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Love Island 2021: Viewers brand Horny Devil challenge ‘disgusting’

Love Island ratings were down by 1million on Tuesday night’s second episode – after 3.3million tuned into watch Monday’s launch. 

Viewing figures showed the episode was watched by 2.3m viewers, with 1.2m of these viewers 16-34s. Including ITV Hub viewing the episode was watched by 2.7m viewers. It is typical for viewership to fall after an opening episode. 

News of the viewership comes after fans were left unimpressed by the Horny Devil challenge on Tuesday night, with some fans even branding the task ‘disgusting’. 

Gross: Love Island ratings were down by 1million on Tuesday night’s second episode – after 3.3million tuned into watch Monday’s launch

On Monday’s launch the show had a strong peak audience of 3.3m viewers across all devices. The average TV audience was the biggest digital channel audience of the year across any channel, and on par with the last series launch.

The fall in viewers comes after fans watched the singletons, who were clad in red devil costumes, lock lips for more than 30 seconds and make X-rated confessions- just hours after arriving in the villa. 

Viewers took to Twitter in the droves with many describing the challenge as ‘boring’ and ‘creepy’ after having to watch the scenes unfold. 

The challenge saw the islanders divided into two teams, girls versus boys, with each contestant having to read out a statement from a fork and then confer among their team who it is.  

Racy: The singletons, who were clad in red devil costumes, had to lock lips for more than 30 seconds and make X-rated confessions- just hours after arriving in the villa

Racy: The singletons, who were clad in red devil costumes, had to lock lips for more than 30 seconds and make X-rated confessions- just hours after arriving in the villa

Confessions included: ‘This girl once got a sex toy stuck inside her’, with Jake heading over to kiss Liberty, before it was revealed to be Chloe. 

Following the kiss, Jake said in the Beach Hut: ‘She don’t like the tongues I don’t think’.  

Brad then read out another X-rated statement: ‘This girl loves to start her day by sending a tit pic’, and decided to pick Faye to kiss, who admitted it was her. 

X-rated: Viewers took to Twitter in the droves with many describing the challenge as 'boring' and 'creepy' after having to watch the scenes unfold

X-rated: Viewers took to Twitter in the droves with many describing the challenge as ‘boring’ and ‘creepy’ after having to watch the scenes unfold

‘I mean if you’re in a relationship, you’ve got to start the day somehow, right?’, Faye said.  

Aaron then kissed Sharon after guessing correctly she had threesome three times. 

For the boys confessions, the girls correctly guessed Brad’s nan had once walked into him having sex and that Jake has a ‘massive foot fetish’.  

Viewers took to Twitter following the challenge describing it as ‘cringey’ and ‘uncomfortable’, with one writing the ‘1950s gender roles vibes are just too weird’.

'Disgusting': Viewers took to Twitter following the challenge describing it as 'cringey' and 'uncomfortable'

‘Disgusting’: Viewers took to Twitter following the challenge describing it as ‘cringey’ and ‘uncomfortable’

One wrote: ‘the disgusting challenges r back,’ while another said: ‘I’m so sorry but the challenges on love island are so disgusting.’

Another chimed: ‘I don’t think I can carry on watching #LoveIsland The 1950s gender roles vibes are just too weird. The challenges are creepy. Barely any characters. The lack of diversity – body, race, ability, sexuality, age, religion etc – is preposterous. I used to think I was missing out…’

A different viewer typed: ‘Please tell me other people find the #LoveIsland challenges proper cringe?!’

Bring it on: The challenge saw the islanders divided into two teams, girls versus boys, with each contestant having to read out a statement from a fork and then guess who it is

Bring it on: The challenge saw the islanders divided into two teams, girls versus boys, with each contestant having to read out a statement from a fork and then guess who it is

Another commented: ‘I don’t know about anyone else but after that challenge and finding way more stuff about Hugo, it makes me uncomfortable that he’s a primary school teacher and on that show and so I don’t know how his students are feeling about all of that.’

While a fifth fan of the show wrote: ‘didn’t watch a single part of that “challenge” it was so boring.’

