Nick Cave And Designer Wife Susie Reveal The Touching Reason They’re Backing Love Island’s Luca Bish

Is Luca Bish The Most Well Connected Love Island Contestant?

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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Singer Nick Cave and his wife, designer and creator of the fashion brand Vampire's Wife have revealed the touching connection they have to Love Island's Luca Bish.

Grazia revealed earlier this month that Susie had a connection to Luca, and now - as part of the musician's long-running Q&A Red Hand Files, Nick has spoke further on how Luca's family helped the Caves during the tragedy of their son Arthur's death.

In words reposted on Susie's instagram this morning, in answer to a question about who he wanted to win - and what was the biggest difference between him and Susie - he wrote: 'At the moment, the defining difference between Susie and me is that she watches Love Island, and I don’t. Susie watches Love Island because we know one of the contestants, Luca. Luca was a school friend of our twins, Arthur and Earl. As a consequence, Susie and I became friends with Luca’s parents, Maria and Michael. Maria is an antique dealer. Michael is a fishmonger. Luca is a fishmonger too.

'After Arthur died, in the early days of that terrible, chaotic first week, Maria turned up on our doorstep with a tray of lasagne and basically looked after us. She barely said anything to us. She made us cups of tea. She cooked for us. She was just there. She was the one constant through a time of horror and confusion, when scores of despairing and commiserating people came and went. We will never forget her kindness. Even in the first week, when the world seemed suddenly and shockingly defined by an unspeakable and distorting cruelty, Maria reminded us that there was good in the world. She also served as a lesson in how to deal with grieving people – you don’t need to say anything, just do something; make them a cup of tea, cook them dinner.

'To this day Michael brings fresh fish around to our house, drops it off and leaves without a word. He pretends to charge us for it, but we know that he doesn’t. These people, Luca’s parents, are as good as people get, and they love their son, Luca. So, Susie watches Love Island and cheers him on, and hopes that he will win. I also hope that Luca wins, and wins soon, because then I can get the fucking TV back.'

Arthur died after falling from a cliff in East Sussex in 2015 when he was 15 years old.

As always, this year on Love Island, some of the singletons have been the children of celebrities. Even before the series began, it was rumoured Gemma Owen - the daughter of footballer, Michael - was going to join the villa. And of course, Jack Keating - the son of Ronan, Boyzone singer - was in Casa Amor, before being brutally dumped.

Since a few days in, Gemma has been pretty solid with fishmonger Luca Bish. And throughout the series, fans have been speculating that Luca is only interested in Gemma because of her dad. But it turns out that Luca is pretty well connected himself.

As well as his connection to the Caves, before his time in the villa, Luca had hit the headlines for knowing EastEnders legend Patsy Palmer (that’s Bianca to you). Speaking before the show, he revealed that his family are friends with the actress, even though Patsy is now out living in the States. ‘She’s just a really close family friend,’ he said. ‘Obviously, she’s in Malibu now so not as close but she’s a very close family friend. My parents are always calling her back and forth.’

Before his time in the villa, Luca also used to date Saffron Barker, YouTuber and Strictly star. The pair still seem to be on good terms, as Saffron has been commenting well wishes on his early Instagram posts when he was announced for the villa. (No bad blood or blocking here.) Speaking about their short-lived romance, he told Metro: ‘I think she had just come out of a relationship. And then yeah, that was it. We just kind of hit the ground running a bit. We still remain really good mates.’


Where To Buy The Exact Love Island Bikinis From This Series

Tasha's White Corset Bikini1 of 59
CREDIT: Club L London

Tasha's White Corset Bikini

Another stunning moment from Tasha saw her in a corset bikini, which has a tie-up detail on the sides. Snap it up from Club L London with the Sun Rise White Lace Up Corset Bikini Top and Sun Rise White Brazilian Bikini Brief.

Tasha's Baby Pink Bikini2 of 59

Tasha's Baby Pink Bikini

We always envy Tasha's bikinis, including this baby pink choice from Shein with a matching bucket hat from ASOS. For a similar Gen Z vibe, go for the Candy Pink Abstract Beaded Resin O Ring Bikini Top from PLT.

Tasha's Orange Strappy Bikini3 of 59

Tasha's Orange Strappy Bikini

As Tasha gave Andrew's ring back to him via Luca, we saw her don a strappy orange bikini - the exact off of Oh Polly as the Cross Strap Ruched Bikini Top in Orange . Want to get another option? The Public Desire rap triangle bikini top and bottoms from ASOS are good dupes.

