Tom Clare risked setting the cat amongst the pigeons during Friday night’s Love Island as he admitted he’d like to get to know Ellie Spence despite people coupled-up with Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown.
Semi-professional footballer Tom, 23, pulled law firm Business Development Executive Ellie, 23, for a chat after she entered the villa as a bombshell this week.
As they chatted privately, Tom assured Ellie that he wanted to get to know her, insisting that he is not ‘exclusive’ with Zara.
Love triangle? Tom risked setting the cat amongst the pigeons during Friday’s Love Island as he admitted he’d like to get to know Ellie despite people coupled-up with Zara (pictured)
‘I ain’t exclusive, do you know what I mean,’ he said when Ellie asked him how to felt about his current partner Zara and Ellie’s fellow newcomer Spencer Wilks, 24, talking.
When Tom said he wasn’t ‘bothered’ by it, Ellie replied: ‘That’s a bit of a red flag.’
But Tom hit back: ‘She’s not my girl, how much do you fancy me?’
Turning his head? Semi-professional footballer Tom, 23, pulled law firm Business Development Executive Ellie, 23 (pictured), for a chat after she entered the villa as a bombshell this week
A flirty Ellie then referenced Zara’s row with Olivia, saying: ‘You’ve really surprised me, you’re so funny and we just get each other’s banter. I thought after the drama you’d be like no.’
But Tom insisted that he is interested in getting to know her and told Ellie to be ‘honest’ about it if Zara asked her.
‘Zara makes out like you are solid,’ Ellie said.
Tired: It comes after Love Island viewers took to Twitter to complain that they are ‘bored’ of the drama between Olivia Hawkins and Zara (pictured)
To which Tom said: ‘I’m only in here once and you’re fit. I want to get to know you 100 per cent.’
Zara was then seen catching to Tanyel Revan, 26, fuming that she didn’t want any ‘mixed signals’ from him.
‘I don’t need mixed signals, I don’t need any doubt. I don’t think I should be allowing it in here,’ she said.
Played out: The two girls have been at each other throats from the start as they compete for the affections of Tom (Olivia pictured)
But Tanyel told her that she had ‘nothing to worry about’ as she reassured her friend about the situation.
Tom and Zara then caught up, with Zara becoming tearful as she told him he should have pulled her for a chat.
‘I haven’t had a chance to speak to you though,’ Tom hit back, insisting they are in a ‘good place’.
‘I do think it’s important for us to catch-up, especially when bombshells come in,’ Zara said, as Tom promised to do just that and they kissed and made-up.
It comes after Love Island viewers took to Twitter to complain that they are ‘bored’ of the drama between Olivia and Zara.
The two girls have been at each other throats from the start as they compete for the affections of Tom.
Here we go again: They continued to butt heads on Wednesday’s episode, as Olivia set her sights firmly on Tom in the wake of Haris Namani’s departure
They have had several run ins during their short time on the show so far, with their most explosive row yet erupting at the weekend, leaving viewers convinced that the pair had history.
They continued to butt heads on Wednesday’s episode, as Olivia set her sights firmly on Tom in the wake of Haris Namani’s departure.
Zara accused her of focussing on Tom only because Haris was gone, while Olivia claimed she was scared to talk to Tom because Zara had ‘claimed him’.
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But fans watching at home complained that they were sick of hearing the two argue over a guy.
It comes after it was revealed the two girls have a history together, prior to appearing on the hit ITV2 show.
After some digging, eagle-eyed fans noticed that the performers been liking and commenting on each other’s Instagram posts for three years.
Then, proof of Zara and Olivia’s relationship surfaced with them both seen lounging by the pool in Dapz music video for Take You Away.
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: Aaron Waters
Something not many people know about him: He thinks his appearance on Love Island UK was ‘diving timing’
Name: Ellie Spence
Occupation: Business Development Executive at a law firm
Something not many people know about her: “When I was drunk I climbed over the gates of my friend’s house, fell and almost lost my leg.”
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’
‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Name: Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Occupation: Model and property developer
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’ve gone onto do lots of modelling and dancing for music videos for UK and global artists, I’ve worked with people like Hardy Caprio, Headie One, Aitch, Tione Wayne and more.’
Name: Jessie Wynter
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Something you may not know about her: She was on series two of Love Island Australia
Name: Spencer Wilks
Occupation: E-Commerce Business Owner
Something not many people know about him: He loves Justin Bieber