But the girls will be left unsure if the revelation is genuine, and bring this up with the 21-year-old Nando’s waitress.
The conversation starts with Liberty telling the girls while they sit round the fire pit: ‘You guys are going to be so proud of me. I literally went upstairs and I said how I felt and I didn’t take no s**t and I stood my ground.’
Confusion: Liberty Poole, 21, will tell the girls about Jake Cornish’s, declaration of love in Sunday night’s episode of Love Island, but the girls question whether it is the truth
She continues: ‘He then said “You know what Lib? You make me feel ways that I didn’t feel before. You make me nervous” And then he goes “I do love you.” He said those words to me and I feel so happy.’
But Chloe Burrows, 25, is left unconvinced and flags up the fact that he may just be declaring his love because it’s what Jake, 24, thinks Liberty wants to hear, after they have spent a few days in a rocky patch.
Chloe says: ‘You’re going to hate me. Do you not think he’s telling you what you want to hear?’
Truthful? The conversation starts with Liberty telling the girls while they sit round the fire pit: ‘You guys are going to be so proud of me.’ Before telling her pals of Jake saying ‘I love you’
The couple have been together since day one of this year’s series, and have even made it official, but Liberty had her doubts after it was revealed Jake wasn’t sexually attracted to her in the movie night challenge, and continued to act icy towards her in the Villa.
In the conversation with her pals, Liberty looks round at all of them to ask: ‘Is that what you all think?’
To which Faye Winter tentatively replies: ‘I don’t know baby.’
Questions: Chloe Burrows, 25, flags up the fact that he may just be declaring his love because it’s what he thinks Liberty wants to hear, after they have spent a few days in a rocky patch
Declaration: Friday night’s Love Island episode saw Jake finally drop the L-bomb to Liberty
Not convinced: After a candid make-or-break conversation, Jake finally said those three little words four weeks after Liberty first uttered them, but viewers at home were not convinced and accused him of saying ‘what she wants to hear’
Liberty seems a little confused, and seeks advice from her friends, asking them: ‘Do you think I’m being an idiot?’
Chloe says: ‘I don’t think he would say something if he didn’t mean it but I also think is it convenient that he said it this evening after all of this?’
News of Jake’s declaration and the girls’ feelings toward it swiftly travel around the Villa.
It isn’t long before Jake learns of the girls’ reaction has to convince them and Liberty that his feelings are genuine.
Romantic meal: Elsewhere in the Villa, the boys are set to cook up a storm for their partners
Elsewhere in the Villa, the boys are set to cook up a storm for their partners.
Teddy Soares, 26, receives a text saying: ‘Boys. It’s time to cook up a storm as you serve up a couples dinner! #pastalavistababy #thecarb-dashians’
While the girls get glammed up for the evening, the boys begin preparations for a romantic three-course dinner.
Chefs for the evening: While the girls get glammed up for the evening, the boys begin preparations for a romantic three-course dinner
Funny: Liam Reardon, 21, brings over his and Millie Court’s starter of asparagus. Millie, 24, asks: ‘Is this an aphrodisiac?’ He replies: ‘Aphrodisiac? What’s that?’
The couples all look in high spirits as they enjoy their meals.
Liam Reardon, 21, brings over his and Millie Court’s starter of asparagus. Millie, 24, asks: ‘Is this an aphrodisiac?’
The Welsh hunk then seems confused when he replies: ‘Aphrodisiac? What’s that?’
Over at Priya Gopaldas, 23, and Brett Staniland’s, 27, table talk turns to previous relationships. Priya says: ‘Have you ever been in love?’
Serious chat: Over at Priya Gopaldas, 23, and Brett Staniland’s, 27, table talk turns to previous relationships. Priya says: ‘Have you ever been in love?’
Cheeky: When it is time for the main course, Chloe asks Toby: ‘I love garlic bread! Do you want to do some snogging after garlic bread?’
Brett says: ‘No. I’ve never said ‘I love you’ to anyone. Do you feel like there is something wrong with me now?’
Priya jokes: ‘Yes, I feel like you’re a bit of a robot!’
When it is time for the main course, Chloe asks Toby Aromolaran: ‘I love garlic bread! Do you want to do some snogging after garlic bread?’
Coupled up: Faye appears less than impressed with tonight’s main course. Faye says: ‘I hate pasta!’ To which Teddy says: ‘What if I feed it to you?’
Cute: The Islanders seemin high spirits as Liberty fed her boyfriend Jake some food
Toby, 22, jokingly replies to her cheeky remark: ‘I don’t mind’
But Faye appears less than impressed with tonight’s main course. Faye says: ‘I hate pasta!’ To which Teddy replies: ‘What if I feed it to you?’
Meanwhile, Liberty and Jake seem in good spirits as she feeds him a forkful of her food.
Just when the couples were about to enjoy their dessert, Toby receives a text which reads: ‘Islanders. Tonight each couple must vote for the two couples who they think are the least compatible.
Drama: Just when the couple were about to enjoy their dessert, Toby receives a text
‘Those who receive the most votes risk being dumped from the island.