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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Ekin-Su's Blue Swimming Costume

As Ekin-Su announced the dreaded Casa Amor recoupling text, we saw her don a cobalt blue swimsuit - the exact one is the Majorca strappy back swimsuit from Boux Avenue.

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Indiyah's Banana Swimsuit

Indiyah chose a different style of swimsuit to make her breakfast in Casa Amor, with a cheeky banana print. You can grab this bikini straight from the ISAWITFIRST website as the Yellow Banana Print High Waisted Bandeau Bikini

Paige's Black Pearl Bikini6 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Boohoo

Paige's Black Pearl Bikini

Paige showed off a new black bikini with pearl features whilst being fed breakfast from the new boy. Snap up the exact set from boohoo as the Women's Pearl Embellished Triangle Bikini Top and Women's Pearl Embellished Triangle BikiniBriefs .

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CREDIT: ITV / Modaminx / SHE / Shein

Casa Amor Girls' Entrance Bikinis

As the new girls strolled into the Casa Amor villa, we saw them don some hot bikinis. Jazmine was seen in the MODAMINX strawberry daiquiri hot pink violet crystal bikini top and bottoms .
Cheyanne's exact bikini is the SHE Eva bikini set Chyna's bikini is the Rib Underwire One Shoulder Bikini Swimsuit from Shein but you can get a similar vibe from Cupshe one shoulder high waist bikini set.

Summer's Zebra Print Swimsuit8 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Summer's Zebra Print Swimsuit

Chyna entered the villa in a hot zebra print swimsuit with cut-out features. You can grab a similar vibe from PLT as the Monochrome Zebra Print Wrap Waist Plunge Swimsuit

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Antigoni's Orange Shell Bikini

Antigoni has been ruling the roost for most impressive bikinis as she's moved into the villa. We loved her orange shell bikini which is the ZAFUL Shell Cutout Halter Bikini Set in Sandy Brown.

Paige's Red Lifeguard Swimsuit10 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / PrettyLittleThing

Paige's Red Lifeguard Swimsuit

In episode 23 of Love Island, we saw Paige wear a very skimpy red swimsuit as part of the heart-racing challenge. She certainly sent some hearts through the roof in a PrettyLittleThing Red Minimal Basic Swimsuit.

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CREDIT: ITV / PrettyLittleThing

Tasha's Multicoloured Abstract Bikini

As Tasha started sweating watching Andrew be pulled for a chat with Danica, we saw her jump in the pool in a Pretty Little Thing Multi Abstract Printed Triangle Bikini Top and bottoms. Grab the matching shirt for a full three-piece set.

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Tasha's Entrance Cobalt Blue Tie Bikini

Tasha was back in her cobalt blue bikini which is a complete fan favourite this season. It's back in stock as ASOS DESIGN mesh bandeau ruched front bikini top with the ASOS DESIGN hipster bottom in cobalt blue. If you want a dupe, then you'll want to grab the NA-KD Shiny Circle Detail Strappy Bikini Top.

Antigioni's Green Bikini Set13 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Antonia Bronze

Antigioni's Green Bikini Set

Antigioni stunned in a green set bikini with a matching hairband - you can snap up straight from her own collection. A dupe we love is the Mango Wrap back bikini top and bottoms.

Tasha's White Bikini and Green Shirt14 of 59

Tasha's White Bikini and Green Shirt

You can grab Tasha's exact white bikini as the ZAFUL Skimpy Ribbed Smocked String Bikini Swimwear in White. Grab her Khaki Linen Look Beach Shirt from Pretty Little Thing too.

Indiyah's Orange Swimsuit and Gemma's Leopard Print Bikini15 of 59

Indiyah's Orange Swimsuit and Gemma's Leopard Print Bikini

In episode 21 of the season, we saw Indiyah and Gemma lounging on the outside chairs - Indiyah was wearing an exact Neon Orange Wear Me Any Way Multi Swimsuit from ISAWITFIRST whilst Gemma laid in a yellow leopard print bikini, just like the Luxe Palm high neck halterneck bikini top in yellow leopard print.

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Paige's Butterfly Bikini

The girls have been big fans of Shein this summer, with Paige showing off in this sweet Butterfly Print Self-Tie Halter Bikini Swimsuit. Get a similar style in the Brit Manuela X ZAFUL Convertible Micro String Butterfly Bikini Swimwear  and Abercrombie and Fitch Wide Strap Underwire Bikini Top.

