As Love Island approaches the end, and the sun sets in this year’s villa we thought we’d reminisce on some of our highlights and most muggy moments from the Class of 2017. We’re definitely not feeling “mugged off” about it ending, and we’re definitely not sad that we have to wait an entire year before it returns. Really, we’re not bothered. TOTALLY “NOT BOTHERED”. Except… we had put “all our eggs in this year’s basket” and it was “100% our type on paper”. Here are our highlights:
- Marcel from Blazin’ Squad
In the earlier weeks of Love Island it seemed to be a game of who will Marcel tell that he used to be in “THE SQUAD” on that episode. Some of his fellow contestants were left in shock… and some shockingly didn’t even know who Blazin’ Squad were? Nevertheless, it was the shortest secret ever.
- Stormzy ruining Olivia and Chris’ relationship
After a challenge in the villa saw this tweet from Stormzy revealed, it caused one of them nightly, explosive arguments between Chris and Olivia. Chris couldn’t hide the smirk on his face as his future rap career looked closer than ever whilst Olivia was fuming! It was hilarious.
- ‘Muggy Mike’
When late arrival Mike entered the villa and started “grafting” Olivia he caused an enemy in Chris. So what was Chris’ mature response to the new boy picking his girl? Naming him ‘Muggy Mike’ – of course! The name stuck, even when he returned to the villa, and Love Island’s Mike will forever be known as ‘Muggy Mike’.
- Jason ‘Staythumb’
Our biggest #LOL moment of the season goes to Chris who misspelt Jason Statham as Jason ‘Staythumb’. This inspired many hilarious memes and tweets on social media.
Theo’s stay in the villa was short, sweet and VERY ENTERTAINING. He caused trouble the entire time he was there and we were gutted when his fellow housemates booted him out. Our favourite moment was when he asked a distraught Tyla why she didn’t leave the villa if she was so sad about her love-interest Jonny leaving. #AWKS (He had a point, though!)
- Cash Hughes
During our favourite challenge of the season we got to see how each couple would handle parenthood, as they were given a fake baby for the day. It seems that Chris forgot his baby was made of plastic when he began crying over his bond with his new son: ‘Cash Hughes’. Chris takes SPF VERY SERIOUSLY and was livid that the other parents were exposing their children to the Spanish sun without sun cream or a protective hat. It made our hearts flutter and our love for Chris grow as we all imagined him as our baby daddy…
- Montana & Food
Fans on social media were quick to jump on to the fact that Montana always seems to be eating during tense times in the villa. Cereal, carrots and cookies are just some of the foods that can be found in Montana’s hand when an argument or a serious conversation breaks out on the island. WE CAN TOTALLY RELATE, MON!
- A Little Bit Leave It
Eurovision 2018 watch out- we’re onto a winner! During a dull moment in the villa, Blazin’ Squad’s Marcel and Kem decided to pass time by writing a rap track titled ‘A Little Bit Leave It’ about their time in the villa. It wasn’t long before Chris caught wind and decided he needed to get in on the action and the other guys reluctantly allowed him a small role in the intro. They performed ‘A Little Bit Leave It’ to the rest of villa and it was incredibly well received (cringe-ing aside). I’m sure Love Island fan Stormzy is one of the many artists lining up to be a feature on Marcel, Kem and Chris’ inevitable forthcoming rap album!
The nation face-palmed in unison when Chris ventured out of the villa on the hunt for some tasty ingredients (including Pokemon biscuits) for a meal he was cooking for his housemates. Unfortunately his foreign language skills aren’t on par with his parenting skills, and he left Spanish locals and viewers stunned when he attempted to ask for garlic from a Spanish shopkeeper. Not knowing the Spanish name for garlic, he just added an ‘io’ on the end, forming ‘garlico’ and said it with enough conviction that even we believed him.
- Kem and Chris’ Bromance
As the season approaches the end, it’s time for us to decide who our favourite couple is. When we thought about the couple who formed an unbreakable bond, showed affection throughout the serious, argued the least and confessed their love for each other the most, there was only one pair that came to mind: Kem and Chris.
It’s bad enough on a Saturday when we don’t have a daily dose of new actions from the villa, now we can only wonder what we will do with our lives after Love Island…