Although Olivia Attwood pulled her luggage out of the Love Island villa doors six years ago, her finest moments live on in memes, and ex Chris Hughes surprisingly posted one lately.
Olivia, 32, and Chris, 30, were on the ITV dating programme in 2017 and thrilled fans with their on-again, off-again love.
The couple finished third, but their romance ended after only a few months.
Chris and Olivia’s life have subsequently led them in opposite paths, but they have again reconnected.
Olivia’s new husband, Bradley Dack, 29, has joined with Sunderland after leaving Blackburn Rovers.
What is the significance of this? Because Chris has been a long-time fan of the football team.
He previously said: ‘I’ve been a Sunderland fan from the age of three. I don’t live there, I was sent the Sunderland Echo every week. I went to first game in ‘99 when I was six, we lost, shock.
‘I’m Sunderland till I die, wouldn’t have it any other way. You can’t take out what’s embedded in your blood.’
Chris displayed his sense of humour when responding to the unusual circumstance on Twitter.
In response to the news, he opted to release an uncaptioned flashback video from Love Island. Chris holds his hands over his ears in the brief film, as Olivia files her nails.
— Chris Hughes (@chrishughes_22) July 27, 2023
Olivia received the popular social media message and expressed her thoughts about it.
‘I was confused at first because I completely forgot he supports them. I thought “Why is he getting involved?”
‘Then I got it and thought he’s just having a bit of fun with it,’ she explained.
‘There’s nothing that deep going on there. I don’t feel any type of way about him sharing it. He has got to watch my husband play football every week.’
Olivia’s gif isn’t the only one doing the rounds on social media right now.
‘I never really use Twitter anymore but I logged on this morning and I had about 30 people sharing gifs of me diving into the pool on the Love Island final,’ Olivia told us.
— Mared Parry 🎬🏴 (@maredparry) July 31, 2023
‘That will never be forgotten.’
Olivia has shown her support for Jess Harding and Sammy Root, who won the most recent series of Love Island.
She appeared on the final episode of Aftersun and even organised an official watching party, and she has since vehemently defended the show in the wake of reports of declining viewership.
Last summer’s season, which saw Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti win, drew 3.4 million people, but just 1.5 million turned in to witness Jess and Sammy triumph, but Olivia doesn’t think this will hurt the show’s success.
‘People are watching things on streaming services rather than live as we’re all busy. I hardly ever catch live telly anymore,’ she began.
‘The viewers are in the millions still. There’s still a huge draw to watch it. It doesn’t makes sense to end Love Island because it makes people happy. It’s a fun show and I think it’s got a long future.’
She still likes the show so much that she’d be happy to return for the alleged all-stars version, but only for a cameo part owing to her new married status.
‘Nothing has been confirmed to me about it but if it is true then yeah I’d absolutely love to take part,’ Olivia told us.
‘I’d love to do that.’
For the time being, she is focusing on a new reality programme, Olivia Marries Her Match, which will give personal access to her hen do, wedding preparations, and the special day, which took place in June at the Bulgari Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge.
Olivia has always been enthusiastic about bringing the genuine into reality, so viewers will be exposed to all the highs and lows.
‘What I always try and stick to is to keep in bits where you feel like you don’t want to film as that’s what makes the show real,’ she explained.
‘If you ask them to stop filming every time you don’t look right, or you’re in a bad mood then you’re going to make a show that’s staged.
‘I’m very passionate about reality TV being as real as possible because as a viewer, that’s what I want.’
Olivia Marries Her Match is on tonight at 9pm on ITVBE and ITVX and continues on Thursday and Friday this week.
Source My Celebrity Life.