Tasha's Bronze Bikini17 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Tasha's Bronze Bikini

On her date with Jay in the hot tub, we saw Tasha in the Boux Avenue Hvar bronze ruched multiway bikini top and bottoms. We also saw her in this earlier in the series when Liam left the villa. Get a similar brown option with the India Recycled Triangle Bikini Top in Chocolate.

Paige's Pink Bikini and Indiyah's White Bikini18 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Shein / Oh Polly

Paige's Pink Bikini and Indiyah's White Bikini

Paige donned a hot pink bikini - the Shein Solid Underwire High Cut Bikini Swimsuit. We like the Hollister Rib Underwire Bikini Top  as a good alternative. In a chat between the girls, Indiyah donned the Oh Polly Sanctuary Cut Out Cross Front Bikini Top in Ivory which can also be found as the Nude Waffle Texture Halterneck Bikini Top on Pretty Little Thing.

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CREDIT: ITV / Antonia Bronze

Antigioni's Blue Entrance Bikini

Antigioni turned the boys heads in her entrance, wearing a blue bikini set that's from her own collection - ANTONIABRONZE Bikini Bottom. For a similar option go for the Calzedonia Slide Triangle Bikini Top Indonesia Eco and bottoms.

Paige's Multicoloured Bikini20 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Club L London

Paige's Multicoloured Bikini

You can get Paige's multicoloured bikini with leopard print and tie-up features from Club L London as the Wild Thing Leopard & Green Colour Block Halter Neck Bikini Top and Bottoms.

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Tasha's Brown and White Swimsuit

Tasha laid back in a brown and white swimsuit which is the Shein Color Block Cross Ruched One Piece Swimsuit. Block swimsuits are out in style all over, including the CUPSHE Avery Color Block One Piece Swimsuit and Nike colour block crossover swimsuit in mid blue.

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CREDIT: ITV / Hunkemoller

Gemma's Bronze Bikini

Snap up Gemma's exact bronze bikini from Hunkemoller as the Havana Non-Padded Underwired Bikini Top Rebecca Mir

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Danica's Blue Fluffy Bikini

Danica wore an interesting bikini with fluffy features - the Shein Bright Silk Decor Halter Tie Side Bikini Swimsuit. For similar effect, go for a towelling bikini like the Topshop towelling bikini set in blue or the Pretty Little Thing Blue Towelling bikini.

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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Ekin-Su's Purple Heart Swimsuit

Sharing the love, Ekin-Su showed off a purple swimsuit with gold heart detail - the Kuta heart asymmetric swimsuit in Lilac from Boux Avenue.

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Ekin-Su's Black Bardot Top

Ekin Su actually showed off a top that was really a bikini top for one of the challenges around the firepit. You can get the exact option from Club L London as the Club L London Check In Black Bardot Ruffle Bikini Top

Paige's Orange Bikini26 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Paige's Orange Bikini

Paige was wearing a classic orange triangle bikini for the 'Lip Service' challenge, which you can grab from the Recycled Orange Mix & Match Triangle Bikini Top and the Recycled Orange Mix & Match Tie Side Bikini Bottoms. Pour Moi has a similar vibe with the India Recycled Triangle Bikini Top in Orange.

Tasha's Butterfly Print Bikini27 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Motel Rocks

Tasha's Butterfly Print Bikini

Sold out on Motel Rocks right now, we saw Tasha don the Gata Bikini Top In Abstract Butterfly Gold. Butterfly print is very in this summer, though, so you can grab a similar bikini with the Jaded London Butterfly Bikini Top and bottoms.

Indiyah's Snake Print Neon Bikini28 of 59

Indiyah's Snake Print Neon Bikini

Indiyah was seen rocking a neon yellow and snake print bikini which is from ASOS as the South Beach sequin bikini top with contrast lining in brown snake print and matching South Beach sequin tie side bikini bottom in brown snake print.

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Danica's Black Gold Chain Bikini

Danica's black bikini with gold chain is straight off of the ISAWITFIRST website as the Black Gold Chain Bikini. It's currently sold out so you can be notified on the website or grab the Pretty Little Thing Black Gold Chain Strap V Front Bikini Top (£15) and Bottoms as a dupe.

Danica's Blue Bombshell Bikini30 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Danica's Blue Bombshell Bikini

Danica stepped into the villa with an apple-green bikini and heart-shaped diamante features. The Apple Green Diamante Heart Triangle Bikini Top and Apple Green Diamante Heart Bikini Bottoms are available on Pretty Little Thing right now.

