Love Island's Zara talks coupling up with Jordan outside the villa

Former Love Island stars Zara Lackenby-Brown and Jordan Odofin have spoken about their coupling up outside of the villa.

Zara entered the villa as a bombshell contestant partway through the latest series, coupling up with Tom Clare before being dumped after nearly two weeks on the show.

Jordan joined the cast the following day, but was subsequently dumped, and Zara has said she wished producers of the ITV series had let them meet in the villa.

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"They [the producers] knew Jordan was my type before I even walked in," she told The Mirror's The Sunday People. "I left the villa thinking my dream man doesn't exist, and days after Jordan arrives. I understand they have storylines to follow but I deserved to find love."

"Before going in I was asked for my top three and I said Zara was my number one," added Jordan. "Naturally I was looking for her. It made my villa experience very different – I was in a friendship couple [with Ellie Spence] the whole time."

The pair got together after appearing on Love Island's sister show, Aftersun, deciding to pursue their relationship after messaging simultaneously.

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The current series is nearing its conclusion, with Friday night's (February 24) episode unveiling the latest recoupling results.

With the entry of two new bombshells – Rosie and Keanan – the ceremony saw Casey and Claudia split whilst choosing to pair up with the new entrants. Tanya opted to return to Shaq, leaving Martin to be eliminated.

Zara recently spoke about Tanya and Shaq's turbulent relationship after the former took issue with her interactions with him earlier in the series. "Me hearing I'm somehow involved in the Shaq and Tanya saga," she wrote in the caption to a photo of the 'Not My Business' meme.

Love Island airs nightly on ITV2, and is available via catch up on ITVX and BritBox.

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