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Love Island’s Sophie cuddles up to MIKE in unseen backstage picture sparking rumours romance is on the cards

LOVE Island's Sophie Piper has been spotted cuddling up to Mike Boateng in an unseen backstage picture.

The snap has sparked rumours that romance is on the cards between the pair who are currently coupled up with other Islanders.

 Sophie and Mike have sparked rumours with this candid backstage snap
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Sophie and Mike have sparked rumours with this candid backstage snapCredit: ITV

Sophie is currently in a couple with Connor Durman but is asked on a date by new boy Connagh Howard on tonight's show.

Meanwhile, Mike is in a couple with Jess Gale after she stole him from Leanne Amaning.

But he has already pied Jess and declared his feelings for Leanne - spending the night with her sleeping in the dog house.

Now, it seems he may also have a love interest in Sophie.

 Mike declared his feelings for Leanne on last night's show
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Mike declared his feelings for Leanne on last night's showCredit: ITV
 Sophie tells Connor: 'I'm not going to be your friend any more'
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Sophie tells Connor: 'I'm not going to be your friend any more'

On tonight's episode Sophie is set to give 'controlling' Connor a taste of his own medicine, raging: "I'm not your friend."

The pair are shown having a bust-up, with him refusing to make her tea, before she grabs her sexiest outfit and heads off on a date with new boy Connagh.

 The lad grimaces in frustration as Sophie head off on a date wearing a sexy outfit
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The lad grimaces in frustration as Sophie head off on a date wearing a sexy outfit

The new boy whisks her away for a romantic vineyard date while Connor waits nervously back at the villa.

As Sophie trots off dressed up to the nines, he groans: "I'm f**king losing my s**t."

He tells the lads: “I’m a little bit [stressed]. Only because, it’ll just be interesting to see what they’re like. I did come across a bit childish.

"Obviously I want Sophie to be happy, but we had a good thing going. I’m excited to see her and see what she’s saying.

 Sophie and Siannise are seen emerging to go on their dates
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Sophie and Siannise are seen emerging to go on their dates
 She and Connagh go on a romantic vineyard date in tonight's episode
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She and Connagh go on a romantic vineyard date in tonight's episodeCredit: ITV
 She seems delighted with the new lad
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She seems delighted with the new ladCredit: ITV

"It’s just hard isn’t it? But if she’s more happy with someone else then I’d rather her be happy with someone better suited.”

Meanwhile, on the date Sophie tells Connagh: “I feel like I am happy with Connor. But obviously we’re only a couple of days in so it would be silly to close myself off completely, so we’ll have to see how the next couple of days go.”

And she's not the only person he dates - with the new arrivals being allowed to pick two girls for dates in a shake-up to the rules.

When she gets back to the villa Sophie tells the girls about Connagh, saying: “Let me paint you a picture – he looks like Anthony Joshua’s brother. He’s 6ft3, he’s a model, he’s a good looking guy.”

 And new boy Connagh seems pretty smitten with her too
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And new boy Connagh seems pretty smitten with her tooCredit: ITV
 Back at the villa Connor is stressed and reflects on his 'childish' behaviour
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Back at the villa Connor is stressed and reflects on his 'childish' behaviourCredit: ITV
 Will Sophie be glad that Connor is jealous or only have eyes for the new boy?
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Will Sophie be glad that Connor is jealous or only have eyes for the new boy?Credit: ITV

Leanne reveals: “Connor’s been stressing here.”

But will she be pleased her boy is jealous or keen to get rid?

Last night, Love Island viewers were begged Rochelle Humes to intervene and somehow separate her sister Sophie from Connor after accusing him of controlling behaviour.

In tense scenes last night Connor reacted furiously to Sophie celebrating the imminent arrival of two new boys.

 Love Island viewers are begging Rochelle Humes to intervene and somehow separate her sister Sophie from Connor Durman
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Love Island viewers are begging Rochelle Humes to intervene and somehow separate her sister Sophie from Connor DurmanCredit: Rex Features

After whinging to the lads, he took Sophie to one side and made it clear he wasn't happy with her.

Disgusted by his manner, one viewer tagged Rochelle in their Twitter post, writing: "I hope @RochelleHumes is spotting the early warning signs of this Connor geezer and phoning producers to speak with her sister to back the F off quick!!!!!!

"this is the second time he's been a bit aggey in THREE OR FOUR DAYS They've known each other?!!!!!! #loveisland."

Another tweeted: "Connor is very MAD someone tell Rochelle to come get her sis she is in DANGER #LoveIsland."

 Viewers think Connor's behaviour raises red flags
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Viewers think Connor's behaviour raises red flagsCredit: ITV

 

Others slammed Connor as a "controlling psycho" after he lost his temper with Sophie for the second time.

The pair have been cuddled up from the first show and enjoyed kisses in bed last night.

But things turned sour when Connor spied Sophie with her hands in the air and a big smile on her face when it was announced two new boys are joining the villa.

Unable to let it go, Connor pulled Sophie for a chat - and it ended with him storming off in a huff.

 Connor was left fuming when jealousy got the better of him
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Connor was left fuming when jealousy got the better of him
 Sophie celebrated by waving her hands in the air
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Sophie celebrated by waving her hands in the air
 She looked over the moon when the boys walked in
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She looked over the moon when the boys walked in

Fans were furious about his reaction and said it was a "warning sign" for trouble ahead.

One said: "Connor is giving me all the psycho vibes, so controlling #Loveisland."

Another added: "Connor is a control freak warning signals from the start with him #getinthebin #LoveIsland."

Someone else joked: "Connor is a psycho! he will use those teeth to bite her as punishment in her sleep! #loveisland."

 The pair had a tense talk
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The pair had a tense talk
 He stormed off in a huff
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He stormed off in a huff
 And left Sophie stunned and confused
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And left Sophie stunned and confused

A viewer added: "Connor is winding me up, that’s the psycho behaviour. They haven’t known each other a week and he’s like that with her, she needs to run #LoveIsland."

Another warned: "Connor has psycho boyfriend vibes. Sophie, run! Sophie better get with 1 of the new boys. #LoveIsland."

Someone else claimed: "Connor needs to f*** off mate already acting like a controlling psycho #LoveIsland."

It's not the first time Connor has lost his cool.

 Fans were shocked by the way Connor snapped
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Fans were shocked by the way Connor snapped

The 25-year-old coffee bean salesmen snapped PA Sophie over her threesome joke just hours after entering the villa.

During a game of Truth or Lie, Connor boasted about having a threesome with a girl he went home with and her flatmate.

Sophie, 21, looked shocked by the revelation but didn't react.

But when Mike Boateng later said that he'd slept with less than 20 women she gestured at his partner Leanne Amaning and joked: "You've got yourself a keeper, not one that has a threesome on a first date."


Grumpy Connor immediately crossed his arms and recoiled away from Sophie, muttering: "You hate me tonight. You're hating me."

As the brunette beauty playfully protested, the hunk remained visibly annoyed as he added: "You're digging me out already, you are."

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