Love Island All Stars viewers have admitted they welcome a reunion between Chris Taylor and Liberty Poole.
The couple met in the South African villa as the show legends both joined the line-up of the ITV spin-off show as former contestants return for a second chance at love.
Monday's debut episode saw all the islanders return to the villa and face off, with Chris and Liberty among the first stars to come through the doors.
And fans were quick to notice that there was “chemistry” between the pair within minutes of meeting as they made their case for a pairing.
When asked what her type was, Liberty hilariously replied that she was looking for a fun man who was into “casual sex,” like spontaneously “role-playing.”
Love Island All Stars viewers have admitted they welcome a reunion between Chris Taylor and Liberty Poole
She said, “You have to laugh with them, otherwise it's just too boring.” “I want someone who does random shit,” to which Chris said, “Does random shit?”
Liberty then clarified: “Yeah, let's do a random chubby, the chemistry is either right or it's not.”
Viewers couldn't help but point out that her guy sounded a lot like Chris, who is known for his humorous personality, funny TikTok videos and light-hearted banter.
They wrote: “Why did Liberty just describe Chris? “There's VIBES between Chris and Liberty, I can see that.” “I'm here for Chris and Liberty to talk.”
“I feel like Chris and Liberty could be cute.” “We need a connection between Chris and Liberty!” two of my favorite islanders;'
“Liberty and Chris would be a dream couple, we need to start manifesting.” “Liberty tells Chris, who likes to play romps, to his face that she wants to date someone who does some kind of romping.”
At the first reunion, Chris proved to be the most popular of the boys, as most of the girls showed interest in him.
Host Maya caused a stir in the villa when she asked the girls to stand by the boy they were most interested in – Hannah Elizabeth, Georgia Harrison and Kaz Kamwi all stood alongside Chris, while Liberty chose Mitch Taylor.
Chris, who was famously friend-zoned six times during Love Island's ninth season, asked Maya if it was a “joke” as he seemed taken aback by his popularity.
The couple met in the South African villa as the show legends both joined the line-up of the ITV spin-off show as former contestants return for a second chance at love
Fans were quick to notice that there was “chemistry” between the two within minutes of meeting, as they declared they were a couple after Liberty described her type
Georgia previously revealed she was interested in meeting Chris as she hoped he would appear in the villa before the series' debut.
When asked who she might have her eye on, she replied: “Chris Taylor, he's hilarious and the main thing that attracts me is a man who can make me laugh.”
“What a funny guy and like I said, I'm looking for someone to do TikTok with so I guess he's up for something like that!”
During the launch show, Liberty also awkwardly bumped into her ex-boyfriend Jake Cornish, who she met on season seven of Love Island.
The couple were among fans' favorites to win the 2021 series, but surprisingly split just days before the finale and then left the show.
However, Liberty stood there with her mouth hanging open when her ex Jake came through the door.
She looked stunned and admitted they hadn't spoken in two years and all she could say was “Oh my God” when he stormed into the villa in South Africa.
But luck was on Liberty's side when the awkward reunion with her ex was interrupted by the arrival of her best friend Kaz Kwami, who entered the villa with “messy” Mitchel Taylor.
Fans quickly took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to ask Liberty not to fall back into old habits.
At the first reunion, Chris proved to be the most popular of the boys, with Georgia Harrison, Kaz Kamwi and Hannah Elizabeth showing interest in him
Liberty also awkwardly bumped into her ex-boyfriend Jake Cornish, who she met on season seven of Love Island
She looked stunned and admitted they hadn't spoken in two years and all she could say was “Oh my God” when he stormed into the villa in South Africa
One wrote: “They didn't even give Liberty time to adjust. They sent Jake straight in. They've already accepted the awkwardness,” while another added: “Liberty just has to push Jake into the pool.”
“This is uncomfortable, Liberty still has pain in her eyes, man that poor girl,” a third added.
One fan pleaded: “LIBERTY STAY AWAY,” while another shared: “Liberty's face when she saw Jake lmao.”
During her All Stars casting, Liberty admitted it might be “uncomfortable” bumping into an ex-boyfriend ahead of her in-person reunion with Jake in the South African villa.
LOVE ISLAND ALL STARS: MEET THE CAST
Why are you returning to the Love Island villa? I have much more confidence and know exactly what I want from a relationship. I just want to have fun and meet a lovely boy.