‘You must now decide in your couples who you are going to choose and submit your decision by text. You must not discuss your decision with anyone else. #judgementday #gowithyourgut’
The couples begin their difficult deliberations and it isn’t long before it’s time for them to submit their decision via text.
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Oh no: The text reads: ‘Islanders. Tonight each couple must vote for the two couples who they think are the least compatible.’ The couples begin their difficult deliberations and it isn’t long before it’s time for them to submit their decision via text
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.’
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.
AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker
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: Georgia Townend
Occupation: Marketing executive
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve been single for a really long time. Five years. I haven’t done the maths but it’s at least that. I feel like I’ve exhausted all the other options on how to meet people.’
Name: Mary Bedford
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I have the worst luck, ever, with boys. Genuinely the worst ever. I always get dragged into the same circle of boys. So I was like, I need to go in another direction.’
Name: Kaila Troy
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘Real life dating has not been doing me any favours at all. I’ve had it.’
Name: Matthew Macnabb
Occupation: Strategic Marketing Consultant
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I feel like I’m pretty chilled and very adventurous. I’m very laid-back in the sense I like to laugh and I don’t care too much about what people think.’
Name: Amy Day
Why have you signed up for Love Island: I’m clearly not very good at dating myself. I’m looking forward to the experience and the potential of finding someone I might not have met.
Name: Lillie Haynes
From: South Shields
Occupation: Trainee accountant
Who have you got your eye on in the villa? I’ve definitely got my eye on Jake. He’s 100% the type of boy I would go for at home. It’s too good of a match not to just go for. Liam is definitely a dark horse for me, he’s like James Bond when you look at him, absolutely gorgeous. So he could be a very close second.
Name: Jack Barlow
From: East Sussex
Occupation: Racing driver/coach
Who have you got your eye on in the villa? I’m very much a connection type of person so I’ll be able to tell more in person. From what I’ve seen and going off their energy, Chloe has been top of my list. It’s been nice to see her be herself and not care what anyone thinks. I think she’ll be a lot of fun.
Name: Aaron Simpson
What is it like dating as a footballer? Does it make things easier or does it stand in the way? A lot of people have an assumption of me as being a typical player, but I got all of that out of my system when I was younger and now I’m a lot more laid-back when it comes to dating. A lot of people would assume that I go on lots of dates but I’m actually quite picky when it comes to who I date. Sometimes it can be hard to know if someone is genuine or not. My mum is really protective over me. The approval is always needed from mumsy, for sure.
Name: Brett Staniland
Occupation: PhD student and model
Why have you signed up to Love Island? I’ve never had a serious relationship and the last 18 months has been really stagnant in terms of meeting new people and dating. Lots of my friends have settled down, had kids. I’m kind of the one that’s left back from all of that. Now is the right time.
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.’
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 very spontaneous and adventurous ‘
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.
Name: Abigail Rawlings
Location: Bournemouth (from Beaconsfield)
Occupation: Tattoo artist
Will you stir things up? ‘Even if I didn’t go in with the intention of stirring things up, it’ll happen regardless.’
Name: Tyler Cruickshank
Occupation: Estate agent
What will you bring to the villa? ‘More energy I think. I’m a person that doesn’t take myself too seriously. I like messing about. I like jokes. I’m not just going to be there just lazing around.’
Name: Medhy Malanda
Location: Luton (originally from Belgium)
Occupation: American footballer
What girl have you got your eye on? ‘Definitely Kaz. Kaz’s personality is fiery, she’s got energy, she’s funny and she’s got a beautiful smile and she’s a nice girl in general.’
Name: Salma Naran
Occupation: Model and Influencer
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve never been in love. What better place to have a tunnel vision and really finding your one? ‘
Name: Harry Young
Occupation: Car Salesman
What girl have you got your eye on? ‘Kaz has always been in my top three. But once I’m in there and speaking with people, it could change.’
Name: Clarisse Juliette
Occupation: Brand owner/influencer
Who have you got you eye on in the villa? Teddy – he’s tall, confident and smooth. I don’t like horrible, cocky guys. If they are honest, that’s what I’d prefer
Name: Dale Mehmet
Will you step on toes to get who you want? It is what it is, isn’t it? I’m not a bad guy who is going to steal somebody’s girl. But if I want something then I’m going to pursue it. I would go about it all in the right way. Everybody would be well aware of what I was doing.
Name: Sam Jackson
Occupation: Maintenance engineer
Will you step on toes to get who you want? That doesn’t bother me. I’m happy to step on someone’s toes to get what I want. If that’s what I’ve got to do, I’ve got to do it. I am looking forward to meeting the boys as well, I’m a proper lads’ lad. I see myself getting on with the boys as well – it’ll be good to meet some new people and get a few bromances going!
Name: Priya Gopaldas
Occupation: Med student
Who is your celebrity crush? This is a very strange answer but Boris Johnson. I have a soft spot for him. It’s the confidence but he is a total sweetheart on the inside and that’s what I like in a boy. He’s the prime minister, very driven but then on the inside he’s a cuddly bear. I also love his blonde hair, that does it for me!