Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island
Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar have been dumped from Love Island.
The sandwich seller, 22 has been booted out of the villa and straight out of his couple with co-star Lucie Donlan.
Their fellow Islanders voted them as one of the least compatible couples – alongside Elma and Anton Danyluk – with viewers given the option to send one person in each couple home.
‘I’ve definitely fallen for the girl so yeah. I do hope there’s a future for us,’ he told the camera on his exit.
‘Me and Lucie definitely had a lot more to give but it is what it is. You just have to take it.’
Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped!
A teaser for tomorrow night’s show sees Lucie, 21, contemplating her time on the show without her man.
She was left in tears by the decision and explaining she was ‘gutted’ to be in the villa solo.
‘Just gutted. Because you could clearly see me and Joe and feelings for each other,’ she told the cameras.
However their romance left viewers at home divided. Many slamming Joe over his ‘controlling’ behaviour – prompting hundreds of Ofcom complaints.
In an earlier instalment of the ITV2 dating show, he pulled her aside to berate her over her close bond with Tommy Fury.
‘I’m not happy with it. It’s strange,’ he told her. ‘I think it’s time for you to get close with the girls.’
The scenes sparked an outcry from Women’s Aid, with co-chief executive Adina Claire stating: ‘Controlling behaviour is never acceptable, and with Love Island viewers complaining to Ofcom in record numbers about Joe’s possessive behaviour towards Lucie, more people are becoming aware of this and want to challenge it.
‘Abusive relationships often start off with subtle signs of control, so it’s important that it is recognised at an early stage.
‘Love Island viewers are now very vocal in calling out unhealthy behaviour between couples on the show and this is a positive development.’
A Love Island spokesperson told Metro they were taking necessary steps to make sure Lucie is emotionally supported on the show.
‘We take the emotional well-being of all the Islanders extremely seriously,’ they said in a statement.
‘We have dedicated welfare producers and a psychological support team on hand at all times. Who monitor and regularly speak to all of the Islanders in private and off camera. Especially if someone appears to be upset.
‘All the Islanders are therefore fully supported by the professionals on site and by their friends in the villa.’
Love Island continues daily, at 9pm, on ITV2.