Is Molly Marsh coming back to 'Love Island UK'? Here's *exactly* why fans reckon she'll return to the villa

The rumor mill is spinning but will Molly Marsh return? Here's the tea...

Molly Marsh holding a phone and looking shocked alongside Zach, in the Love Island villa for an article on 'Is Molly Marsh coming back' / in a pink template
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Is Molly Marsh coming back to Love Island 2023? Despite her shock exit, fans actually think the dumped islander could be set to make a comeback—but is the rumor true?

If you missed the dramatic scenes that sent Molly packing in week three (here's how to watch Love Island UK if you need to catch up), the actress was previously in a couple with Zachariah Noble before season two alum, Kady McDermott, returned and recoupled with him. 

Molly was then brutally dumped and despite appearing on Love Island: Aftersun—which is usually the tell-tale sign that your villa journey is officially over—fans now have their suspicions that she might return. So, can we expect to see a Molly Marsh Casa Amor cameo? Here's what we know...

Will Molly Marsh return on 'Love Island UK'?

So, will Molly return? Well, that is indeed the question fans are asking after it was reported by The Mirror that Molly has jetted back to Spain, despite only just arriving back in the UK.

Naturally, viewers are now convinced that this is a sign that Molly is going back into Love Island in a bid to stir things up between Zach and Kady—especially with Casa Amor looming.

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During her Aftersun appearance, Molly vowed to wait for Zach but said that would change if he shared kisses with girls outside of challenges. Not even 24 hours later, we then saw Zach indeed attempt to kiss Kady (though he was pied), so we're sure Molly would have a thing or two to say to him. 

Of course, right now it's all pure speculation, especially as Molly has actually flown to Ibiza, not Mallorca (where Love Island UK is filmed). Getting into the geography of it all, Mallorca to Ibiza is about a 50-minute plane journey so, the timing is interesting, to say the least. 

Plus, when asked about the possibility of returning, Molly herself told The Sun: "I mean if I was offered it I absolutely would. Just never say never."

Is Molly coming back for Casa Amor?

Another fan theory is that Molly will be included in the Casa Amor line-up—which would mark the first time ever that a dumped islander has made a Casa return in the same series.

Again, with the infamous villa's imminent return and Molly's trip to Ibiza, it's a compelling rumor but we won't know for sure until we see that iconic, flickering Casa sign... 

Has an islander ever returned in the same 'Love Island UK' season?

A potential Molly return is actually pretty plausible, considering all the recent Love Island twists and the fact it has happened once before in a previous season. Not just any season though...in Kady's season. Ah, the plot thickens!

Yep, way back in season two, which is arguably one of the best Love Island UK seasons ever, if not the most dramatic, Malin Andersson made a brief return to confront her ex, Terry. 

This whole Molly, Zach and Kady sitch definitely gives us déjà vu to that 2016 showdown, so there could be something to these rumors.

Back in 2017, Sam Gowland and the late Mike Thalassitis also returned to the villa after being dumped, when the public voted to send them back in instead of two new bombshells. 

If Molly does indeed return, we could see her among the new Casa Amor girls, or perhaps they'll give us a Malin/Terry 2.0 moment, where Zach is confronted by Molly outside of the villa. Alas though, until there's official confirmation of her return, all we can do is pray to the ITV producer gods...

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.