Lucie Donlans secretly breaks down and thinks about leaving villa
Lucie Donlan was seen by Love Island psychologists after breaking down in tears and confessing she wanted to follow dumped partner Joe Garrett out of the villa.
Viewers saw surfer Lucie break down on screen after sandwich delivery boy Joe was axed – claiming she was in the bottom two because of “friendships rather than compatibility”.
Sources told Mirror Online Lucie was distraught after Joe was sensationally dumped from villa and definitely considered leaving the show.
Producers made sure Lucie saw show psychologists before she rejoined the other Islanders.
A source said: “Lucie mulled over whether to leave after Joe – it wasn’t as though she was determined to leave but it was definitely in the mix.”
An Love Island spokesman confirmed a psychologist is on hand at all times.
Joe was booted from the show on Tuesday as islanders voted him and Lucie one of the least compatible couples.
The public were forced to pick between him and his partner Lucie, and it was the blonde surfer who ended up staying in the Mallorca villa.
However, as Joe was sent packing, viewers begun to feel sorry for the star, who had apologised to Lucie earlier in the episode for getting jealous over former love rival Tommy Fury.
Realising that he would be coming out of the villa to a torrent of accusations of “abusive behaviour,” and even a condemnation from a women’s charity, several of his supporters flocked to claim that his portrayal may not have been entirely fair.
“Joe was absolutely lovely and genuine the producers clearly showed any bit of doubting he had, he retraced his thoughts tonight and showed the lovely guy we all knew he was! Unfair vote! Unfair doing to Lucie and Joe #LoveIsland ,” one viewer wrote after watching the result unfold.
While another added: “I actually feel so sorry for Joe, like imagine coming out now and seeing all the s**t about him being controlling and comparing him to a serial killer yet everyone says they care so much about mental health 🙁 #loveisland “.
A third agreed: “Feel really sorry for joe. No air time and portrayed in completely the wrong light, hope he gets the support he needs after all the disgusting comments online #loveisland “.
As a fourth wrote: “Can we just remember that we only see 10 minutes worth of each islander out of 24hours a day! I actually feel sorry for joe and all the s**t he’s going to get #loveisland “.