We're now entering the third week of Love Island's 2023 winter season but the drama is only just hotting up with couples consciously uncoupling, bombshells dropping in, and islanders covertly kissing on the villa patio – Ekin-Su-style.


Here to dive into last week's highlights and all of the action to come are RadioTimes.com's Lauren Morris (Entertainment and Factual Writer) and Grace Henry (Entertainment and Factual Editor) with episode 2 of The Love Island Lowdown.

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New girl Samie on Love Island. ©ITV Plc

Over the past fortnight, we've seen three islanders dumped from the villa (David Salako, shortly followed by Haris Namani and Anna-May Robey) and six bombshells make their grand entrances, leaving us with 15 islanders living in the somewhat cramped villa.

In this week's edition of The Love Island Lowdown, Lauren and Grace recap some of the biggest moments from Week 2 – from Tom Clare and Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown calling it quits before the semi-pro footballer smooched Ellie Spence on the terrace to Ron Hall's head turning for new girl Samie Elishi, there's a lot to unpack as we head into Week 3.

It's then time for the Factor 50 Forecast as Grace and Lauren deliver their predictions for the upcoming episodes. Who will Samie pick? Will Ron stray from Lana once again? And what will be the fallout from Tom and Ellie's kiss?

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What we do know is that it doesn't take long for the rest of the villa to find out, with Tom telling others not to "make it a big deal" in a first-look clip.

Meanwhile, Kai tells Ron that he's "literally going to stick it on" Samie, telling her later: "Tanya might not like it, me and Tanyel have been good but now you're in here I want to get to know you."

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