Love Island 2021: Fans fear newcomer Danny will steal AJ from Hugo
Love Island fans are fearing newcomer Danny Bibby will steal AJ Bunker from Hugo Hammond after his split from Lucinda Strafford on Monday’s episode.
Danny, 25, was seen speaking to AJ, 28, on the day beds after he chose to throw a pie in 21-year-old Lucinda’s face because he claimed she didn’t speak to him all day – with the couple going their separate ways.
In a shock dumping on Sunday night, AJ picked Hugo to couple up with, sending his friend Sharon Gaffka home, but since then the PE teacher has been expressing his reservations about their future.
Uh oh! Love Island Fans fear newcomer Danny Bibby will steal AJ Bunker from Hugo Hammond (pictured kissing in Snog, Marry, Pie challenge) after his split from Lucinda Stafford
Talking in the beach hut, he confessed that while he thinks she is ‘gorgeous’ he believes there is ‘something missing’.
But it appears Danny may now be setting his sights on the AJ after he selected her to snog in the Snog, Marry, Pie game, and pied his current partner Lucinda – who was less than impressed with his decision.
Fans quickly took to Twitter to share their concerns that AJ and Hugo’s relationship may be in jeopardy after Danny appeared to gravitate towards the beauty.
One person wrote: ‘Danny and AJ best not be thinking about putting Hugo at risk of going home.’
New romance? It comes as Danny, 25, was seen speaking to AJ, 28, on the day beds on Monday night’s episode after he chose to throw a pie in 21-year-old Lucinda’s face because he claimed she didn’t speak to him all day
Another said: ‘Danny tryna steal Hugo’s girl? The only girl that’s found him fit??? SNAKE.’
After the challenge, Danny and Lucinda sat down together and ended things because they felt they were too ‘serious’ around each other.
Not happy about getting pied, Lucinda said: ‘I didn’t understand your reasoning behind that challenge.’
Unapologetic, Danny replied: ‘I’m not the type to chase you like a little dog. I’d rather take you down a peg and have banter with you.
Fears for Hugo: Fans quickly took to Twitter to share their concerns that AJ and Hugo’s relationship may be in jeopardy after Danny appeared to gravitate towards the beauty
‘I feel like you give nothing back to me. I’m not asking for a kiss, I’m asking you to come and ask me am I alright. I can sense you gravitating towards Aaron more than me.’
Lucinda said: ‘With the challenge, you kissing AJ…’
‘I did that to see if you got jealous like I got jealous the other night,’ Danny said, referencing when Aaron tried to kiss Lucinda in front of him’
Lucinda said: ‘Oh right. I was a little bit p****d off.’
Danny said: ‘I want you to have a good time and I can sense I don’t bring that out in you.’
Lucinda replied: ‘No I don’t think you do. I’m not like this with you but I feel like with you, I feel quite serious.’
Snog: Danny told Lucinda that he kissed AJ (pictured) to make her jealous
Danny told Lucinda: ‘I feel like you give nothing back to me. I’m not asking for a kiss, I’m asking you to come and ask me am I alright. I can sense you gravitating towards Aaron more than me’
‘I need to just nip it in the bud I think,’ Danny said, to which Lucinda agreed: ‘You need to nip it in the bud.’
He added: ‘I don’t think we’re vibing with each other at all.’
‘No I don’t think we are to be honest,’ Lucinda said.
Danny said: ‘You’re like the Lamborghini I want to drive, put the key in and it doesn’t work.’
‘Maybe buy a new car,’ Lucinda joked.
Going their separate ways: ‘I need to just nip it in the bud I think,’ Danny said, to which Lucinda agreed: ‘You need to nip it in the bud.’
Speaking in the beach hut, Lucinda added: ‘I am so happy that Danny situation is over and out. Aaron is the nicest person ever I just can’t wait to get to know him more.’
Lucinda then let Aaron know what happened, saying: ‘I’ve just ended it with him. I didn’t think I had it in me but I did it somehow. He made out like he was doing it as well but I did it.
‘He said, ‘you’re the fittest one in here but you’re a black Lamborghini that doesn’t start.’ What the f**k is that supposed to mean?’
Before their kiss, Lucinda jokingly asked: ‘Have you ever actually been in a relationship in here? What have you been doing?’
