Here’s why the Love Island movie night task shouldn’t have been aired

Fans have labelled the recent challenge as way too brutal

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by Hannah Mellin |
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Love Island is known for throwing in a dramatic challenge or two over the years. We’ve seen tasks such as the tweet challenge – which uncover reactions from the public about the contestants, and therefore expose their actions – cause complete and utter carnage.

However, in Thursday night’s Love Island, we were introduced to the Movie Night task which tricked the Islanders into watching past footage of themselves from the villa.

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The task was teased to the villa in a text sent to Jake that read, “Islanders, tonight we are treating you to a night at the pictures. #madmovies #21stcenturycocks.”

CHECK OUT An ode to Millie Court's Love Island villa fashion wins and where to shop them


An ode to Millie Court's best fashion wins - slider

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Millie's bright halterneck transported us to ALL the sunny destinations

During her first night in the villa, Millie chose to champion a previously unknown brand, Murci, to speed date three lucky Love Island lads. The print on this two piece is to die for and it's an absolutely STEAL. COLOUR 2 PIECE, Murci, £29.99

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A chic striped white co-ord of dreams

Instead of embracing co-ords and tight mini dresses like most of the other girls (no hate, we love them still), Millie has opted for simple, flowing combos - just like this one. Ugh, she looks so SCRUMMY. ASOS EDITION cropped shirt and wide leg trouser co-ord in stripe. Trousers, £68, Top, £48.

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We all need a bit of leopard print in our lives, right?

This leopard print sheer maxi screams out evening dinner vibes and Millie lets the dress do the talking with her simple jewellery choices and golden tan. Just fab! Brown Chiffon Leopard Print Maxi Dress, ISAWITFIRST, £30

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We LOVE her love earring

Who knew the only pairing a skimpy pink bikini needs is a statement earring. We're OBSESSED with these bright and bold heart earrings that Millie used to walk into the villa. She definitely understood the assignment. Heart Drop Earrings, SHEIN, £1.75

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A simple white bikini to show off that banging tan

Despite Millie being all about the bold colours and bright prints, she also knows the power of a white bikini. No wonder Liam can't get enough! White Gold Chain Bikini, ISAWITFIRST, £20

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Millie looked cute as a button in a lemon cut out dress for a date with Liam, the perfect date day attire, amirite? Lemon dobby mesh cut out milkmaid dress, MISSGUIDED, £30

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THE 70s jumpsuit

As the villa embraced a 70s disco, Millie really got the memo with this psychedelic two-piece. Unfortunately, the original piece is a sell-out, but we've found a pretty good copy.Multi Bright Floral Satin Chain Halterneck Bralet, ISAWITFIRST, £20I Saw It First wide leg trouser co ord in multi floral print, ASOS, £22

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A bandana top, they're all over TikTok for a reason

As well as having her very own signature style, Millie is nailing ALL the current trends during her time in the villa - including the 00s-esque bandana top. Blue Chain Print Satin Tie Back Bandana Scarf Top, ISAWITFIRST, £5

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Oh look, another delicious co-ord

Being a Buyer at ASOS has its perks, right? Despite the show partnering with ISAWITFIRST, Millie likes to big up the brand she works for every now and again. And too right, this striped co-ord is dreamy. ASOS EDITION crop top and wrap skirt co-ord in linen painted stripe, £50 and £55.

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The show stopping pink suit

Harry Styles who? Millie really served a LOOK when she wore this pastel pink suit on recoupling night. Seriously, how gorgeous does she look? Unfortunately, a lot of people agree as the ISAWITFIRST suit is now sold out, but we found a dupe. BUBBLEGUM PINK DOUBLE BREASTED WOVEN BLAZER, PrettyLittleThing, £38BUBBLEGUM PINK CROPPED TROUSER, PrettyLittleThing, £22

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Sagittarius necklace

You may have noticed that Millie is never without her 'Sagittarius' necklace, proving that a signature piece of jewellery is all you need to spice up every outfit. Shop your starsign with this Etsy seller's Gold and Silver Zodiac Necklace, £7.99

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It was the girls versus the boys as they competed to answer quiz questions, and the winning team gets to pick which movie clip they want to see. Only two clips were seen in last night’s episode, one called She’s Not All That where Jake was seen revealing that his wasn’t sure about his attraction to his now girlfriend Liberty and Fifty Shades of Faye where Faye was seen blasting Teddy as "not funny" and spooning recently dumped Sam.

The rest of the task will be seen in tonight’s episode of the show, but the fall-out was teased in a trailer where Faye and Teddy were seen arguing about what they saw in the challenge.

Love Island viewers took to social media in their droves to label the challenge as "brutal" and "even worse" than the tweet challenge as private conversations they had in confidence were aired to everyone. The tweet and headline challenges only gave an outsider view, whereas this they’re seeing EXACTLY what happened.

“Guys what the hell this is even worse than the headlines and tweets challenge. KEEP ROLLING THE TAPES! #LoveIsland,” fumed one viewer while another tweeted, “This is too brutal… I take back wanting movie night #LoveIsland.”

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Another added, “I hate this game. This is too brutal and really not entertaining #loveisland."

Some fans even admitted that they felt that the clips were unveiling the wrong things, with one saying, "I know I tweeted that I wanted Liberty to know Jake didn't like her, but that was during the early days!! We just wanted Liberty to find out her man was a pot-stirrer in Casa Amor! We asked for drama, but this is madness. #LoveIsland."

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The challenge comes after it was revealed that broadcast regulator Ofcom received a total of 4,330 complaints for the episode which saw the girls receive the infamous postcard about what the boys had been up to during their time in Casa Amor.

The watchdog received a record number of complaints as producers made it look as if Teddy Soares had cheated on Faye Winter in the second villa and been selective about the photographs that the girl received in the main villa.

According to Ofcom, the majority of those complaints suggested that the postcard "was misleading and caused unnecessary distress".

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