‘Can we use new adjectives?’: Love Island fans are left irritated as they notice this season’s new buzzword used by all the islanders in the first episode
From ‘I’ve got a text’ to ‘pulling me for a chat’, the show is known for generating a slew of famous slogans and catchphrases.
And Love Island fans were convinced that they’ve spotted a new one already during the new winter series’ launch on Monday.
Viewers were left irritated as they noticed the new islanders using the word ‘unreal’ repeatedly to describe each other, taking to Twitter to beg for ‘new adjectives’ to use.
‘Can we use new adjectives?’: Love Island fans were left irritated on Monday evening as they noticed this season’s new buzzword used by all the islanders in the first episode
While the long-running show has a long list of popular slogans that have become a hit with fans, the repeated use of ‘unreal’ has began to grate on viewers already.
The word was more notably used by many of the boys to decsribe the girls, with farmer Will even telling Tanya that she looked ‘unreal’ during the coupling up ceremony.
But he then stayed put when the boys were asked to step forward if they were attracted to her.
Fans took to social media to express their annoyance at the lack of variation in contestants’ vocabularies.
New one! While the long-running show has a long list of popular slogans that have become a hit with fans, the repeated use of ‘unreal’ has began to grate on viewers already
Sick of it? Fans took to social media to express their annoyance at the constant use of ‘unreal’ by the islanders
‘All these lot know is “unreal” can we use new adjectives,’ questioned one viewer on Twitter.
While others echoed this view by sharing: ‘If I hear “unreal” ONE MORE TIME’ and ‘Have they all been told to say unreal?’
The phrase left some confused, as a fourth user tweeted: ‘”You look unreal,” I must be getting old. This just sounds like an insult to me.’
Confusing: Will even told Tanya that she looked ‘unreal’ during the coupling up ceremony, but failed to step forward for the beauty
‘I think moreso than ever this #loveisland feels like it’s about a very specific subculture of elaborately plucked youngsters who speak solely in around five adjectives (unreal, insane, etc) that they rotate at random,’ added another annoyed fan,
While many also called out Will for his stand-out compliment to Tanya before not stepping forward for her.
The winter series of the show kicked off with a highly-anticipated launch on Monday evening, welcoming ten new singletons into the villa – and one bombshell at the end.
And doing what they do best on social media, fans got straight to work with a new batch of hilarious jokes and memes of the new contestants.
Right off the bat: As the new show kicked off, , fans got straight to work with a new batch of hilarious jokes and memes of the new contestants
From farmer Will’s awkward flirting to Olivia’s glaring side eye, it appeared that every detail of the night’s proceedings inspired a comedic response.
When it was Olivia’s turn to choose a boy to couple up with, she chose Kai, despite him not stepping forward for her.
She came to regret the decision when, Kai stepped forward for Tanyel, causing Olivia to give him the daggers and frostily remark: ‘It is what it is’.
Viewers jumped on the hilarious moment, with one declaring her side eye to be the ‘first meme of the season’.
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A real bombshell: Host Maya Jama also was at the centre of many memes, after fans declared she was ‘outshining the other contestants’
Another wrote: ‘LOOOOOOL the daggers are killing me’.
Host Maya Jama also was at the centre of many memes, after fans declared she was ‘outshining the other contestants’.
The TV and radio star made her Love Island debut alongside the contestants, and sure looked good while doing it.
With three outfit changes in the first episode and two appearances in the villa, Maya certainly brought the fire as she kicked off the winter of love.
Love Island continues at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX on Tuesday.
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Anna-May Robey
Occupation: Payroll assistant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I went on a date once and I never saw him again.’
‘We went for food and shared a bottle of wine. As I was speaking to him he fell asleep!’
‘I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’
‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Name: Haris Namani
Occupation: TV salesman
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’ve never found love. I think this is the show that can help me.’
‘It’s the best opportunity for me to find the girl and find the right one. I’ve obviously not found the right one myself.’
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