Love Island fans spot clues that star has 'caught the ick' after raunchy challenge

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Love Island fans are speculating that one of the contestants may already be feeling "the ick" towards their partner after participating in the first challenge of the new series.

In Tuesday's episode, the islanders were seen taking part in the 'On Job' challenge, which involved performing a sex position with a partner. Samantha Kenny, 26, chose her current beau, Joey Essex, 33, to join her in demonstrating the wheelbarrow position.

The pair had to strike the pose in front of their fellow islanders, leading to an awkward moment for Joey who confessed in the beach hut: "I didn't know where to put my hands." The coupling has already raised eyebrows, as Samantha is known to be a big fan of Joey from his time on The Only Way is Essex.

After she quoted lines from the show, fellow islander Ciaran Davies, 21, joked: "Samantha, I can't lie - I feel like you know more about Joey than Joey knows about himself." To which Joey added: "She's obviously been like researching me and everything," reports the Mirror.

Samantha defended herself saying: "I was just a big TOWIE fan. Leave me alone!"

Love Island fans were ablaze on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, during the latest antics-filled episode, as they speculated over Joey and Samantha's relationship, especially insightful were the pair's attempts at a spicy-on-screen challenge. Fans couldn't help but hint that Joey is lacking interest in sparking further romance with Samantha whilst staying at the villa.

One sharp-sighted fan noted: "You can tell Samantha is giving Joey the ICK." Another eagle-eyed follower analysed: "Joey cannot even hide the ick he caught from finding out Samantha is a fan."

A third chimed in with: "You can really see Joey is starting to go off Samantha." Commentary got intense surrounding their saucy challenge, with one fan chipping: "Joey didn't want to touch her."

Another viewer jabbed: "Joey does not want to do anything with Samantha." Yet another viewer jokingly teased with: "Lol Joey doesn't like this Samantha babe! At all."

Adding fuel to the speculation fire, another viewer shared: "He does not like being around Samantha and he is only ever happy when he is causing chaos or giving awful advice," while yet another conjectured that he might be itching for Casa Amor to come so he can enjoy some space.

Tuesday's episode also saw Ayo Odukoya's love triangle with Mimii Nglube and Uma Jammeh reach breaking point - however, it did lead to Ayo coining what fans think could be the biggest Love Island lingo to come from the series.

Love Island airs weeknights at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.