Love Island: the best ever Casa Amor moments

As the iconic twist returns, we relive some of the best - and most dramatic - moments.

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by Hannah Daly |

It's the place created for hearts to be broken... or sometimes beautiful romances to be sparked. It's also the place where drama is guaranteed.

Since the second Love Island villa, Casa Amor, was introduced in 2017 during the third series, it has become somewhat of a staple on the ITV2 dating show, with fans always expecting an explosion upon the reunion with all the contestants.

Casa Amor - where the couples are divided and a whole new cast of hot girls and guys are brought in - has brought us some of the most iconic one liners, arguments and contestants, so naturally it was an aspect of the show that earned the most Ofcom complaints.

As the iconic twist returns for another series, we take a look back at some of the most dramatic moments of years gone by.

Ovie Soko

Ovie Soko
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First and foremost, Casa Amor cannot be thanked enough for bringing in who is arguably the most loved contestant of all time, Ovie Soko, there are honestly not enough heart eye emojis for this man.

Ovie was originally couple up with Anna Vakili in the second villa, before coupling up with India Reynolds. He was funny, polite, has the greatest smile and can cook, essentially the ideal man to bring home to your mum. It's a real shame he can’t make a comeback to save the winter series.

Amy Hart: ‘I was coming here to tell you that I loved you'

Amy Hart
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Before the second villa was introduced, it seemed last years Amy Hart and Curtis Pritchard were a match made in Love Island heaven, until a certain Jourdan Riane walked through the doors.

As Amy was debating dropping the L bomb once the villas were reunited, viewers watched in horror as Curtis’ head was swayed. Henceforth, the iconic ‘I was coming here to tell you that I loved you’ was born and Love Island’s Mr Nice Guy became public enemy number one.

Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham's Reunion

Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer
Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer ©Getty Images

It’s no secret that fans of the show live for the drama, and who can ask for more when the Love Island bosses throw in an ex every now and then?

In a turn of events that left everyone reeling, it received 650 complaints to OFCOM, Dani Dyer was shown a clip of Jack Fincham realising his ex-girlfriend had just walked through the Casa Amor doors. But distance sure does make the heart grow fonder, as their reunion ensured there wasn't a dry eye across the nation.

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Kem Cetinay returns with another girl

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The first ever Casa Amor didn’t half set the standards high for drama, tears and memes. In one of the show’s most iconic moments to date, Kem Cetinay returned with Chyna Ellis, leaving Amber Davis’ high and dry. As other Islanders tried to remain passive, there was no hiding the shock on Amber's face, and the illustrious meme was born. A picture can show a thousand words, and it’s not hard to imagine the earful Kem was silently receiving that night.

Amber and Kem went on to win the £50,000 however, so all was right in the world again.

Georgia Steel: 'I'm loyal'

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If series 4 star Georgia Steel is anything, it’s loyal. She’s loyal to her friends, loyal to her man. The most loyal person to walk the Earth. And yes, we know the joke got old years ago, but don’t you dare forget she’s loyal.

When Josh Denzel recoupled with Kaz Crossley, the nation were on the edge of their seats as they awaited Georgia’s reaction. As she turned around and collected herself, seemingly taking the high road, a small swell of pride overcame viewers for how she handled her emotions. But that lasted all of five minutes before the explosion impacted.

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Shaughna Phillips: 'Congrats hun'

Shaughna Phillips
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As we all watched Callum Jones ditching Shaughna Phillips for Molly Smith in Casa Amor in the first ever Winter Love Island, we all feared the worst. Shaughna had stayed 'loyal' throughout and it seemed she'd be nothing short of devastated when she found out what Callum had done. But she rose above and became an internet QUEEN, when she instead said, "I'm happy for Callum. I should have never trusted a scaffolder anyway."

Before adding, "Congrats hun."

Honestly, you know those moments where you think of a good response to a fight six hours later... well Shaughna came up with TWO, while having her heart torn up on national television. And that's why we love her.

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