You know you’re hooked on Love Island when…

July 7, 2019


It seems like just yesterday that EVERYONE around me was chattering about Love Island. ‘Eh?’ was my reply, having never seen it before. It just didn’t make sense to me. 




But then this year I watched the opening show.


You know.


Just to see what it was all about.


Before I knew it, I was completely hooked!! Seriously. Hooked! It’s become my secret – not so secret now – guilty pleasure to watch in my PJ’s with a cup of tea and a sneaky biscuit. Just don’t tell anyone else! Ok?


Whether you’re a Love Island newbie or series binge watcher – you know your hooked on Love Island when all you can think of in the evenings is





Here are a few more to tickle you.



You know you’re hooked on Love Island when…



1. You start to realise that ‘pie’ and ‘cracking on’ are more than just baking terms.


2. A week in and you actually understand quite a lot of this new strange language. 




3. 2 weeks in and you totally get it all now. ‘Your head turned’ you proudly yell at your teen as they walk past their school hottie. ‘Are you going to crack on?’ *Mortified silence from teen.




4. You spot a parent in the local playground with the official Love Island water bottle. You do a double take. ‘Where did you get that merch??’ – you want to shout from the other end of the swings. But afraid to blow your secret – not so secret now – Love Island watching habit – you decide not to say a word. Instead you frantically google ‘Love Island merch’ from under the school bags because you can never have enough water bottles with your name on them… right?!




5. You come to learn that ‘mugging off’ doesn’t always mean being ambushed in the street and having your bag snatched from under your nose.


6. You love Sunday nights!


7. And… come to think of it, Monday’s aren’t that bad either now! Woohoo!!




8. You now excel at using the term ‘you better get grafting’ in context. And… it actually works!


9. The under boob and naked bum hot-to-trot look no longer shocks you into falling off your chair. 




10. You secretly wonder, just for the tiniest second, if you would have been able to pull off the barely there bikini look when you were in your twenties!?! 




11. Then it suddenly dawns on you that your precious child might one day want to go out bare-cheeked on the beach. *You swear that they will only be allowed to wear a swimdress (with extra long skirts) until their 30th birthday.


12. You cried when Molly-Mae and Tommy were reunited after Casa Amore. 


13. You cried when Amber returned after Casa Amore to find Michael stood there, coupled up with another girl!?!?!?!



14. You cried when your favourite ballroom dancer broke the heart of sweet little Amy. *Did anyone see that coming??!! 




15. And finally, you’re holding back from getting involved in twitter chat on #LoveIsland. But sometimes a little tweet pops out without you thinking… and you silently pray that it will NEVER EVER be read out in public on the show. 





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Have you dared to watch Love Island yet? 






16 responses to “You know you’re hooked on Love Island when…”

  1. Sally says:

    I’m not a fan myself. I know lots of people are but I don’t think I can dedicate the time to it!


  2. Sophie says:

    Oh hahahA! That is soooo true Annette! Although I cheered when the ballroom dancer and Amy parted ways……
    The very first year of Love Island, we were on holiday in Greece. My teens were hooked on this tulip programme! They would all pile into one corner of the hotel to watch each episode at midnight. Literally about 15 teenagers in one spot by the pool! It was hilarious.
    They still watch it and now I’m hooked too!
    Lovely to read your post.

  3. I think it might be a programme that separates women and men …. couldn’t imagine watching it. Could be my loss but I will take that chance. #DreamTeam

  4. sam says:

    I can’t stand it sorry, I know it is good bring feminist issues as just being listening to on womens hour. X #dreamteam

  5. Saima Baig says:

    Fascinating! I have not watched it yet. Maybe I should give it a try and see what it’s all about.

  6. mhm never watched it, too much spraypaint, varnish and the like for me – but maybe I should watch it for research purposes? #dreamteam

  7. Sophie Homes says:

    Ooh! I did watch the first episode and thought oh this is boring. Then I watched the second episode and then I had to force myself to not watch anymore….I refused to be sucked into Love Island! Still staying strong! I will resist! #DreamTeam

  8. I’ve never watched Love Island but I’m sure if I did, I’d end up hooked (and would also probably try to keep quiet about it aswell!) #dreamteam

  9. I’ve never watched it – not something that appeals to be honest – but it sounds like you’re enjoying it! 🙂

  10. Kate Holmes says:

    Never watched the thing. Don’t approve of the whole concept to be honest. Was going to give it a go this year but then thought that would be wrong when I disapprove of it so much.
    Each to their own I suppose but I worry what messages we are giving our children and young adults with programmes like this. #DreamTeam

  11. Haha, I’m afraid to say I’ve never watched it…! But maybe this will be me when next years series comes around……….. #DreamTeam

  12. Sarah-Marie says:

    I don’t dare give it a watch to find out what its all about. I lost far too many hours to watching Big Brother!!! #DreamTeam

  13. All I can say is ‘I’m glad I’m not the only Mummy blogger who is seriously hooked! Saturday nights are now oh so boring, arent they? I also keep shouting “I’ve got a text!’ #dreamteam

  14. Kirsty says:

    I too am a Love Island addict…. It is definitely my guilty pleasure once the kids are in bed. Your post made me giggle!! #DreamTeam

  15. Heather Keet says:

    I’ve never watched it, but it doesn’t air over here. #DreamTeam

  16. Crummy Mummy says:

    I’m afraid I’ve never watched an episode! I do watch Googlebox though, & I met some former ‘contestants’ when I was at This Morning the other week, so I *sort of* know what it’s about! #DreamTeam

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