Love Island is hit by an explosive double dumping in HUGE twist

Love Island is hit by an explosive double dumping as TWO fan favourites are axed from the villa after a surprise public vote

The Love Island villa was hit by an explosive double dumping on Tuesday night, as both Mehdi Edno and Mal Nicol had been axed from the show.

The pair learned that they would be leaving after a public vote to choose viewers’ favourite boy and girl.

While Mal’s exit was a sad one, Mehdi’s departure left all of the Islanders reeling, particularly Whitney, who he invited to visit him in France.

The episode saw the entire villa asked to gather at the firepit, and they were told the public had been voting for their favourite boy and girl.

Rather than keep the villa in suspense, it was immediately revealed that both Mal and Mehdi had been dumped from the villa, leaving everyone in utter shock.

He’s gone! The Love Island villa was hit by an explosive double dumping on Tuesday night, as both Mehdi Edno (pictured) and Mal were axed from the show

She’s off! Mal’s short-lived stint in the villa came to an end after being the girl to receive the fewest votes, bringing an abrupt end to her romance with Sammy

Emotional: While Mal’s exit was a sad one, Mehdi’s departure left all of the Islanders reeling, particularly Whitney, who he invited to visit him in France 

Speaking after his exit, Mehdi said: ‘It’s always a sad feeling when you have to leave somewhere, but that was such a great experience, I’m so thankful for it. 

‘I’ve met incredible people, and made friends for life. I feel like I could’ve found love with Whitney, so it’s to be continued on that one.’

Reflecting on his growing connection with Whitney, the hunk added: ‘I’d say it was great. We had ups and downs but if we focus on the ups they were so good.

‘Obviously it’s hard for me to leave now as we had something good going on but I’m hopeful we can make things work, for now she needs to live her experience to the fullest.’

He went onto back Ella and Tyrique as his picks to win the series, given they’ve been a couple since the first day.

Mehdi added: ‘They have been a strong couple since day one – they always make the effort with each other. 

‘They are both so genuine and like each other. From inside the Villa it was so beautiful to see and I can’t wait to watch them blossom even more.’ 

Meanwhile, Mal said: ‘It all feels like a dream! I would say I feel sad, obviously, but I’m so happy that I got to experience it. 

Emotional: Whitney broke down in tears upon learning Mehdi would be leaving the villa

Stunned: Catherine struggled to hide her shock as it was revealed that Mehdi was the boy to receive the fewest votes

Sweet: Mal added: ‘It’s not often that you meet someone that you have an instant connection with and have so much in common with like I did with Sammy’

They’re gone! The news of yet another dumping left the entire villa reeling, less than a week after Molly Marsh’s shock exit

‘It’s not often that you meet someone that you have an instant connection with and have so much in common with like I did with Sammy.

‘I do mean it when I say, Sammy was literally the boy version of me. My goodbye was so awkward, but sometimes I put on a front as it’s easier to laugh than cry. 

‘I didn’t want him to see me upset and I could see he was upset. He’s there to find a connection and I’m happy if he’s happy.’

‘That connection with Sammy was just so innocent and pure, it was lovely. Short, obviously. 

‘From the moment I first met him to the last night, we had a very mature conversation. He’s grown so much. 

‘The most amazing thing to see in a person is growth. I could tell by the way he was acting around me. From what I’d seen before, he’s so different. I think before he didn’t really think before he spoke.

‘But it would be so weird if I was crying about Sammy, as I just met him. I met him last week. It would be bizarre if I was crying. 

‘I genuinely did really like him and it could have gone somewhere but we’ll never know.’

Earlier in the episode, Kady had another awkward moment with Zach when she mistakenly called him by her ex boyfriend’s name.

The two enjoyed a double date on the new episode alongside Tyrique and Ella but things didn’t exactly go as planned. 

Following Tyrique’s decision to be closed off with Ella and Zach less fortunately being rejected by Kady, the boys decided to make breakfast for Ella and Kady.

Admitting they can’t cook, the newly named ‘Zach Ramsay’ and Tyrique’s breakfast got underway as they attempt to make the girls eggs and avocado on toast.

Kady said: ‘Who would have thought, not kissing someone back and then you get breakfast the next day…it actually worked out great.’

Oops! Earlier in the episode, Kady had another awkward moment with Zach on Tuesday’s episode of Love Island

But the feeling didn’t last as Kady mistakenly calls Zach, Scott – her partner from series two.

Zach didn’t miss the gaffe, telling her: ‘My name is Zach, Kady.’

Kady quipped back: ‘Did I say Zach?’ Zachariah replies: ‘No, you said Scott.’

‘Oh my god, I swear, it’s giving me the nostalgic vibes from series two,’ Kady quipped.

Kady coupled up with Scott Thomas after entering the series two villa as a bombshell. The two carried on their romance after the show, but split after one year together. 

Love Island continues on Wednesday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX. 