Fans: Other viewers, however, found the challenge entertaining. One wrote: 'I’m here for Aaron and Sharon after that challenge today'

Fans: Other viewers, however, found the challenge entertaining. One wrote: ‘I’m here for Aaron and Sharon after that challenge today’

Other viewers, however, found the challenge entertaining. 

One wrote: ‘I’m here for Aaron and Sharon after that challenge today. Even their names rhythm’, while another added: ‘Love the kissing challenges’. 

‘Who needs “never have I ever” when Love Island has challenges like this’, wrote a third.  

Unimpressed: One wrote: 'the disgusting challenges r back,' while another said: 'I’m so sorry but the challenges on love island are so disgusting'

Unimpressed: One wrote: ‘the disgusting challenges r back,’ while another said: ‘I’m so sorry but the challenges on love island are so disgusting’

Mwah: The islanders had to lock lips on whoever they thought the statement was about

Mwah: The islanders had to lock lips on whoever they thought the statement was about 

‘Even the challenge vibes are off. Kiss the person you think it is and whether it’s right or wrong they have to sit in ice ? Where’s the logic?’ said another.   

Tuesday night’s episode ended without revealing who Chloe coupled up with. 

During her speech, Chloe explained her reasons for why she had chosen the boy in question, saying: ‘When I first saw him, I thought he was absolutely gorgeous.

‘Even though we haven’t really spent any time together at all, the time that we did spend was just so fab. 

Cliffhanger: Tuesday night's episode ended without revealing who Chloe Burrows coupled up with

Cliffhanger: Tuesday night’s episode ended without revealing who Chloe Burrows coupled up with 

‘The most important thing is you made me feel really comfortable which was my number one thing coming in.’

However the credits rolled before it was revealed which boy she had chosen.

Love Island continues at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVHub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox. 

LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE COUPLES

Liberty and Jake

Coupled up: Liberty worked in Nando's ahead of her villa stint

Career: Jake is a water engineer when not living it up in Mallorca

Coupled up: Liberty and Jake formed the first couple on the 2021 series of Love Island

 

Name: Liberty Poole

Age: 21

Location: Birmingham

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: Jake Cornish

Age: 24

Location: Weston-super-Mare

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!

Sharon and Hugo

Day job: Sharon is a Civil Servant

Career: Hugo is a PE teacher

Compatible? Sharon and Hugo also coupled up on the first show, however time will tell if they last the season

 

Name: Sharon Gaffka

Age: 25

Location: Oxford

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. ‘ 

 

Name: Hugo Hammond

Age: 24

Location: Hampshire

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.’

Kaz and Toby 

Ready for love: Kaz revealed she's ready to be in a relationship

Cheeky: Toby said he's the 'funny guy' on a night out ahead of going into the villa

Will it last? Fashion blogger Kaz and Semi-pro footballer Toby made another pair

Name: Kaz Kamwi

Age: 26

Location: Essex

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: Toby Aromolaran

Age: 22

Location: Essex

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.’ 

Faye and Brad 

Looking for: The blonde beauty said she's after someone who makes her laugh

Cheeky: Brad previously said past Islander Zara McDermott was a good looking lass

Instant attraction: Faye proved very popular with the hunks and Brad did not hesitate to couple up with her

 

Name: Faye Winter

Age: 26

Location: Devon

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.’

 

Name: Brad McClelland

Age: 26

Location: Northumberland

Occupation: Labourer

Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.

Shannon and Aaron

Party girl: Shannon told Aaron about her love of going out, modelling and gaming

Looking for: Aaron said he's after a girl with passion for what she does

Duo: Shannon and Aaron were also coupled together in the first match of the series

 

Name: Shannon Singh 

Age: 22

Location: Fife 

Occupation: Glamour model

Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t feed off looks, I feed off energy, I need someone with personality. Just someone I can have fun with.

‘I’m a party girl, I love going out, I’m very social. For me it’s quite hard to find people who are genuine and looking for what you’re looking for’

 

Name: Aaron Francis

Age: 24

Location: London

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.’ 

 


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