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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 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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