggling before the model swerved the airport security officer again 

Speaking to the boys the morning after Shaq boasted: ‘We had a few kisses in bed it was unreal! We’re just going to carry on as it is and get to know each other’. 

The model also told the girls that he ‘got so excited’. 

Fans were left believing that ‘Tanya is not into Shaq’ at all and is waiting for a new bombshell to enter the South African villa. 

One wrote: ‘Shaq is a trooper because getting rejected twice? Yeah the third time I’d rather paint the whole villa with a nail polish brush’. 

The airport security officer finally redeemed himself that evening by securing a passionate kiss from the model while cuddling in bed

The airport security officer finally redeemed himself that evening by securing a passionate kiss from the model while cuddling in bed

'Pied': Fans were left believing that 'Tanya is not into Shaq' at all and is waiting for a new bombshell to enter the South African villa

‘Pied’: Fans were left believing that ‘Tanya is not into Shaq’ at all and is waiting for a new bombshell to enter the South African villa

A second wrote: ‘Tanya is not into Shaq even a little bit’. 

‘Tbh Tanya pieing Shaq is making me like her more. I’m slowly becoming a fan!! She’s not a desperate babe!!,’ a third said.

Another added: Tanya isn’t interested in Shaq,’ a fifth said: ‘Tanya is not into Shaq even a little bit!’

Uh Oh: Love Island viewers were left cringing as Lana Jenkins ‘friendzoned’ Will Young during an awkward chat on Wednesday’s episode

WILL SUFFERS ANOTHER CAPE TOWN CATASTROPHE 

Love Island viewers were left cringing as Lana Jenkins ‘friendzoned’ Will Young during an awkward chat on Wednesday’s episode.

Will was left as the only single person in the villa after Tuesday’s episode when newcomer Tom Clare chose to couple up with Olivia Hawkins. 

Not wasting any time, Will immediately got to work on Lana, pulling her aside for a chat by the pool to see how she felt about him.

Flirty: Will immediately got to work on Lana, pulling her aside for a chat by the pool to see how she felt about him

Flirty: Will immediately got to work on Lana, pulling her aside for a chat by the pool to see how she felt about him

However, things didn’t go to plan for the farmer as Lana admitted she doesn’t see him in a romantic way.

Lana told Will that Ron, who she is currently coupled up with, is the only guy she has feelings for in the villa.

Taking to Twitter, one user wrote: ‘Lana shut Will down so fast!’ while another said: ‘Why’s Will on Lana like a lost puppy’.

A third viewer said: ‘Respect to Lana the way she friendzoned Will and hasn’t lef him on but dude has no game’.

Another wrote: ‘Lana don’t do this to my man Will, respect for her being so polite about it.’  

Awkward: Things didn't go to plan for the farmer as Lana admitted she doesn't see him in a romantic way

Awkward: Things didn’t go to plan for the farmer as Lana admitted she doesn’t see him in a romantic way

Reaction: Taking to Twitter, one user wrote: 'Lana shut Will down so fast!' while another said: 'Why's Will on Lana like a lost puppy'

Reaction: Taking to Twitter, one user wrote: ‘Lana shut Will down so fast!’ while another said: ‘Why’s Will on Lana like a lost puppy’

It comes after fans declared their love for Will after he was left single following bombshell Tom ‘stealing’ Olivia from him.

Despite being put in a vulnerable position, Will took the recoupling in his stride, telling Tom that he believed he and Olivia were a better match.

One fan shared: ‘Can’t lie I have a soft spot for Will’, with another adding: ‘Pls I’m rooting for farmer Will.’ 

‘Awww but Will is adorable right now’ gushed a third watcher.

Sharing their view that they’d love a bombshell girl to arrive that would be suited to him, another commented: ‘Please they need to send a nice sweet girl for Will.’ 

Accusations: Love Island fans have accused Olivia Hawins of wanting to be a cougar as she sets her eyes on Haris Namani

Accusations: Love Island fans have accused Olivia Hawins of wanting to be a cougar as she sets her eyes on Haris Namani

WE KNOW YOUR GAME, OLIVIA!

Love Island fans have accused Olivia Hawins of wanting to be a cougar as she sets her eyes on Haris Namani.

The Ring girl was seen flirting with Haris, 21 – who is paired with Anna-May shortly after Tom recoupled with her, with the beauty admitting she’s more ‘physically attracted’ to the TV salesman.

But as she struggled to decide between him and Tom, fans called her out for questioning Haris’ maturity.

After recoupling with Tom, Olivia wasted no time in sitting down with Haris to have a chat about where their heads were at. 