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CREDIT: ITV / Modaminx

Indiyah's Pink Crystal Bikini

Indiyah's pink, crystal bikini is from Modaminx and makes a great addition to any holiday wardrobe. Shop her pink triangle crystal bikini top and matching pink tie-side crystal bikini bottoms . Grab a similar vibe from the Moda Minx Strawberry Daquiri ruffle in pink & purple ombre bikini.

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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Amber's One Shoulder Zebra Bikini

Amber was spotted getting some time away from the sun and relaxing in the shade. She wore a gorg zebra print bikini from Boux Avenue. Get her look with the zebra asymmetric bikini top and matching zebra bikini bottoms .

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Gemma's White Belted Swimsuit

Gemma wore a chic white swimsuit when having a chat with partner Luca. We saw her in the H&M ribbed belted swimsuit in white . We love this white belted swimsuit from Etsy as an alternative.

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Tasha's Cream Bandeau Bikini

Tasha avoided any tan lines last night with this bandeau bikini from PLT. Shop her look with the cream hammered trim bikini top and matching cream hammered trim bikini bottoms .

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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Ekin-Su's Green Bikini

On a date with new boy Jay, we saw Ekin-Su in a green, two-piece bikini from Boux Avenue. Re-create her exact look with the green deep v-neck bikini top and matching green bikini bottoms .

Indiyah's Light Pink Ring Bikini36 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Indiyah's Light Pink Ring Bikini

Indiyah's light pink bikini is straight from Oh Polly as the Majesty Ring Halter Neck Bikini Top in Light Orange. Ring bikinis are very in this season and we like the Aerie triangle halter neck bikini top with ring detail and EVARAE Sia cutout embellished stretch-ECONYL halterneck bikini top too.

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Gemma's Orange Corset Swimsuit

Whilst being thrown around by Luca, we saw Gemma wear a bright orange corset bikini. The Club L London After Sun Burnt Orange Corset Halter Swimsuit stood out in the challenge.

Amber's Red Ruffle Bikini38 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Amber's Red Ruffle Bikini

Relaxing in the sun, Amber was spotted in this Boux Avenue Sydney textured triangle bikini top and matching bottoms.

Tasha's Multicoloured Swirl Bikini39 of 59

Tasha's Multicoloured Swirl Bikini

Gemma's Grey Ring Bikini40 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / OG Beachwear

Gemma's Grey Ring Bikini

We're familiar with Gemma's own brand line OG Beachwear which she dons on the daily - like this grey Valencia bikini which is available right now. If you love this style, boohoo do a similar style in their O-ring Bikini Bandeau Top

Paige's Gold Date Bikini41 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Ann Summers

Paige's Gold Date Bikini

Paige's bikini that she wore on a date with new man Jacques is sold-out Ann Summers (Kota Bikini Top, £9), but if you like the style there are loads of similar options like the Ann Summers Suncity Soft Bikini Top.

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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Tasha's Bronze Bikini

In Episode 5 of Love Island, we saw Tasha don this exact bikini from Boux Avenue. Snap up the Hvar bronze ruched brazilian bikini briefs - Bronze and Hvar bronze ruched multiway bikini top - Bronze on the website right now.

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Gemma's Grey Swimsuit

Gemma showed off her gorgeous tan with a grey shiny swimsuit from Hunkemoller. You can get the Havana Multi-Way Swimsuit Rebecca Mir in Grey on the website now.

Indiyah's Neon Yellow Bikini44 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Indiyah's Neon Yellow Bikini

Neon is very in this summer and Indiyah shows us how it's done in her Oh Polly Layered Bikini Top in Lime Other neon lime and yellow options include the PrettyLittleThing Light Lime Mini Crinkle Underwired Square Neck Bikini Top, the Hollister High Apex Ribbed Underwire Bikini Top and the GUESS Fluo colour bandeau bikini.

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Paige's Green Ombre Swimsuit

Just as we saw Liam leave the villa, Paige was wearing this super skimpy green ombre swimsuit with a tie front. The exact match is available on ASOS as the ASOS DESIGN lace up cut out swimsuit in green ombre print.

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Afie's Green Bikini

Newbie Afie donned 'Lime Sherbet' Emerald Contrast Triple Crystal Bandeau Top on her first day. We also like this similar dupe - the Andressa top from Camila Coelho.

