Vacuous beauties offer summer of fun
HE IS the “spiritual” Londoner with a Jewfro who hopes to make “deep connections” on ITV2’s Love Island.
Meet Eyal Booker, the first Jewish contestant to appear on the hit reality show which is set to dominate most young people’s summer evenings.
In his first week, Eyal has already become a star with millions of viewers.
Love Island features 11 good looking people dropped off at a villa on the Spanish island of Majorca and filmed 24/7 as they attempt to find love — a sort of Big Brother by the beach.
For some reason, we viewers become obsessed with their vacuous lives.
Their suitcases are packed with little by way of clothes. It is unlikely anyone has brought a book to read and there is enough fake tan to stock an Essex Superdrug.
But we will spend the next eight weeks watching them try to find love. Especially now one of our own features so prominently.
It was no surprise when Eyal was paired with the beautiful but slightly dim Hayley, from Liverpool. While things started off well for the pair, Eyal’s quest to make a deep connection sunk when Hayley asked him to explain the meaning of “superficial”.
The heart-throb graciously tried to explain what it meant to be an empty shell of a human being — but I am not sure she got it.
Hayley subsequently struggled through many attempts to pronounce his name. I guess there are not many Eyals on Merseyside.
As is common with such shows, social media has been awash with people making fun of the Jewish contender.
His caramel mop of curls has been likened to Aileen Quinn in the 1982 film Annie, and his hippy style, which would fit right in on the shores of Tel Aviv. The fact Eyal is a vegan was also a cause for comedy, although it may help solve any kashrut problems on the island. Quite what the future holds for Eyal is unclear. But I bet he’ll have some kabbalah beads stashed away to stand him in good stead.