Girls creator and star Lena Dunham has shared her support for Irish Love Island contestant Maura Higgins, labelling herself Team Maura as she binge watches the dating show.

During the week Maura found out that Tom, the boy she was coupled up with, had referred to her as being OTT, cringey and attention seeking, later calling him out on his behaviour when she found out what he had been saying behind her back.

Tom was eliminated on Thursday night's episode, but before his departure Maura said she didn't want to be with someone who would treat her that way.

"I don't want a man that's going to speak about me behind my back," she said.

"And if he's said something, honestly I can't see us going back from this if he has, because I've asked straight out to his face, 'Have you said something?' and he said no. So if he's lied, he can **** off basically."

Lena Dunham

Among Maura's many fans is Lena Dunham, who took to Twitter to share her support saying, "For you folks in the UK who are binging on @LoveIsland like me, like Maura, I want a partner who can match me, not a coward who thinks I'm OTT, cringey and an attention seeker! Team Maura! #loveisland"

On Friday night's Love Island, the girls and boys were separated, with the girls being sent to nearby villa Casa Amor where they were introduced to a new group of boys. Back at the original villa, the boys met a new group of girls.

The big question for Sunday night will be if any heads will be turned and if anyone will be cracking on with a new love interest.

Love Island next airs on Virgin Media 2 on Sunday at 9pm.