Casey O’Gorman will throw some serious shade at romantic rival Ron Hall as they both compete for Lana Jenkins‘ affections.
In Sunday night’s episode, Lana will have to make a decision between the two boys in the recoupling.
And as the decision edges nearer and nearer both boys have been pulling out all the stops.
Sunday will see Casey, 26, lay it all on the line and tell Lana: ‘As soon as we had our first chat, I haven’t’ had that same sort of spark with someone else.
‘If I really like someone which I do… don’t start smiling and get ahead of yourself, I don’t want to big you up too much.
Dig: Casey O’Gorman will throw some serious shade at romantic rival Ron Hall as they both compete for Lana Jenkins’ affections
Big decision: In Sunday night’s episode, Lana will have to make a decision between the two boys in the recoupling
‘I haven’t had that same connection with someone else in here so why would I try to force something that isn’t as strong as what we’ve got.
He then throws a sly dig at Ron for repeatedly breaking Lana’s heart, saying: ‘I won’t need to f*** up with you to realise what I’ve got with you, if that makes you feel any more reassured.’
Lana laughs and says: ‘The shade!’
In the Beach Hut she will say she’s still undecided, saying: ‘I have chats with Ron and then I sway more that way and then I have chats with Casey and I sway that way.’
In Friday’s episode, Casey and Ron both put the work in to make Lana choose them in the next recoupling.
Hoping to make a good impression, Casey even got to work in the kitchen and made her a breakfast of avocado and smoked salmon on toast.
And while sparks appeared to be flying between the pair, former partner Ron ensured he was close behind – bringing the blonde a coffee before the breakfast.
The two love interests had Lana frazzled as she struggled to decide, sharing: ‘I’m at completely different stages with Casey and Ron, it’s hard to throw that away.
Telling her the truth: Sunday will see Casey, 26, lay it all on the line and tell Lana: ‘As soon as we had our first chat, I haven’t’ had that same sort of spark with someone else’
‘I’ve had two weeks of connection with Ron but I’ve only known Casey 48 hours.’
And Ron, who previously left Lana in tears after having his head turned by multiple new girls, turned on the charm and admitted that his friends and family would ‘love’ Lana.
‘When I talk to you, I go into, like, a shell. I get nervous around you, that’s how I know,’ Ron told Lana.
But Casey was keen to know where the beauty’s head was at, as he took her to the terrace for a chat and questioned: ‘What are you thinking?
High demand: In Friday’s episode, Casey and Ron both put the work in to make Lana choose them in the next recoupling
Grafting: Hoping to make a good impression, Casey even got to work in the kitchen and made her a breakfast of avocado and smoked salmon on toast
Coming back: But Ron also has his sights set on Lana as he attempts to win her back, after having his head turned from the blonde beauty multiple times
‘When we were on our date you kind of said things were over with Ron but I’ve seen you chatting and it’s kind of a triangle thing, which I don’t want. So, I just wanted to see what you’re thinking.’
Lana struggled to give Casey a solid answer as she admitted that she couldn’t decide, but confirmed that she did like him and wanted to continue to get to know him.
But, as Lana began to open up to the idea of giving Ron a chance on Friday’s episode, Samie Elishi stepped in to suggest he could be hiding his true feelings from Lana.
Speaking of Ron, Samie said: ‘He’s just muddling up everyone’s heads I think. He’s trying to keep everyone happy.’
Lana asked Samie: ‘Is he still trying to keep options with you?’
Warning: But, as Lana began to open up to the idea of giving Ron a chance on Friday’s episode, Samie Elishi stepped in to suggest he could be hiding his true feelings from Lana
People pleasing: Speaking of Ron, Samie (pictured) said: ‘He’s just muddling up everyone’s heads I think. He’s trying to keep everyone happy’
Samie responded: ‘He was very clever with what he was saying and how he was saying it.’
She then said Ron had insisted he and Samie had the same spark he’d had with Lana.
Samie added that Ron had said he wanted to get to know her more if things went sour with Lana, insisting: ‘I think he’s as confused as everyone else.’
As the triangle continues, will Lana walk into the sunset with Casey, or will old habits die hard with Ron?
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: Samie Elishi
Occupation: Senior Estate Agent Coordinator
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m a really honest person and I have no filter. I won’t take rubbish from anyone, especially when it comes to guys!’
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?’
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
Name: Jordon Odofin
Occupation: Senior HR Advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘I don’t have a twin but everyone says me and one of my brothers look identical’
Name: Casey O’Gorman
Occupation: Recruitment Consultant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m really squeamish. I once cut my hand and passed out’