'Love Island' 2016: New Contestant Katie Salmon Reveals Crush On Sophie

'She's so my type...'

01/07/2016 14:36

‘Love Island’ could be set for its first same-sex relationship, after newcomer Katie Salmon admitted to having a crush on Sophie Gradon.

Getting to know the group a little better after her arrival, Katie asked them which of the boys she’d wind up sharing a bed with, to which Scott Thomas told her: “Sophie... you can’t share a bed with a boy until you’ve coupled up with them.”

He then added with what has been described as a “glint in his eye”: “You know Sophie swings both ways, though, don’t you?”

As tactfully put as we’ve come to expect from ‘Love Island’.

Newcomer Katie Salmon

Katie then responded: “So do I. I’m bisexual. She’s so my type. I go for girls with big boobs, brunette and dimples.”

Later, alone in the Beach Hut, Katie confessed: “Sophie is a very strong female, and I like that in a girl. I like someone who’s very strong, and very dominant.

“She has said that I’m her type, but I’d like to get to know her before I start jumping into things. Like I say, it’s early days with her and Tom. Obviously I might have limited time in here, so I have to move quite quickly. But you can’t move too quickly because you can’t look too desperate, so you’ve got to play it cool.”

Two bisexual women subverting the heteronormative rules of ‘Love Island’? We’re kind of here for it, to be honest.

Sophie seems less enthused

Sadly, Sophie is less here for it, insisting (with what has once again been described as a "cheeky glint" in her eye): “Just because a girl has come into the house and she’s bisexual, does not mean that I’m going to straight off be in bed doing stuff with her.”

However, there may still be hope for the two, as she later admitted that the failing relationship between herself and ex Tom Powell might be “a lost cause”.

See how it all plays out in Friday’s (1 July) ‘Love Island’, kicking off at 9pm on ITV2.

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