The Love Island cast flew out to the villa to find love and many have been successful in their quest. In fact, Samira Mighty fell so hard for Frankie, that she’s dramatically left the villa just days after he was booted off.
In tonight’s show, we will see Samira talk to Dani in the garden about her time in the villa now Frankie has left.
Samira says: “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 worst. It’s unfinished business.”
She gets tearful and continues: “Obviously Frankie is gone and I had a little bit of what I could have and I really liked it. But I don’t feel like I’m going to meet anyone else and have a connection with anyone else. You know how hard it is for me to meet someone and actually get a connection with them. Also all my best mates are moving on in here. I want to stay so bad but I can’t be happy in here anymore. I’m going to sleep on it tonight.”
The next morning, Samira has made up her mind. On the roof terrace, Samira tells Ellie, Dani and Megan some news: “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.”
Megan says: “You seem happier already having made your mind up. You seem like the old Samira back again. I love Wes but I love you equally.”
In the Beach Hut, Samira says: “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.”
Samira gathers the Islanders around the fire pit to share her news. She tells them: “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 Islanders are clearly gutted by her decision but are supportive in wanting her to follow her heart. After some emotional goodbyes, Samira leaves the villa to a big round of applause. We’re going to miss her! Here’s what we discovered about Samira when we met her ahead of the show starting…
Not only has Samira Mighty starred on the West End in Mamma Mia! and Dreamgirls (no biggy), she also dated someone rather famous.
Samira and Frankie
Samira was unsuccessful in love… until Frankie Foster, a personal trainer from Cheltenham entered the villa. Sadly their time was cut short after the public voted him out. Samira decided to follow her heart and left just a few days following his departure.
Samira and Alex
Samira, was automatically coupled up with Dr Alex George in the first episode of the much-anticipated show, revealed that she once went on a date with someone ever so slightly famous… in the form of Chris Pine.
Samira and Chris Pine
Speaking to GLAMOUR UK in Mallorca, Samira said: “I went to the GQ Man of the Year after party, and I thought I recognised this guy. I knew him from Disney Channel. I thought ‘My God he was in that movie with Lindsay Lohan,’ and he kind of moved to me and I thought ‘he seems fun, he seems cool’. I kind of looked him up and thought ‘he’s actually a pretty big deal’. He was like ‘take my number’. I was super super drunk so I couldn’t even be bothered to entertain it, but he’d just won man of the year, so I was like ‘be drunk’.”
Despite not expecting to hear from the Hollywood hunk, lo and behold, he text her the next day and they went on a date to the Soho Hotel.
While – sadly – nothing more came of the casual dinner date, the pair are still in touch and text ‘every now and then’.
“Sometimes he’s like ‘I’m in London,’ but I’m always too busy and I don’t know him very well to say ‘let’s go to Westfield’. When I got Dreamgirls, he text me congratulations. He’s very private but he’ll text me every so often, just to let me know he’s there.”
Whilst the hopeful singletons jetting into the villa might not have an illustrious career like Mr Pine’s, Samira is super keen to find love.
“I’ve been single for two years now so I’m like ‘where’s the boys at?’, she joked. “I meet people that I know in the industry all the time and it’s too small. I want to meet someone who can be my best friend, too. Friendship’s really important to me, you have to be my friend first and then if obviously I fancy you and you fancy me then let’s go.”
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As well as growing tired of the men in her industry, Samira is hoping to break away from the West End completely and sees the show as a launchpad into her dream career. “I’d love to present,” she said. “I also write my own music and so it would be great to get that out on YouTube.”
Samira certainly has all the makings of a TV presenter; she has more energy than a springer spaniel and lights up the room, noting that she’s ‘permanently’ full of energy. “Sometimes I’m like, ‘Samira, calm down,’ she jokes.
It’s that very energy that she believes scored her a place on the island, as well as being relatable, totally herself and ‘really out there’. “I’m so random, I will literally do a pirouette and walk off like nothing happened. I’d be like, “Did anyone catch that?” So I randomly sing. I’m just nuts.”
We’re sure she’ll keep us – and the rest of the nation – entertained for the next eight weeks. Bring it on.
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