Things continued to heat up between the trio in Friday night’s installment of the ITV2 show as the ladies vied for the ballroom dancer’s affections.
Curtis appeared to be enjoying his newfound position, admitting he was enjoying the attention being heaped on him.
Drama: Love Island’s Curtis has been branded a ‘snake’ by viewers after becoming locked in a love triangle with Maura and Francesca and admitting he was enjoying the attention
Speaking to Francesca, he revealed: ‘I’ve never had two girls fighting over me before. I’m not used to it but I’m not complaining.’
Many fans were not impressed, with one writing: ‘Curtis is a right snake lol, you don’t say you’ll get to know another girl than start spooning another one.’
Another said: ‘Curtis has got waaay too big for his boots’, while another said: ‘Does anyone else feel like Curtis is turning into a snake. Never thought he would be.’
After Amy’s dramatic departure from the villa following her break-up with Curtis, the ballroom dancer insisted he would never play a game with Francesca.
Romance: Things continued to heat up between the trio in Friday night’s installment of Love Island as they both vied for the ballroom dancer’s affections
Tension: Speaking to Francesca, he revealed: ‘I’ve never had two girls fighting over me before. I’m not used to it but I’m not complaining’
He said: ‘I want to get to know you, absolutely. I don’t want to hurt anybody. I want to make the 100 per cent correct decision, that’s why I was talking to you both. I will never, ever play a game with you whatsoever.’
Francesca later reasoned she could likely find herself locked in a love triangle with Maura and will have to ‘live with it’.
She said: ‘I do feel like I will possibly be in a love triangle but I made that decision myself and I will have to live with it. If he doesn’t like me, he doesn’t like me.’
Reaction: Some viewers were not impressed with the love triangle between Curtis, Maura and Francesca
Trying to get one up on Francesca after stealing her man, Maura got Curtis to tend to the knots in her back – but the cosy moment didn’t go unnoticed by Francesca, who fumes to pal Joanna.
And Curtis’ flirty moment comes back to haunt him later in the evening when an angry Francesca blasts him for his behaviour.
Francesca says while they’re enjoying a meal prepared by the boys: ‘I did find it a little disrespectful. I find that quite full on.’
Reaction: Some viewers thought Curtis was ‘too big for his boots’ while others wondered why Francesca felt ‘uncomfortable’ after only knowing him for a few days
Before their heated chat, Francesca was seen in the Beach Hut explaining how she believes she and Curtis could be the perfect match.
She shared: ‘I do think our personalities are really similar. I haven’t really found someone before that is as positive and silly and giggly as me.’
Francesca was fuming after Curtis climbed on top of Maura while giving her a massage on the day beds.
Knot good: Maura got Curtis to tend to the knots in her back when he gave her a massage
All she kneads: Enjoying every moment of his massage, a delighted Maura, who is clearly up to fight for his affections, beamed
Awkward: Francesca watched on nearby as Curtis gave Maura a massage
Francesca fumed to fellow Islander Joanna: ‘It’s right in front of my face. Does he actually know what he’s doing?’
The brunette was left seething as she was forced to watch the dancer rubbing his hands all over Maura’s back.
Enjoying every moment of his massage, a delighted Maura, who is clearly up to fight for his affections, beamed as Curtis quipped: ‘Now, that’s all your getting…’
Longford native Maura said in tonight’s episode that she is not ready to give up on a potential romance with Curtis.
Determined: Longford native Maura said in tonight’s episode that she is not ready to give up on a potential romance with Curtis
Tense: After the massage, Francesca told Curtis over dinner that it had made her uncomfortable
Listening in: Maura kept a watchful eye over the pair and correctly guessed they were talking about her
Terribly sad: Amy Hart (pictured) was left heartbroken after splitting with Curtis
She told him: ‘She’s [Francesca] never going to make you laugh the way I do.’
Having eyes for both girls, Curtis told Tommy and Molly-Mae he’s definitely torn between the two girls but doesn’t want to ‘rush’ a decision.
He said: ‘I don’t want to rush it but I know I need to get a move on because I’ll push them both away.
‘I wish one of them was horrible, it would make the decision so much easier!’
Maura sent shockwaves through the villa when she revealed her feelings for Curtis after he broke things off with Amy, after appearing solid for weeks.
Days later, heartbroken Amy admitted that she couldn’t stay to watch Curtis ‘crack on’ with any new girls and decided to leave the show.
Couple: Curtis and Francesca slept together in bed while Maura slept in the bed next to them