Contestants question Michael Griffiths’ feelings for Joanna Chimonides after deciding not to leave villa

Love Island’s contestants have questioned Michael Griffith’s affections for Joanna Chimonides following her departure from the villa.

On Monday evening, the islanders decided to send the 22-year-old home and save Michael from elimination from the fifth series of the show.

However, instead of leaving with his partner following their coupling earlier this month as was expected, the 27-year-old decided to remain in the villa.

“I found everything I was looking for,” the Liverpudlian said following Joanna’s elimination.

“If you’ve found what you’re looking for you’d leave, but your not so you’re a f**king snake,” Joanna later told Michael after realising that despite professing his feelings for her, he had decided not to leave the show.

While Michael later questioned his decision, it appears his fellow islanders were also perplexed as to why the firefighter didn’t leave with his partner.

“I feel like a f**king d**k,” Michael admitted in the diary room. “I told the girl I’ve got her and I didn’t leave.”

He also told Jordan Hames that if the tables were turned and Joanna was forced to choose between leaving with him and remaining in the villa, she would’ve left.

Tommy Fury and Curtis Pritchard later chatted about Michael’s decision and questioned his feelings for Joanna.

“He shouldn’t have said he found what he was looking for,” agreed the pair.

“If you’ve found everything, then leave,” added Tommy, who also questioned whether Michael still had feelings for his former partner, Amber Gill.

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Tommy continued, stating: “Last night he said that he wanted Joanna. Michael needs to get his head together and do the right thing.”

Speaking to Amber, Maura Higgins said that Michael clearly still had feelings for the 21-year-old.

“He did have feelings – he still does,” she told Amber . “The man never stops staring at you.”

Michael later stated that he had made life-long friends in the villa and “to give that up would be silly” in light of Joanna’s departure.

Several Twitter users also expressed doubt over Michael’s affections for Joanna, suggesting that he would’ve left the villa with her if he truly saw a future with her.

One user wrote: “THEN GO HOME, MICHAEL. are you not having fun? you not entertained? leave! [sic]”

“Does Michael not realise he could still leave???? [sic]” another wrote.

Another viewer added: “Michael just proved his relationship to Joanna wasn’t worth sh*t.”

Following her departure from the ITV programme on Monday, Joanna said: “Part of me expected Michael to leave with me, however I don’t want to be in control of someone’s life journey and if he wants to continue in the villa, to get to know someone else or see where things go, I’ve got respect for that.

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“It is a bit disappointing but I’d never hold that against him.”

The recruitment consultant added: “I am a bit in limbo about how I’m feeling about Michael.”