It was a dramatic turn of events on Love Island USA as host Sarah Hyland stood in the middle of one of the most surprising dumpings in the show’s history. When she revealed that Keenan Anunay was the unlucky islander voted off, his partner Vikeala Gray shocked viewers by requesting to leave with him.
The tension was palpable when Hyland arrived at the villa, as it usually is when someone is about to go home. But neither the audience nor the other contestants were prepared for Gray’s request.
“I would like to voluntarily also leave,” she said. “I feel like I found what I came here for and I’d like to leave with Keenan.”
The two left the island together, leaving the other islanders — and viewers — stunned by their selfless act of love.
Carbon Beach reality show Love Island was sent into chaos last week when contestant Gray voluntarily left the villa, much to fellow islander Hyland’s shock. “I just want to make sure you’re absolutely happy with your decision,” he said.
“No regrets,” said Gray.
It wasn’t long before Mike Starks inserted himself into the conversation, perceiving a disrespectful tone from Hyland. “Why are you saying it like that?” he asked.
Hyland was taken aback, appearing shocked by the accusation. “Me? I’m being disrespectful?” she questioned.
“Yeah,” Starks replied firmly.
Left flabbergasted, Hyland could only reply, “OK, then.”
In a shocking twist during the latest episode of Love Island USA, Leonardo Dionicio looked to put a stop to an argument between himself and fellow islander Harry Starks by whispering in host Sarah Hyland’s ear. After apologising for Starks’ reaction, Hyland responded with “Boys will be boys, right?” and gave one final sentence that signalled these two had reached their breaking point.
Ultimately, it was the public who had the last word and voted Starks out of the competition in a night Hyland aptly described as a “red wedding”. Starks made no acknowledgement towards Hyland’s comment or villa departure. Fans can keep up with the drama-filled events on Peacock.