Love Island Series 5: 10 Best Bits
Updated: Jun 23, 2021
✨ LUCY EATON
So why do we love Love Island so much?
Because even if it is staged, and even if people are playing a game, it's psychologically fascinating and shamelessly satisfying watching people flirt up close. And let's be honest - we love discussing it at the office / at the pub / in bed at night before going to sleep...
We're almost done for another year (although the promise of a new winter season has us all a-fanny-flutter) so we've rounded up our top 10 moments.
1. IT IS WHAT IT IS
When we realised that "It is what it is" was going to be the seasonal drinking game cue, everyone got very excited. We're just glad that stuck around over "bev".
2. FANNY FLUTTERS
The whole undercover lovers task in the final week was inspired, but Greg's excitement as he got closer and closer to having got Maura to say "Fanny Flutters" 3 times was particularly special.
3. MOIRA VS MAURA
While we're on the Maura topic, Curtis' mum calling Maura Moira more times than you can shake a salmon at was wonderfully stressful. Like a re-run of the iconic pedicure scene in Sisters.
4. GO FUCK YOURSELF
While we're still at it... Maura telling Tom where to shove it after he made the infamous "all mouth" comment, girls nationwide leapt to their feet and applauded. And Michael's desperate attempts to stop Tom from talking when he realised Maura was hiding just around the corner: perfection.
5. AMBER MELTING
Seeing Amber turn into a teddybear as the season drew to a close was deeply satisfying. (That and seeing her raise Michael's heart rate during the strip tease, despite his desperate efforts to feign nonchalance.)
Not only did Ovie make eggs for everybody one morning, but he's educated us on Don't Be A Menace. MESSAGE!
7. CHRIS CRYING
When Chris got overwhelmed by his sense of finally fitting in, all our hearts melted at once. Shame he got booted out only a few days later...
8. ANNA VS JORDAN
Anna kicking off at Jordan was butt-clenchingly awkward, with Jordan forgetting he's on reality television, where everybody's watching at home, and lying like it's going out of fashion.
The entire family reunion episode was exquisite TV. As my other half said: "the power of family is amazing" and he was so true. Amidst all the bitchiness, seeing everyone collapse in front of their mammys and siblings had me all fuzzy inside.
Equally as fuzzy making were the goodbyes. Anna pulling the girls aside to say that they were the love she found; Anton demanding of everyone "nothing sad, nothing sad eh?"; Amy choosing to leave to give Curtis space to find love. It's all too much. Love Island is worth it purely for the fact that it displays how a bunch of humans, when confined in a villa for weeks on end with nothing to do, will show love, kindness and companionship more than hatred and bitchiness. It's just what we need to see in these uncertain times! (Although the hatred and bitchiness is fun too...)
What were your favourite bits and who do you want to win...? Comment below!