After vowing there was no way back following his Casa Amor tryst with Lillie Haynes, Liam’s grand gesture appeared to give the beauty pause for thought, admitting she’d be willing to ‘take it slow.’
Despite sharing her doubts, Millie was forced to make her decision fast as the Islanders were hit with a surprise recoupling, and she insisted it’s going to take ‘a lot more than a speech’ to win her trust, before saving him from the lineup.
Back together? Love Island’s Millie Court has admitted she’s more unsure than ever about whether to forgive Liam Reardon, despite choosing to remain with him in the recoupling
Speaking in the recoupling, Millie said: ‘I’ve liked him from the start, even thought he mugged me off into the next century, but I knew when he came back from Casa Amor there was still something there.
‘But I’m excited to give him a second chance, and hopefully your actions and words are loud enough,’ before announcing she’d decided to stick with Liam.
In the wake of Casa Amor, it was up to the girls which boy they would like to couple up with, and for some it meant an unexpected pairing.
While it was no surprise to see Liberty Poole select her boyfriend Jake Cornish, Faye Winter was reunited with Teddy Soares after the pair suffered an unexpected hurdle, when she accused him of being unfaithful in Casa Amor.
Surprising! After vowing there was no way back following his Casa Amor tryst with Lillie Haynes, Liam’s grand gesture appeared to give the beauty pause for thought
Slow moving: Ahead of the recoupling, she insisted it would have to be ‘baby steps’ for Liam in his journey to win her forgiveness, and she later opted to stay paired with him
Back together! In a tense recoupling, some pairs came as no surprise to fans, with Liberty choosing Jake (left) and Amy choosing Hugo (right)
Hitting back: Kaz Kamwi remained with Matthew MacNabb, despite being tempted to reunite with Tyler Cruickshank
No more sleeping on the day bed! After an unexpected rough patch following his return from Casa Amor, Faye Winter was reunited with Teddy Soares
Amy Day chose to remain with Hugo Hammond, and Kaz Kamwi remained with Matthew MacNabb, despite being tempted to reunite with Tyler Cruickshank.
Kaz’s decision appeared to leave Tyler furious, given he’s gradually hinted he may have regretted choosing to couple up with Clarisse Juliette, despite the beauty immediately opting to stay with him.
In a surprise backtrack, an ever-indecisive Toby had admitted just a day earlier he could still have feelings for Chloe, and after confessing they could reunite, she decided to recouple with him, leaving his former partner Mary Bedford single.
THEY’RE back together? In a surprise backtrack, an ever-indecisive Toby had admitted just a day earlier he could still have feelings for Chloe, and she opted to recouple with him
Fuming: This left a now-single, and furious, Mary to choose the only boy remaining, despite insisting she had a connect with Dale, who had been chosen by Abigail
Heartfelt: During the show Liam continued in his quest to win Millie’s heart with a public profession of love
Although the pair were at loggerheads just a week earlier, Chloe seemed thrilled to be back together with her man, leaving some fans hoping this time it could be for keeps.
Having been previously left single, Abigail Rawlings decided to pursue her connection with Dale Mehmet, which meant a furious Mary was left to recouple with Sam Jackson.
Liam had continued in his quest to win Millie‘s heart with a public profession of lov earlier in the show.
The hunky Welshman grovelled with the stunner following his fleeting Casa Amor tryst with Lillie and when Mabel entered the villa for a performance, Liam followed her on-stage.
Reading on: The hunky Welshman grovelled with the stunner following his fleeting Casa Amor tryst with Lillie and when Mabel entered the villa, Liam followed her on-stage
As he took to the stage, Liam said: ‘I’ve got something I want to say. I’ve been told I need to go big or go home. You blew me away with your flawless looks, piercing blue eyes, infectious smile and amazing personality that draws me to you…
‘It’s the way you make me smile without even saying anything that brings me back for more. I didn’t expect to come to Love Island and find a potential soulmate so early on but I’ve found that and so much more in you.
‘I’ve never been one to have boxes that need ticking, it’s all about how someone makes me feel. I’ve never felt this way before….
