‘He’s head over heels for her!’ Love Island fans go wild for new couple Catherine and Zachariah as she feeds him strawberries on a steamy first date
Love Island fans were quick to give new couple Catherine Agbaje and Zachariah Noble their seal of approval, as they enjoyed their first date during Wednesday’s episode.
The pair were sent to the balcony for a low-key evening together after Zachariah stole Catherine from Andre Furtado in the last episode.
From the start it was clear that Zachariah and Catherine had hit it off, with the personal trainer admitted he was always going to couple up with her.
Things took a turn when Catherine fed him a chocolate-covered strawberry, with viewers quickly clocking their chemistry.
Despite the fact that it meant Andre was now single and at risk of a dumping, fans praised Catherine and Zachariah’s budding romance, with one insisting he was clearly ‘head over heels for her.’
Cheeky! Love Island fans were quick to give new couple Catherine Agbaje and Zachariah Noble their seal of approval, as they enjoyed their first date during Wednesday’s episode
Cute! The pair were sent to the balcony for a low-key evening together after Zachariah stole Catherine from Andre Furtado in the last episode
Sweet! From the start it was clear that Zachariah and Catherine had hit it off, with the personal trainer admitted he was always going to couple up with her
In the date, Catherine asked: ‘Did you go in knowing you were gonna pick me?’ and he confirmed: ‘Yes, for sure. I’d be silly not to.’
Catherine asked: ‘So it wasn’t a hard decision?’ and Zachariah said: ‘This was just completely 100% natural.’
Viewers seemed to agree, as they took to social media to praise the pair’s chemistry.
One wrote: ‘This is why men should put in the work from the STARTTT,’ while another added: ‘Zach and Catherine got me smiling so hard. But it’s only day three.’
A third posted: ‘I know Andre didn’t like Catherine as much as he put on. Zachariah is head over heels for her, it was such a good choice.’
‘Yeah I can watch Catherine and Zach any tim, any day’, one fan said, while another added: ‘Not me smiling like a mad woman Zach and Catherine stoppp.’
Elsewhere in the episode, Tyrique was ready to make the most of a new day in the villa as he headed over to the day beds to chat to Jess Harding, 22.
When Jess asked him how things are going with Ella Thomas, he says: ‘Obviously, it’s going well but I’m not closed off, I’ve said that from the jump to everyone.’
Love is in the air! Things took a turn when Catherine fed him a chocolate-covered strawberry, with viewers quickly clocking their chemistry
We love it! Despite the fact that it meant Andre was now single and at risk of a dumping, fans praised Catherine and Zachariah’s budding romance
Turning things up a notch, Tyrique then told Jess: ‘You looked sexy this morning.’
Jess replied: ‘Do you say that to every girl?’
Zachariah stunned the villa by stealing away one girl in an explosive recoupling during Tuesday’s episode.
Hours after arriving in the villa, the personal trainer, 26, was given the power to choose a girl, and stole Catherine from André Furtado.
The choice means André is now single, leaving him at serious risk of being dumped from the villa.
Speaking at the end of Tuesday’s episode, he said: ‘The reason that I want to couple up with this individual is that the conversations we’ve had have been very easy and it all felt very natural.
‘She is also a very beautiful person. The girl I’d like to couple up with is Catherine.’
Following Zachariah’s announcement, Catherine jumped up from her place at the fire pit and the pair embraced, hinting that they are set to get along just fine.
Love Island continues on Thursday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
MEET THE ISLANDERS
NAME: Ruchee Gurung
WHY ENTER THE VILLA? I’m single and looking for love, and it’s the perfect opportunity for me to find someone. I’m a relationship kind of girl, but so far it’s not worked out for me.
WHY DATE ME? I’m really caring, when I’m with someone I’m all about them. I’m also really loyal and love doing nice things for the people that are special to me. My love language is gift giving, so I’m a real giver when it comes to relationships
NAME: Tyrique Hyde
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’ll bring vibes, confidence, good energy and honesty. I don’t sit on the fence, if I have an opinion I will speak up. I’m also not afraid to go after what I want
CLAIM T0 FAME? Toby Aromolaran is one of my best friends, we grew up together and were in the same class at school
NAME: Molly Marsh
WHY LOVE ISLAND AND WHY NOW? I think it’s ideal timing and the perfect way to find someone.