How will you feel if you run into an ex in the villa or someone you've dated since appearing on the show? It's always going to be awkward isn't it, it's always going to be weird to see someone you've been with being with someone else. I wish my ex-partners nothing but the best. I will focus on my own journey.
Why are you returning to the Love Island villa? To be completely honest, I really want to find love.
I had a great time last series, but I want to have an even better time.
How will you feel if you run into an ex in the villa or someone you previously dated from the series? The thing is: I'm a bad guy, so I'm going to handle this with as much grace as possible.
Why are you returning to the Love Island villa? This is the last year of my 20s so I want to go to the villa, have fun and hopefully meet someone I can fall in love with. I am lucky in the sense that I have everything I could want in my life, apart from love.
If you had to pick your top Islanders from Series 1 to 10, who would they be and why? Chris Taylor, he is hilarious and the main thing that attracts me is a man who can make me laugh. What a funny guy and like I said, I'm looking for someone to do TikTok with so I think he's up for something like that!
Why are you returning to the Love Island villa? I have lost a lot of self-confidence over the last few years due to my health problems, but this year I trained in the gym, found my self-confidence and got it back. So, let's find a man!
How will you feel if you run into an ex in the villa or someone you've dated since the show? It will be interesting to see if old flames are rekindled. Of course, people cross paths a lot on Love Island and believe me, I have a few paths!
Why are you returning to the Love Island villa? I'm returning to the Love Island Villa because I did it eight years ago and what an opportunity I never thought I'd get again. I'm not very good at finding love, but I had fun the first time, so I'll have fun again.
You got engaged last time on the show. Do you think there could be wedding bells again this time? Absolutely not, not in Villa No. Maybe when I get out, but I have to give it some time.
Why are you returning to the Love Island villa? I'm 25, I have a house, a cat, a nice car – I have everything in life except a boyfriend, so why not just go for it.
You were brave and honest when you spoke openly about being cheated on by a former partner. How has this experience affected the way you approach dating now?
I now take this experience as a really positive reflection. I look at it as something I had to go through to become stronger and learn things in life so I can learn what I want from my next partner.
How will you feel if you run into an ex in the villa or someone you've dated since appearing on the show? Well, there is only one and that is Liberty. There has never been any bad blood between us and everything happens for a reason. In the end we just become two different people.
What will you do differently this time? When it comes to other people's opinions, I am no longer indecisive. This is my way of life now, so I will adopt that into the villa.
Why are you returning to the Love Island villa? If I'm single and Love Island is a chance for me, how could you turn down the chance to find love again?!
You had a long-term relationship with Chloe Burrows. How do you think she will react when she hears that you are going to the villa? I don't know how she would take it. We will always love each other and I think she would wish me good luck as I would definitely do the same.
Why are you returning to the Love Island villa? The last time I was there was only 15 days, so I want to do it again and enjoy it all again. I'm 33 now and making progress slowly – I'm getting ear hair! It would be nice to have a girl to trim my ears!
How was the Barbie movie made? I was invited to an afterparty by Margot Robbie and ended up at an afterparty with her. I panicked and started talking to her just because I was having really stupid conversations. I can only assume that my silly conversation made an impression on Margot Robbie. 18 months later I received an email from Warner Brothers asking if you would like to try out for the role of Ken – it was a whirlwind of emotions.
Why are you returning to the famous Love Island villa? It was the best experience of my life. I've found love in the villa before and who knows if I can find love there again?
What will you do differently this time?
I'm much older and wiser, so I know what I'm getting myself into. I don’t have a game plan at all – I’m an open book, so I’ll go with the flow and see what happens.
Why are you returning to the Love Island villa? For me it was a piece of cake. I got the call and it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and probably the best summer I've ever had in my life. Getting the chance to do it twice will be incredible.
Why do you think the Love Island Villa is the perfect place to find love?
I think this time things will be different on Love Island: All Stars as we all understand what it's like to go on Love Island and the only thing missing now is finding a partner.
Why are you returning to the Love Island villa? I think I went in with my heart and soul the first time and got hurt, and this time I'm just going in to have fun and when a connection is made, a connection is made.
Over the summer you were given the name “Messy Mitch” and a name that you made your own. Can we expect more of this in the series? To be honest, I don't really plan on being Messy Mitch. It just depends on what day of the week it is. I wear my feelings on my sleeve and what you see is what you get. I'm very honest and very opinionated and I think people like me for that. If I don't agree with something, I won't hold back.