WHY ARE YA ASKIN HER DAT?
Listen, we are delighted that Amber and Greg won Love Island. They’re a super cute couple, and fingers crossed they will make things work ‘on the outside’ with their shared £50k.
But absolutely no one can deny that one woman and one woman only made this entire season what it was. And that woman was Longford’s Maura Higgins. How do we love thee, Maura? Let us count the ways.
I believe the first words she spoke were “Deh guys aren’t gonna know what hit dem when I walk inteh dat villah.” And she was right. She was so right.
Maura immediately selected Tommy as her target and embarked on a medley of classic seduction techniques: Suggestively eating an ice lolly, watching him work out and moaning, and asking him if Molly Mae “turns you on like I do”.
It was camp, it was pantomime, it was perfect.
Fanny flutters. WHY ARE YA ASKIN HER DAT? HE DUSSN’T! My vagina is trobbin’.
Also, her startling range of facial expressions will power Twitter memes for years to come:
Her pursuit of Curtis, from demanding dance lessons to telling all and sundry how ‘manly’ he is, was a scream. And she was always ready for a row. Always!
Such as, TOM, how a woman can talk openly about sex but actually not want to have sex with you in particular. What a revelation!
— Love Island (@LoveIsland) June 24, 2019
Curtis came to her with what he thought was hot gossip about Anna and Jordan, but she refused to hear his lame defence of Jordan’s actions, threw an actual wineglass over her shoulder in disgust, and went straight to Anna to tell her what was going on.
She and Molly-Mae also became extremely close, despite a rocky start (Maura did attempt to steal Tommy from right under her nose, let us not forget), and she was always there for the gals through the trials and tribulations of daily life in the villa. Everyone needs a Maura in their corner.
Her mam Sharon arrived in and immediately achieved icon status by making a beeline for Ovie (“This is the man I want to meet!”) and not being too gone on Curtis.
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We are unbelievably proud of Maura, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the support throughout this series? We promise this isn’t the last of her and she’ll be back on your screens very soon? That’s it from us, next person you’ll be hearing from is Maura herself. Over & Out ❤? #TeamMaura #LoveIsland
N O T H I N G. And while we’re devo she didn’t get the chance to win and snatch the entire £50k for herself (now that would have been a stunning end to the season) we know that the reign of Maura Higgins is only beginning. She will be giving us all fanny flutters for many, many years to come.