The drama continued on Love Island last night, following Lana Jenkins's decision to couple up with Casey O'Gorman instead of Ron Hall.


Elsewhere in the villa, Shaq Muhammad and Tanya Manhenga became exclusive, as new couples Ellie Spence and Jordan Odofin, and Samie Elishi and Tom Clare explored things further.

Didn't get to tune in last night?

Well fear not, has got you covered right here with our latest recap video.

Don't forget to check out our brand new companion show, The Love Island Lowdown, for all the latest gossip, behind-the-scenes theories and predictions for the rest of season 9.

More like this

Last night's episode picked up at the end of the recoupling after Lana decided to couple up with Casey. Tanyel Revan was last to pick, and as the only guy standing she chose to remain in a friendship couple with Ron.

With the recoupling now complete, Tanyel and Ron headed off to talk. During the conversation, he told her that the door with Lana was now closed, but she tried to encourage him that he could still try to sort things out with Lana.

Love Island's Lana and Casey
Love Island's Lana and Casey. ITV

Tanyel then went to speak to the girls and asked Lana how she was feeling. Lana decided to go and chat to Ron, but he wasn't ready to communicate with her, and instead went to talk to Casey.

As the boys chatted, Ron warned Casey not to make the same mistake he did with Lana and assured him he has a "good one".

Over on another day bed, Tanya and Shaq were talking about her recoupling speech, at which point Shaq asked if they're "basically exclusive". All smiles, Tanya agreed, giving us the first exclusive Love Island couple of 2023.

The next morning, Casey gushed to the boys about sharing a bed with Lana and how great it felt to be chosen by her. Following this conversation, Ron decided to pull Lana for a chat. She told him she didn't like hurting him, and he admitted that he was disappointed in her choice.

Now officially coupled up, Jordan treated Ellie to breakfast as the pair talked about getting to know one another. Over by the pool, Samie was getting a swimming lesson from Tom.

That afternoon, the islanders took part in a "Ladiators" challenge, which saw the boys dressed up as gladiators as they tried to impress a girl of their choice. At the end of the task, the girls voted for their sexiest gladiator, who was Shaq.

During the game, Samie pushed one of the pillars and the liquid spilled on Olivia Hawkins. Samie insisted it was an accident, but Olivia wasn't convinced, telling Tanya afterwards that she thinks Samie could have an issue with her now that she's coupled up with Tom.

Following the game, Lana admitted to Tanyel and Samie that she wants Ron back, and in a preview for Tuesday night's episode, it looked like these two could be about to rekindle things as Casey could be heard telling the boys he felt stupid while Lana and Ron cosied up by the fire pit.

Love Island continues on ITV2 at 9pm on Tuesday 7th February 2023. Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


Try Radio Times magazine today and get 12 issues for only £1 with delivery to your home subscribe now. For more from the biggest stars in TV, listen to the Radio Times View From My Sofa podcast.