Tom Clare has already caused a stir since he entered the Love Island villa as the latest bombshell alongside Sophie Piper.
The 24-year-old made an impression on viewers during series nine where he struck up a romance with Samie Elishi with the pair finishing in third place.
But it wasn’t meant to be for the pair as they broke up just one month after leaving the villa together.
It has now emerged Samie reportedly dropped out of appearing on All Stars after she learned her ex was also going to be taking part on the show.
As Tom now looks to be cracking on with Georgia Steel, MailOnline takes a look back at his short-lived romance with Samie and how it came to an end.
Tom Clare made an impression on viewers during series nine where he struck up a romance with Samie Elishi with the pair finishing in third place
But it wasn’t meant to be for the pair as they broke up just one month after leaving the villa together
Tom took to social media in April 2023 to confirm his split from Samie but insisted they are still on ‘good terms’ and he has ‘nothing but love’ for her.
The reality star did not give a reason for their split but admitted he is ‘gutted’ their relationship has ended.
He penned: ‘Didn’t think I’d be writing this but me and Samie have gone our separate ways.
‘We are still on good terms and I have nothing but love and respect for her. I’m gutted it’s some to an end but I truly wish Samie the best.’
Tom’s statement came after Samie admitted she went on Love Island for fame rather than love.
She made the very candid revelation while chatting to Chloe Burrows on her YouTube series Chloe vs The World last week.
Appearing on Chloe’s show with then-boyfriend Tom, Samie did not shy away from admitting she went on Love Island for ‘exposure’ rather than love.
Former Islander Chloe, 27, asked the pair: ‘Did you go on Love Island for love or did you go on for exposure?’
Tom has already caused a stir since he entered the Love Island villa as the latest bombshell alongside Sophie Piper
It has now emerged Samie reportedly dropped out of appearing on All Stars after she learned her ex was also going to be taking part on the show
om took to social media in April 2023 to confirm his split from Samie but insisted they are still on ‘good terms’ and he has ‘nothing but love’ for her
Samie candidly replied: ‘I’m going to be honest, mine was the second one. I didn’t expect to meet anyone.’
Tom then added: ‘I think mine was I really wanted to meet someone, but in the first two weeks I was like, “I’m stuffed here, there’s no one for me”.’
As Chloe made a joke about ‘forcing it’, Samie said: ‘It’s f***ing Love Island!’
Tom, who lives in Barnsley, and Samie, who is based in Essex, are said to have also put their break-up down to not being able to make the distance work.
A source told The Sun: ‘Samie and Tom have sadly decided to call it a day. There is a lot of love and respect there but it just wasn’t going anywhere.
‘The distance between them was too much and they are both really focused on their careers post Love Island.’
Tom had previously said he would happily move to wherever for Samie to make their relationship work but there was ‘no rush’ to do so.
Tom’s statement came after it emerged that Samie admitted she went on Love Island for fame rather than love
In the meantime, the pair were travelling to each other’s homes to spend a ‘few days together’ and trying to make their romance work.
Following appearing on the hit ITV dating show, Tom and Samie made their relationship official while on a romantic date night.
At the end of March last year, Samie took to Instagram to share the exciting news, she wrote: ‘This is my BOYFRIEND everyone.’
The pair documented a number of dates since then including heading to the football together, romantic dinner dates and playing top golf.
The pair managed to make it all the way to the final and place third, despite both arriving as bombshell contestants.
They lost out to winners Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan and placed just behind runners up Ron Hall and Lana Jenkins.
Prior to entering the villa for All Stars, Tom told MailOnline at the time that the couple split after their relationship became ‘intense’ and ‘pressurised’ but there was no fallout or bad blood between them.
Tom has admitted he would find it hard if Samie did make an appearance in the villa, revealing ahead of his stay: ‘I think it’s hard because I was obviously in love with Samie so I don’t know how I would react.
‘We haven’t seen each other in a long time and things have been said. It would be difficult seeing her. Although we might have argued a bit, she’s got a good heart and I haven’t got a bad way to say about her.’
But he added that he is raring to go, and ready to find love again. ‘I found love last time, so I am back and ready to give it another go.’
Revealing that he has his sight set on Arabella Chi and Mollie Smith, Tom added: ‘Last time I did exactly what I wanted and got the girl that I wanted, so no I wouldn’t do anything different.’