Dumped Sarah Fischer gets candid about her experience on Love Island South Africa

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This week marked the end of the road on Sarah Fischer’s Love Island SA journey. (PHOTO: Supplied)
This week marked the end of the road on Sarah Fischer’s Love Island SA journey. (PHOTO: Supplied)

A whirlwind relationship, steamy scenes and a shock dumping – there’s no doubt blonde bombshell Sarah Fischer has had quite a ride.

Emotions ran high when the Centurion beauty bid farewell to her fellow Love Island SA contestants this week.

“I just want to tell you guys that I love you all and today I do feel like my journey is over,” she said. “I think I’m ready to go home.”

Despite her rather tumultuous time on the show, she wouldn’t change a thing.

“I have no regrets,” she tells YOU. “I remained true to myself and never changed for anyone or any situation.”

Contestants in the villa had to vote off either Sarah, an industrial design student, or Summer Da Cruz (21), a Hooters girl and professional dancer. Sarah’s name was called and it was time to pack her bags and close the door on this chapter in her journey to find love.

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It came down to Sarah or Summer Da Cruz leaving the villa but after the other contestants voted, it was time for Sarah to pack her bags. (PHOTO: Supplied)

The South African version of the international series started last month by featuring 10 contestants who were divided into couples in front of the cameras.

They immediately share a bed and things can get physical before new contestants are welcomed into the villa, wreaking havoc in relationships.

Each contestant’s aim is to stay in the villa for as long as possible and by the end of the series, viewers vote for their favourite couple who win the R1 million prize money – and sometimes each other’s hearts.

With a house filled with sexy singles and a million bucks at stake, drama is bound to follow.

“My initial expectation was to stay in the villa till the end, but things happen and events occurred which made me realise I was ready to go,” Sarah says.

The 25-year-old made her mark quickly after entering as a “bombshell” contestant who came into the villa to try find a connection of her own – even if it meant driving a deeper wedge between newly split couple Asad Boomgaard and Erin Japtha.

She was initially attracted to Cape Town fitness trainer Durang Atembe (22), but she quickly got over that and set her sights on Johannesburg personal trainer Asad (24). The two coupled up and cuddled up, steaming up our screens and giving people in the villa – especially the boys – a lot to talk about.

“There's a lot the audience doesn't see what happens behind closed doors,” she says. “You are with a bunch of people 24/7 so you form bonds a lot quicker than you would in the outside world.

“You sleep in the same room, you shower in the same bathroom, you eat together so you get to know them very well. With Asad, I felt like I'd known him for years. Although it got steamy seemingly quickly, I don't regret it because it felt right at the time and it was special because I have feelings for him. It wasn't a hump-and-dump situation.”

Asad called time on their two-week relationship, which was more painful for Sarah than getting dumped from the show.

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One last hug. Sarah’s relationship with her villa boyfriend, Asad Boomgaard, came to an end just as fast as it started. (PHOTO: Supplied)

Sarah admits to feeling blindsided by the sudden break-up, but it became clear from Asad’s conversations with the other contestants that the “butterflies” were never really there for him when it came to Sarah.

“I was shocked that he ended it because the night before he was telling me how much he cares about me and how he doesn’t ever want to see me get hurt, so that was very confusing,” Sarah says.

It’s one thing to have your heart broken but another to have it aired on international television – along with laying bare your bedroom secrets all to see, including your parents. What’s Sarah’s take on this?

“My parents raised me to be very independent and they are always supportive of what I do,” she says.

Sarah said she’d go through the whole experience again in a heartbeat if she could.

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She may have been considered as one of the more mature contestants in the villa, but there were no holds barred when it came to her potty mouth and carefree attitude. (PHOTO: Supplied)

“I will miss the people I became extremely close to and will definitely miss those outside sleeper loungers – those beds were far too comfortable!”

Love Island SA is on M-Net (DStv channel 101) from Monday to Fridays at 9:30pm

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