Love Island: Molly-Mae Hague blamed for starting a ‘cringe trend’ as another stuffed teddy enters the villa
Molly-Mae brought her elephant teddy, Ellie Belly, to the Majorcan villa in series five.
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Molly-Mae Hague has been blamed by Love Island viewers for starting a “cringe” trend in the villa. The PrettyLittleThing Creative Director, 24, came runner up on the show in 2019 alongside professional boxer Tommy Fury, 24, and of course… Ellie Belly.
The series five star brought her elephant teddy to the Majorca villa when she entered on day four. Ellie Belly made many appearances on ITV screens and even stayed behind with Tommy when Molly-Mae headed to the tests of Casa Amor.
During series eight, Love Island’s first deaf contestant and dancer Tasha Ghouri also brought her teddy along for the summer of love. Flat Teddy began making regular appearances on the show, even joining Tasha and boyfriend Andrew Le-Page in the hideaway.
Last night (6 June), just two episodes into series 10, Doncaster-born musical theatre performer Molly Marsh revealed - as she got into bed with Mitchel Taylor - that she had also brought a stuffed toy, named Plop, to the villa.
Love Island fans took to Twitter to blame Molly-Mae for the trend, one wrote: “Molly Mae really started something with Ellie Belly now everyone is bringing their teddy to the villa”, whilst another penned: “Is it a trend now to bring your teddy to love island??”.
However, fans believe Ellie Belly will always be the original Love Island teddy, with one writing: “Not the teddy. Ellie belly is the blue print now”, and another adding: “The stuffed teddy thing is cringe now. Let’s leave it to the Molly-Mae season”.
Viewers have claimed that Molly and Mitchel could become the next Molly-Mae and Tommy, despite them knowing each other for less than 48 hours. One Tweeted: “Calling it now: Molly and Mitchell are the 2023 version of Molly-Mae and Tommy”, whilst a second wrote: “molly & mitchell be staying together to try and be the molly-mae & tommy pipeline of the series”.