It may have been a summer of love for the group of singletons on Love Island this year, but for a rare orange lobster living at one of Lancashire's famous attractions it’s been a struggle to find a match.

Rescued by fishmongers in Fleetwood almost two years ago and saved from the pot, Canadian lobster Laura – whose namesake Laura Whitmore hosts ITV's Love Island – was hailed as a 'one in 30million’ thanks to her striking orange colour.

But, despite the well-known adage of lobsters ‘mating for life’, Laura the lobster has failed to couple-up at SEALIFE Blackpool this summer, despite sharing her tank with an abundance of other species including crabs, anemones and starfish.

As this year’s ITV2 favourite draws to a close on Monday night, with fiery pairing Ekin-Su and Davide hotly tipped to take £50,000 prize money, poor Laura is still waiting for a last-minute bombshell to enter the tank.

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Curator at SEALIFE Blackpool, Scott Blacker, said: “Laura has been with us for almost two years now and, unfortunately, has not yet found her mate.

“There’s not much courtship usually involved in lobster relationships – the female usually just has to shed her shell to send out a pheromone that lets the males know they’re ready to mate.

“We’re certain that she’s ready to find ‘the one’ though – we’ve had Love Island playing on an iPad nearby and whenever the famous theme tune starts, she turns, moves her claws and ‘watches’ it.

“Because of her colouring, the chances of finding a lobster like this one are around one in 30million, but it appears her chances of finding a soulmate are even less at the moment…maybe next year.”

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