Following an extremely dramatic recoupling in the Love Island villa, Sam and Georgia have walked and are no longer islanders. They both refused to recouple, therefore losing their place on the island.
Here's what they had to say about their experience and time in the villa...
How do you feel about leaving the villa?
I think leaving the villa is obviously a really sad time. I had a little family in there that grew for two months. However, I do feel like it was the right time for me to leave. If I’d stayed and recoupled with a new boy, I would have started to be disloyal and I wouldn’t have been genuine, and would have been going against everything that I am. I would have been staying in there for all the wrong reasons hence why Sam and I left together. I went into Love Island to have a bit of fun and meet someone. I’ve done both of those things and I’ve left with my head held high.
At what point did you realise Sam was the one for you?
I think I honestly realised he was the one for me after the Beach Club twist. If I felt the way I did now when we were at the Beach Club, we would have left together then. However, the fact that we went through that experience helped our relationship grow together and made us realise that we were meant to be because no matter who went into the villa after that, my head definitely wouldn’t have been turned.
How would you define the word ‘loyal’?
The definition for me of the word loyal is being true in a relationship and always being honest and letting your partner know how you’re feeling all the time and not going against things that you would say.
You had two big relationships in there – how did you feel about Josh at the time of Casa Amor and how do you feel about him?
When Josh returned from Casa Amor with Kaz, that was hard. I hadn’t been through that in my life before, so you can imagine my feelings going through it, especially when in that environment, emotions are multiplied by 100. I do think though it was a blessing in disguise and I’m happy with the outcome because it gave me the opportunity to meet Sam. The relationship I have with Sam was on a completely different level to what I had with Josh. At the end of the day, sometimes I did need that kick up the bottom. Loyalty is a big thing to have, but maybe sometimes you don’t need it.
Who did you click with the most?
Out of the girls I clicked with Dani, Laura, Samira, and Rosie who I walked in with. I did have a very close friendship with Dani. We were very similar on loads of wavelengths. I’m still waiting for the day she comes to me and asks me for advice, because it was always me asking her. She was always right! I really got on with Dr Alex, and really got on with old Jack, and obviously Sam. I would have done anything for them. It was devastating when Samira left because she was a big part of the villa, but it was the right time for her. She went of her own accord with her head held high. Samira and I were very similar, we were both fiery characters. Sometimes we bickered but that’s what friends do and we always got over it.
You had some clashes with some of the girls – how do you feel about that now?
Living in the villa is obviously living in a confined space. It wouldn’t be normal if you didn’t bicker with people because there will be situations where you are frustrated with each other. The Ellie situation was really unnecessary as was the situation with Laura.
There was a lot of conversation following your date with new Jack and the kiss that happened on that date. What do you think of that now?
Now I have watched it, my opinion has slightly changed… I remembered it in a different way to what happened! That’s not how I thought it went! After seeing the clip, I am a bit embarrassed for saying I didn’t kiss Jack when I went back to the villa.
I am still glad I picked him to go on a date in the first place because I had to pick the people that made me laugh the most which was Jack and Sam. Sam was more nervous on the date because he really cared whereas I don’t think Jack was that nervous. I don’t have any regrets.
I always do what I want to do, that’s me. I’m very genuine and I’m very real. I say it how it is. It gets me into bother sometimes but that’s the way I am. Love Island is a TV show at the end of the day but it is real people, real life, real emotions and if anyone is going to be real on there, it’s going to be me.
What are your favourite memories?
When I had to recouple with Sam – at that point I saw him as a best friend. As we recoupled our relationship just blossomed and I think that needed to happen. I feel so lucky to have experienced that because what is better than having your best friend and your guy in one.
Which couple would you tip to be engaged by this time next year?
Dani and Jack are my best friends in there. I love them. I’m so happy I met them and I think they have a good potential. I am behind them to win. I support them so much! I think me and Sam will go double dating with Jack and Dani! We are actually talking about going on a holiday together.
Who do you think is playing a game?
