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Love Island Reality Check: Megan Barton-Hanson on Andrew and Tasha, Jacques and Paige and who should win

The Love Island runner-up talks Luca and Tasha, why she loves Ekin-Su and how she felt in the run up to her final.

Megan Barton-Hanson
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Published: Monday, 25th July 2022 at 4:41 pm
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With Love Island's eighth season heading into its final week, the competition is really hotting up and the remaining couples try to establish themselves as the strongest contenders for that £50,000 prize money.

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Twelve contestants are still in the Mallorcan villa after Deji, Reece Ford, Nathalia Campos and Lacey Edwards were dumped last night, and with the talent show returning in tonight's episode, the ITV2 reality show is pulling out all the stops as it says goodbye to the 2022 islanders.

Someone who knows what this stage of the competition is like more than anybody is Megan Barton-Hanson – a bombshell who came in fourth place on Love Island's fourth season.

The model and influencer sat down with RadioTimes.com for the Love Island Reality Check to chat all about season 8 and what she thinks of this year's personalities.

"I'm loving season 8 and I took so much pride in saying to everyone, 'My season is the best, it's gone down hill, it's so boring, everyone's been playing it safe since my season,' but now I can't even say that," she said.

"This year, everyone has come with their A-game. They're properly going for it. I love it. It's so entertaining."

As for the recent drama around Dami Hope and Luca Bish's treatment of Tasha Ghouri after the dancer entered into a relationship with her on-off beau Andrew Le Page, Megan said that she agreed with the boys over the couple's authenticity.

"I just feel like, you know how Paige [Thorne] was with Jacques [O'Neill] and then he left and now she's completely different with Adam [Collard]? And like the way Ekin-Su [Cülcüloğlu] is with Davide [Sanclimenti]. That's somewhere you can tell these girls are properly into these men," she said. "I just think that with her, she's a bit cold with him. I just feel sorry for him because when he gets out, it's all going to be downhill from there – bless him."

She added: "I'll have to hang out with him and wingwoman him. Teach him how to be as cold as me and ruthless."

You can listen to everything Megan had to say on this season of Love Island in this week's edition of the Love Island Reality Check – and check out the earlier chats with Liberty Poole and Kaz Kamwi.

New episodes of Love Island air at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub every day except Saturday. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial.

Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.

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