This islander has made the shock decision to leave the Love Island villa

And we're devastated

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And we're devastated

Love Island 2018 has been a dramatic one, with the past week pushing the show to breaking point.

This week saw a surprise dumping, with Frankie and Grace voted the least popular by the public and forced to pack their bags, replaced by three new arrivals, Alexandra, Kieran and Idris.

But while Idris has tried to 'crack on' with Samira after 'her Prince Charming' left the villa, the Dream Girl wasn't tempted to stray, voicing her thoughts to Dani that she was thinking about leaving the villa.

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'We've been here from the start and I finally got what I wanted and now I feel like I'm back at square one, but worst, it's unfinished business,' she explained, agreeing to sleep on her decision.

This morning however, the 22-year-old left the villa, breaking the news to her fellow islanders before she left.

'So my lovely beautiful girls, you guys know that I've had a really tough couple of days here recently and I've been umming and ahhing about leaving,' she explained. 'I've not had any connection in here with anyone and I had a little taste of that with Frankie and it's gone abruptly and I think I'd always be thinking "what if". I woke up this morning and i thought, it's my time to go. I have to do this for me, I've never felt so strong.'


She continued: 'This decision is so, so hard. I'm devastated by it but I think that it is the right thing to do - just follow my heart because I've never done that before. I've always taken the back seat and now I need to go for it head on and leave and just go for Frankie. I've got to go with my gut feeling. And I'm not saying I'm in love with Frankie or we're going to get married tomorrow but I don't want to waste any time. I just want to see him and I know this is the right thing to do. This opportunity was amazing and I take it with a full heart and full laugh.'

We'll be tuning in tonight to see Samira's shock departure.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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