Love Island's Malin Andersson and Tom Powell are NOT DATING, okay?

Published Thursday, Jul 7 2016, 14:11 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Love Island's Malin Andersson and Tom Powell are NOT dating!

We repeat. NOT DATING!

The co-stars have been laughing about speculation they're hooking up after meeting for drinks in London earlier this week.

Love Island: Tom and Malin meet in London
6 July 2016

© Twitter / @thomasj_powell

Malin and Tom both took to Twitter to express surprise their friendly catch up had fuelled romantic coupling stories insisting it's definitely NOT true!

Tom tweeted: "As if people think we're dating!"

Malin added: "No no no nooooooo! Just hanging out as friends ffs (sic)."

So there we have it. A friendly coupling. No romance.

Love Island's Malin and Tom deny they are dating
7 July 2016

© Twitter / @malinsaramakeup

Love Island's Malin and Tom deny they are dating
7 July 2016

© Twitter / @thomasj_powell

Which is no doubt music to Sophie Gradon's ears as she quit Love Island on Wednesday (6 July) to salvage her relationship with Tom, which started in the villa.

They had been officially girlfriend and boyfriend before he was eliminated last week. But just a few days later she'd kissed newcomer Katie Salmon and agreed to couple her.

But a game involving tweets from the public made Sophie do a U-Turn, as she didn't like the idea of being compared to Terry Walsh, who dumped Malin to hook up with Emma-Jane Woodham. Sophie cooled things with Katie and left the villa, hoping to save her romance with Tom.

Love Island's Sophie


Sophie quit the villa on Wednesday.

Sophie told Reveal after her exit: "I'm definitely no Terry. I want to be 100 per cent loyal to Tom."

"I'm not going to do a Terry on him," she vowed. "There's far too many feelings there between me and him. It's still an open book with me and Tom – in my eyes we are still in a relationship and I've got to go home and reconcile with him as soon as possible.

"I had said to Katie, which I don't think was actually shown, so it's probably going to be her word against mine, that I was always going to see Tom on the outside and that I wanted a chilled out, no pressure coupling up... she completely exaggerated to the other islanders that I kissed her - it was just a peck on the lips. It was nothing."

Love Island continues 9pm on ITV2.