Love Island fans slam show for 'ignoring' Ikenna and Indiyah as 'cute' relationship is unveiled in Unseen Bits | The Sun

LOVE Island fans have slammed the show for "ignoring" Ikenna and Indiyah after spotting their "cute chemistry" and fun banter in last night's Unseen Bits.

The pairing has had limited airtime compared to co-stars like Davide Sanclimenti, Luca Bish and Gemma Owen, who are currently embroiled in a love triangle.


Some viewers feel that when Indiyah and Ikenna are shown in the regular programme they're always looking miserable or disinterested.

One viewer wrote on Twitter: "So they’re tryna make it look like Indiyah and Ikenna are boring, yet all their convos are in the ‘unseen bits’ instead of actually put on the show."

A second shared: "I watched the Unseen Bits episode. OMG, we're being robbed! Paige, Dami, Indiyah and Ikenna are cool peoples with banter."

Another posted: "Guys Indiyah and Ikenna are actually so cute. why aren’t they given enough airtime."

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A fourth added: "Indiyah and Ikenna are a vibe, but the producers don't wanna show that!?!?!?"

Earlier in the series the show was embroiled in a race row after viewers branded the new pairings as "segregation."

A backlash erupted on social media as the four black contestants were paired up by a public vote – which gave show bosses no say in the matter.

The opening episode saw Indiyah, 22 and Ikenna, 23, put together as well as Amber, 24, and Dami, 26.

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The other six white contestants were paired up together.

On Twitter viewers railed: "So they've essentially segregated the couples as two black couples and three white couples…is this what I'm getting?"

Another Tweeted: "Who came up with this idea of people voting couples together? We literally asked to put (in) black men that like black girls, not force black couples together."

This is the first year that the coupling up process that always starts a new series has been decided by a public vote.

Previously the contestants have been allowed to pick their own partner based on what the individuals they were greeted by when they arrived in the villa.

The race row comes after viewers complained that many of the black and mixed race men who went on the show tended to go for white girls rather than black or mixed race girls.

That often led to a disproportionate number of non-white contestants being left out of pairings which led to them having to leave the villa.

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But the new arrangement has also enraged some viewers who feel the pairings set a bad example.

One Tweeter said: Another said: "Why have we put all black people in couples with each other? Interracial couples exist you know."

Another black woman said: "this is literally the feeling when people at work couple you and the only other black guy."




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