Love Island's Samira says she quit because 'she wouldn't have won' the show... as Frankie admits she's his first EVER girlfriend

17 July 2018 - 11:07

She's one of the few Love Island contestants in the show's history to have left the series of her own accord.

And Samira Mighty - who couldn't stomach being in the villa without her partner Frankie Foster after he was unceremoniously dumped from it - has revealed she doesn't think she would have had a chance at winning anyway.

Speaking to Lorraine Kelly alongside Frankie, the 22-year-old dancer - who looked chic in a bright orange jumpsuit - said: 'It wasn’t an easy decision to leave. knew I wouldn’t win without being in a couple. I just needed to get out.'


On reflection: Samira Mighty - who couldn't stomach being in the Love Island villa without Frankie Foster after he was dumped - has revealed she doesn't think she would have had a chance at winning anyway

On reflection: Samira Mighty - who couldn't stomach being in the Love Island villa without Frankie Foster after he was dumped - has revealed she doesn't think she would have had a chance at winning anyway

Frankie, 22, revealed that he had encouraged Samira to stick it out - but that he found it unbearable to be apart from her too.

'I used to say no one is ever going to leave here. I said stick it out, it’s three weeks,' he explained on the ITV magazine show, looking on-trend in navy slacks and a black signature tee from boohooMAN.

'Only when I came back and watched her on TV I wanted to speak to her but I couldn’t.

'Would I have left if Samira went first? It would have taken me a couple of days but yes.'


Closer and closer: Frankie, 22, revealed that he had encouraged Samira to stick it out - but that he found it unbearable to be apart from her too

Closer and closer: Frankie, 22, revealed that he had encouraged Samira to stick it out - but that he found it unbearable to be apart from her too

Samira went on: 'All my best friends were falling in love, and I was moping and miserable.

'Friends were like "come and sit with us on the day bed" then they start kissing. I had to leave.'

Gushing about his now-girlfriend, Frankie elaborated: 'It was natural and wasn’t forced at all. I went in with no expectations before. She’s my first ever girlfriend.'

Lorraine teased they’d have beautiful babies, with Frankie laughing: 'One step at a time!'

Asked who will win the show the pair agreed it should be Jack and Dani.


All aglow: Samira went on: 'All my best friends were falling in love, and I was moping and miserable

All aglow: Samira went on: 'All my best friends were falling in love, and I was moping and miserable

They said: 'They’ve got so much support. They’re like beautiful together. They’re two great people.'

Frankie added: 'I think a lot of people that have gone in late have said Josh and Kaz because they’ve seen their little honeymoon period, they’re very good at the moment.

'But Jack and Dani are kind of further down the line, so they’re a bit more chilled, they’re very strong. They’ve been completely tested.'

Frankie and Samira only made it official on Sunday night, 12 hours before their Lorraine appearance, when Frankie asked her to be his girlfriend live on ITV2's spin-off show Aftersun.

Waiting at the gates: Ahead of their interview, Frankie suprised Samira at Gatwick Airport before they went for a date at Nandos

Waiting at the gates: Ahead of their interview, Frankie suprised Samira at Gatwick Airport before they went for a date at Nandos

Viewers hearts melted when they watched the 22-year-old fitness coach drum up the courage to make their relationship official, with many taking to Twitter to beg producers to put them back in the villa.

During their exit interview, host Caroline Flack announced Frankie had something to tell Samira.

Looking slightly anxious, he said: 'In there what you've seen was so much fun with Sam but, since we've come out we've had the best time.

'So I don't just want you to be my couple on Love Island, I want to know if you want to be girlfriend.' 

New couple: Samira  couldn't believe her luck on Sunday night as Frankie asked her to be his girlfriend live on ITV2's spin-off show Aftersun

New couple: Samira couldn't believe her luck on Sunday night as Frankie asked her to be his girlfriend live on ITV2's spin-off show Aftersun

Sweet: Viewers hearts were melted as they watched the 22-year-old fitness coach sum up the courage to make their relationship official

Sweet: Viewers hearts were melted as they watched the 22-year-old fitness coach sum up the courage to make their relationship official

As Samira graciously accepted, Caroline summoned a bouquet of flowers on stage and said to the pair: 'You are so cute, officially a couple on Aftersun!'

After the grand gesture, fans of the hit show flocked to Twitter to congratulate them with one writing: 'Samira and Frankie are official I'm so happy for them', while another added: 'I love Samira and Frankie why couldn't they have stayed on the island and won'. 

Following their sentiments, another viewer chimed: 'Petition to get frankie and samira back on Love Island since you decided to edit out their love moments!' 

Ahead of their interview on the couch, their love saga was shown with Frankie surprising Samira at Gatwick Airport before they went for a date at Nandos.

Grand gesture: During their exit interview, host Caroline Flack announced Frankie had something to tell 22-year-old Samira

Grand gesture: During their exit interview, host Caroline Flack announced Frankie had something to tell 22-year-old Samira

Thrilled: As Samira graciously accepted, Caroline summoned a bouquet of flowers on the stage and said to the pair: 'You are so cute, officially a couple on Aftersun!'

Thrilled: As Samira graciously accepted, Caroline summoned a bouquet of flowers on the stage and said to the pair: 'You are so cute, officially a couple on Aftersun!'

During their date, Samira said: 'It was honestly so weird seeing you at the airport. I was super happy that you came and surprised me.'

And joining Caroline on the couch, the pair gushed they have been inseparable since reuniting.

Samira told the host: ‘I definitely think I made the right choice, I got my man. I was miserable in there, falling in love sitting on the swing and thinking "what is life?"'


Speaking of the moment he found out about Samira’s shock exit, Frankie said: ‘It’s crazy I found out through my friends.

'My phone blew up and it certified how she felt. When I left I was panicking like “what’s going to happen?”, “will she recouple?” and two new boys came in and then I got the text and I was like “yes”.’





True love: After the grand gesture, fans of the hit show flocked to Twitter to congratulate the couple

True love: After the grand gesture, fans of the hit show flocked to Twitter to congratulate the couple

During the interview, Caroline quizzed Samira about being ‘two-faced’ when she told Laura Anderson she didn’t see Megan Barton Hanson revealing her feelings to Wes Nelson, despite telling the 24-year-old glamour model to pursue the nuclear engineer while he was coupled up with Laura.

Glossing it over, Samira said: 'It was so hard. Meg I love. Laura’s my OG who I love. I just didn’t think it was the right time to tell Laura. I was shocked when Megan told me that day she liked Wes. It wasn’t my place to say. It was so hard on the outside looking into the drama.’

Meanwhile Frankie was also grilled after he initially went in the villa and told Samira he had eyes for Megan, which was a bitter blow for the former Dreamgirls star. 

He said: 'When you go in you don’t know anyone in there so I wanted to get to know Megan. But with Sam it just happened naturally and we just gravitated towards each other.'  



Source: daily mail
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