Samie struggled to contain her shock when Tom revealed “something big” during a romantic date, as seen on Thursday’s Love Island.
The senior real estate coordinator, 22, was driven to their romantic dinner by the semi-pro footballer, 23, in a classic red Ferrari.
After being treated to a private mountainside restaurant in the middle of a lake and decorated with red rose petals, there was even a harpist to serenade them.
Tom said, “This feels like a dream, doesn’t it?”
But when the date started, Tom had something big that he wanted to tell Samie, but it remains to be seen what it was.
“You’ve left me a little speechless now!” Samie struggled to contain her shock when Tom revealed ‘something big’ during a romantic date, as seen in Thursday’s Love Island
Romantic: After being treated to a private mountainside restaurant in the middle of a lake and decorated with red rose petals, there was even a harpist to serenade them
She replied, “You’ve left me a little speechless now!”
Ron and Lana were the first couple to be taken out of the Villa for their epic last date.
They were treated to a magical breakfast, watching them float on the water. Their date was accompanied by a chilling performance by a South African choir.
Ron reviewed their Love Island trip and said, “Day one and now look where we are, a breakfast date on a river, a floating date!”
Reflecting on their experience, Lana told Ron, “It’s like an overwhelming joy. I’m just buzzing that we’ve been on this journey together and we’re here now. I’ve loved every second of it.”
The conversation turned to how much they both want to meet each other’s families, with Ron saying, “My mom will adore you.”
But the pair then had to turn their attention to voting as they decided who they think is the least compatible in the Villa.
As night fell, Shaq and Tanya were invited to their date under the stars and both dressed to impress.
Wow! The senior real estate coordinator, 22, was driven to their romantic dinner by the semi-pro footballer, 23, in a classic red Ferrari
Loved-up: Tom said, “This feels like a dream, doesn’t it?”
Wait and see: But when the date started, Tom had something big he wanted to tell Samie, but it remains to be seen what it was
When Shaq and Tanya reached their date, they were greeted by a string quartet in a rose and candle lit venue.
Once seated, Shaq and Tanya talked about their relationship and agreed that they are stronger than ever.
Shaq said to Tanya, “With you I found it, I don’t want anyone else.”
Tanya and Shaq talked about distance and whether they would consider moving for each other. And as the date came to an end, the couple also discussed another milestone in the relationship.
It comes after Love Island viewers were left in hysterics on Wednesday night’s episode when Tom cried as his close friend Casey was dumped from the villa.
Casey and Rosie were eliminated from the ITV2 dating competition at the end of Tuesday’s episode after receiving the lowest number of votes from the public.
After the shock dumping rocked the villa, Tom was seen looking very emotional as he burst into tears and was comforted by his partner Samie.
However, fans were amused by his response as they pointed out that the footballer will be able to reunite with his friend within a week, when the show ends.
The series comes to a close on Monday night, as the grand final sees a pair crowned the Winter 2023 winners and take home the £50,000 prize.
Some viewers took to Twitter pointing out that Casey wasn’t “dead” and joked that Tom should have left the show alongside the “real love of his life.”
One person said, “If Tom really loved Casey, he would leave with him,” while another wrote, “Tom cried because the real love of his life left the villa.”
A third commented, “You’re going to see him in a few days, Tom,” and a fourth quipped, “Tom’s going to name his baby Casey so they can still hang out.”
A fifth tweeted, “Can someone tell Tom that Casey isn’t getting knocked down and he’s going to see him in a week.”
While a sixth wrote, “If Tom really liked him, he really should go too,” and another added, “Tom is crying like he won’t see Casey in a week.”
The tearful scenes showed Tom looking distraught after Casey was dumped from the villa, while Samie put her arm around him to comfort her partner.
Samie said: “I had the worst feeling, it gets so weird without him. It’s not that stupid.’
Unusual: When Shaq and Tanya reached their date, they were greeted by a string quartet in a rose-and-candle-lit venue
Loved up: Once seated, Shaq and Tanya talked about their relationship and agreed that they are stronger than ever
Cute: Shaq told Tanya, ‘With you I found the one, I don’t want anyone else’
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To which an emotional Tom responded: ‘He was like my best buddy. It’s crazy he was the one who got me through the shitty times when we were at Casa.’
Through tears he added, “There’s so much laughter, him with that trumpet, man. I never get emotional, such a character.’
Speaking at the Beach Hut Tom continued: ‘The dumping, they never get easier, when you come here you don’t think you’ll meet people like that, but the bond you form with people is incredible.
“It’s hard to see someone walk out the door with a suitcase like that, it really is.”
Islanders had to say goodbye to Casey and Rosie on Tuesday when they were dumped from the villa after receiving the lowest number of votes from the public.
They were in the bottom three couples with Tanya and Shaq and Will and Jessie.
The villa was distraught to see the pair leave, with Tom and Will most affected as they helped Casey pack his things.
As they left, Rosie said she was happy to leave with Casey, and that it was “just the beginning.”
Casey said, “I am absolutely devastated to leave such an amazing group of people behind, especially my boys Will and Tom.
“But to leave with Rosie and have found what I was looking for is great.”
Love Island airs Thursdays at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE PARTICIPANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: “I have vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice.”
“It’s on my lip and I have a streak on my hair. Not many people know that, but I think it’s kind of cute.’
“I don’t care to hide it all the time, I think it’s an atmosphere.”
Name: Lana Jenkin
Occupation: Make-up artist
Something not many people know about her: “In my work as a makeup artist, I have worked with many celebrities.
“Even when I was 6 years old, I lived in Spain and played an extra in an episode of Benidorm.”
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-pro football player
Something not many people know about him: I am a High School Musical fan
Name: Samie Elishi
Occupation: Senior Coordinator Real Estate Agents
Something not many people know about her: “I am a very honest person and I have no filter. I don’t accept nonsense from anyone, especially when it comes to boys!’
Name: Jessie Wynter
Occupation: Personal trainer
Something you may not know about her yet: She was in series two of Love Island Australia
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Physics and gym teacher
Something not many people know about him: “I am a Jamaican citizen. That’s why I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I now play semi-professional rugby for Burnage RFC.’
“I technically have three different degrees and went to three different universities.”
Name: Ron Hal
Occupation: Financial Advisor
Something not many people know about him: “If you meet me, you’d never know I’m blind in one eye.”
“It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I have two different colored eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: “Every evening I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.”
‘A girl I saw told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and continued to meditate!
‘It’s a nice way of self-reflection.’
Name: Jack Mohammed
Occupation: Airport security guard
Something not many people know about him: ‘I am a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
“Every time I watch Dear John, I cry.
That’s my favorite movie. Every time I’m with someone and they say, “Let’s watch a romantic movie,” I’m like, “What about Dear John, how does that sound?”
Name: Sanam Harrinanan
Occupation: Social worker
Who had she set her eye on in Casa Amor? Kai is my number one. In terms of work, I think we would have a lot of contact and I think he’s cute!’