Love Island viewers confused by patch on newcomer Rebecca’s thigh

By Alex Green, PA Entertainment Reporter

Love Island viewers have been left intrigued by a mysterious patch on newcomer Rebecca Gormley’s thigh.

The 21-year-old former Miss Newcastle arrived in the Cape Town villa on Monday night during a risque game of “dirty dancers” in which the boys’ pulses were monitored while they received lapdances.

The model and part-time carer promptly set Connor Durman and Callum Jones’s hearts racing and earned a date with both men in the Hideaway.

But viewers were distracted by a white patch on her upper thigh.

Some speculated it could be a nicotine patch, as islanders are no longer allowed to smoke on camera.

One said: “A girl really just made her #LoveIsland debut in a thong with a visible nicotine patch on her butt cheek. We has no choice but to stan.”

Another said: “Whats the patch on Rebecca’s right leg at the thigh? I thought it was a plaster but its square like a nicotine patch or something.”

A third said: “Wait does any one else notice the nicotine patch on beckys leg, so they have to stop smoking to come on.”

Others suggested she might be wearing a contraceptive patch.

“I love Rebecca repping her contraceptive patch,” said one.

Another viewer addressed the perceived stigma around the patch.

They said: “Let’s not shame Becca for wearing a contraceptive patch shall we?

A third said: “So happy to see Rebecca on love island wearing a contraceptive patch, so many people don’t know they are a thing and it makes me feel a lot less self conscious about mine now.”

Love Island continues on ITV2.