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10 June 2019

Love Island 2019

Your one-stop shop for this summer’s hottest takes. 

By New Statesman

Love Island Week 1: racism, bevs, and murdering Scotland’s street cred

This week we took a closer look at an uncomfortable initial coupling ceremony, Love Island’s fat-shaming problem, Lucie’s tragic attempts at forcing “bev” on the nation, and Anton’s one-man mission to kill off Scottish humour.

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Love Island Week 2: Is Love Island actually getting good?

After soul-deadening start to Love Island 2019, Maura’s entrance, Sherif’s exit, and ensuing anti-feminist drama gives us hope for a far livelier season. 

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Love Island Week 3: Tom’s mistake, Yewande’s problem, and Anton’s new role

As things heat up in the Villa, Danny and Yewande’s relationship is tested by the arrival of Arabella, and one sexist comment from Tom ruins any hope of a future with Maura. 

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Love Island Week 4: Turns out this season is not all mouth

Week 4 saw the set-up for extreme betrayal. But will the end of Casa Amor actually deliver it? 

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Love Island Week 5: the most dramatic week in the show’s history

Fights, tears, and a woman shaving the bum of a man she met not five days ago, Week 5 was arguably Love Island’s most dramatic week of all time. 

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Love Island Week 6: Where do we go from here?

Michael’s fury, Amy’s departure, and Ovie’s egg dance were the few highlights in a relatively dull week. But six weeks in and so few serious couples has us asking: what happens now? 

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Love Island week 7: A hot mess

As the least predictable season yet continues, we witness a very modest proposal, a public triumph, and the departure of Fran, an absolute real one.