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
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
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.’
Chatting: Zara approached Shaq on the daybeds where she admitted that ‘it would be nice to explore’ something new with him
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 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: 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’
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
Name: Tanya Manhenga
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.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
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.’
Name: Anna-May Robey
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.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
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.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
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.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: David Salako
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.’
Name: Aaron Waters
Someting not many people know about him: He thinks his appearance on Love Island UK was ‘diving timing’
Name: Kai Fagan
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.’
Name: Ron Hall
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.’
Name: Will Young
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.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
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?’
Name: Haris Namani
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
Name: Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
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.’
Name: Jessie Wynter
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Something you may not know about her: She was on series two of Love Island Australia