Love Island fans bemused by Islander's sexy slip-up while reading text

Viewers were left giggling when one of the Love Island contestants got his words in a saucy twist...

Love Island's Liam Llewellyn
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We only met the stunning Love Island 2022 line-up a matter of days ago, but the beginnings of a love triangle are already forming. However, Luca Bish and Andrew Le Page fighting over Natasha Ghouri was not all that got viewers talking during the latest episode of the show. (Talking of which, here's where to watch Love Island if you don't want to miss out.) 

Indeed, one male contestant made an early entry into season eight's unofficial best Love Island quotes competition. Towards the end of the episode, Liam Llewellyn discovered he had been picked to go on a date with two new Bombshells who were poised to enter the villa—Afia Tonkmor and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu. 

However, the 22-year-old graduate from south Wales made a saucy slip-up when he was informed that he was the lucky man. He was enjoying an evening in the villa with the fellow Love Island cast, when he received a text that he went on to read aloud. The message used a hashtag that referenced Ekin-Su being from Essex: "#essexeducation". Viewers were bemused when he proceeded to pronounce it "es-sex-education".

There was a big reaction from fans online over Liam's sweet, but unfortunate stumbling of his words. On Twitter, one person wrote: "Liam saying 'hashtag es sex education' has made my night. He's too precious and needs to be protected." Another shared that "he is a true definition of bless your cotton socks". And a third pointed out that in his introductory video, he admitted that he thought "Elton John was two men called Elt and John".

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Love Island's Gemma Owen and Davide Sanclimenti

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That said, it was clear that Liam's fellow Islanders—and many viewers at home—were delighted that he was about to get some romantic interest. This came as he was relegated to single status by contestant Davide Sanclimenti, who picked Gemma Owen, who he had been coupled up with since the beginning 

We saw the 19-year-old horsewoman—who happens to be the daughter of footballer Michael Owen—go on a date with the 27-year-old businessman. They made lemonade and sat in the sunshine while getting to know one another a little better. Last night, viewers couldn't help but comment on the strong physical resemblance between the Italian and the Tindler Swindler. We can't wait for another day of sun-kissed drama in the luxurious Spanish villa...

Lauren is a freelance writer and editor with more than six years of digital and magazine experience. Most recently, she has been the Acting Commissioning Editor of Women's Health—where she co-produced the Going For Goal podcast—and has previously also written news and features for titles including The Telegraph, Grazia, Stylist, Dazed, The Sun's Fabulous, Yahoo Style UK and Get The Gloss. She covers all aspects of lifestyle, specializing in health, beauty, and travel. Can't live without: oat milk lattes, new podcast episodes, long walks, and great skincare.