LOVE Island Australia viewers were stunned tonight as they discovered Tayla used the phrase “fanny flutters” a full year before it became Maura Higgins’ catchphrase.
The Irish beauty had UK viewers in hysterics when she dropped the phrase in the 2019 version of the show.
But the 2018 Aussie series, which is currently airing on ITV2, saw Tayla discussing flutters in the beach hut.
Talking about her relationship with Josh, she said: “I just don’t have the fanny flutters. You know when you get butterflies in your stomach because you’re nervous?
“You get butterflies in your fanny because you’re nervous and that could potentially go in your fanny, and you get a fanny flutter.”
Viewers flocked to Twitter to air their surprise with one writing: “absolute revelation that it was in fact tayla that invented ‘fanny flutters’ and not Maura #LoveIslandAUS.”
A second posted: “tayla said fanny flutters first not maura #LoveIslandAUS.”
A third shared: “Tayla CEO of the term fanny flutters.”
Last year Maura shocked viewers with her naughty language during a date with Tommy Fury.
The Irish beauty wasted no time letting boxer Tommy know that she found him attractive, showering him with compliments and sharing flirty banter.
Before getting to know the then 20-year-old she said to fellow new girl Elma Pazar: “They look so f*****g fit. I’m having fanny flutters I’m not joking.”
When the Essex girl commenting on Tommy eating in the kitchen, Maura cheekily said: “I wish he was eating me.”
As Maura and Tommy got to know each other over a cheese sandwich, the ring girl asked if he’d kissed Molly-Mae yet.
When she learned he hadn’t, she playfully told him: “I would have jumped on that.”