Love Island fans share outrage as Zara flirts with Shaq

Love Island fans have shared their outrage after Zara Lackenby-Brown flirted with Shaq Muhammed despite him being coupled up with Tanya Manhenga.

The bombshell, 25, did not shy away from approaching the airport security guard, 24, on the daybeds to reveal that she wants to ‘explore’ something with him.

But fans were quick to take to Twitter to share their outrage at her actions after she got into an explosive row with Olivia Hawkins for flirting with her partner Tom Clare.

Shock: Love Island fans have shared their outrage after Zara Lackenby-Brown flirted with Shaq Muhammed despite him being coupled up with Tanya Manhenga

Viewers described her as a ‘hypocrite’ for asking Olivia to speak to her about Tom while not doing the same thing with Tanya when she flirted with Shaq.

One person penned: ‘Zara is such a hypocrite how you want liv to talk to you cause she’s in a couple with tom but doesn’t give the same grace to tanya??’

Another fumed: ‘Zara is doing the same thing that Olivia did to her. She’s such a hypocrite.’

While another commented: ‘Zara was getting mad at Olivia for talking to Tom but she’s basically doing the same w Tanya and Shaq #loveisland.’ 

Flirting: The bombshell, 25, did not shy away from approaching the airport security guard, 24, on the daybeds to reveal that she wants to 'explore' something with him

Flirting: The bombshell, 25, did not shy away from approaching the airport security guard, 24, on the daybeds to reveal that she wants to 'explore' something with him

Flirting: The bombshell, 25, did not shy away from approaching the airport security guard, 24, on the daybeds to reveal that she wants to ‘explore’ something with him

And a fourth said: ‘Hmm so Zara has made her move on Shaq…it’s definitely starting to look like Zara isn’t a girls!! WE WERE ROOTING FOR YOU ZARA!!!’ 

Some viewers also expressed their surprise about the flirting, while others criticised Shaq for expressing an interest in Zara after opening up about his feelings for Tanya.

One tweeted: ‘When the hell did Shaq and Zara become a thing??’

Another wrote, ‘Shaq out here tryna embarrass my sis tanya?,’ while another added: ‘Shaq nearly confessed his love for tanya yesterday but is only getting to know her today, I’m confused.’

Shock: But fans were quick to take to Twitter to share their outrage at her actions after she got into an explosive row with Olivia Hawkins for flirting with her partner Tom Clare

Shock: But fans were quick to take to Twitter to share their outrage at her actions after she got into an explosive row with Olivia Hawkins for flirting with her partner Tom Clare

Shock: But fans were quick to take to Twitter to share their outrage at her actions after she got into an explosive row with Olivia Hawkins for flirting with her partner Tom Clare

After watching Zara and Shaq have a conversation on the daybeds, Tanya admitted that it annoys her as she opened up to Anna-May Robey.

‘It really p**ses me off when Zara pulls Shaq,’ she said. ‘That guy is annoying me so freaking much yeah.’

It came after Zara approached Shaq on the daybeds where she admitted that ‘it would be nice to explore’ something new with him.

She said: ‘I’ll be real with you, Tom is obviously ticking pretty much every box for me but it’s early still, I haven’t even spoken to you properly, it would be nice to explore.’

Flirty: The model approaches Shaq on the daybeds where she admits that 'it would be nice to explore' something new with him

Flirty: The model approaches Shaq on the daybeds where she admits that 'it would be nice to explore' something new with him

Chatting: Zara approached Shaq on the daybeds where she admitted that ‘it would be nice to explore’ something new with him 

Uh oh! Despite seemingly in a happy couple with Tanya, Shaq tells Zara that he feels the same way and would like to get to know her

Uh oh! Despite seemingly in a happy couple with Tanya, Shaq tells Zara that he feels the same way and would like to get to know her

Uh oh! However, their cosy chat was awkwardly interrupted by Tanya – who is coupled up with Shaq – as she brought the airport security officer a cup of tea

However, their cosy chat was awkwardly interrupted by Tanya – who is coupled up with Shaq – as she brought the airport security officer a cup of tea.

And despite seemingly in a happy couple with Tanya, Shaq told Zara that he felt the same way and would like to get to know her.

He told her: ‘If you are actually interested in someone you owe it yourself to get to know them, you don’t know what it could be on the outside. 

‘On the outside you would be someone that I would go for so I do want to explore that to see the vibes’, to which she says: ‘Same with you.’

Trouble ahead? Keen to be straight with Tanya, he later sits her down and make his intentions clear that he would like to get to know Zara

Trouble ahead? Keen to be straight with Tanya, he later sits her down and make his intentions clear that he would like to get to know Zara

Trouble ahead? Keen to be straight with Tanya, he later sat her down and made his intentions clear that he would like to get to know Zara

Shaq and Zara then bonded as they spoke about them both being from London as he remarked: ‘You’re from London too, you just get it.’

With Zara adding: ‘Same with you, we are from the same area, that’s the thing, that would just work instantly.’

Keen to be straight with Tanya, he later sat her down and made his intentions clear that he would like to get to know Zara.

Tanya asked: ‘Do you speak about me with Zara? Do you feel like when you speak to her about like, there’s anything there?

