In a shock twist to the reality show, Samira has chosen to leave the villa.
On last night's episode, the Westend performer spoke to Dani Dyer about feeling like she hadn't progressed on the show: “We’ve been here from the start and I finally got what I wanted and now I feel like I’m back at square one but worse. It’s unfinished business." After sleeping on it, Samira told the girls in the villa that it was her time to go:
So my lovely beautiful girls, you guys know that I’ve had a really tough couple of days here recently and I’ve been umming and ahhing about leaving. I’ve not had any connection in here with anyone and I had a little taste of that with Frankie and it’s gone abruptly and I think I’d always be thinking ‘What if.’ I woke up this morning and I thought, it’s my time to go… I have to do this for me, I’ve never felt so strong.
Discussing her choice to leave, Samira explained that Frankie was someone she wanted to continue to get to know and had to go with her gut:
This decision is so, so hard. I’m devastated by it. But I think that it is the right thing to do. Just follow my heart because I’ve never done that before I’ve always taken the back seat and now I need to go for it head on and leave and just go for Frankie… I’ve got to go with my gut feeling. And I’m not saying I’m in love with Frankie or we’re going to get married tomorrow but I don’t want to waste any time, I just want to see him and I know this is the right thing to do. This opportunity was amazing and I take it with a full heart and full love.
— Love Island (@LoveIsland) July 12, 2018
Although the contestants took the news hard, Dani is delighted that Samira is making the decision for herself and going to find love, the reason why she came on to Love Island. Breaking the news to all the islanders, Samira, typically coy, revealed just how much her time with Frankie meant:
So, these past couple of days I haven’t been myself and I’ve struggled to be happy in here and have fun and I had a taste of what I’ve wanted and it’s gone. I’ve really tried and been tossing and turning about what I’m going to do. I think the best thing for me to get closure on the Frankie situation and for me to be happy is to go today. I’m really sad but it’s a good thing. I’m really happy that I’m doing this and I feel really strong. I love all of you so much. You are all so amazing.
The performer built a connection with newcomer Frankie who was dumped from the island alongside Grace just two days ago. Fans are calling the move 'foolish' whilst others are saying she stuck to her beliefs and wasn't in it for the 50,000 pounds.
The emotional exit will appear on tonight's Love Island at 9 pm on 3e.