Love Island, the show that took the nation by storm and warmed the hearts of many Brits for six seasons straight, is out of sight this season, but not out of mind for over half (58%) of Brits who admit they’ll watch reruns of the show. Some feel a giant void however, with 79% saying it just doesn’t feel like summer without Love Island, and over a half (56%) admit to feeling lost without their daily dose.
To fill the void many Islander fans are feeling at this time, Plenty of Fish went down memory lane and polled UK members on the past six seasons of the show – highlighting the hottest pairings, cringiest moments and sayings we’ll never forget. Let’s go back in time shall we?
Love Island’s Most Fancied Men and Women:
Taking personality, attractiveness and authenticity into account, single Brits have spoken and basketball player, Ovie Soko, takes the top spot for most fancied male, while former beauty therapist, Amber Gill, was voted the most fancied woman on the show. We’ve provided a full breakdown below so you can see who the top contenders on both lists were:
Top 10 Most Fancied Men
- Ovie Soko (19%)
- Tommy Fury (16%)
- Alex Bowen (12%)
- Finn Tap (11%)
- Chris Hughes (5%)
- Jack Fincham (4%)
- Wes Nelson (3%)
- Jack Fowler (3%)
- Jamie Jewitt (3%)
- Michael Griffiths (2%)
Top 10 Most Fancied Women
- Amber Gill (11%)
- Molly Mae Hague (10%)
- Maura Higgins (9%)
- Paige Turley (8%)
- Alexandra Cane (7%)
- Olivia Bowen (7%)
- Dani Dyer (7%)
- Megan Barton Hanson (6%)
- Camilla Thurlow (4%)
- Kaz Crossley (4%)
Coupled Up Cuties
Love Island has had its fair share of relationship ups and downs, but we’re focusing on the ups and celebrating the couples that have stood the test of time in our hearts.
Molly Mae Hague and Tommy Fury (24%) come out on top as the favorite pairing, followed by season three runners up, Alex and Olivia Bowen (21%) and season six winners, Paige Turley and Fin Tapp (14%).
- Molly-Mae Hague & Tommy Fury (24%)
- Olivia & Alex Bowen (21%)
- Paige Turley & Finn Tapp (14%)
- Camilla Thurlow & Jamie Jewitt (11%)
- Siannese Fudge & Luke Trotman (11%)
Most Memorable Moments
With over 243 episodes and 187 contestants since it first debut, Love Island has provided viewers with all the drama, from awkward walk outs to cringe-worthy challenges, but there is one particular scene that Brits still can’t shake off. The moment Amber was left single when she returned to the villa only to find Michael paired up with Joanna – how dare! This was voted the most unforgettable in Love Island history, according to over a fifth (23%) of viewers.
Love Island Lingo
Over the years, I think we can all agree the contestants’ quirky catchphrases have defined the new love language, with ‘I got a text’ (24%), ‘I’m loyal’ (17%) and ‘It is what it is’ (15%) still part of romantic discourse today.
With 36 hours* of airtime lat summer alone (excluding spin offs) it’s no surprise two-thirds (67%) of Brits have also admitted to mimicking the islanders by still using their phrases in day to day conversations, with nearly 1 in 5 (18%) having used them to try and get a date.
Even though there is no Love Island this summer, we hope this walk down memory lane of the past six seasons has brought you joy and filled a little bit of that void until the next time!