‘You literally had breakfast with him!’ Love Island fans accuse Tanya of ‘double standards’ after she claims she ‘didn’t have the opportunity’ to tell Martin about her kiss with Shaq
She dramatically rekindled her romance with Shaq Muhammad after an epic declaration of love.
But Love Island fans were quick to accused Tanya Manhenga of double standards on Tuesday after she insisted she ‘didn’t have the opportunity’ to tell Martin Akinola about her kiss with Shaq Muhammad.
The brunette was furious when Martin branded her a liar for failing to come clean about her kiss before her speech for Shaq, leaving him high and dry.
But an angry Tanya insisted she’d never lied to him and just hadn’t been given the chance to tell Martin about the kiss.
However, viewers were quick to call her out by noting that Tanya could have told Martin the truth the morning after the kiss happened, as they both ended up having breakfast together.
Really? Love Island fans were quick to accused Tanya of double standards after she insisted she ‘didn’t have the opportunity’ to tell Martin about her kiss with Shaq
During the episode, Martin called Tanya ‘insincere’ and ‘a liar’ and accused her of making him look like a ‘dumb idiot.’
Meanwhile Martin catches up with Olivia and Maxwell to discuss how he’s feeling in light of Tanya’s admission, Martin says: ‘I look like an idiot in front of everyone.’
As Martin heads over to Tanya and Shaq he says: ‘Tanya, can we have a chat? Shaq, you know I have no problems with you, it’s all good.’
Tanya and Martin head to the fire pit as he says: ‘When I was speaking to you, you never told me you were a liar. You’re not sincere, you made me look like I was dumb, you’re a liar.’
Tanya asks: ‘Is that what you had to get off your chest?’ and later furiously told Martin to ‘grow up’ and ‘act his age.’
She also insisted she ‘didn’t have the opportunity’ to tell Martin about her kiss with Shaq, a statement with which many viewers took issue.
One tweeted: ‘So Tanya you had the opportunity to tell Jessie but not Martin? babes don’t disgrace your city girls PLEASE.’
Another added: ‘Tanya he made you breakfast the next day.’
‘Tanya calling Martin bitter is insane? You literally announced that you kissed Shaq secretly like it was BBC Breaking News,’ a third fan posted.
One also wrote: ‘TANYA YOU HAD PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES AND U DECIDED TO EMBARASS HIM INSTEAD.’
‘Tanya is something else lol. ”I didn’t have the opportunity to tell you, as if she didn’t sit and eat Martin’s breakfast the morning after she kissed Shaq,’ one fan added.
Later, Olivia told Tamya to apologise for admitting the kiss in the way she did it, and potentially humiliating Martin.
She begrudgingly agreed, and told Martin she is sorry for the way she told him the truth about the kiss, and that she should have admitted it sooner.
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: Samie Elishi
Occupation: Senior Estate Agent Coordinator
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m a really honest person and I have no filter. I won’t take rubbish from anyone, especially when it comes to guys!’
Name: Maxwell Samuda
Occupation: Finance Student and Restaurant Host
Who did he have his eye on in Casa Amor? Samie. She keeps it real and she seems like she’s not afraid to speak her mind.
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’
‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Name: Jessie Wynter
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Something you may not know about her: She was on series two of Love Island Australia
Name: Casey O’Gorman
Occupation: Recruitment Consultant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m really squeamish. I once cut my hand and passed out’
Name: Martin Akinola
Occupation: Senior Software Engineer
Who did he have his eye on in Casa Amor? ‘I don’t just have one person, I’ve got options…’
Name: Sanam Harrinanan
Occupation: Social Worker
Who did she have her eye on in Casa Amor? ‘Kai is my number one. Job wise I think that we’d connect a lot and I think he’s cute!’