Love Island’s Tom tells bombshell Ellie he’s ‘looking to get to know her’ during flirty chat – despite being coupled up with Zara
Love Island’s Tom Clare told bombshell Ellie Spencer that he’s looking to get to know her, despite being coupled up with Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown.
The feeling was certainly mutual as the law firm executive, 23, turned her attention towards the semi-professional footballer, also 23, after receiving the brush off from Ron Hall, 25.
During the flirty chat, Ellie said: I’m disappointed you didn’t pick me in the challenge as one of the three, your perfect girlfriend.’
Eek! Love Island’s Tom Clare told bombshell Ellie Spencer that he’s looking to get to know her, despite being coupled up with Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Tom replied: ‘Well that’s because I don’t really know you yet, I need to get to know you.’
Speaking in the beach hut, Ellie admitted: ‘Now that the Ron situation has been so messy, I think Tom might be my number one.’
Tom admitted during Friday night’s episode that he’d like to get to know Ellie despite people coupled-up with Zara.
After Ellie entered the South African villa Tom pulled her for a chat and assured her that he wanted to get to know her, insisting that he is not ‘exclusive’ with Zara.
Loved-up: The feeling was certainly mutual as the law firm executive, 23, turned her attention towards the semi-professional footballer, also 23
Oh dear: Zara is 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?’
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.
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.
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.
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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?’
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