It follows new guy Danny Williams entering the villa, and picking Amber and Yewande Biala to go on a dates.
Speaking with Curtis on the day beds in this evening's episode, Michael says: “He’s basically taken the girl that I am coupled up with [Yewande] and the girl that I’m interested in [Amber].”
Curtis asks: “Would you prefer one of the dates to go better than the other?”
Michael replies: “I want to see Yewande happy so obviously I want to see that date go better. That would then leave me in good stead with Amber.”
Curtis continues: “You like Amber, don’t you?”
Michael says: “Yeah. I do like Amber.”
In the evening once Amber has returned from her date, she’s keen to have a chat with Michael to find out how he feels.
Michael of course understands why Danny chose her for a date. He says: “If I came in, you would be my first option.”
Amber replies: “Why?”
Michael explains: “Because I am attracted to you.”
In the Beach Hut, Amber comments: “Every other boy in the villa lays it on thick, it’s called factor fifty thick, apart from Michael. He’s very chilled and low-key which I think I’m more attracted to.
"He lays his cards on the table a little bit but also keeps them close to his chest. You’re not really sure what’s going on and I quite like that.”
Michael also reflects in the Beach Hut, he says: “I do feel like Amber has got her guard up but maybe she has dropped the hint that she does like me.”
The next day Michael talks to Joe and Curtis about Amber and says he feels he is making romantic progress in his pursuit of her.
The boys reassure Michael that Amber is interested in him. Joe says: “Maybe Danny coming in and having that date with her was a blessing in disguise for her to realise that you’re the guy for her.”
In the Beach Hut, Michael tells cameras: “I’m trying to gauge whether she actually likes me or not. She doesn’t give me any feedback. She just likes to smile at me. I’ll take that as positive feedback.”
As Amber continues to play things cool, the question on Michael’s mind is she interested in him or new boy Danny?
Love Island 2019 airs tonight at 9PM on ITV2.