Yes I do feel like there is somebody paying a game. Before Josh went to Casa Amor he said he saw a future with me and then a few hours later he was in bed with another girl. I don’t think feelings, if they’re real like mine, you can’t get over a situation like that without feeling guilty. It does make me think maybe what he said to me wasn’t true and he was playing a bit of a game at that point. I do feel like he has true feelings with Kaz and I wish them all the best. I am ultimately happy with what happened as now I have Sam.
Given the chance would you go back in?
If I could go back in with Sam, 100%. However, I don’t think I would go back in there by myself.
What do you see for you and Sam’s future?
He’s going to come to London where I’m based. We’re going to have fun. We want to party, we’re going to travel. We want to experience things together. We had such a journey in there that I will never experience with anyone else. I feel so lucky to have experienced that with him. To be stepping into the big wide world together, with him as my best mate and guy, that’s something I can’t even describe.
How do you feel about leaving the villa?
I feel like I’ve been completely true to myself and my feelings. I feel like me getting into a new couple when I didn’t want to would be an ungenuine thing to do and would have been unfair on the person I was coupling up with. I found my girl and it was the right time to leave and put it out to her that I wasn’t happy. I’ve left with my head held high and a smile on my face. It wasn’t a sad moment
How do you feel about Georgia?
I think me and Georgia have one of the strongest relationships. We’ve had ups and downs and made the decision to split up which made us realise how strong our feelings are for each other and made us realise how we are meant to be together. The fact we’ve left together is a strong, positive start to the relationship.
How was it making the Beach Club decision?
It was very difficult because me and Georgia had the best day ever and had even said before that that we were falling for each other. It was difficult to hear but we owed it to ourselves to have this small test. I hadn’t had the chance to meet other girls since Georgia. We wanted to really test the feelings we had for each other and make sure it was real. It was an amazing decision because we are now much stronger. We tried to meet other people but ended up gravitating towards each other.
Who did you click most with?
Dani, Jack and Alex. Since I came in there Jack and Alex supported every decision I made. They were always there for me. I gave them advice. I owe my experience and the way I have carried myself to them.
What was your stand out memory from the show?
When I became real life Fireman Sam! It was one of the best days. I was with Georgia then – doing the hip thrusts and the press ups and kissing Georgia at the end, it was such a happy moment.
Do you think that anyone is playing a game?
I think new Jack is playing a big game. I feel like some of his intentions aren’t genuine. He’s tried to play out different scenarios to go towards his favour. It was quite obvious that he wasn’t into Laura and it’s really disappointing because the public saved them and not me and Georgia, and had it been the other way round we would have stayed in the villa. He was saved for the wrong reasons.
What is your take on the other couples in there?
I really support the stronger couples like Jack and Dani, they’ve been amazing to with their advice. Getting advice from a guy and girl at the same time is like getting advice from your mum and dad. They understood how I was feeling. I’m not sure about Paul and Laura – I don’t know if he’s fully into her, and time will tell. Alex and Alexandra’s situation is a tricky one. Recently Alex has realised that Alexandra has had a change in the way she behaves with him since the new people have arrived. She’s been very full on, and he’s a clever guy and will realise that. He’s very sensitive about how people are, especially in terms of affection. He will notice if someone changes in a certain way due to a situation. I’m not sure if he likes her enough.
Who will be engaged by this time next year?
Dani and Jack.
Who has what it takes to win?
The obvious choice is Dani and Jack and they were my best friends. They’ve had their tests as well, like Jack’s ex and their time apart. They passed them with flying colours. They are genuinely in love. I see them around the villa and it’s nice to see and it’s something I aspire to have.
Would you go back in the villa?
If I went back in, it would have to be with Georgia. If we could go in together, we’d head straight for the hideaway.
Do you have any regrets about your time?
Every situation I have been true to myself and been genuine. I gave each couple 100% and tried it and if it didn’t work I moved on and tried to do it in the best possible way. As soon as I realised I was in a couple that didn’t feel right, I tried to be honest. It worked in my favour as when I did find the person I did like which was Georgia, it felt right.
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