Love Island star Samira Mighty is finally ready to speak up following her Hideaway night that was cut from the show.
Samira fell head over heels for Bombshell Frankie Foster, eventually deciding to leave the villa and giving up on the chance of winning £50,000 in favour of her villa boyfriend.
It was a move that shocked many, proving just how smitten she was with lover-boy Frankz.
However, many claimed that Frankie was never given an honest chance on Love Island. We rarely saw him on camera and even his Hideaway scene was cut from the final production.
Is this fair?
Samira and Frankie’s Night in the Hideaway
According to Samira, she and Frankie were awarded a night in the Hideaway bedroom by the other Islanders.
While everyone was super-excited for Samira and Frankie to showcase their relationship, it seemed there was too much drama going on in the villa at the time.
Following the end of the Casa Amor episode, and after Jack Fowler and Georgia Steel had shared that kiss, producers seemingly favoured the villa drama over Frankie and Samira’s love story.
Samira explained to Digital Spy why she felt the footage was withheld: Georgia maybe kicking off there, Dani crying and that’s when that whole Casa Amor thing was going on. So there were so many more interesting things going on other than Frankie and I… being happy.”
The Unshown Footage
For Samira, who struggled to find a connection throughout the series, the Hideaway scene was massive on a personal level.
And we can’t help but think it would have played a huge part in the voting system. What if the public had been given the chance to see Frankie come out of his shell?
Samira said: Obviously the Hideaway got cut out as well, and I don’t know why, because that was a really big thing. It was such a big thing.
I’d never been with a boy romantically in there and everyone was dancing, everyone danced us in. I actually have no idea why, it’s kind of weird, but everyone has spoken about it now. Everyone knows now.”
During Samira’s interview with Digital Spy, she concluded that her relationship with Frankie was not honestly portrayed in the Love Island episodes.
She reluctantly admitted that there are “24 hours” and that viewers get to see just “45 minutes”.
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