Love Island's Tom "thankful" to Sophie for teaching him relationship lesson

Published Tuesday, Jul 5 2016, 11:15 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Love Island's Tom Powell admitted he'd be "devastated" if girlfriend Sophie Gradon hooked up with another islander.

In an interview done before Sophie, 30, kissed newcomer Katie Salmon, 20, and coupled up with the glamour model, personal trainer Tom was asked how he'd react if Sophie strayed.

Love Island: Tom Powell

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Absolutely devastated," he told the new issue of Star magazine.

"But I'd be thankful because she taught me a valuable lesson about relationships and I'll always be grateful for that."

Tom, 24, said: "I can't put into words how I feel. She has changed the way I look at relationships and the way I look at women.

"I've always been a bit of a lad. You know the amount of people I've slept with! But Sophie makes me want to change. I don't care about the attention I get after here. All I want is Sophie."

Love Island: Tom Powell and Sophie Gradon

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With Sophie in the villa.

The Welshman said something similar to New magazine, claiming Sophie had helped him change his "player" ways.

"I understand that was wrong," he said. "Sophie has taught me a massive lesson. I don't want to be that guy. I want to be with her full stop. I can't imagine being with anyone else."

When Tom left the villa last Thursday, he told Sophie he loved her and would wait for her on the outside. He insisted to host Caroline Flack he trusted Sophie and she could trust him.

"Yes, I did [tell Sophie I love her]. I realised weeks ago. I'm just crazy about her," he said. "I do think there's a future there with Sophie. We've planned things and are going to follow through, 100 per cent."

Love Island episode 35: Katie and Sophie bond


Sophie's now coupled with Katie.

But after he left, Tom had to watch as model Katie arrived and immediately struck up a bond with former Miss Great Britain Sophie.

That bond led to sparks flying during a champagne dinner date under the stars, followed by a kiss, before Katie asked Sophie to couple up with her, which Sophie happily accepted.

Tom reacted by telling Twitter followers he was "done", and adding he would like to return to the villa and quiz Sophie on what was going on.

Love Island continues 9pm on ITV2.