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Love Island Lesson 6: Perfection Is Not Enough #Ovie

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Shortly before Ovie Soko headed off to Love Island he was quoted in The Radio Times as saying the following:

“I’m confident I bring enough to the table.”

It seemed like a fair assumption…

Not only is the 28 year old professional basketball player already successful in his own right – but at 6ft 7 tall Ovie is also the towering embodiment of chiselled perfection.

Viewers swooned when his torso first shimmied across our screens.

And he seemed to be the full package.

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Love Island Love Lesson 4: Don’t Play Games #Maura

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Some people will look down their noses at you for lounging in front of Love Island when you could be reading The Guardian or watching a documentary.

Be sure to tell them that you’re researching gender bias and attitudes towards sex in Brexit-era Millennials.

Because it turns out that’s exactly what we are doing.


For Love Island is a fluffy programme with hard edges – it’s the iron fist in a velvet glove – and this year the show has landed quite a few punches.

Many of those punches have been thrown by “ring girl” Maura Higgins who has electrified viewers since she first strode into the villa, hand in hand with fellow islander, Elma Pazar.

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Love Island Lesson 2: Be your annoying self at all times #Amber

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“Pretend that you just woke up – that’ll throw her off! Be sleepy!”

“Yes! And grumpy!”

The above advice was given to Chandler Bing of Friends by Monica and Rachel to help him answer the phone in a way more likely to attract his love interest, Janice.

“Stop naming dwarves!” Chandler shouted – and promptly answered the phone as his flawed but loveable self.

He got the girl.

His approach is one that Love Island straight talker, Amber Gill, would doubtless approve of.


It’s week 2 of the nation’s favourite summer reality TV series and the controversial Geordie is becoming a surprise favourite with fans of the show.

Perhaps, it’s because the love lesson she is teaching the nation is the importance of being yourself…
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Love Island Lesson 1: Jealousy is weird and creepy – unless you’re the one feeling it

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The parade of pert derrieres and shiny muscles moving in the slowest of slow motion begun last week.

Yes, Love Island is back!

But what love lessons can we learn from this year’s contestants on the ITV hit show?

Throughout the coming weeks An Idol Mind will closely examine the glossy-limbed, hairless love-seekers for tips on that hairiest of subjects: love.

Today, let’s start with the thorny topic of jealousy…


Joe Garratt is a 22-year-old Londoner who owns a catering company. The pretty, tousled haired chap has ‘caught feelings’ for another Love Island contestant.

After 1.5 days.

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