Sophie Piper and Connor Durman are at risk of being axed from the Love Island villa, after failing to impress the public
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The 21-year-old personal assistant and the 25-year-old coffee bean salesman received the fewest number of votes from the public – who were voting for their favourite couple – on Sunday’s (26.01.20) episode of the ITV2 reality show.
And their failure to impress viewers means they’re now both eligible to sent home from the villa, although only one of them will be eliminated.
Show host Laura Whitmore arrived in the villa on Sunday to give the islanders the news, and dropped the bombshell that it would be up to the rest of the couples to choose which one of their pals goes home.
Informing the islanders, Laura said:
‘Islanders, I guess you’re all wondering why I’m here… I’ve got some very important news for you all. The public have been voting for their favourite couple. The couple with the fewest votes risk being dumped’.
Newcomers Luke Mabbott and Luke Trotman were exempt from the vote as they are recent additions, meaning their partners – Jess Gale and Rebecca Gormley respectively – were also safe.
The public then voted for their favourite couple between the remaining five pairs – Sophie and Connor, Leanne Amaning and Mike Boateng, Paige Turley and Finley Tapp, Siannise Fudge and Nas Majeed, and Shaughna Phillips and Callum Jones – to leave Sophie and Connor with the fewest votes.
The news came as a shock to the islanders, as Siannise and Nas managed to gain more votes despite not actually being romantically interested in each other.
Siannise chose to couple up with Nas earlier this week to save him from elimination and give him a chance to find love, after she was left unable to choose the man she wanted when Rebecca swooped in and stole away Luke T.
Islanders will make a decision on who leaves the villa on Monday’s (27.01.20) episode, which airs at 9pm on ITV2.