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To which he admitted: ‘When we do speak, I feel like there is a vibe there and we do get along, I’m gonna speak to her a bit more.’

It came after Sunday night’s Love island saw Zara and Olivia get into a fiery fight after a heated game of Never Have I Ever.

Tensions reached a fever pitch during the episode of the reality dating show where Zara, 25, shouts at Olivia, 27, to ‘get over herself’.

Fireworks: New's of their relationship comes after Sunday night's episode of Love Island saw Zara and Olivia get into a fiery fight after a heated game of Never Have I Ever

Fireworks: New's of their relationship comes after Sunday night's episode of Love Island saw Zara and Olivia get into a fiery fight after a heated game of Never Have I Ever

Fireworks: Sunday night of Love island saw Zara and Olivia get into a fiery fight after a heated game of Never Have I Ever

A ‘secret chat’ between Olivia and Tom left Zara feeling concerned when Olivia wouldn’t reveal the context of their conversation. 

Olivia was paired up with bombshell Tom before Zara entered the villa and caught the attention of the semi-professional footballer.

During Sunday’s episode, Zara confided in Olivia that he had told her he was more into her than Olivia, leading to a frosty response from the actress. 

However following the chat, Olivia hinted to Zara that Tom may not be as set on her as she originally thought.

Upset: Olivia was seen storming off in tears and declaring: 'She's such a b****' while Zara branded her 'childish'

Upset: Olivia was seen storming off in tears and declaring: 'She's such a b****' while Zara branded her 'childish'

Upset: Olivia was seen storming off in tears and declaring: ‘She’s such a b****’ while Zara branded her ‘childish’

Elsewhere, it’s been revealed that consolidated figures for episode one of Love Island show that it has more than doubled to 3.4 million viewers across all devices, up 58% on the overnight audience.

1.2 million 16-34 year olds watched it making it the biggest 16-34 audience of the year.

In the first 7 days of Love Island, ITVX had enjoyed 65m streams across all content which is more than double compared to the same 7 days last year.

Love Island continues Tuesday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX. 

LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

Tanya Manhenga 

Name: Tanya Manhenga

Age: 22

Location: Liverpool

Occupation: Student and model

Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’

‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’

‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’

Lana Jenkins 

Name: Lana Jenkins

Age: 25

Location: Luton

Occupation: Makeup artist

Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.

‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’

Anna-May Robey

Anna-May Robey

Anna-May Robey 

Name: Anna-May Robey

Age: 20

Location: Swansea

Occupation: Payroll assistant

Something not many people know about her: ‘I went on a date once and I never saw him again.’

‘We went for food and shared a bottle of wine. As I was speaking to him he fell asleep!’

‘I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up.’

Tanyel Revan

Tanyel Revan

Tanyel Revan

Name: Tanyel Revan

Age: 26

Location: North London

Occupation: Hair stylist

Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’

‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’

‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’

Olivia Hawkins

Olivia Hawkins

Olivia Hawkins

Name: Olivia Hawkins

Age: 27

 Location: Brighton

Occupation: Ring girl and actress

Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’

‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’

Tom Clare

Tom Clare

Tom Clare

 Name: Tom Clare

 Age: 23

Location: Barnsley

Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer

Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan

David Salako

David Salako

David Salako

Name: David Salako

Age: 24

Location: Essex

Occupation: Money adviser 

Something not many people know about him: ‘I can sing, but I will never sing! I just haven’t got the confidence to do it.’

Aaron Waters

Aaron Waters

Aaron Waters

Name: Aaron Waters

Age: 25

Location: Melbourne

Occupation: Model

Someting not many people know about him: He thinks his appearance on Love Island UK was ‘diving timing’ 

Kai Fagan 

 Name: Kai Fagan

Age: 24

Location: Manchester

Occupation: Science and PE teacher

Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’

‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’

‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’

Ron Hall

Ron Hall

Ron Hall

 Name: Ron Hall

Age: 25

Location: Essex

Occupation: Financial advisor 

Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’

‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’

Will Young

Will Young

Will Young

 Name: Will Young

Age: 23

Location: Buckinghamshire

Occupation: Farmer

Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’

‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!

‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’ 

Shaq Muhammad

Shaq Muhammad

Shaq Muhammad

Name: Shaq Muhammad

Age: 24

 Location: London

Occupation: Airport security officer

Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’  

‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry. 

That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’

Haris Namani

Haris Namani

Haris Namani

Name: Haris Namani

Age: 21

 Location: Doncaster

Occupation: TV salesman

Something not many people know about him: ‘I’ve never found love. I think this is the show that can help me.’

‘It’s the best opportunity for me to find the girl and find the right one. I’ve obviously not found the right one myself.’

Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown

Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown

Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown

Name: Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown

Age: 25

Location: London

Occupation: Model and property developer

Something not many people know about her: ‘I’ve gone onto do lots of modelling and dancing for music videos for UK and global artists, I’ve worked with people like Hardy Caprio, Headie One, Aitch, Tione Wayne and more.’

Jessie Wynter

Jessie Wynter

Jessie Wynter

Name: Jessie Wynter

Age: 26

Location: Sydney

Occupation: Personal Trainer

Something you may not know about her: She was on series two of Love Island Australia

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