We’ve already established that Love Island’s got a knack for doing exactly what it says on the tin; chucking a load of single folk into a confined space and letting the feels do their thing. From OGs Alex and Olivia Bowen to reigning champs Paige Turley and Finley Tapp, so many of our favourite couples found lasting love in that infamous villa.
But for every Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury success story there’s a could’ve been-couple that didn’t go the distance. For some pairings, no amount of grafting could save ‘em as they just weren’t meant to be. Sob.
So, with just couple of weeks till Love Island 2021 hits our telly boxes, we thought we’d take a look back at those flash in the pan couples we forgot we were so emotionally invested in.
Oh, it’s gonna be a JOURNEY.
Amy Hart and Curtis Pritchard
Arguably the ultimate almost-was romance, Curtis and ‘half-girlfriend’ Amy had the makings of reality telly royalty; before it all went belly up. On the plus side, it did give us Amy’s iconic ‘I was coming back here to tell you I love you’ quote, which we still reference on a daily basis.
The pair have since let bygones be bygones and proved there’s no bad blood as they’ve remained friends. Cute.
Laura Anderson and Wes Nelson
Laura might be coupled-up with her ex Dane Bowers over in Dubai now, but there was a brief time we were fully invested in the prospect of her and Wes being a thing. That was until he brutally ditched her for Megan Barton-Hanson.
We sometimes sit and wonder what could’ve been. DON’T JUDGE US. We thought they were cute, okay?
Hayley Hughes and Eyal Booker
Right, hear us out. They do say opposites attract, and we stand by our belief Eyal and Hayley could’ve been a brilliant couple. If only because we like to imagine the intellectual conversations the pair would have about Brexit (‘does that mean we won’t have any trees?’) and the sheer amount of hair product they’d get through.
Also, ‘I’m not your hun, hun’ remains TV gold.
Nas Majeed and Demi Jones
Casa Amor certainly fulfils its role in shaking shiz up in that villa; separating weak from the strong and leaving only the strongest couples standing.
One pairing we wish had survived is Nas and Demi, who we bloody loved together before Nas dumped her in favour of a fling with Eva Zapico.
Needless to say, Nas and Eva didn’t last and one of our favourite potential pairings was wasted. WASTED.
We’ve coupled up with our mates at VOXI - the mobile network that gives you endless data for your socials – for heat’s Love After Love Island, hitting heatworld’s YouTube every Thursday ahead of Love Island 2021.
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