In a challenge called ‘#Let Slip’ that took place yesterday, the Islanders had to try and match the tweet to the Islander.
Excited at the prospect of learning what people on Twitter had to say about the Islanders, Sophie said: “It could be quite revealing. I hope it will reveal some people’s true colours.”
The Islanders were shown a series of tweets and had to insert the names of the people they thought the tweet was referring to. Some of the tweets included:
• ‘Olivia is going to get pied the minute she gets out.’
• ‘Sophie slated Terry for doing what he done to Malin yet she’s going to do the exact same.’
• ‘Alex, you didn’t say you were happy with Olivia. You said you had a new bird downstairs.’
With some of the Islanders finding it hard to accept what the outside world was saying about them, Sophie admitted: “I’m struggling. I’m trying to get on with it but I’m really struggling with it. I’m having high moments and low moments. If I’m recoupled, that makes me think ‘What’s Tom gonna think?’”
As the situation all became too much for her, Sophie told the Islanders: “Right, that’s it for me. I’m done. Yeah, I’m going to ask [if I can leave]. I cannot do this, it’s just too much of a mind-f***. It’s not worth it. It’s not worth losing Tom over. I can’t lose Tom, I can’t.”
In the Beach Hut, Sophie said: “I need to be real and I miss Tom. Every day I’ve missed him. It’s not fair on Katie; I have immense feelings for someone else that aren’t just going to go in the next week. She’s genuinely attracted, she’s made that perfectly clear and I’m just not ready for that.”
Sophie continued: “I’m not strong enough. I’ve been like this since [Tom] left. I know I’ve been picked up and happy but when I’m on me own I’m finding it so hard. Before Tom left he said ‘I love you’ and I said ‘I love you’ back. I just really want to give him a hug. It’s not fair to couple up with someone who’s potentially interested in taking things further. I don’t want to do something that I regret and ruin my relationship with Tom. I want him.”
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Meanwhile, Sophie wasn’t the only Islander who found it hard to cope with what the outside world was saying about them.
Feeling hopeless about her situation, Olivia said: “What is even the point in carrying this on, because I’m not going to be able to handle it. I’m just going to get hurt, I always do and I always will so I might as well end it myself.”
In the Beach Hut, Olivia explained her feelings, saying: “I just feel like every day it’s getting deeper and deeper and we’re getting more feelings for each other. So it scares me because I’m now in that zone of being able to get hurt. On the outside, if a boy goes off with his mates, you don’t hear what he says. A lot of the time it is boy banter but it’s a massive head f***.”
Later on, Alex affectionately admitted how strongly he felt for Olivia, telling her: “I’m not going to lie. I didn’t come in here expecting to meet a girl the way I’ve met you. My past two girlfriends have been the complete opposite to you. I wanted to come in here, see what happened and have a change. You’ve been that change. When I saw you upset today, that got me upset and teary as well. You are someone I care about and I don’t want to mug you off.”
Love Island 2016 airs tonight at 9PM on ITV2.