Love Island (series 5)

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Love Island (series 5)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes13
Release
Original networkITV2
Original release3 June 2019 (2019-06-03) –
present (present)
Series chronology
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The fifth series of Love Island started airing on 3 June 2019[1] and is being hosted by Caroline Flack on ITV2.[2] It is the fifth from the current revived series, but seventh overall.[3] The series is narrated by Iain Stirling.

Production[edit]

During the final of the previous series on 30 July 2018, it was confirmed that Love Island would return for a fifth series due to air the following year. The first 10-second trailer for the series was released on 20 May 2019, featuring "#DayDotIsComing" and confirming the new start date.[1] This was the first series not to feature "Love Island: The Weekly Hotlist" which previously aired on a Saturday featuring highlights from that week. Instead, it was replaced by "Love Island: Unseen Bits".[4]

On 22 May 2019, ITV released a statement which outlined the duty of care processes ahead of series following the suicides of former contestants Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis. It highlights the care offered before, during and after the series for each of the contestants.[5] After the latter's death, some fans demanded that Love Island should be cancelled out of respect.[6] The programme announced that they will offer counselling to all contestants in hopes of preventing further suicides.[7]

Islanders[edit]

The Islanders for the fifth series were released on 27 May 2019, just one week before the launch.[8] However, throughout the series, more islanders entered the villa to find love. On 11 June 2019, it was announced that Sherif Lanre had been removed from the villa due to "breaking villa rules".[9]

Islander Age Hometown Entered Status Ref
Amber Gill 21 Newcastle Day 1 Participating [10]
Amy Hart 26 Worthing Day 1 Participating [11]
Anna Vakili 28 London Day 1 Participating [12]
Anton Danyluk 24 Airdrie Day 1 Participating [13]
Curtis Pritchard 23 Staffordshire Day 1 Participating [14]
Danny Williams 21 Hull Day 7 Participating [15]
Elma Pazar 26 Essex Day 10 Participating [16]
Joe Garratt 22 London Day 1 Participating [17]
Jordan Hames 24 Manchester Day 14 Participating [18]
Lucie Donlan 21 Newquay Day 1 Participating [19]
Maura Higgins 28 County Longford Day 10 Participating [16]
Michael Griffiths 27 Liverpool Day 1 Participating [20]
Molly-Mae Hague 20 Hertfordshire Day 4 Participating [21]
Tom Walker 29 Leeds Day 14 Participating [18]
Tommy Fury 20 Manchester Day 1 Participating [22]
Yewande Biala 23 Dublin Day 1 Participating [23]
Sherif Lanre 20 London Day 1 Removed (Day 9) [24]
Callum Macleod 28 Bridgend Day 1 Dumped (Day 5) [25]

Coupling[edit]

The couples were chosen shortly after the contestants entered the villa. After all of the girls entered, the boys were asked to choose a girl to pair up with. Anton was paired with Amy, Callum with Amber, Joe and Lucie paired up, Michael and Yewande coupled up, and Sherif paired up with Anna. Curtis and Tommy then entered the villa and were told they would be stealing a girl each the following day.

Day 1 Day 5 Day 14 Final
Amber Callum Anton Michael
Amy Anton Curtis Curtis
Anna Sherif Sherif N/A
Anton Amy Amber Elma
Curtis N/A Amy Amy
Danny Not in Villa Yewande
Elma Not in Villa Anton
Joe Lucie Lucie Lucie
Jordan Not in Villa
Lucie Joe Joe Joe
Maura Not in Villa N/A
Michael Yewande Yewande Amber
Molly-Mae Not in Villa Tommy Tommy
Tom Not in Villa
Tommy N/A Molly-Mae Molly-Mae
Yewande Michael Michael Danny
Sherif Anna Anna Removed
(Day 9)
Callum Amber Dumped
(Day 5)
Notes 1 none

Notes[edit]

  • ^Note 1 : Curtis and Tommy arrived after the coupling on Day 1, but were told they would be able to steal girls for themselves on Day 2. Curtis chose Amy, and Tommy picked Lucie respectively.

Weekly summary[edit]

The main events in the Love Island villa are summarised in the table below.