Flirt: The Ring girl, 27, was seen flirting with Haris, 21 - who is paired with Anna-May shortly after Tom recoupled with her, with the beauty admitting she's more 'physically attracted' to the TV salesman

Flirt: The Ring girl, 27, was seen flirting with Haris, 21 – who is paired with Anna-May shortly after Tom recoupled with her, with the beauty admitting she’s more ‘physically attracted’ to the TV salesman

Moving on so soon? After recoupling with Tom, Olivia wasted no time in sitting down with Haris to have a chat about where their heads were at

Moving on so soon? After recoupling with Tom, Olivia wasted no time in sitting down with Haris to have a chat about where their heads were at

Despite being with Anna-May, Haris told her: ‘Out of every girl in here, you are the one that I’m most sexually attracted to, you’re a very good looking girl.’

While Olivia suggested the feeling was mutual, telling him: ‘Looks wise I feel like he’s [Tom] growing on me but you’re more my type, I’m more physically attracted to you…

‘And then personality, the thing that gets me so stuck is the fact that you’re both so different and I just need to decide what I want from a guy…’  

The beauty then went on to compare the two lads, telling Haris of Tom: ‘I think he is a bit more mature than you.’

Reaction: Taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on Olivia flirting with Haris, one person commented: 'I’m not feeling this cougar and sugar baby storyline

Reaction: Taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on Olivia flirting with Haris, one person commented: ‘I’m not feeling this cougar and sugar baby storyline

Uh oh; Meanwhile, others called her out for questioning Haris' maturity

Uh oh; Meanwhile, others called her out for questioning Haris’ maturity

Taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on Olivia flirting with Haris, one person commented: ‘I’m not feeling this cougar and sugar baby storyline.’ 

Another shared: ‘Olivia doesn’t want Tom she just wanted to be picked after Kai ditched her now she’s playing cougar with Haris.’

With another adding; ‘Olivia does not like Tom. She wants to be a cougar so badly!’

Meanwhile, others called her out for questioning Haris’ maturity, with one writing: ‘How can Olivia question his maturity? What has he done to be less mature in 24hours? Olivia I see your game. I see why u cougar’.

‘Super patronising to tell someone you think they’re not “mature” just bc you’re older than them, especially when you’ve only just met them’ tweeted another viewer.

With another adding; ‘“He might be a little more mature than me” says the 27 year old about the 23 year old, to the 21 year old.’

LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

Tanya Manhenga 

Name: Tanya Manhenga

Age: 22

Location: Liverpool

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.’

Lana Jenkins 

Name: Lana Jenkins

Age: 25

Location: Luton

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.’

Anna-May Robey

Anna-May Robey 

Name: Anna-May Robey

Age: 20

Location: Swansea

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.’

Tanyel Revan

Tanyel Revan

Name: Tanyel Revan

Age: 26

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.’

Olivia Hawkins

Olivia Hawkins

Name: Olivia Hawkins

Age: 27

 Location: Brighton

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.’

Tom Clare

Tom Clare

 Name: Tom Clare

 Age: 23

Location: Barnsley

Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer

Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan

David Salako

David Salako

Name: David Salako

Age: 24

Location: Essex

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.’

Kai Fagan 

 Name: Kai Fagan

Age: 24

Location: Manchester

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.’

Ron Hall

Ron Hall

 Name: Ron Hall

Age: 25

Location: Essex

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.’

Will Young

Will Young

 Name: Will Young

Age: 23

Location: Buckinghamshire

Occupation: Farmer

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.’ 

Shaq Muhammad

Shaq Muhammad

Name: Shaq Muhammad

Age: 24

 Location: London

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?’

Haris Namani

Haris Namani

Name: Haris Namani

Age: 21

 Location: Doncaster

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

Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown

Name: Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown

Age: 25

Location: London

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.’

Looking good: Love Island fans have gone wild over the newest bombshell Zara, hailing her 'a spice'

Looking good: Love Island fans have gone wild over the newest bombshell Zara, hailing her ‘a spice’ 

INTRODUCING… ZARA DENIZ LACKENBY-BROWN

Love Island fans have gone wild over the newest bombshell Zara, hailing her ‘a spice’.

While the islanders were happily cracking on with each other and trying to secure their couples, two new bombshells entered the villa on Wednesday night’s episode.

Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown, 25, and David Salako, 24 were chosen for the task of shaking things up – and Zara has done just that.

Taking to Twitter as events unfolded on-screen, viewers went wild as Zara made her entrance into the villa.

