Samira Mighty’s pep talk with Dr Alex George had Love Island fans fuming as they accused her of gaslighting to save her own skin.
The dancer had a sit down with her partner so they could discuss what would happen at the recoupling, as Alex was considering moving away from Samira to take a chance on a romantic relationship with Ellie Brown .
Samira has made her feelings known about Ellie before, calling her out for not being genuine about her feelings for the doctor.
And she did the same again in the conversation, accusing the blonde of going after Alex to gain a place in the villa, and not out of genuine affection for him.
The two almost fell out during the discussion and Samira took a swipe at Ellie: “I don’t trust her. She’s just not certain of things and if you come in here you want to be certain. I just don’t know her intentions in here, but it’s fine, she’s young.”
Dr Alex argued with her, saying Samira was being judgmental and demanded to know in what way Ellie was not genuine.
Samira replied: “Not genuine, as in genuine about you. Because she hasn’t put any effort in.”
Alex said in the Beach Hut: “I think it’s a bit unfair of Samira to judge Ellie and I when we’re so new and only getting to know each other.
“We’re just trying to give things a go. Sam’s a good girl and a great friend to me but in some ways those comments could sow seeds of doubt in your mind.”
Fans thought Samira’s behaviour was completely shocking, with her only intention to save her own skin ahead of the recoupling – leading some fans to even accuse her of gaslighting.
One wrote: “I wish Samira would leave. She’s doing my head in and isn’t someone I would want to be around on the outside world. All she cares about is being saved and she’s incredibly selfish #LoveIsland”
Another said: “I find Samira so annoying, shut up putting Alex down because you don’t wanna be kick ed out selfish, cba with that #Loveisland”
A third added: “Samira is gaslighting here. This is TOXIC behaviour #LoveIsland”
Samira previously told Alex that Ellie “wouldn’t turn around” for him if they met one another in a club, at which he was deeply offended.
Luckily for Samira, her efforts were not needed as Sam Bird , the new boy on the block, chose to couple with her, meaning Rosie Williams was the one dumped from the island.
The term gaslighting has been used to describe Adam Collard’s behaviour so far in the series, as he blamed Rosie for the breakdown of their relationship after his head was turned and he fixed his gaze on Zara McDermott .
Charity Women’s Aid accused him of “emotional abuse” and said his behaviour would be incredibly damaging if exhibited in the real world.
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But now that Samira has found her match with Sam and Dr Alex has coupled up with Ellie, will they be their type in reality?
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