Twitter you evil git, you’ve only gone and upset Sophie haven’t you? Or maybe you’ve done her a favour…
After some less than favourable tweets from the public are read out to the Islanders on Tuesday night’s episode, it all gets a bit much for Sophie, who decides she’s uncoupling from Katie and quitting the villa in order to a) save her relationship with Tom (who, as you know, is now back on the mainland) and b) do the right thing by Katie (possibly a bit late for that).
Sophie to the Islanders: “Right, that’s it for me. I’m done. Yeah, I’m going to ask [if I can leave]. I cannot do this, it’s just too much of a mind-f**k. It’s not worth it. It’s not worth losing Tom over. I can’t lose Tom, I can’t.”
Sophie in the Beach Hut: “I need to be real and I miss Tom. Every day I’ve missed him. It’s not fair on Katie; I have immense feelings for someone else that aren’t just going to go in the next week. She’s genuinely attracted, she’s made that perfectly clear and I’m just not ready for that.”
“I’m not strong enough. I’ve been like this since [Tom] left. I know I’ve been picked up and happy but when I’m on me own I’m finding it so hard. Before Tom left he said ‘I love you’ and I said ‘I love you’ back. I just really want to give him a hug. It’s not fair to couple up with someone who’s potentially interested in taking things further. I don’t want to do something that I regret and ruin my relationship with Tom. I want him.”
Sophie to Katie, about their relationship: “I can’t go through with it Katie, Tom just means too much. I want to go to him. I want to leave and go and see him. One of those tweets saying that ‘Sophie slated Terry for what he did to Malin now she’s going to do the exact same thing’. If people are thinking that then what’s Tom thinking? I just want to go.”
Katie: “I feel like I plucked up that courage, tried to be who I was for f**k all now.”
Sophie: “I just cannot risk losing Tom. I felt angry that everyone [in the villa] had voted for us and thought I’d do whatever it takes to get to the end. The thing is, when you’re in here you’ve got to have a genuine connection with someone.”
Katie: “I just wish you’d said this to me yesterday. I said to you ‘How do you feel?’ because I didn’t want to make that decision when someone didn’t feel the same way. That was such a big thing for me to do, to come in here and make a decision based on the person I thought I’d have the best experience with.”
Sophie: “I do have a good connection with you, I genuinely do. It just so happens I was with someone for a very long time a couple of days before you came in.”
Ouch. Gotta feel for Katie after Sophie went back on what she said to her. Still, she’s definitely going to go through with her latest vow and leave the Island, right?
Sophie to the Islanders: “I wanted to talk to you all because I’m sure you’ve heard I’ve been wanting to go home. I feel like I need to be true to myself and true to Tom. I love Tom to bits and I want it to work and I don’t want to do anything to jeopardise that. But I’m going to give it one last shot; I’m going to stay. I’m going to see it out just as me. Katie, you can get to know Adam or whatever, you do what you’ve got to do. I just hope Tom’s waiting for me. Katie, I think you’re amazing. You’ve come into a difficult situation where I’ve already formed something so strong with someone.”
That Sophie, she’s all talk and no action. Still, after what happened on Monday, Tom will probably be quite happy about that…
Love Island is tonight at 9pm on ITV2