To be honest, we’re still sad about Liam Llewellyn leaving the Love Island villa. After only four days, the Welsh student - who had quickly become a fan favourite - told castmates that he had made the tricky decision to leave, as he didn’t feel he was giving ‘100% Liam’. (He had just been left single, after bombshell Davide Sanclimenti decided to go for Gemma Owen.)
After Liam’s short stint in the villa, he thanked everyone for their support, telling his 214,000 Instagram followers: ‘I am absolutely blown away by the love and support that has been shown to me whilst I was in the villa and since I’ve been out. I appreciate you all like you wouldn’t believe.’
But now, it’s been revealed that another contestant has left the show before they even set foot inside the villa. The Sun is reporting that Zach Hartman, a model, was set to fly to Mallorca as a bombshell - but pulled out of the show at the last minute. Zach, who has worked with Jack Wills and ASOS on campaigns, apparently told friends: ‘I was meant to be going on Love Island this year and flying out this week. After long conversations with my family and thinking about what I wanted out of my career, I decided against it.’ Eek.
Luckily, the show has managed to find two other bombshells to stir things up: Jay Younger, an investment analyst, and Remi Lambert, a model. In the preview for tonight’s episode, it looks like it’s all set to kick off, as Jacques O’Neill tells Jay that he will ‘flatten’ him. Yikes.
‘You're a bit small for a rugby player,’ Jay tells Jacques, to which Jacques replies: ‘Oh really? If you run at me I'll flatten you, so…’ And Jay does sound like he backs himself, as he told ITV: ‘I think I genuinely have what most females want. I’ve got a good job, I think I am a good looking lad and I have a lot of fun so I feel like I could add a lot of value to their lives if they add a lot of value to mine.’