Love Island saw the islanders get steamy with one another on Thursday as they got stuck into a kissing challenge.
But some smooches left the singletons feeling uncomfortable, as Tanyel Revan got hot and heavy while locking lips with Ron Hall, with the rest of the villa watching on.
The pair are currently coupled up as friends, but left the islanders questioning whether it was more than that as they appeared very passionate.
Ron’s romantic interest Lana Jenkins admitted: ‘I actually had to look away, It went on for so long,’ as pal Olivia Jenkins confirmed: ‘It made everyone feel uncomfortable’.
While viewers also took to social media to insist that there was more than a friendship going on between Ron and Tanyel, as one shared: ‘You don’t kiss ya mates like that’.
‘It was so long I had to look away’: Love Island’s Ron Hall and Tanyel Revan left their fellow islanders feeling ‘uncomfortable’ after sharing a steamy kiss during Thursday’s episode, which saw them take on a new challenge
Awkward: Ron’s romantic interest Lana Jenkins admitted: ‘I actually had to look away, It went on for so long’
The challenge saw each male islander lined up with an eyemask restricting their vision, as each girl had a turn of giving them all a kiss.
Following a kiss from each girl, the boys then had to rate it out of ten – as Tanya came out on top with the highest marks while Jessie Wynter was bottom of the leaderboard.
But it was Tanyel who had the islanders shocked, as she appeared to go full throttle when kissing Ron.
Chatting in the beach hut, the Hair Stylist explained: ‘I kissed Ron because he’s my best friend and I felt comfortable enough to do that’.
But after watching it second-hand, Olivia wasn’t convinced as she told the beach hut: ‘That kiss between Ron and Tanyel lasted a little bit too long’.
And the latter then grabbed Lana, who is romantically involved with Ron, for a chat to warn her of the potential connection.
‘I feel like, I just want to tell you, how I felt watching that because I know you’d do the same for me,’ began Olivia.
She continued: ‘Watching Tanyel and Ron kiss, I think it made everyone feel a bit uncomfortable. I don’t know, I don’t want to put anything into your head but it’s like the boundary you cross when you’re best mates with a boy.
‘But, I want you to make your own judgement. I’m just saying because I love you, what I saw.’
Game on: The challenge saw each male islander lined up with an eyemask restricting their vision, as each girl had a turn of giving them all a kiss
Debriefing: ‘I feel like, I just want to tell you, how I felt watching that because I know you’d do the same for me,’ began Olivia
Just friends: Defending herself in the beach hut, Tanyel explained: ‘I kissed Ron because he’s my best friend and I felt comfortable enough to do that’
Lana then agreed, replying: ‘No, I appreciate it. Yeah, to be honest, It got that long that I looked away’.
The kiss didn’t go unnoticed amongst fans either, with many taking to Twitter to share their thoughts that there was more than friendship between Tanyel and Ron.
‘Defo more than friendship with Tanyel n Ron,’ wrote one fan.
As another tweeted: ‘Hang on didn’t tanyel say she mostly gets with men who are her friends before? And didn’t she just say she feels comfortable kissing ron because he is her bestfriend in the villa . hmmm’.
‘I can’t lie. I didn’t believe Tanyel when she said she doesn’t like Ron like that,’ echoed a third.
While one user added: ‘Tanyel definitely has feelings for Ron but is scared to pursue it.’
Chemistry? The kiss didn’t go unnoticed amongst fans either, with many taking to Twitter to share their thoughts that there was more than friendship between Tanyel and Ron
Many fans even compared the situation to one from season two of the dating show, which saw Olivia Buckland and Rykard Jenkins have a late night fumble under the covers, despite only claiming to be close pals and pursuing other romantic interests.
‘Tanyel and Ron remind of how Olivia and Rykard were in season 2 tbh,’ wrote one viewer.
As another agreed: ‘Maybe Tanyel and Ron will be another Rykard and Olivia sitch from season 2’.
Ringing bells? Many fans even compared the situation to one from season two of the dating show, which saw Olivia Buckland and Rykard Jenkins have a late night fumble
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’