The Barbie x Love Island UK crossover is happening—and we can't get enough of this adorable moment

Margot Robbie and 'Love Island UK' go way back—here's every adorable crossover moment from the London premiere...

Ekin-Su, Margot Robbie, Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope pictured at the Barbie London Premiere in July 2023/ in a pink template
(Image credit: Getty Imaged: (L to R) Tim P. Whitby/ Samir Hussein/WireImage/Tim P. Whitby)

So, we got the Barbie and Love Island UK crossover we didn't know we needed at the London premiere and to be honest, we're still processing it...

On Wednesday, July 12, 2023, the cast of Greta Gerwig's Barbie stepped out in London from the film's long-awaited UK premiere and fulfilled all our wildest, plastic-fantastic fantasies in the process—and tbh, we're still recovering from the Barbie outfits. But it seems Barbie herself, aka Margot Robbie, was having her own fangirl moment and no, it wasn't over Ken (or should we say Kens, plural). 

No, instead we saw Margot live out her reality TV show dreams, as she met and pulled several former islanders 'for a chat'—because if you didn't already know, she's a mega Love Island fan. Here's a recap of the iconic moments that we're pretty sure are going to join the ever-growing list of Barbie memes...

Behold, the 'Barbie' and 'Love Island' UK crossover

One of the first Barbie x Love Island encounters happened between Margot and Nas Majeed from Love Island UK season 6. Nas was interviewing on the red carpet with Lad Bible and said to the Barbie star, "I heard you're a massive fan of Love Island."

Margot replied: "Yes I am!" Nas then told her that he was on the show too, to which she quipped:" I know you were."

Naturally blown away by this, Nas quizzed her on his name, to which she swiftly replied, "Nas. I know who you are!" before she then complimented his pink Barbiecore outfit. Imagine Margot knowing your name and loving your fit?!

Margot then proceeded to meet and take selfies with a number of other villa alums, including Davide and Ekin-Su (who sadly announced their breakup in July 2023) and Liberty Poole. Feast your eyes on the many, many IG posts...

In even more surprising news, My Imperfect Life also learned that Love Island's Chris Taylor is also set to star in the Barbie movie, so Margot can even call a former islander her co-star.

The 'Love Island' x 'Barbie' advert

And the London premiere isn't the first time these two titles have crossed over! Those who have tuned into Love Island UK 2023 will likely have spied a villa-themed advert featuring both Margot and Ryan Gosling.

In the ad, we see Ryan getting a text telling the pair to describe the movie, to which Margot says: "In Barbieland, the Barbies are absolute worldies and the Kens are totally melts—and go factor 50 every time. Even though Ken has all of his eggs in Barbie's basket, the banter is just not really there, you know? Ultimately though, they all just have to learn to be true to themselves." The amount of Love Island phrases Margot crammed into that is impressive! 


♬ original sound - Warner Bros. UK

We even got this adorable moment when Love Island UK's narrator, Ian Stirling gave Margot her very own episode intro during an interview with KISS FM, saying (in classic Love Island fashion): "Tonight...on KISS FM, Margot Robbie promotes her latest film." Her reaction is honestly adorable...

We get a feeling this isn't the last we'll see of this iconic fact, perhaps we'll see a few mad moves in Barbieland when July 21 rolls around.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.