‘The space apart from me has reminded me how I feel about you… I’m asking to look forward and how you make me feel. I honestly am crazy about you.’
Don’t Call Me Up: The Islanders were then treated to a surprise performance from Mabel as the villa hosted a fun-filled Spotify party
Party time: Essex-born Millie danced her troubles away alongside Chloe and Clarisse Juliette as Mabel performed hits Don’t Call Me Up, Boyfriend and new single Let Them Know
While it was clear that Millie’s anger towards Liam had started to thaw, she insisted his gesture wasn’t enough to win her back, telling him: ‘I know no speech like that is going to make me jump back into his arms… but it is a step in the right direction. That was cute. Not enough, but cute.
‘I’m not gonna lie and say I haven’t missed you, because I have…. as much as that was really nice, I’ve got take it slow. Baby steps. One step that was, maybe one half.
‘He’s caught me at a good time, he’s played that card very well, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t happy.’
In action: Mabel follows in the footsteps of Craig David, whose presence in the villa made former Islander Anton Danyluk cry with happiness, and DJ Tom Zanetti, who performed in 2018
Ahead of the recoupling, Chloe had also admitted she was tempted by ex Toby‘s attempts to win her back after the lothario admitted to missing ‘kissing and cuddling’ her.
After betraying Kaz with Chloe, leaving Chloe for Abi and giving Abi the boot for Mary in Casa Amor, Toby made yet another play for Chloe who said she needed to remember how he ‘mugged her off’.
Toby and Chloe headed for a chat on the swing seat, with Chloe saying: ‘I feel like you didn’t know what you wanted. Do you know what you want now?’
Toby responded: ‘You’ll have to see…’ before adding: ‘Kissing and cuddling, it’s not the same.’ Chloe said: ‘With other people?’
Toby said: ‘Yeah.’
Back again: Ahead of the recoupling, Chloe admitted she was tempted by ex Toby ‘s attempts to win her back after the lothario admitted to missing ‘kissing and cuddling’ her
Chloe then said: ‘No way. That was really cute! It’s hard because it’s so easy to go back to normal but then I’m like ‘No, remember how badly he mugged you off’.’
Having missed spending time with Chloe, Toby says: ‘I need a cuddle’ but it remains to be seen whether Chloe will reciprocate his renewed affections.
Following their chat, hinting their relationship could finally be back on track, Chloe said: ‘For Toby that was like Shakespeare, he knocked me off my feet. I think that’s about as serious where our heads are at.’
Going back? After betraying Kaz with Chloe, leaving Chloe for Abi and giving Abi the boot for Mary in Casa Amor, Toby made yet another play for Chloe
On the mend: Following their chat, Chloe said: ‘For Toby that was like Shakespeare, he knocked me off my feet. I think that’s about as serious where our heads are at’
The Islanders were also treated to a surprise performance from Mabel as the villa hosted a fun-filled Spotify party.
The party, which took place before the looming recoupling, came at the perfect time for Millie, who’s been left broken hearted after discovering Liam Reardon was unfaithful to her in Casa Amor.
Essex-born Millie danced her troubles away alongside Chloe and Clarisse Juliette as Mabel performed hits Don’t Call Me Up, Boyfriend and new single Let Them Know.
Bonding: Millie cheered on Mabel alongside Liberty Poole and her boyfriend Jake Cornish as the Islanders let loose at the party
The boys, including Liam and Hugo Hammond, all had smiles on their faces as they danced to Mabel’s set, which will have come as a total surprise to the cast.
Official couple Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish enjoyed the performance together, smiling and clapping their hands in photos taken at the villa party.
Producers laid on the celebratory evening at the ideal time, after both Millie and Kaz Kamwi spent the last few days in tears following the fallout from Casa Amor.
Tuesday’s show ended with viewers being given the chance to vote for their favourite couple, with the pairs with the viewest votes at risk of being dumped from the island.
Love Island continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV2.
Moving on: Producers laid on the celebratory evening at the ideal time, after both Millie and Kaz Kamwi spent the last few days in tears following the fallout from Casa Amor