He’s been separated from his partner Amber Gill for just over 24 hours as she settles into Casa Amor with her gal pals.
But Michael Griffiths, 28, appeared to rub viewers the wrong way as he engaged in a steamy kissing session with newbie Joanna Chimonides, 22, during a sexy game of charades on Sunday’s edition of Love Island.
During a candid conversation with the stunning recruitment consultant, the firefighter expressed his doubts about his relationship with the beauty technician, 21, while Amber pined for him in the new villa.
Michael Griffiths, 28, appeared to rub viewers the wrong way as he engaged in a steamy kissing session with newbie Joanna Chimonides, 22, on Sunday’s edition of Love Island
During the group’s game of charades, Michael and Joanna were instructed to ‘turn each other on’ through actions, with the hunk kissing the blushing blonde’s neck as a result.
Following the challenge, Michael’s tattoos appeared to catch the attention of Joanna, with the couple bonding over their Libra star sign.
Putting all her cards on the table, the bombshell shared: ‘You are my type, so I wanted to know where you are with Amber.’
‘Things are going well, we’ve had a little blip. There’s certain things that have gone on that are kind of childish. She’s quite straight with everything, but in other ways, she’s not straight with me’, Michael responded.
What’s going on? The firefighter has been separated from his partner Amber Gill, 21, for just over 24 hours as she settles into Casa Amor with her fellow gal pals
Reflecting on their conversation in the Beach Hut, he added: ‘If someone comes in who is well fitted to me, then why wouldn’t I try it out?
‘I know for a fact I’m not her type, I think her head could be turned. It wouldn’t hurt to get to know Joanna if she’s more suited to me, but I don’t see that happening as me and Amber are pretty much the same person!’
The following morning, he changed his tune as he appeared to regret his decision of sleeping on the day beds, instead of sleeping with Joanna.
He told Joanna: ‘Yesterday, the whole day had me realise that I was standing for things I normally wouldn’t. I bite my tongue when I didn’t. I’m having my bed back tonight, so we’ll have a good sleepover then!’
Viewers were less than impressed by Michael’s behaviour in Amber’s absence, with furious social media users expressing their disappointment on Twitter.
Fans shared: ‘Did Michael have to kiss her neck though? #loveisland… Michael has let me down big time #Loveisland.
‘I can already see history repeating itself from last year when Josh left Georgia for Kaz. If Michael’s head does get turned I am losing all faith in men #LoveIsland
‘Why is Michael discussing Amber with this girl he’s known for 2 minutes? Waste man #LoveIsland
‘Did he have to kiss her neck though?’ Viewers were less than impressed by Michael’s behaviour in Amber’s absence
‘MICHAEL!!! YOU HONESTLY DIDN’T HAVE TO DO ALL OF THAT FOR “TURN ME ON” FFS! #LoveIsland
‘Michael is clearly disrespectful for suggesting that getting into bed with another girl would be acceptable – it doesn’t matter if you weren’t gonna do anything #LoveIsland
‘If Michael has his head turned I don’t think I can deal with Love island anymore #loveisland
‘This Michael/Amber situation is just Josh and Georgia all over again – the memes will be stupendous #loveisland
‘Michael’s only talking about the negatives with amber which is pretty unfair #LoveIsland
‘Why does Michael keep talking about amber to the new girl?!!!? Just stoppp #loveisland.’
Joining him on the bandwagon was Curtis Pritchard, 23, who confided in Tommy Fury, 21, that two girls out of the six new arrivals had caught his eye.
The boxer quizzed Curtis on whether his head could be turned, or if he is settled with Amy Hart, 27.
The boxer quizzes Curtis on whether his head could be turned, or if he is settled with Amy.
The dancer responded: ‘I have an amazing thing with Amy. Something really good and I really enjoy and I really like everything about it. I like waking up next to Amy. Amy’s smart, she’s clever, she’s fantastic, she’s awesome. It would have to take a lot.
Head-turning: Joining him on the bandwagon was Curtis Pritchard, 23, who confided in Tommy Fury, 21, that two girls out of the six new arrivals had caught his eye
Eye-catching: The ballroom dancer likes the look of Joanna and Jourdan Riane, 24
‘I’m a bit all over the place. There is nothing wrong with me and Amy in any way. Our relationship is great, everything is incredible, it’s fantastic.
‘I like her, I like spending time with her, I can see it working in the long run on the outside, I really can. But I don’t know why, I’m really confused.
‘These girls have come in and there’s two of them Jourdan and Joanna. I don’t know mate, I feel a little bit weird. Maybe this is just going to be a massive test. Why am I even thinking about this situation?’
Finally! Further into the episode, Anton Danyluk’s, 24, luck appeared to change as he finally got some action in the villa with Casa Amor newbie Belle Hassan, 21
Further into the episode, Anton Danyluk’s luck appeared to change as he finally got some action in the villa.
The gym owner, 24, locked lips with Casa Amor newbie Belle Hassan, 21. Anton was initially coupled up with Amy, but she’s blissfully in a relationship with Curtis.
He was also coupled up with Anna Vakili and Lucie Donlan, but he’s firmly in the friend zone there.
Steamy: Maura Higgins, 28, was delighted as she got the passionate kiss she has been waiting for from new islander Dennon Lewis, 22
Maura Higgins was delighted as she got the passionate kiss she has been waiting for from new islander Dennon Lewis.
The flirtatious grid girl, 28, had set her sights on the hunky footballer, 22, when she picked him out of the line-up of new islanders on Friday.
Intimate close ups showed Maura locking lips with Dennon as they don’t hold back during their private moment away from the rest of the squad.
Love Island continues Sunday at 9pm on ITV2.