Love Island is known for the drama but we’ve been left wondering, have ITV been cutting out key moments as the drama between Olivia, Chris, and Mike appears to be a love affair for the ages… and one we haven’t seen play out on TV screens.
The first 15 minutes of Monday’s episode of Love Island was dedicated to Olivia going back and forth between new boy Mike and Chris, who had never officially partnered up with.
Olivia entered the villa on day one and originally partnered with Sam who she later pied off for Chris when he first walked in the villa; Chris spent his first week grafting with all the girls and trying his luck before finally settling on Olivia – only for Mike to arrive days later and whisk Olivia off her feet.
Make your mind up Liv.
Chris appeared devastated that Liv had been taken away from him during the ceremony, and the opening 15 minutes of the episode then saw Olivia and Chris have an emotional heart to heart during which Liv told Chris she did like him and it wasn’t her fault Mike picked her; she then spoke to Mike and told him that she would be giving him ‘100%’ of her time.
Later the pair finally sat down to talk and Chris ended the conversation by vowing to move on but it turns out his animosity towards Mike was far from finished: ‘Mike is a mug, there’s ways of doing things. If you want to graft and you want to do that kind of thing, there’s a way of doing it and if he does need some tips then he can talk to me, but yeah, Muggy Mike.
‘You should forgive but you shouldn’t forget in this life and obviously with me it’s hard for me to bite my tongue in situations like that, especially when I care about the people involved.’
Viewers at home were in agreement, wondering if perhaps this was actually the Liv and Chris show we’d tuned in to.