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Paige's Pink Ruched Bikini

Paige looked pretty in pink in a ruched bikini top - and you can shop a very similar vibe on REVOLVE with the PQ Remi Ruched Bandeau Bikini Top.

Tasha's Orange and Pink Bikini48 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / MissyEmpire

Tasha's Orange and Pink Bikini

Tasha's orange and pink bikini is straight off of Missy Empire. The Jorja Pink Orange Contrast Tie Side Bikini Bottom and Saffron Pink Orange Contrast Strap Triangle Bikini Top is available right now.

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Amber's Ombre Swimsuit

Amber's H&M Ombre Swimsuit was giving us real summer sun envy and it seems like everyone else is obsessed with the swimsuit too, as it's already sold out. We love the Beachy Ombre Cross Back One Piece Swimsuit as a strappy alternative.

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Tasha's Orange and Indiyah's Zebra Bikini

In a girlie chat over the boys, Tasha was seen in a hot orange strappy bikini whilst Indiyah was spotted in a MANGO zebra print bikini. The bikinis are available online right now - you can get Indiyah's MANGO Zebra print bikini top and MANGO Printed bikini bottom whilst Tasha's bikini is the [Cruz line from Oh Polly {href='' target='_blank' rel='noreferrer noopener nofollow'}).

Amber's Leopard Print Kimono and Black Bikini Set51 of 59

Amber's Entrance Leopard Print Kimono and Black Bikini Set

Amber set off the show with a leopard print kimono which stood out against a classic black bikini set. You can buy the SXY Leopard Print Ruffle Trim Belted Kimono or ASOS do a dupe with the Brave Soul kimono with belt tie detail in leopard print brown .For a staple black bikini like Amber's, we like the House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Darian Top and House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Darian High Waist Bottom to match.

Gemma's Entrance Coral Wrap Bikini52 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Club L London

Gemma's Entrance Coral Wrap Bikini

Gemma's Entrance Bikini was straight from Club L London, as the Tied Up Coral Wrap Detail Bikini Top and matching briefs.

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CREDIT: ITV / Sherbert Lemon

Paige's Entrance Pink Sequin Bikini

Paige entered the villa in a flashy pink sequin bikini as seen on Sherbert Lemon . For those wanting to get on the pink sequin action this summer, the superdown Chantell Sequin Bikini Top and matching bottoms are a contender.

Indiyah's White Bikini Set and Skirt54 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Sherbert Lemons

Indiyah's Entrance White Bikini Set and Skirt

Indiyah also donned a Sherbert Lemons choice when walking into the villa, in their White Beaded Bikini Set. We loved her cover-up beach skirt the most though, and you can get dupes easily like the lovewave Alisa Skirt, Zaful Cowl Neck Strappy Cami Top And Tassels Sarong Skirtand the Urban Outfitters Knit & Lace Mini Beach Skirt.

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CREDIT: ITV / New Look

Amber's Green Bikini

Love Islander Amber was seen in a strappy green top with hoop detail and gold features. You can buy the exact bikini from New Look right now, with the Ring Tie Strappy Triangle Bikini Top, £13.99 and Green Ring Tie Side Bikini Bottoms, £9.99.

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CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Paige's Baby Pink Bikini

Paige wears a classic baby pink strappy tie bikini set in her promo shots, which are available to grab from Pretty Little Thing. They have 10% off each now as Pretty Little Thing Baby Pink Mix & Match Triangle Bikini Top and Baby Pink Mix & Match Tie Side Bikini Bottoms.

Gemma's Yellow Underwire Bikini57 of 59
CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Gemma's Yellow Underwire Bikini

Neon is so in for summer colours at the moment, so we knew we had to hunt down this style from Gemma Owen. Gemma wears the Oh Polly Ramona Layered Bikini Top . We're fans of a similar dupe from Hollister High Apex Underwire Bikini Bra.

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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Indiyah's Orange Gold Hoop Bikini

Indiyah showed off her body with an orange number, found as the Oh Polly Jorani Hoop Detail Bikini Top in Orange . If you like this style of slinky bikini, the VDM The Label Ziggy reversible triangle bikini top matches up well.

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CREDIT: ITV / Ann Summers

Tasha's Ann Summers Bikini

Dancer Tasha showed off her lean body in her sneak peek with a bright red set from Ann Summers, found as the Ann Summers Catalina Soft Bikini Top and Ann Summers Catalina Brazilian Bikini Bottom .

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