Romance: Aaron and Lucinda will be anxiously awaiting the next re-coupling, as they’ll be wanting to make things official between them
Aaron replied: ‘I was with Sharon [Gaffka] for a bit. About as long as you and Brad [were together].’
Lucinda then questioned why Aaron was interested in her because she’s ‘nothing like Sharon’, to which Aaron explained: ‘Well I ended it with Sharon after a couple of days, I don’t know if you noticed. But I mean look, a lot of things have happened, and I’m happy it ended up like this.’
The pair will be anxiously awaiting the next re-coupling, as they’ll be wanting to make things official between them.
Lucinda said: ‘I’m happy as well. Good things come to those who wait.’
Currently, Aaron is in a friendship couple with Kaz.
Smooch: Lucinda ignored Danny for her kiss during the challenge, choosing to smooch Aaron, who had picked her for his snog earlier
Danny also wasted no time moving on as he immediately started flirting with AJ and told her he kissed her in the challenge to let her know he is interested.
He said: ‘I basically ended it with Lucinda. We both feel like there’s a weight lifted off our shoulders and we’re just friend zone. I’m chilling.
‘I want to get to know you. Even though we haven’t spoke we were looking at each other. There was none of that with Lucinda.’
AJ is currently coupled up with Hugo who she has said she’s interested in but hinted at being open to a romance with Danny, saying their relationship is still in ‘early days’.
Keeping her options open: AJ is currently coupled up with Hugo who she has said she’s interested in but hinted at being open to a romance with Danny, saying their relationship is still in ‘early days’
During the challenge, the islanders had to pick three different people to either snog, ‘marry’ or pie.
When it was Danny’s turn, he passed Lucinda and said: ‘You ain’t spoke to me,’ and kissed AJ.
Before pieing Lucinda, he said: ‘Treat ’em mean keep ’em keen.’
Unimpressed, Lucinda said in the beach hut: ‘OK then hun fine pie me, whatever.’
Lucinda then ignored Danny for her kiss, choosing to smooch Aaron, who had picked her for his snog earlier.
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Not happy: Lucinda was left unimpressed when Danny chose to snog AJ during the ‘Snog, Marry, Pie’ challenge and then pied her, despite them being in a couple
LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Sharon Gaffka
Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me.
‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’
Name: Aaron Francis
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that.
‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’
Name: Liberty Poole
Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student
Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy.
‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’
Name: Hugo Hammond
Occupation: PE Teacher
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.
‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’
Name: Liam Reardon
Are you competitive? ‘I am competitive to a certain extent. I’m not over the top. It’s always nice being a winner. If I’m in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won’t go too far out of my way. If she liked you that much she wouldn’t have to make a choice.’
Name: Jake Cornish
Occupation: Water Engineer
Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…
‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!’
Name: Kaz Kamwi
Occupation: Fashion Blogger
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’
Name: Chloe Burrows
Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you.
‘And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you. Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more.
‘I could never be with someone who is quiet. Someone that gives you a bit back’
Name: Faye Winter
Occupation: Letting Manager
What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I’m like a five-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that.’
Name: Rachel Finni
Occupation: Luxury travel specialist
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve scraped the bottom of the dirtiest barrels, that’s how I describe my dating life. So I thought “why not? Let’s apply. If it happens, it happens”.’
Name: Lucinda Strafford
Occupation: Online fashion boutique owner
Which boy do you have your eye on? I really fancy Brad. And then possibly Liam. But obviously I’m open to getting to know any of the other boys.
Name: AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker
Occupation: Hair extension technician
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve had the worst luck with men. I feel like this is the one thing I haven’t tried. I thought why not? Let’s give it a go.’
Name: Brad McClelland
Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.
Name: Toby Aromolaran
Occupation: Semi-pro footballer
How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’
Name: Chuggs Wallis
Occupation: Hat entrepreneur
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of aging. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With Covid and the pandemic, I feel like I’ve missed a year of my youth, so I’m really gagging to get it all back – make the most of it.’
Name: Millie Court
Occupation: Fashion buyer’s administrator
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m ready to find ‘The One’. I’m a very spontaneous and adventurous person. I’m always up for doing something new and challenging myself. I’ve never done anything like this before. I just want to throw myself into it and have fun with it’
Name: Teddy Soares
Occupation: Senior financial consultant
What girl do you have your eye on? I want to get to know all of the girls. I’m not afraid to step on toes to get the girl I want.