A first look at Love Island’s new episode shows a jubilant Jake stripping off and jumping into the pool at news he’ll get Liberty all to himself for the night, but things quickly turn awkward the following morning.
After spending the night away from the rest of the islanders, Jake and Liberty sit down for brunch by the pool – only for him to tell her his eggs aren’t completely in one basket.
Cheeky: A new Love Island teaser has revealed Jake Cornish, 24, and Liberty Poole, 21, will spend a night alone together in The Hideaway on Monday’s episode
Monday night will see the Hideaway open its doors for the first time, with Faye Winter receiving a text which reads: ‘Islanders. The Hideaway’s open tonight. Please choose a lucky couple to spend the night alone. #taketheplunge #latenightsnack.’
Putting it to a vote, they all decide that Liberty and Jake should be the first couple to spend the night alone together and an excited Jake was thrilled at the news – celebrating by whipping off his t-shirt and the rest of his clothes and jumping in the pool.
A bashful Liberty looks on and laughs: ‘Oh my god.’
Speaking in the beach hut, she says: ‘So, the Hideaway is open for the first time in 2021. I’m excited to see what it looks like and see what happens.’
Ecstatic: A thrilled Jake strips off and jubilantly jumps in the pool after the islanders vote for him and Liberty to use the Hideaway for the first time this series
One way to celebrate: Diving into the water, Jake can’t hide his excitement at the reveal
While in the Hideaway, Jake and Liberty take the opportunity to get to know each other better and quiz each other about their previous relationships, before things heat up and Jake gives Liberty a cheeky massage.
However, any romance that would have been in the air during their one-night break away seems to disappear the next morning as the couple sit down for an awkward brunch.
Enjoying breakfast by the pool together, Jake confesses to Liberty that he would be interested in getting to know somebody else, if a new girl that was exactly his type walked into the villa.
Dropping the bombshell on Liberty, who seems pretty smitten with him, Jake tells her: ‘If there was a girl who came in here who was my type, and you know my type, I would want to get to know her.
Jubilant: Liberty laughed and muttered ‘oh my God’ at Jake’s antics as she watched him run up to the pool shirtless and jump in
Exciting: Liberty and Jake get to know each other better during their night alone and things heat up as he gives her a massage
Honeymoon over? The next morning, however, things turn awkward as Jake reveals to Liberty that he’s keen on getting to know other people if a girl his type walked into the villa
‘We’re here for the same reason. If there was a lad and he was your type, you would still get to know him.’
It comes after Jake was seen doubting his blossoming romance with Liberty in a private chat with PE teacher Hugo Hammond, 22, in a previous episode of the show.
Jake expressed doubts over how compatible he and Liberty are, admitting: ‘It’s not 100% – I don’t think, “F*** me I want to rip your clothes off”. I don’t want to fake anything. I don’t want to be lying to myself.’
Not surprisingly, Hugo was left confused by Jake’s comments and mused in the beach hut: ‘I don’t know what more he’s looking for? Hopefully the ripping off of the clothes will come into play at some point.’
Change of heart: It comes after Jake (pictured with Toby) expressed his doubts over the pair’s compatibility and confessed his head could ‘definitely’ be turned
Blissfully unaware: Liberty, meanwhile, had told the girls that she was happy with how things were progressing with her and Jake
Speaking to Hugo again in Sunday night’s episode, Jake explained he still has his concerns and his head ‘could definitely be turned’ by someone else in the villa.
He said: ‘To be honest Libs is not giving me any reason not to trust her.. It is progressing in the right way, I don’t know if that’s because my eyes aren’t elsewhere.
‘I’d be lying if I didn’t say if another blonde came in and she had blonde hair, blue eyes, up for a laugh, why would I not get to know her because I’m with Lib?’
‘It’s building, building, building, it’s getting there, but it’s not there,’ he confessed.
Oblivious to his concerns, Liberty was seen telling the girls that she is happy with how the pair’s relationship is progressing.
Monday night’s episode will also reveal which boy newcomer Rachel has decided to couple up with.
Since Friday night’s re-coupling, Brad McClelland and Chugs have found themselves single and both have been vying for Rachel’s attention in a bid not to be dumped from the villa.
Love Island airs nightly on ITV2 at 9pm. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox
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.
‘And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you. Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more.
‘I could never be with someone who is quiet. Someone that gives you a bit back’
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
Occuptation: 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: 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 – make the most of it.’