Samira Mighty shocked viewers and housemates when she announced she was leaving Love Island on Thursday night because she missed her new man.
And the 22-year-old was pictured jumping into the arms of Frankie Foster, also 22, when she arrived back at Gatwick airport following her flight back from Mallorca.
An eyewitness told MailOnline: ‘I noticed Frankie quietly sitting on a chair and waiting for Samira with a sign bearing her name in his hand.
Love Island PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Samira Mighty leapt into Frankie Foster’s arms as they reunited at Gatwick airport on Friday following her shock exit from the villa in Mallorca
An eyewitness told MailOnline: ‘Their feelings seemed genuine – not many people noticed them at the airport. They seemed really into one another’
‘When she came through the doors, he leapt up and she jumped into his arms. It seemed really genuine that they were into one another.
‘There was a small camera crew but not many people seemed to notice them.’
Samira looked overjoyed as she reunited with her man, wearing blue shorts and a matching frilly crop top and wheeling a large pink suitcase.
The look of love: Samira’s smile was in stark contrast to her mood on Thursday night’s show when she broke down in tears over her decision to leave the show
Here you go: The stunner extended her hand as she walked towards him with her large pink suitcase in tow – no doubt thrilled that he was there for her
See you on Aftersun: Samira was with a small film crew, but an eyewitness told MailOnline the reunion was ‘low-key and hardly anyone else noticed it’
There for her: Frankie had a sweet homemade sign in his hand as he went to surprise his girl in departures
Her emotions were in stark contrast to her mood on Thursday night’s show when she broke down in tears over her decision to leave the show.
She had told the other contestants: ‘I’m not going to find the man of my dreams in here. I found a bit of what I wanted in Frankie and I’m not going to be happy in here now.
‘I’m not saying I’m in love with him or it’s definitely going to work out, but I want to see him.’
Not letting one another go: Frankie has said that he may well ask Samira to be his girlfriend
Can’t take my eyes off you: Frankie has also said that a lot of the interesting footage of himself and Samira was edited out of the show
Missed you: Samira wrapped her hands around Frankie’s neck as they tenderly kissed one another in a romantic moment
See you later: The couple headed off together, with Frankie wearing a big smile on his face
Addressing the future, Frankie told Express.co.uk that there is potential for Samira to become his official girlfriend.
He said: ‘I think we got stopped at a bit of a turning point and I think our relationship will continue and accelerate a bit faster in the outside world.
‘We did kind of get cut off at a point where it was getting a lot more serious.
‘It will definitely be different, not in the villa. But I think it will be better if anything.’
Time to go: Samira sensationally quit Love Island on Thursday and made her shock exit after days of missing Frankie – she thought it unlikely she would bond with anyone new
Strong feelings: Samira said, ‘This decision is so, so hard, but I think it’s the right thing to do, just follow my heart because I’ve never done that before’ (pictured with her beau)
Samira’s departure comes amid outrage from fans as it was confirmed the couple, spent a romantic night in the Hideaway together in unaired scenes which showed their relationship flourishing.
Telling her fellow Islanders about her decision to leave the villa, she explained: ‘I woke up this morning and I thought, it’s my time to go. I have to do this for me. I’ve never felt so strong. Now I need to go for it head on, leave and go for Frankie.’
Commenting on her decision, Samira also revealed on the show: ‘This decision is so, so hard, but I think it’s the right thing to do, just follow my heart because I’ve never done that before.’
Revelations: When Samira told her fellow Islanders about her decision to leave the villa, she explained: ‘I woke up this morning and I thought, it’s my time to go’
Ups and downs: Throughout her stint on Love Island, Samira struggled to find love as she was paired up with Dr Alex initially before Frankie entered
Steamy: Fans will be surprised to learn Samira and Frankie spent a romantic night in the Hideaway together away from the rest of the Islanders in unaired scenes
Speaking in her exit interview, Samira told ITV: ‘I feel like it was the right time for me to leave. I’m obviously devastated to be leaving my best friends but this is the perfect time.’
‘I’ve found what I wanted to find and it was Frankie so I’m going to go and get him. I do see a future with Frankie, I’ve never met anyone like him before.
‘He is gorgeous and we did have a genuine connection. I wouldn’t change anything about my time in the villa, I have no regrets.’
New love: Telling Dani about her feelings for Frankie, Samira explains: ‘Obviously Frankie is gone and I had a little bit of what I could have and I really liked it’
Shock dumping: Frankie recently said that their relationship was more serious than viewers were led to believe which will help to explain why she left the villa
Her lovely girls: After mulling things over during the night, the stunner gathers Ellie, Dani and Megan to reveal: ‘So my lovely beautiful girls, you guys know that I’ve had a really tough couple of days here recently and I’ve been umming and ahhing about leaving’
Devastated: Heartbroken pal Megan had told her: ‘From a selfish point of view, I’d love her to stay but I know she is making the right decision’