Love Island fans warn Samantha to 'start packing her bags' after Joey Essex 'friendzones' her to go after his ex Grace and declares they are 'done'

Love Island fans have declared that Samantha Kenny's 'days in the villa are limited' after Joey Essex went after his former flame Grace Jackson in Sunday's episode.

The TOWIE star, 33, and the model from Manchester, 25, briefly dated a year ago after meeting in Ibiza.

And her arrival in the villa has sent Samantha, 26, -  who Joey has been coupled up with since he arrived - spiralling.

The make-up artist looked visibly fuming after Joey kissed Grace not once, but twice, during the steamy beer-pong challenge on Friday's episode.

The latest episode saw Samantha choose to distance herself and went to sleep outside on the day beds.

Love Island fans have declared that Samantha Kenny's 'days in the villa are limited' after Joey Essex went after his former flame Grace Jackson in Sunday's episode

Love Island fans have declared that Samantha Kenny's 'days in the villa are limited' after Joey Essex went after his former flame Grace Jackson in Sunday's episode

The TOWIE star, 33, and the model from Manchester, 25, briefly dated a year ago after meeting in Ibiza

The TOWIE star, 33, and the model from Manchester, 25, briefly dated a year ago after meeting in Ibiza

And her arrival in the villa has sent Samantha, 26, - who Joey has been coupled up with since he arrived - spiralling

And her arrival in the villa has sent Samantha, 26, - who Joey has been coupled up with since he arrived - spiralling

Joey went over to confront her and asked: 'Samantha, what are you doing? We just played a game in the garden that's all it was'.

But an upset Samantha responded: 'I just want to back off now because you and her have got something good.'

An annoyed Joey shot back: 'You're telling everyone you're not bothered but you're sleeping on the day bed.'

As the conversation continued, Samantha insisted: 'I'm not bothered, I want you and her to rekindle.'

But Joey questioned: 'Why are you saying that, that doesn't mean I'm going to rekindle.'

However he then went inside and spoke to Grace in the bathroom where he downplayed his relationship with Samantha, saying: 'Me and Samantha, we get on, that's it. In a friendship way, we get on.'

Viewers took to social media to say argue that Joey needed to tell Samantha he wasn't interested and that she needed to make her exit soon as he was just biding his time to get rid of her.

They wrote:  'Joey has finally admitted that he only sees Samantha as a friend.. when is he gonna say it to her face instead of telling his ex; Joey??? You and Samantha get on in a friendship way???? Does Samantha know that?'

The make-up artist looked visibly fuming after Joey kissed Grace not once, but twice, during the steamy beer-pong challenge on Friday's episode

The make-up artist looked visibly fuming after Joey kissed Grace not once, but twice, during the steamy beer-pong challenge on Friday's episode

The latest episode saw Samantha choose to distance herself and went to sleep outside on the day beds, saying: 'I just want to back off now because you and her have got something good'

The latest episode saw Samantha choose to distance herself and went to sleep outside on the day beds, saying: 'I just want to back off now because you and her have got something good'

Joey went over to confront her, saying: 'You're telling everyone you're not bothered but you're sleeping on the day bed'

Joey went over to confront her, saying: 'You're telling everyone you're not bothered but you're sleeping on the day bed'

However he then went inside and spoke to Grace in the bathroom where he downplayed his relationship with Samantha, saying: 'Me and Samantha, we get on, that's it. In a friendship way, we get on'

However he then went inside and spoke to Grace in the bathroom where he downplayed his relationship with Samantha, saying: 'Me and Samantha, we get on, that's it. In a friendship way, we get on'

'Joey telling Grace in private that he and Samantha get on as friends and then calling Sam pathetic for feeling the vibe and wanting to separate herself, I know she’s dramatic lmao but she’s right on this one; IN A FRIENDSHIP WAAY??? Joey she’s planning ya’lls wedding'.

'Joey has barely done anything compared to these other men and Samantha is already talking a step back. She should take a few more steps and walk out the door of this villa pls; Omds Samantha is cryinggg blood and Joey didn’t say bye? Yeah, she might kill someone'.

'samantha doesn’t realize she’s pushing joey away and will doesn’t want her but wants uma ?? like babe you’re basically making the decision to leave the villa LMFAOOO; samantha thought she’d won the joey essex lottery and now she can see it slipping away she’s spiralling'.

'Joey? Get along in a friendship way? LOOOOOOOOOL this man wants samantha dead; Joey really said he "gets on with he in a friend kind of way" and he is making her feel bad being a little distant. I think this is the real him. Loves himself, not her'.

'joey is saying all this but hasn’t actually sat down and had a conversation with samantha? men are so annoying; In a friendship way”……Joey tells everyone this except for Samantha; Not Joey telling Grace he gets on with Sam in a friendship way. BLOOD IN MY EYES Men!!!'

'joey saying him and samantha get on in a friendship way oh samantha sweetheart your days in the villa are limited; grace picking joey for the overnight stay yea samantha you can start packing your bags; '"me and samantha just get on... like in a friendship way." JOEY LITERALLY FRIENDZONED SAMANTHA'.

'Joey didn’t even go over to reassure Samantha before leaving, he’s been plotting his exit I’m afraid; joey has been waiting for a reason to ditch samantha. he’s over doing this and trying to make her look crazy, i’m not even entertained tbh'.

Joey later was picked by Grace to have a night away, leaving Samantha visibly devastated, as she told the other girls:  'I don't want to fight for someone. I would rather go home with my head held high, I'm not having something forced.'

While Joey didn't even try to hide his joy at being chosen by Grace, not even saying goodbye to Samantha before leaving.

He admitted: 'There is definitely feelings there. I was not expected this, I'm shocked but I'm gassed. With Samantha there's not much I can do, I can just go forward.'

Speaking to Grace, he declared that he and Samantha were 'done' once and for all, saying there was 'something missing'.

Joey said: 'I respect Samantha a lot, I still want to be friends with her. I just feel it wasn't ever going right. There was something missing with Samantha. I feel like that's done. I want to be happy, I don't want to be involved in agg.'

When Grace asked what he was looking for, he replied: 'I'm looking for you. I'm looking for something serious, I only step in things if I know it's going to work. With you and me it was just the long distance, or it would have gone further.'

He added: 'We were really close, we had a great time together. I'll never forget that holiday ever.'

The pair then exchanged several steamy kisses in the swimming pool, before Joey admitted at dinner that his 'dreams were coming true'.

Joey later was picked by Grace to have a night away and didn't even try to hide his joy at being chosen by Grace, not even saying goodbye to Samantha before leaving

Joey later was picked by Grace to have a night away and didn't even try to hide his joy at being chosen by Grace, not even saying goodbye to Samantha before leaving

Speaking to Grace, he declared that he and Samantha were 'done' once and for all, saying there was 'something missing'

Speaking to Grace, he declared that he and Samantha were 'done' once and for all, saying there was 'something missing'

The pair then exchanged several steamy kisses in the swimming pool, before Joey admitted at dinner that his 'dreams were coming true'

The pair then exchanged several steamy kisses in the swimming pool, before Joey admitted at dinner that his 'dreams were coming true'

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