Afia Tonkmor first contestant dumped from this year’s ‘Love Island’

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Afia Tonkmor is the first contestant to be dumped from this year’s ‘Love Island’ – and said she ended up fancying Ikenna the most credit:Bang Showbiz
Afia Tonkmor is the first contestant to be dumped from this year’s ‘Love Island’ – and said she ended up fancying Ikenna the most credit:Bang Showbiz

Afia Tonkmor is the first contestant to be dumped from this year’s ‘Love Island’ – and said she ended up fancying Ikenna the most.

The 25-year-old bombshell entrant was ditched on tonight’s episode (13.06.22) after contestants were called to the firepit and rugby player Jacques O’Neill, 23, chose to couple with paramedic Paige Thorne, 24.

Club host Afia said after leaving about still hunting for love: “Obviously I’m going to miss everyone in the Villa but I’m going to keep trying to find love. I’m sure Mr Right is out there somewhere.”

It comes after Master’s student Liam Llewellyn, 22, decided to quit the show after repeatedly suffering rejection during his four days in the villa.

Revealing who she fancied when she first entered the Majorca villa, Afia added: "Initially I was attracted to Dami but then throughout the experience it was more Ikenna.

“I did get the vibe that things were going well for Indiyah and Ikenna quite quickly.”

Afia went on to reveal she wants either couples Luca Bish and Gemma Owen, or Amber Beckford and Dami Hope, to win.

She added when asked who she would like to see emerge as victors: “Luca and Gemma. And Amber and Dami. It’s such early days but those two felt like the most solid couples.”

She added about what she took from her time on the ITV2 dating show: “I’ve learned that I can be a bit shy and it takes me a bit of time to come out of my shell. But I maybe learned to put myself out there a bit more. I did learn a few things. “

But she insisted: “I feel like I stayed true to myself so I’d do things the same.”

Earlier in tonight’s episode, childcare specialist Amber, 24, and 26-year-old microbiologist Dami Hope had their first kiss as they enjoyed a picnic and tennis date.

Amber told the scientist: “I feel like that for the moment, I am happy to get to know you, I am not really looking at any of the other guys.”

When she asked Dami to describe his ideal woman, he replied: “If she looked like you, then I would be happy, so you’d need to have a twin in here for me to turn my head.”

Model Indiyah Polack and pharmaceutical salesman Ikenna Ekwonna, both 23, also had their first smooch as they cuddled in the garden.

Indiyah said: “Sometimes it is nice to know that you’re feeling me, that you’re interested or if it’s reciprocated.”

A preview for the next show hinted Gemma Owen, 19 – daughter of ex-footballer Michael Owen, 42 – and fishmonger Luca, 23, are going to be seen embroiled in a fight.

‘Love Island’ airs tomorrow at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.

The dating reality show can be seen in Ireland on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Player.

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