Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Love Island 2018 star Eyal Booker, 23, spoke out about what causes the couples who get together on the dating programme to split so soon after. Of the eight pairs who departed last year’s show in couples, all sixteen stars are now single. Aside from a brief separation in December, winners Dani Dyer, 23, and Jack Fincham, 28, remained together longer than their fellow contestants, confirming their split last month. Asked if Love Island truly helps cast members find love, Eyal said: “I think it’s just the same as the normal world just in a heightened experience.”
He went on to explain why he believes the number of post-Love Island break-ups is as high as it is, claiming it’s the same ratio as any sample of young daters in the outside world.
“We look at people dating and if you take the age demographic that’s in there and you do it on a larger scale and you line people up who are in relationships, how many of them will be in relationships within that year?” he said. “Maybe only one or two of them.”
Admitting the cast of 2018 had a particularly bad track record when it came to relationship success after leaving the show, Eyal said: “I think our year was just slightly more unsuccessful.
“But I think within those moments everyone was in love - or falling in love - with that person,” he added.
“You’ve got people like Alex [Bowen] and Olivia [Buckland] and Jess [Shears] and Dom [Lever] who are all happily married with kids on the way and stuff like that and you’ve got other couples that still remain,” he observed.
Eyal also opened up on the impact leaving the villa and returning to the real world has on couples.
Love Island 2019: Eyal Booker spoke out about couples splitting after the show (Image: GETTY • ITV)
Love Island 2019: Eyal Booker said he thinks the number of splits is normal (Image: JOSEPH SINCLARE)
“You go from being in such an intense