Love Island gets same-sex couple
"I did not see this coming," says host Sophie Monk as Phoebe and Cassie pair up.
Love Island just got its first same-sex couple after Phoebe and Cassie paired up on the Nine show last night.
The format requires its participants to “couple up” or be eliminated.
Asked to choose her next partner, Phoebe said, “I wanted to couple up with this person because as soon as I walked in to the villa I noticed them straight away.
“They’ve pretty much been the only person in the villa that I’ve had a sexual attraction to. It took me by surprise, but every time I talk to this person I just feel like we have so much in common. And nothing is ever awkward.
“So the person I would like to couple up with… Cassie.”
Other cast members smiled and applauded, appearing unsurprised by her decision. But not everybody was expecting it.
“I did not see this coming,” said host Sophie Monk. “How awesome is this?”
It’s not the first time conventional dating shows have detoured, with The Bachelor franchise also seeing same-sex partners pair up.
Other couples are now: Maurice and Cynthia; Vanessa and Matthew; Cartier and Adam; Jessie and Eoghan; Gerard and Anna.
But the coupling left too many guys in the show and one had to be dumped from the island.
DJ Sam was eliminated.