Love Island: Sophie decides to STAY in the villa - but cools things off with Katie Salmon

Published Tuesday, Jul 5 2016, 14:11 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Love Island: Sophie Gradon is threatening to quit the show to reunite with boyfriend Tom Powell, but does she actually go?

Despite Sophie seeming to move on from Tom with newcomer Katie Salmon, she has decided that it is actually her beau that she wants to be with. So much so, that Sophie had told her islanders she wanted to leave the villa to salvage her relationship with Tom.

After giving her decision some thought, however, Sophie decides to STAY. But she does cool things off with Katie...

Sophie Gradon decides to stay on Love Island,
5 July

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Sophie admits to Katie, after the girls have been re-coupled together, that she wants to focus on her future with Tom. Sophie's second thoughts come after the islanders are read out tweets posted by the public.

One tweet criticises Sophie for treating Tom in the same way Terry has done so with ex-girlfriend Malin (Terry dumped her publicly on TV after her exit and went on to pursue a new romance with Emma-Jane), and it gets her thinking about what she really wants.

She tells Katie: "I can't go through with it Katie, Tom just means too much. I want to go to him. I want to leave and go and see him. One of those tweets saying that 'Sophie slated Terry for what he did to Malin now she's going to do the exact same thing'. If people are thinking that then what's Tom thinking? I just want to go."

Katie Salmon, Love Island
5 July

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Katie, however, is a little hurt by Sophie's decision, as she claims she had asked her how she felt. She replies: "I just wish you'd said this to me yesterday. I said to you 'How do you feel' because I didn't want to make that decision when someone didn't feel the same way. That was such a big thing for me to do, to come in here and make a decision based on the person I thought I'd have the best experience with."



Sophie (who also confesses to telling Tom she loves him) then addresses the groups and reveals her decision to stay in the villa. She tells Katie that she wants her to get to know Adam Maxted instead, and adds that she hopes Tom is waiting for her on the outside.

Sophie says: "I wanted to talk to you all because I'm sure you've heard I've been wanting to go home. I feel like I need to be true to myself and true to Tom. I love Tom to bits and I want it to work and I don't want to do anything to jeopardise that. But I'm going to give it one last shot.

"I'm going to stay. I'm going to see it out just as me. Katie, you can get to know Adam or whatever, you do what you've got to do. I just hope Tom's waiting for me. Katie, I think you're amazing. You've come into a difficult situation where I've already formed something so strong with someone."

Fans will be eager to see how Tom reacts, especially as he has previously said he is "done" with Sophie.

Tom had told Caroline Flack that he does think he and Sophie have a future on his exit, but later suggested he has had to move on following her kiss with Katie Salmon.

When asked by a fan if he could forgive Sophie for locking lips with Katie, Tom had tweeted: "Don't think I've got a choice tbh #MovedOn."

Love Island airs nightly on ITV2.



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