Love Island viewers are not happy with this one Paige moment from episode one

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Photo credit: ITV2
Photo credit: ITV2

Love Island is finally back for 2022, and we couldn't be happier, already it feels like we're back to our happy place. From the controversy over the public vote, the ever-growing villa glossary and contestant Gemma Owen's famous relative goss, we really are home, aren't we? Well, of course, it wouldn't be an episode of Love Island without a little bit of backlash, and in the very first episode there was one moment involving Paige Thorne that had fans just slightly unimpressed.

In last night's opening episode we met all the contestants for the first time and after a few games and some get-to-know-you chit chat the islanders were subjected to our first twist of the season, rather than choosing themselves who they wanted to couple up with, the pairs were chosen by public vote. And by the looks on some of the girls' faces, they were not too happy with the public.

However, even before that had taken place something occurred that left fans feeling just a little shocked, appalled and horrified - to put it lightly. While introducing herself to the other contestants, Welsh paramedic Paige Thorne said that she was 24 and followed it up by describing herself as "old".

Obviously, this did not sit well with fans who quickly took to Twitter to discuss the season's most shocking statement so far (it's early days).

Of course, we understand the context, I mean, Gemma is only 19 for example, but still. Old? 24?!

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