Tyrique Hyde

NAME: Tyrique Hyde

AGE: 24

FROM: Essex

OCCUPATION: Footballer 

WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’ll bring vibes, confidence, good energy and honesty. I don’t sit on the fence, if I have an opinion I will speak up. I’m also not afraid to go after what I want 

CLAIM T0 FAME? Toby Aromolaran is one of my best friends, we grew up together and were in the same class at school 

Catherine Agbaje

NAME: Catherine Agbaje

AGE: 22

FROM: Dublin 

OCCUPATION: Commercial Real Estate Agent

HOW WOULD FAMILY AND FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU? Someone who is fun and a loving character. They know I have so much love to give. 

I’m always smiling, I’m always happy, I’m always laughing. You’ll always see me with a smile on my face.

NAME: Ella Thomas

Ella Thomas

AGE: 23

FROM: Glasgow 


WHAT’S YOUR CLAIM TO FAME? I’ve been in a Headie One and Burna Burna Boy music video and I was once an extra in World War Z. I was 12 years old when I filmed it and got to meet Brad Pitt which was cool.

WHY SHOULD SOMEBODY DATE YOU? I’m the whole package, I know what I want in life and I’ve got a big heart. 

Mitchel Taylor

NAME: Mitchel Taylor

AGE: 26

FROM: Sheffield 

OCCUPATION: Gas engineer 

WHY SHOULD SOMEBODY DATE YOU? I thrive on being a gentleman. I’ll shower you with flowers, I’ll take you on dates, I’ll fill your bedside drawer with your favourite sweets and chocolate. I’ve been single, I’ve had my fun and now I want to settle down. 

WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? I’m just really picky. I’ve got to find the girl that I want to marry and have kids with. I’m nearly 27, I don’t want to play the field anymore, I want to find the one. 

Jess Harding

NAME: Jess Harding

AGE: 22

FROM: London

OCCUPATION: Aesthetics Practitioner

WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? Because every boy is giving me the ick at the moment. I feel like it’s fate because I’m saving myself for Mr Right in the Villa!

WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? When a guy stunts for money, that’s an ick. Showing off all their designer clothes because most of the time they’re probably fake anyway! Another one is when a boy runs for the train and the train goes without him. Lunch Boxes also – just go to Tesco and get a meal deal! 

Zachariah Noble

NAME: Zachariah Noble

AGE: 25

FROM: South East London

OCCUPATION: Personal trainer and basketball player

WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’m a very chilled out guy and I’m completely myself 100% of the time. I’m quite straightforward and never struggle making friends, I like to look after people.

WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? I’ve got two and they’re both really stupid; Bad handwriting – I’ve got terrible handwriting so they’d need to have better handwriting than me and twerking, I really don’t like twerking! 

Whitney Adebayo 

NAME: Whitney Adebayo

AGE: 25

FROM: London

OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur

WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? Good vibes, I can be really silly and funny but I can also get deep. It depends on the person and the situation but I am a very adaptable person, I know how to read the room.

DO YOU FALL IN LOVE QUICKLY? Real love, no. I can fall in lust but I don’t fall in love quickly. My big thing is trust, I’ve got to trust you fully before I can give you my heart. I won’t give you my heart for free, you’ve got to earn it.

Sammy Root

NAME: Sammy Root

AGE: 22

FROM: Kent

OCCUPATION: Project Manager

WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’ll be the energy in the villa, lots of guys have pretty faces and nice bodies, which I have too, but I’ve also got the bubbly personality, I’m a bit of a firework

HOW WOULD FRIENDS/FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? Funny, bubbly and good to be around. I’m a bit cheeky too.’

Leah Taylor

NAME: Leah Taylor

AGE: 27

FROM: Manchester

OCCUPATION: Business Owner (Social Media Marketing)

DO YOU FALL IN LOVE QUICKLY? This is difficult because I would have said that I was a slow-burner, but I think that’s because I’ve been more closed off in the past. In all honesty, I’m such a hopeless romantic and now because I know what I want, I can’t wait to be in love again.

DO YOU HAVE ANY CLAIMS TO FAME?  When I was a dancer, I actually danced at the EMAs and danced for Rita Ora and Camila Cabello. Maura Higgins is one of my best friends and we watched her best bits together one night and couldn’t stop laughing, she’s hilarious.


Scott Van Der Sluis

NAME: Scott Van Der Sluis

AGE: 22

FROM: Connah’s Quay, north Wales

OCCUPATION: Footballer 

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL BRING TO THE VILLA? Energy. I’ll bring a bit of banter, be cheeky, and I’m a flirt! very, very strong personality so if I see anything I don’t agree with, there’ll definitely be fireworks!

WHAT GIVES YOU THE ‘ICK? Someone who gets too clingy too quickly. I don’t like too many calls and too many texts. I’m not a fan of someone wearing Nike Air Force 1 trainers with a dress on a night out either or waking up with someone and seeing patchy fake tan in the morning. 

Montel McKenzie

NAME: Montel McKenzie

AGE: 25,

FROM: East London

OCCUPATION: Job: Account Manager and semi-professional footballer

WHICH ISLANDERS HAVE YOU GOT YOUR EYE ON? My top three right now would be Catherine, Leah and Ella. Ella for me is generally my type, Catherine carries herself well and seems like a classy girl. Leah seems very chilled and that’s the kind of person I am.

WHAT MESSAGE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THE ISLANDERS? Watch your girls because the guy that gets all of the girls is coming into the Love Island Villa.

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