Week 1 Entrances
  • On Day 1, Amber, Amy, Anna, Anton, Callum, Curtis, Joe, Lucie, Michael, Sherif, Tommy and Yewande entered the villa.[26]
  • On Day 4, Molly-Mae entered the villa.
Coupling
  • On Day 1, the Islanders coupled up for the first time. After all of the girls entered, the boys were asked to choose a girl to pair up with. Amy coupled up with Anton, Amber paired up with Callum, Lucie with Joe, Anna with Sherif and Yewande with Michael.[27]
  • On Day 2, Curtis and Tommy were each allowed to steal a girl from a couple. Curtis chose Amy, whereas Tommy chose Lucie, leaving Anton and Joe single.
  • On Day 5, the islanders re-coupled. This time it was the girls who had to pick a boy to pair up with. Anna and Sherif, Michael and Yewande and Amy and Curtis remained together, while Amber chose Anton, Lucie left Tommy to get back with Joe, and new girl Molly-Mae went for Tommy. As Callum remained single, he was dumped from the island.
Challenges
  • On Day 2, the girls and the boys competed against each other in "Sliding Into The DMs", in which they had to guess which islander a fact was about, To make their guess they had to kiss that islander.
  • On Day 5, the boys competed in "The Good, the Bad and the Sexy" where they had to complete several cowboy themed challenges before rescuing the girl in their couple. The girls chose Michael as the winner.[28]
Dates
  • On Day 2, as the newest couples, Curtis and Amy, and Tommy and Lucie went on a double date.
  • On Day 4, Tommy was chosen by the public to go on a date with new girl Molly-Mae. Following their date Molly-Mae had to choose another boy to have a second date with. She chose Curtis.[29]
Exits
  • On Day 5, Callum was dumped from the island after failing to couple up.[30]
Week 2 Entrances
  • On Day 7, Danny entered the villa.[31]
  • On Day 10, Elma and Maura entered the villa.[32]
Challenges
  • On Day 6, in "Tower of Truths" each islander had to pull out blocks from a tower, each containing questions They then had to ask that question to the islander in their couple.
  • On Day 12, the girls competed in the Bridezillas challenge where they had to drag their man up the aisle then compete in a food fight. Anna won the challenge.
Dates
  • On Day 7, new islander Danny was asked to choose two girls to take on dates. He picked Amber and Yewande.
  • On Day 9, Lucie and Joe left the villa to go paddle boarding.
  • On Day 10, new Islanders Elma and Maura were asked to choose three other Islanders to take on dates. Elma chose Danny, Anton and Tommy, and Maura picked Tommy, Danny and Michael.
Exits
  • On Day 9, Sherif was removed from the villa for "breaking villa rules".[33]
Week 3 Entrances
  • On Day 14, Jordan and Tom entered the villa.
Coupling
  • On Day 14, the islanders re-coupled with the boys choosing the girls. Curtis and Amy, Joe and Lucie, and Tommy and Molly-Mae all remained together. Whilst Michael chose to couple up with Amber, Danny chose Yewande, and Anton picked Elma, leaving both Anna and Maura single.
Dates
  • On Day 14, single girls Anna and Maura left the villa to go on dates with new boys Jordan and Tom.[34]

Ratings[edit]

Official ratings are taken from BARB and include ITV2 +1.[35] For the first time, catch-up service totals are added to the official ratings.[36] Because the Saturday episodes are weekly catch-up episodes rather than nightly highlights, these are not included in the overall averages.

Viewers (millions)
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
Sunday 5.44
Monday 5.90
Tuesday 5.60
Wednesday 5.74
Thursday 5.55
Friday 5.69
Weekly average 5.70
Running average 5.70
Series average
Unseen Bits 1.89
Aftersun 1.32

Controversies[edit]

After the announcement by ITV that The Jeremy Kyle Show had been cancelled following the suicide of guest Steve Dymond, there were calls for the upcoming season of Love Island to be cancelled as well. The reasoning behind this being the suicides of former contestants, Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis, as well as the show's negative portrayal of body image.[37]

Some of the contestants, including Tommy Fury and Maura Higgins have been criticised for their use of offensive language on their past social media posts.[38][39] Higgins has also been denounced by viewers for making unwanted sexual advances toward Fury.[40][41] Regulator Ofcom received 486 complaints regarding the unwanted sexual advances made by Higgins toward Fury.[42] A further 302 complaints were made to Ofcom about Lucie Donlan's treatment from other contestants. [43]

Sherif Lanre's removal[edit]

On 11 June 2019, it was announced that contestant Sherif Lanre had been removed from the villa due to "breaking the rules" however no further explanation was given, and his exit was not shown on screen. It was since speculated that the producers were trying to keep details of his removal under wraps to avoid further scandal.[44][45] Days later, Lanre confirmed the reasons for his removal as "accidentally kicking a female contestant in the crotch" then "joking about his actions using vile and demeaning language."[46]

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