'Love Island' Contestants Attempted To Discuss Brexit And It Was Quite Something

'So does that mean we won’t have any trees?'

While it seems everyone has an opinion on Brexit, one group of people who don’t seem to is the ‘Love Island’ contestants - in fact, it turns out a few of them aren’t sure exactly what it is. 

The worlds of politics and reality TV collided during Friday’s episode, as the female Islanders attempted to discuss Britain’s forthcoming exit from the EU. 

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Hayley Hughes thought leaving the EU would mean we no longer had trees
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20-year-old student Georgia Steel brought the subject up during a conversation in the villa garden, to which model Hayley Hughes replied: “What’s that?”

But if that has already got you facepalming, we hate to tell you, things got a lot worse. 

After Samira Mightly claimed it meant we “won’t be part of Europe” and Georgia attempted to make some comment about trade deals, Hayley replied: “So does that mean we won’t have any trees?”

“That’s got nothing to do with it, babe. That’s weather,” Georgia told her. 

As Kendall Rae-Knight tried to be the sensible voice in the conversation explaining the difference between being in Europe and being in the EU, Georgia then said: “Doesn’t it mean it would be harder to like, go to like, Spain and stuff?”

“So it would be harder to go on holidays?” Hayley responded. “Oh I love my holidays.”

The whole exchange sparked some inspired reactions on Twitter: 

Elsewhere during Friday’s episode, Kendall found herself the first to be dumped from the Island after being pied off by Adam Collard. 

Despite stealing her from Niall Aslam only a few days ago, the Geordie gym owner ditched her so he could pair up with newbie Rosie Williams in the first recoupling ceremony. 

‘Love Island’ continues on Sunday at 9pm on ITV2. 

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'Love Island' 2018 contestants
Dani Dyer(01 of 11)
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Age: 21

Occupation: Barmaid

From: East London

She says: “Dating has never been great for me. It’s such a personal thing but you’re doing it on national television. Falling for someone, not liking someone, letting someone’s feelings down. I’m the sort of person that would rather be hurt than have to tell a boy I don’t like them.”

Claim to fame? She is the daughter of ‘EastEnders’ actor Danny Dyer, and also appeared on ‘Survival Of The Fittest’ earlier this year, but was forced to pull out after just a day due to a shoulder injury.
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Samira Mighty(02 of 11)
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Age: 22

Occupation: West End star

From: London

She says: “Everyone in the West End knows everybody. So it will be a big shock when they see me on this show.”

Claim to fame? Definitely the shows I was in – ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Dreamgirls’.
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Eyal Booker(03 of 11)
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Age: 22

Occupation: Model

From: London

He says: “We can’t ignore the fact I have curly hair and people seem to like that. I train pretty hard so I’ve got a decent body. Hopefully I’m just a funny person that people like.”

Claim to fame? “I was in a pop band once called EverYoung. We had small time success and toured the country, built up a little fan base and there was fan girl hysteria. They’d follow us around and come to our gigs and stuff so that was a little taste.”
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Dr Alex George(04 of 11)
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Age: 27

Occupation: A&E doctor

From: Carmarthen, west Wales

He says: “You’re recorded 24 hours a day and I just want to make sure that I behave in the right way. I absolutely love my job, I’ve worked since the age of 13 to get here and I go to work every day and I genuinely enjoy it. I would probably go back and do it part time, if I could mix it with TV work I would. I think there’s probably room for a new TV doctor!”
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Hayley Hughes(05 of 11)
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Age: 21

Occupation: Model

From: Liverpool

She says: “I’ve only been in one relationship, and only slept with one guy. I was with him for five years. We got together at such a young age, when I was 16. You just grow up, and grow apart. It’s still quite raw.”

Claim to fame? “I’ve modelled for some fashion brands, and I did an advert for ITVBe. I’ve modelled full time now for two years. I did a pageant, which I won, and then got scouted by an agency in Manchester. I go to drama school as well.”
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Kendall Rae-Knight(06 of 11)
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Age: 26

Occupation: Retail manager

From: Blackpool

She says: “This time last year I was in a five year relationship, I was engaged, had a house, and I was all settled down ready to have children. He proposed in the June and then three months later said he didn’t love me anymore. He left. Now, seven months down the line, I feel like I’m ready to move on and start dating.”

Claim to fame? “I won Miss North West. I represented the whole of the North West in the Miss England final, which was in 2015.”
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Laura Anderson(07 of 11)
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Age: 29

Occupation: Cabin Crew

From: Stirling, Scotland

She says: “I like a rugged, real man. And someone that knows what they want. Age isn’t a big deal at all. Some 22 year old guys are very mature and know what they want. My ex was 38 and had no idea what he wanted, so you can’t discriminate against age.”

Claim to fame? “There are loads of celebrities that have flown on our airline who I have served. I once served Channing Tatum.”
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Adam Collard(08 of 11)
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Age: 22

Occupation: Personal trainer and gym director

From: Newcastle

He says: “I’m very loyal to my friends. I think you’ll be surprised, I think there’ll be a bromance as much as there’ll be a romance.”
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Jack Fincham(09 of 11)
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Age: 26

Occupation: Stationary sales manager

From: Kent

He says: “When I walk into a room I always make a statement. Not necessarily on purpose, I’m just so clumsy so I’ll walk in and knock something over. Everyone knows ‘Jack is here!’”
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Niall Aslam(10 of 11)
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Age: 23

Occupation: Student and construction worker

From: Coventry

He says: “I am looking for love mainly. Obviously I’m looking for a fit girl but I’m assuming pretty much all of the girls in there are going to be fit and above my level anyway. I’m going in there with an open mind to find love.”
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Wes Nelson(11 of 11)
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Age: 20

Occupation: Electrical and nuclear systems design engineer

From: Staffordshire

He says: “I’m looking for someone I can settle down with and tame my wild lifestyle. I am 20 years old but I’d say I am ahead of my age in terms of maturity and in terms of who I am and my mannerisms.”

Claim to fame? “My Instagram. A few of my videos went viral when I was kickboxing and I’ve got a large Instagram following. I’ve dated people who are Instagram famous but no actual celebrities.”
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