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Eye on Eyal: Week 3 on Love Island

There’s a serious lesson to take from this most superficial programme

    It was date night in the Love Island villa (Photo: ITV Studios)
    It was date night in the Love Island villa (Photo: ITV Studios)

    The lesson to take home from Love Island this week is a big one. Fortunately it only loosely involves Eyal Booker, the first Jewish contestant on the show, who has spent much of the past fortnight annoying viewers on his quest for deep connections.

    As a consequence we have seen very little of the spiritual hippy who does not believe in God. He is, as far as we know, happily coupled up with Megan, who is a dead ringer for Australian actress Margot Robbie.

    Viewers were less than impressed when fellow Islander Adam Collard and Eyal were picked by new girls Ellie Brown and Zara McDermott for a date.

    The pair were branded “snakes” as they flirted with the newcomers, despite being coupled up with other girls.

    Zara suggested Eyal “seemed really invested in Megan”, to which our model replied in his dopey tones: “At the end of the day it’s early days with Megan and we’re all open minded.”

    Apart from that he disappeared into the background, leaving the real focus on Adam, the Island’s anti-mensch. He is a vile narcissistic manipulator — the kind of bloke all women should steer clear of.

    Watching the way he mercilessly lured Rosie into consenting to sexual activity — under the pretence they had something “serious” — before dropping her for Zara, will hopefully be a lesson to the show’s younger and more impressionable viewers in how not to conduct oneself.

    We felt for Rosie as Adam laughed and smirked in her face as she broke down in tears when confronting him about his behaviour.

    There are young people in our community who are avid viewers, so it would be a missed opportunity not to speak to them about the kind of relationships promoted on our television screens each night.

    Older, more experienced viewers will have recognised the situation well. No matter how someone might appear on the outside, looks cannot speak to the quality of someone’s character.

    Perhaps one of the reasons we haven’t seen much of Eyal is that producers are keen to keep him in the show and decided to give the viewing public a break from the ‘deepness’ that has a tendency to be a bit ‘I,I,Eyal’.

    Before he went into the house his family said he was not the sort of person to turn a blind eye to the unpleasant behaviour we have seen this week.

    Well, we are waiting. Let’s hope he swims up from the depths of the swamp where Adam lies, to be one of the first Islanders to call him out for his slimeball behaviour.

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