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11 things we learned when we met Adam and Zara from Love Island

Who they think will win, and just how staged the show really is.

ADAM, QUITE LITERALLY went from A-Z of the women during his time on Love Island.

First there was Kendall (remember her?)

Then there was Rosie …

… Before finally landing on Zara.

As they arrive in Ireland to promote the new series of Love Island Australia kicking off on 3e next week, the pair seemed happy and more in love ever (well, as much as you can be after spending two-ish weeks together for a reality show.)

So, decided to get down to the brass tax of it, and see what the suss is from the island’s most eligble exports.

1. Zara said the girls do their own makeup, and Adam only got one haircut during his time in the villa.

Adam: “Wes also did my eyebrows once.”


2. They insisted the show’s not staged, but they do re-shoot a lot of scenes.

Zara: “The first time Adam told me he loved me, we were in bed with no mics. Obviously, for TV, that looks shit. That’s stupid

The producers are always there, and they might go, “oh, can you wait to say that until tonight so we can make it look nice at the party?” That’s all.
You’re not told to do anything. You’re not told to say anything.”

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3. In a recent interview, Adam got Zara’s middle name mixed up … With his ex’s.

Eek! He got it right during‘s version of Mr. & Mrs. though – you can watch it here.

4. Adam reckons Sam likes Georgia more than Georgia likes Sam …

… But he also feels like she’s been getting a pretty bad rap.

Source: ITV2

She’s 20 years old with an outrageous personality. I think she’s just very young.
I think Georgia would have been very loyal if she’d been with Josh all the way through.”

5. Zara reckons happier couples got less air time because viewers want drama (obvs).

That would explain Samira and Frankie, anyway.

6. Adam admitted he probably should have left when Zara did.

Otherwise, he has no regrets.

Leaving Adam in the villa was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do... he is so wonderful and I hope that everyone can now see that. The bond we built in the villa was something I never expected and so different to anything I have ever experienced before. Whether he chooses to stay or leave is completely his decision; I support him no matter what he does, and I will always be ready to welcome him home. As much as I didn’t want to leave without him, I know that this experience is once in a lifetime and I’d never want to take that away from him. Thank you guys for all your love, it means the world to me especially now that I am out in the big wide world on my own! These past few days have been hard, but thank you guys again for everything ❤️

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7. They’re open to doing more reality TV, particularly I’m A Celeb.

Adam said he would eat “anything”. Bold statement.

8. Adam’s actually besties with Irish fitness influencer with Rob Lipsett.

Back in the safe zone! 🙏🏼 #NoPlaceLikeEmoh @alphalete

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They had planned to meet up, but unfortunately couldn’t manage it this time. He’s hoping to meet him when he comes back on his tour though.

9. Zara said Adam used to roll up his shorts in the villa so that they’d be even shorter.

He denied this, before later insisting it was just the once that he’d done it. Not judging by these Instas though …

Smouldering 101.. wonder how Doctor Love is getting on 👀 @adlgeorge1

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Less of it, please.

10. Adam said he’ll stay in touch with Jack (the original one), Wes and Alex, “100%”.

Meanwhile, Zara said she’ll be giving Megan and Dani a bell when they come out because “she doesn’t know the other girls”.

11. They reckon Jack and Dani will win, but they’re also rooting for Josh and Kaz.

Adam: “Maybe if Kaz opens up a little bit, because Josh is really really loud and sometimes I think he overpowers Kaz, whereas Jack and Dani are on par.”

12. Adam doesn’t reckon he had a bad influence on Dr. Alex, but said he did want to help him get his bit.

He hasn’t watched recent eps though, so has no idea about the Alexandra drama. Eeek!

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