Aaron Francis was branded a ‘snake’ by new Love Island contestant Danny Bibby during Sunday night’s episode of the show.
Plumber Danny, 25, who joined the series on Friday, recoupled with boutique owner Lucinda Strafford, 21, in a move that saw Sharon Gaffka, 25, leave.
But moments after the new couples were announced, Aaron Francis, 24, tried to kiss Lucinda right in front of new boy Danny’s eyes, causing her to completely swerve Aaron and leaving Danny fuming.
Awkward! Aaron, 23, was branded a ‘snake’ by new Love Island contestant Danny Bibby, 25, during Sunday night’s episode after he tried to kiss Lucinda, 21, moments after recoupling
Aaron is currently in a friendship couple with Kaz Kamwi, 29, but he has no secret of the fact he’d like to get to know Lucinda better.
Just minutes after the recoupling had taken place, Aaron asked Lucinda to join him on the beanbags for a chat, telling her: ‘I’m attracted to you.’
He went on: ‘Honestly, if I was rude, I’d kiss you right now in front of him,’ prompting a seemingly intrigued Lucinda to ask: ‘Really? Are you like that?’
Oops! Moments after the new couples were announced, Aaron made his move in front of new boy Danny’s eyes, causing Lucinda to completely swerve Aaron and leaving Danny fuming
However, when he leaned in to kiss her, she squealed and pulled away as quickly as possible, asking from behind her hand: ‘Are you having a laugh? Why are you doing this?
She stated: ‘I think you’ve got a little naughty streak to you, I reckon.’
Danny could be seen in the background looking shocked and was quick to pull Aaron aside – after branding him a ‘snake’,
Keeping an eye on things: Danny could be seen in the background looking shocked and was quick to pull Aaron aside
He told him: ‘Lad, it’s my first night, yeah. I’ve just recoupled with her, and then you go and try and slap this on her.
‘You just look like a mug and she’s gone and mugged you off in front of everyone.
‘Do you not feel like an idiot? Like, do you not think I deserve a bit of respect?’
Standing his ground: He told him: ‘Lad, it’s my first night, yeah. I’ve just recoupled with her, and then you go and try and slap this on her’
He added: ‘I feel like that was low. I didn’t expect that from you to be fair.
‘I know you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do but right in front of me?’
New bombshell Danny made his debut on Thursday, with his first scenes airing on Friday, however soon after the show fans delved into his Instagram and sourced a comment made in 2019 in which he used the N-word.
Roving eye: Aaron is currently in a friendship couple with Kaz Kamwi, 29, but he has no secret of the fact he’d like to get to know Lucinda better
Oh dear: Viewers were left cringing as they watched the botched kiss
He has since apologised for his actions, saying he ‘meant no offence’ and has ‘learnt from his mistakes’.
Speaking from the villa, the plumber from Wigan wrote in a statement that he’s ‘not a racist person’ and hopes viewers will now get to see the ‘kind, loving’ person he is.
When contacted by MailOnline, a representative for Love Island said: ‘Earlier today we raised our concerns with Danny regarding a historic social media post. He wishes to make the below statement:
Outrage: Love Island newcomer Danny Bibby’s father has apologised on his behalf for his use of the N-word in a historic Instagram comment
‘I’d like to take the time to apologise to anyone that may have taken offence to my inappropriate remark.
‘I never meant anything malicious by this comment at all. I am not a racist person and it is unacceptable language and ignorant.
‘I meant no offence and feel like I have really learnt from my mistakes and will never use that word again.
‘I am a kind loving person and hopefully you get to see that in the show.’
The dramatic episode on Sunday saw Sharon Gaffka dumped from the villa after new bombshell AJ Bunker stole Hugo Hammond from her.
Catching the eye: Lucinda caught the eye of Aaron after she recoupled with Danny on Love Island on Sunday night
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LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Sharon Gaffka
Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me.
‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’
Name: Aaron Francis
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that.
‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’
Name: Liberty Poole
Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student
Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy.
‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’
Name: Hugo Hammond
Occupation: PE Teacher
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.
‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’
Name: Liam Reardon
Are you competitive? ‘I am competitive to a certain extent. I’m not over the top. It’s always nice being a winner. If I’m in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won’t go too far out of my way. If she liked you that much she wouldn’t have to make a choice.’
Name: Jake Cornish
Occupation: Water Engineer
Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…
‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!’
Name: Kaz Kamwi
Occupation: Fashion Blogger
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’
Name: Chloe Burrows
Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you.
‘And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you. Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more.
‘I could never be with someone who is quiet. Someone that gives you a bit back’
Name: Faye Winter
Occupation: Letting Manager
What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I’m like a five-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that.’
Name: Rachel Finni
Occupation: Luxury travel specialist
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve scraped the bottom of the dirtiest barrels, that’s how I describe my dating life. So I thought “why not? Let’s apply. If it happens, it happens”.’
Name: Lucinda Strafford
Occupation: Online fashion boutique owner
Which boy do you have your eye on? I really fancy Brad. And then possibly Liam. But obviously I’m open to getting to know any of the other boys.
Name: AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker
Occupation: Hair extension technician
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve had the worst luck with men. I feel like this is the one thing I haven’t tried. I thought why not? Let’s give it a go.’
Name: Brad McClelland
Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.
Name: Toby Aromolaran
Occupation: Semi-pro footballer
How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’
Name: Chuggs Wallis
Occupation: Hat entrepreneur
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of aging. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With Covid and the pandemic, I feel like I’ve missed a year of my youth, so I’m really gagging to get it all back – make the most of it.’
Name: Millie Court
Occupation: Fashion buyer’s administrator
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m ready to find ‘The One’. I’m a very spontaneous and adventurous person. I’m always up for doing something new and challenging myself. I’ve never done anything like this before. I just want to throw myself into it and have fun with it’
Name: Teddy Soares
Occupation: Senior financial consultant
What girl do you have your eye on? I want to get to know all of the girls. I’m not afraid to step on toes to get the girl I want.