Jay Younger and Chyna Mills have been axed from ‘Love Island’.
The pair were ditched after their co-stars chose to save Dami Hope, 26, and 22-year-old Summer Botwe, who he met at Casa Amor.
But Dami said on Monday night’s (11.07.22) show he was no longer interested and was determined to get back together with 23-year-old Indiyah Polack from the original villa.
Gemma Owen, 19, delivered the verdict, saying: “The couple we’ve decided to save is Summer and Dami.”
Jay, 28, said after he was rejected he felt like it was “my time” to leave the villa.
He added about his romance with 27-year-old contestant Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu: “Ekin is obviously a beautiful lady, a very strong lady. I just thought she had a bit of a wild side to her and I thought, I’m here to have fun.
“She’s a really attractive girl, I got on well with her the best on our dates. I seemed to click with her instantly so I just thought, why not?”
When asked about his feelings about Ekin-Su and Davide Sanclimenti, 27, being back together, he added: “Genuinely I’m so happy for them both. I see that Davide deep down really, really likes Ekin-Su. In a weird way, I think me not being there will allow Davide to actually trust her more. I feel like I was representing the past for them.
“Davide and I are good mates but he couldn’t fully invest with Ekin-Su, because he was like, I won’t forget what you did with Jay maybe.”
Jay’s fellow axed castmate Chyna, 23, said about leaving the show: “It’s a bit bittersweet because my time was cut short. But, I think they definitely made the right decision... as soon as I walked in, I thought, ‘S***. Everyone is fit! Where do I start?’ I knew I needed to speak to everyone and see where their heads were at.”
Summing up her ‘Love Island’ experience, she added: “Short but sweet. I don’t think I’d change anything because throughout Casa and going into the main Villa, I was true to myself. For me, coming into ‘Love Island’, I knew I had to go with my gut and what feels right.”
‘Love Island’ airs at 9pm weekdays and Sundays 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.