Love Island 2016: Rykard Jenkins and Rachel Fenton are going strong outside the villa

Love Island 2016

Love Island's Rykard Jenkins and Rachel Fenton are going strong after quitting the villa to be together.

The pair had been voted one of the weakest couples by the public and their fellow Islanders decided to dump Rachel from the Island last month.

However Rykard took the shock step of quitting the show to be with Rachel and the duo reckon that it's given them the chance to work.

"In that villa it's like a pressure cooker and they try and manipulate you to how they want," Rykard said this week. "Now, the difference is in my case than in Rachel's case. If you don't want to be manipulated or you don't want the show to run you then get out the show.

"It's not hard. Not in a horrible way. That's why I don't feel too sorry for anyone who is staying in the show when they have an opportunity to leave. If you stay in the show and your partner is out, you're in it more for yourself then as a couple."

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, the couple revealed they "can't keep our hands off each other."

Rachel declared: "We are officially together and we're really happy."

Rykard added: "I've met [Rachel's] family. I love them and they have really welcomed me with open arms. Rachel is yet to meet my family as we've been so busy in London. We thought we might get a break to we have a busy couple of months ahead.

"We've planned a couple of holidays - we're going to go America. We've got jobs to do as well. We're just doing what couples do."

The pair teased we may see them back on TV seen when the Love Island final airs next Monday night on ITV2.

For now, the show continues tonight at 9PM.

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