By Ciara Farmer For Mailonline
Published: 09:05 BST, 23 July 2019 | Updated: 09:56 BST, 23 July 2019
Their romance was thrown into jeopardy following Monday evening's Sidebar Of Shame challenge, amid claims of fakery.
Yet Love Island star Curtis Pritchard appeared to confirm the strength of his feelings for Maura Higgins as he slipped up in the Beach Hut by nearly revealing he loved her as he was discussing his partner - yet pulling back quickly.
Swarming Twitter to note the awkward moment, fans penned: 'Curtis almost saying he loves Maura in the beach hut is so funny... Anyone else notice that Curtis nearly said that he loved Maura when he was talking in the beach hut looollllllll'.
Tough days: Love Island star Curtis Pritchard appeared to confirm the strength of his feelings for Maura Higgins as he slipped up in the Beach Hut by nearly revealing he loved her
During the episode, Islanders took part in a savage challenge in which they discovered what the public really think of them, with the contestants having to throw a drink over the person they think the comment is about.
However, viewers were left taken aback when Ovie brutally hurled a drink in Curtis' face, after suggesting that the ballroom dancer was a 'game-player'.
Fans were stunned when the usually mild-mannered basketball player savagely chucked the drink over Curtis without hesitation.
The headline in question read: 'Love Island fans reckon Curtis is playing the biggest game in the villa'. Without hesitation, Ovie picked up a large glass of red liquid and marched over to where an unsuspecting Curtis was sitting.