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Connor fears Sophie's “head could turn” as he’s dumped from Love Island villa

The Love Island contestant opens up about his experience on the ITV show

Love Island Connor
Published: Monday, 27th January 2020 at 10:05 pm

Connor Durman became the third contestant to be dumped from the Love Island villa tonight, after contestants chose to save Sophie Piper, following a shock public vote.


And while it’s only been a few hours since he said his goodbyes to the other islanders, it sounds like the coffee bean salesman is already worried Sophie – who he was coupled up with – might replace him.

Fresh out the villa, Connor, 25, told press including that he believed the 21-year-old’s “head could be turned.”

“It’s still early on in the Villa. Her head could be turned,” he said.

Nevertheless, Connor admitted that he wouldn’t hold it against Sophie if she was to move on.

“I want her to enjoy the experience. It’s a once in a lifetime thing. I wouldn’t have any grudges against her. I do just want her to be happy,” he added.

On Sunday night’s episode, Love Island host Laura Whitmore made a surprise return to the villa to announce that a shock dumping would leave either Connor or Sophie dumped from the villa.

In the past, viewers have seen some contestants walk from the show to follow love – take former contestant Rykard Jenkins, who quit series two, after his partner at the time, Rachel Fenton, was dumped.

So, was Connor hoping Sophie would "do a Rykard" and follow after him?

“I wouldn’t want her second-guessing things and regretting anything. Whatever she does, I’m happy for her,” he said.

Love Island Sophie and Connor
Love Island Sophie and Connor (©ITV)

Connor might not be convinced Sophie will wait for him, but that’s not to say the 25-year-old has given up on their relationship.

Despite being split up by the other islanders, Connor revealed he will be waiting for Sophie on the outside, saying: “I will wait for her. I’m in no rush to meet someone else.”

When asked if he had a message for medical PA Sophie, he responded: “I’d say, ‘Follow your heart and I want you to be happy, and just enjoy the ride.’ Whatever happens, happens. And if we end up meeting up, let’s just see what happens. I just want her to be happy, really.”


Love Island airs weeknights and Sundays on ITV2 at 9pm


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