Brad McClelland has admitted he wishes Lucinda Strafford left the Love Island villa with him.
During tonight’s episode, the couple had to decide which one of them had to leave the villa, after they were voted the least compatible by the public.
In emotional scenes, Brad decided that he should be the one to go, letting Lucinda stay on the show.
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In his first interview since leaving the show, Brad said: “On the night, it was one of them situations where, I didn’t want her to leave [with me]. The way we had a connection, it would be really nice to take what we had and continue it on the outside.”
“I woke up this morning and I wish we had left together. I want to see where that could have went. Not being able to speak to Cind, or ask her where she’s at, I want to know how she’s woke up this morning.
When asked if he’ll still watch the show, the 26-year-old said: “Of course. I want to watch how my pals are getting along, lads and lasses. And then for me I’ll be keeping an eye on Cinds, seeing who’s going in there, see if they’re treating her well.”
“I’m a fan of the show anyway, I’ll watch to see what’s happening. If Cinds leaves single, I’ll be straight in her DMs, I’ll get myself down to Brighton and see if we’re going to go for an ice-cream along the beach.”
When asked if he’ll wait for Lucinda, he replied: “Do you wait for like six weeks, hoping that she isn’t [with someone] and then missing opportunities? Or do you rush in and forget about Cind and move on… I’m in no rush.”
“I didn’t expect to find anyone like her in there. To answer that question, I really don’t know. My gut instinct would be to wait it out, see where it’s at and continue on, just to see if it was a good thing.”
“It started off more than well. It was unreal. It would be sad not to see how it would go on the outside.”
Brad also admitted he was surprised they were voted the least compatible couple.
“Me and Cind were faultless. Everyone was commenting on how happy I looked, how happy Cinds was. Cinds was telling me how happy she was with me and vice versa. Everyone could notice it,” he said.
“I think if you were to ask the Islanders in there, who is the most compatible couple in there, me and Cind would have been right up there. Especially considering there was friendship couples. Unfortunately, mine and Cinds’ time as a couple got cut short.
Summing up his Love Island experience, Brad continued: “It was unreal. But, unfortunately, the main part of my experience got cut short.”
“Before I met Lucinda everything was good, chilled. Lucinda walked in, blew my mind and from that moment I was buzzing. I was waking up each morning wanting to be around someone’s company.
When asked if he has any regrets, Brad added: “No. I regret that I’m not still in there now. If I got the opportunity to go back in there then I would.”
“I don’t personally have any regrets as I went in there and I was myself. I just regret not being in there longer.”
Love Island continues on Thursday night at 9pm on Virgin Media One and Virgin Media Player.