If, like us, you and your pals have set up a WhatsApp group dedicated to Love Island (ours is called #squadnews in honour of Marcel’s blazin’ past), chances are you’ll have mentioned how awesome the gang’s personalised water bottles are.
We have good news and bad news. The good news is that you can buy your own water bottle through the in-app shop. The bad news is that £18.40 including postage is serious cash to splash on what is essentially a lump of clear plastic with your name emblazoned (hear that, Marcel?) onto it.
Still tempted despite knowing that this is something you probably should not do? That’s totally fine. So are we. So are tons of Love Island fans on Twitter:
Unnecessarily excited for the arrival of my #LoveIsland water bottle. Yes the obsession is real, I have no shame, is there a support group?
— Gemma Adley (@Adders_82) June 12, 2017
You think I'm gonna pay £15 for a personalised love island water bottle?? That's exactly what I'm gonna do pic.twitter.com/uYGqFezR48
— amy (@amypickles11) June 18, 2017
am I seriously considering spending £20 on a love island water bottle? yes, yes I am
— shan (@shanroyalphoto) June 15, 2017
If I have any secret admirers: I'll marry anyone who buys me a love island water bottle with my name on
— amb durrant (@Amber_Durrie) June 12, 2017
— Jord (@Midget_gem_) June 19, 2017
Who would spend £18 on a @LoveIsland water bottle? Not me. I spent £36 – one for a friend but then accidentally bought one for myself🤷🏻♀️👍🏻
— Jess (@jesslouuxo) June 20, 2017
Looking for a way to justify £18 on a personalised love island water bottle why do I always fall into these traps
— Sophie (@soph_shell) June 16, 2017
— Emma Miller (@emmamiller91) June 15, 2017
Picking up an extra shift at work just so I can buy a @LoveIsland water bottle😂😂😂😂😂
— Jessie (@jess_uren) June 13, 2017
It’s probably best to make a pact with your friends that none of you will buy one to avoid water bottle envy from basically forcing you to do your bank account some damage.
Are we prepared to pay £18.40 for a love island water bottle? I need to know what our limits are and if we're all in it together #LoveIsland
— MB (@xomgbx) June 12, 2017
Our special report
Investigative journalism comes in many forms so, for the greater good of humanity, we took it upon ourselves to scroll through a ton of photos from past episode in search of water bottles.
While doing so, we spotted a picture of them all lined up together and – shock horror – Olivia’s bottle on the end there is starting to look a little worse for wear. You’ll notice that some of the pink scrawl has started to rub off (she’ now Olia), and it’s only been a fortnight:
Still struggling with overwhelming temptation? Better grab your card and be done with it. Because, just as Olivia ‘fell’ onto Chris in the corridor the other night, these things happen, right?
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