Love Island has just been given the seal of approval from British politics after Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn urged people to vote for Blazin’ Squad star Marcel Somerville to win the reality TV show.
The Labour leader – who was supported by JME and Stormzy during his campaign to become prime minister – is showing us that pop culture endorsements can work both ways.
Asked if he’d been watching ITV2’s hit show by The Tab, Corbyn replied: “No I haven’t, but I’ve been advised that Marcel needs a vote. He needs a vote.”
It begs the question, who gave Corbyn the inside scoop on all things Love Island.
He didn’t stop there. He added that Marcel “needs a bit of help; he needs a bit of, shall I say… TLC.”
But he’s right. It looks like Marcel and his girlfriend in the villa Gabby are heading for a rocky patch in their relationship and the cracks started to show between the pair during Thursday night’s show.
Gabby discovered a picture of Marcel putting his hand on a girl’s knee during his time in the other villa, Casa Amor and when she showed him the picture, he fumed: “It’s a picture. What are you doing to yourself? Are you going to start digging me out on everything now?”
And heading into the Beach Hut, Marcel admits he is “slightly annoyed” by what just happened.
He said: “I’m slightly annoyed by this whole situation that is going on today. Gabs is lovely, she’s so cool but I don’t know why the last few days she’s been a bit different. She’s not been chilled and relaxed.
“She’s been a bit uptight about everything and I don’t know why she feels like that because everyone in this whole villa knows that I’m the most loyal person in here I never want to do anything to hurt her.”