Love Island Winter 2023 – “You look like finding nemo…clownfish!”

It’s been another busy week in the villa, with three islanders leaving, a recoupling and the infamous heart rate challenge. With Casa Amor looming, let us catch you up on everything that’s gone down!

Bombshells of the Week

Our latest bombshell Claudia Fogarty (28) made a surprise appearance at the end of the heart rate challenge, and she really got those pulses racing! Claudia is the daughter of former motorcycle racer and I’m a Celeb winner, Carl Fogarty. On her first day she had the chance to take both Tom and Casey on dates and is now coupled up with Casey.

Couples going steady

The majority of the couples are looking pretty solid, but with the girls sneaking off to Casa Amor in Sunday’s episode, will that be enough to withstand the ultimate test?

Couples on the rocks

So, our day one couple, who have already said their “I love yous”, have hit some serious turbulence. Shaq’s behaviour towards Ron started some serious issues for him and Tanya – causing her to admit to feeling an ‘ick’ and to compare him to her ex. Although they have tried to move on from the argument, will Casa Amor push them further apart?


The girls won the heart rate challenge… obviously! This year the outfits and the moves were saucier than ever, and it’s safe to say none of our islanders were keeping it PG. As always, the results had the potential to cause drama. Ron’s heart rate was raised the most by Claudia, Tom’s by Olivia, Tanya’s by Tom, and Tanyel’s by Ron. Will raised two of the girl’s heart rates the most out of the boys – and it’s no wonder with those dance moves! But fair play to the islanders, none of them seemed to take it to heart.

We also got to see the boys prepare a 3-course meal for the girls. Well, we got to see Ron, Kai and Shaq try to cook, whilst Casey, Tom and Will performed cucumber karaoke.


Only a few days after the previous one, the islanders had to face another surprise recoupling resulting in one of the islanders going home. Jordan picked Ellie which meant OG Tanyel had to leave the villa. Here’s the results:  

  • Tanya and Shaq 
  • Olivia and Kai 
  • Sammie and Tom 
  • Lana and Ron 
  • Jessie and Will 
  • Claudia and Casey 
  • Ellie and Jordan 

Ellie and Jordan have since left the villa after the public voted them the least compatible couple. 

Best Bits

  • The girls sneaking out the villa to Casa Amor in their dressing gowns and towels 
  • Will making fun of the heart rate challenge results – “It means they love them!” 
  • Casey, Will and Tom being zero help in the kitchen  
  • Lana getting her animals mixed up – “Isn’t it an underhorse?” 
  • Shaq trying to understand female clothing – “Is Tanya all of a sudden an octopus?” 

What we think will happen next

Well it’s time for Casa Amor to work its mischief so who knows what will happen! Will Tanya and Shaq stick with each other or will their argument cause their heads to turn. Will our newest couple Casey and Claudia stick despite only having been coupled up for two days? What we do know is there will be drama, there will be grafting, and there will be plenty of getting ON JOB!

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