I don’t go out and party and I don’t use dating apps, I’m actually quite old-fashioned, so there’s no better way to meet someone than by going into a Villa in the sun with the potential ‘one’ in there.
NAME: George Fensom
OCCUPATION: Business Development Executive
HOW WOULD YOUR FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? I’m the first person to bring the vibe up, I’m always dancing, I’m always the one who wants to go out. My go-to dance move is what I call the Dad Dance, I’m gonna bring dad jokes and dad dancing to the Villa.’
NAME: Catherine Agbaje
OCCUPATION: Commercial Real Estate Agent
HOW WOULD FAMILY AND FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU? Someone who is fun and a loving character. They know I have so much love to give.
I’m always smiling, I’m always happy, I’m always laughing. You’ll always see me with a smile on my face.’
NAME: Mehdi Edno
OCCUPATION: Communications Manager/Model
ARE YOU READY TO FIND THE ONE? Yes. I’ve been busy for the last few years with work, and doing my Masters degree but now I’m done with the busy schedule, and ready to find love.
THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO HAVE IN A PARTNER? Looks are important but they aren’t everything, a good sense of humour and someone who is outgoing and up for an adventure is what I’m looking for.
NAME: Ella Thomas
WHAT’S YOUR CLAIM TO FAME? I’ve been in a Headie One and Burna Burna Boy music video and I was once an extra in World War Z. I was 12 years old when I filmed it and got to meet Brad Pitt which was cool.
WHY SHOULD SOMEBODY DATE YOU? I’m the whole package, I know what I want in life and I’ve got a big heart.
NAME: Mitchel Taylor
OCCUPATION: Gas engineer
WHY SHOULD SOMEBODY DATE YOU? I thrive on being a gentleman. I’ll shower you with flowers, I’ll take you on dates, I’ll fill your bedside drawer with your favourite sweets and chocolate. I’ve been single, I’ve had my fun and now I want to settle down.
WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? I’m just really picky. I’ve got to find the girl that I want to marry and have kids with. I’m nearly 27, I don’t want to play the field anymore, I want to find the one.
NAME: Jess Harding
OCCUPATION: Aesthetics Practitioner
WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? Because every boy is giving me the ick at the moment. I feel like it’s fate because I’m saving myself for Mr Right in the Villa!
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? When a guy stunts for money, that’s an ick. Showing off all their designer clothes because most of the time they’re probably fake anyway! Another one is when a boy runs for the train and the train goes without him. Lunch Boxes also – just go to Tesco and get a meal deal!
NAME: Andre Furtado
OCCUPATION: Economics graduate and clothing brand entrepreneur
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’m charming, I’m going to bring good looks and some language lessons. I’m going to teach the other Islanders Portuguese, Spanish and a little bit of Creole. I think I’ve got every slice of the pie.
DO YOU FALL IN LOVE QUICKLY? I would say I fall too quickly to be honest. When I look at beautiful ladies, before I’ve said hello to them I’ve already fallen in love. I’m already planning the wedding.
NAME: Zachariah Noble
FROM: South East London
OCCUPATION: Personal trainer and basketball player
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’m a very chilled out guy and I’m completely myself 100% of the time. I’m quite straightforward and never struggle making friends, I like to look after people.
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? I’ve got two and they’re both really stupid; Bad handwriting – I’ve got terrible handwriting so they’d need to have better handwriting than me and twerking, I really don’t like twerking!
NAME: Whitney Adebayo
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? Good vibes, I can be really silly and funny but I can also get deep. It depends on the person and the situation but I am a very adaptable person, I know how to read the room.
DO YOU FALL IN LOVE QUICKLY? Real love, no. I can fall in lust but I don’t fall in love quickly. My big thing is trust, I’ve got to trust you fully before I can give you my heart. I won’t give you my heart for free, you’ve got to earn it.
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