Love Island ratings ‘plummet’ after bombshell is dumped and fans beg for return

ITV dating show Love Island has faced a drop in viewing figures seemingly after bombshell Zara Lackenby-Brown was dumped from the villa.

Twitter account SuperTV revealed that as the show enters its fourth week, only 1.17 million viewers tuned in to watch Sunday (5th Feb) night's episode, where Lana Jenkins had to choose whether she'd couple up with bombshell Casey O'Gorman or Ron Hall.

"#LoveIsland began its 4th week with just 1.17 million last night – doesn’t seem like the series is taking off, but is at least staying steady," they tweeted.

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The recoupling had a shocking twist which saw islanders Aaron Waters and Spencer Wilks kicked out of the villa.

A user asked SuperTV whether the ratings for Love Island had changed since Zara was dumped, writing: "Did the ratings dip at all after Zara left?"

SuperTV responded: "Yes, series high was the episode before she left with 1.3million."

Zara was evicted from the villa after none of the boys chose to couple up with her, despite being embroiled in a love triangle with Tom Clare and Olivia Hawkins, and showing interest in fellow Londoner Shaq Muhammad.

Upon leaving the show, the 25-year-old encouraged the islanders to "be their authentic self" after clashing with Olivia multiple times and having an unseen argument with Tanyel Revan.

She also admitted that despite seemingly arguing over Tom, he "wasn't her usual type."

"I went in with an open mind," Zara revealed. "Tom isn’t my usual type at all so that was new to me but, I was being open minded as I knew the experience was all about pushing myself out of my comfort zone."

She added: "I did think there could be potential with Tom and he’d told me he’d been in a long-term relationship, so I already knew he was capable of being committed. The age difference was a bit of a barrier for me – girls mature faster than guys."

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