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.
Say goodbye to whatever Friday night plans you had, because it’s all about to go down in the villa!
— Love Island (@LoveIsland) June 14, 2019
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.