Turning heads? The end of Wednesday's episode saw Ron question his couple with Lana. The financial advisor was clearly taken by Zara as he admitted his desire to get to know her better

Turning heads? The end of Wednesday’s episode saw Ron question his couple with Lana. The financial advisor was clearly taken by Zara as he admitted his desire to get to know her better

One fan wrote: ‘Haven’t watched a bit of Love Island yet but that bombshell Zara is literally the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. Absolutely stunning’

Another agreed: ‘Yeah Zara is stunning!’

Another Love Island viewer chimed in: ‘Zara is here to shake tables and a**!! And we are here for it!! She’s definitely a spice’. 

Other fans were less subtle about their likeness for the new islander – and pointed out Zara’s ‘bum’.

One Twitter user wrote: ‘Zara’s bum tho’, while another suggested, ‘that camera man defo enjoyed that bum angle in Zara boy’.

RON’S HEAD IS TURNED – AFTER ONE DINNER DATE!.

Ron Hall enjoyed a romantic vineyard date with the stunning Zara , and admitted he was ‘being tested’ as he got to know the new girl

The financial advisor, who is couple up with Lana Jenkins returned to the villa after meeting Zara and revealed to the boys: ‘The head’s swivelling… I’m lost for words’. 

Ron was previously smitten with blonde makeup artist Lana before the late comers made a lasting impression and are set to ruffle some feathers. 

'You're making it hard for me': Ron enjoyed a romantic vineyard date with bombshell Zara as he got to know the new girl on Wednesday

‘You’re making it hard for me’: Love Island’s Ron Hall, 25, enjoyed a romantic vineyard date with bombshell Zara Lackenby-Brown, 25, as he got to know the new girl on Wednesday

On the date, Ron mentioned to Zara how he’s close to Lana, saying: ‘Yep, I’m coupled up with Lana, she’s sweet and cute.’

But he added: ‘You’re making it hard for me, I have some thinking to do!’ 

He later told the guys in the villa that Zara is ‘ just ticking boxes, everything I want to hear’.

When Lana met Zara for the first time, she quipped: ‘Omg Zara is stunning, really nice, but she’s annoying!’

'I have some thinking to do': The financial advisor, who is couple up with Lana Jenkins, 25, returned to the villa after meeting Zara and revealed to the boys: 'The heads swivelling... I’m lost for words'

‘I have some thinking to do’: The financial advisor, who is couple up with Lana Jenkins, 25, returned to the villa after meeting Zara and revealed to the boys: ‘The heads swivelling… I’m lost for words’

Awkward: Ron was previously smitten with blonde makeup artist Lana (pictured) before the late comers made a lasting impression and are set to ruffle some feathers

Awkward: Ron was previously smitten with blonde makeup artist Lana (pictured) before the late comers made a lasting impression and are set to ruffle some feathers

TOMORROW NIGHT…

Love Island viewers were unimpressed with Shaq Muhammad and bombshell Zara Lackenby-Brown getting cosy in a preview of Thursday’s episode.

Zara entered the villa on Wednesday after choosing to go on a date with Ron Hall – but it appears she now has her eye on Shaq.

The model was seen having an intimate late night chat with Shaq in the garden in the preview clip, with viewers wasting no time weighing in.

Zara told Shaq: ‘I want a boyfriend, the big B,’ to which he replied: ‘You are a stunning girl.’

Cosy: Love Island viewers were unimpressed with Shaq Muhammad and bombshell Zara Lackenby-Brown getting cosy in a preview of Thursday's episode

Cosy: Love Island viewers were unimpressed with Shaq Muhammad and bombshell Zara Lackenby-Brown getting cosy in a preview of Thursday’s episode

Reaction: Taking to Twitter, one wrote: 'Zara and Shaq doesn't sit well with me,' while another added: 'Shaq was in love with Tanya yesterday and is now trying to get with Zara'

Reaction: Taking to Twitter, one wrote: ‘Zara and Shaq doesn’t sit well with me,’ while another added: ‘Shaq was in love with Tanya yesterday and is now trying to get with Zara’

Taking to Twitter, one wrote: ‘Zara and Shaq doesn’t sit well with me,’ while another added: ‘Shaq was in love with Tanya yesterday and is now trying to get with Zara’.

A third added: ‘A Zara, Shaw Tanya love trianlge and a Lana, Ron, Zara love triangle?’

Another was more supportive of the pair, writing: ‘Not gonna lie Shaq and Zara might actually work.’

Another agreed, saying: ‘Zara take Shaq away! Tanya doesn’t deserve him.’

Love Island continues on Thursday January 19 at 9:00pm, ITV2.  

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