A second Love Island star is believed to have already left the villa after being dumped in a recoupling twist.
Liam Llewellyn was the first contestant to leave the Mallorca villa after deciding to exit the show during the first week.
Tension: A second Love Island star is believed to have already left the villa after being dumped in a recoupling twist
Paige Thorne and Afia Tonkmore are both currently single but new star Jacques O’Neill – and Gemma Owen’s ex-boyfriend – has turned heads after his entrance.
His arrival is believed to have prompted a sudden recoupling, which will see one star forced to leave the Love Island villa.
Monday night’s episode is set to be drama-packed ahead of the recoupling, with Indiyah Polack and Ikenna Ekwonna sharing their first kiss.
As they cuddle up in the garden, she says: ‘Sometimes it is nice to know that you’re feeling me, that you’re interested or if it’s reciprocated.’
Who will it be? It is understood a second contestant has already bid farewell to the ITV show in a dramatic exit set to air on Tuesday, with Paige Thorne and Afia Tonkmore currently single
Prompting Ikenna to reassure her: ‘You know how I feel anyway about you.’
But as Indiyah hints that she wants him to show it, they lean in and share their first kiss since coupling up.
After the smooch, Ikenna says: ‘I feel like this was overdue, but I wanted it to mean something.’
And in another exciting development, Amber Beckford and Dami Hope headed off on their first date as they went to the tennis courts.
Dami cheekily said: ‘I’ll do this for a peck, whoever wins, gets a peck.’
Arrival: New bombshell Jacques O’Neill – and Gemma Owen’s ex-boyfriend – has turned heads after his entrance on Sunday
After showing off their sporting talents, Amber asks Dami who his dream girl would be.
He says: ‘If she looked like you, then I would be happy, so you’d need to have a twin in here for me to turn my head.’
And Jacques will pull Tasha Ghouri for a chat as he gets to know all the girls in the villa, prompting a flare-up with Andrew Le Page and Luca Bish.
As they squabbled over the situation, a frustrated Andrew fumed: ‘you haven’t listened to a word I’ve said!’ before storming off after the fish seller suggested he didn’t really like the model.
The drama began as the islanders sat around the firepit eating crisps when they spotted Tasha having a friendly chat with the newcomer, with Andre remarking he ‘couldn’t care less’.
Conflicts: Love Island Aftersun teased a very heated row between Andrew Le Page and Luca Bish over Tasha Ghouri, which is set to air on Monday’s show
Amid his own issue’s with Jacques being in the villa with his ex-girlfriend Gemma Owen – whom he’s paired up with – Luca suggested that Andrew wasn’t telling the truth and that he cares more than he lets on.
Dami Hope was then quick to step in to diffuse the growing tension, telling Luca: ‘Man doesn’t care, he doesn’t care. Let it go Luca.’
With things frosty between the pair, Luca then went on to utter: ‘You obviously don’t like her that much.’
The words clearly touched a nerve with Andrew as he got up and stormed off, leaving the other islanders in shock over the awkward confrontation.
And there is set to be more tension in Monday’s episode as the Islanders will be forced to gather round the firepit ahead of the shock recoupling.
He’s off! But as they squabbled, a frustrated Andrew fumed: ‘you haven’t listened to a word I’ve said!’ before storming off after the fish seller suggested he didn’t really like the model
The dumping will come after Liam Llewellyn was the first Islander to leave the villa as he made the decision to exit the show.
On Friday, the Welsh student, 21, gathered everyone around the firepit ahead of the first recoupling, where he admitted he was not giving 100 per cent of himself and was having a ‘hard time’ with his struggle to find a romantic connection.
And he spoke candidly about his decision to leave during an emotional interview on Sunday’s AfterSun.
Speaking from Newport, he said: ‘I was buzzing when I coupled up with Gemma. I got the feeling her head was elsewhere. I can’t believe who her dad was. I can’t believe I didn’t work it out.
Shock: Liam Llewellyn was the first contestant to leave the Mallorca villa after deciding to exit the show during the first week
‘It’s crazy. I didn’t expect the support. It’s a big eye-opener for me how many people were on my side and had my back.
‘I was looking at Gemma when I walked in and hoping it was her I would couple up with.’
Discussing the arrival of Italian bombshell Davide Sanclimenti, who recoupled with Gemma before recoupling once more with Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Liam said: ‘The minute he walked in I had a gut feeling he would go for Gemma.’
Liam’s father jetted out to Mallorca to be with his son following his shock departure from the show.
Early bath: On Friday, he gathered everyone around the firepit ahead of the first recoupling, where he admitted he was having a ‘hard time’ with his struggle to find a romantic connection
Devoted dad Dai, a professional rugby player, set off to comfort his son – after the family said they couldn’t be ‘prouder’.
A source told The Sun: ‘Liam’s confidence was totally knocked when he lost Gemma [Owen] so when he then also didn’t manage to catch Ekin-Su [Cülcüloğlu] or Afia’s [Tonkmor] eye he started to totally overthink everything he did.
‘He just began to worry about everything and then felt guilty that he wasn’t enjoying the whole experience like he felt he was meant to, so called it quits.
Liam previously admitted his greatest fear on the show was being rejected.
‘We couldn’t be more proud of him’:Liam’s father jetted out to Mallorca after his son’s shock exit from the show (pictured in April)
He said: ‘Something I am most nervous about is probably the feeling of not being wanted, in a recoupling or something, not being picked’.
He continued: ‘Everyone wants to be wanted, and wants to be picked, so it’s the feeling of not being picked that is a nerve-wracking thought for me’.
‘It puts you in a vulnerable position and that’s in front of the whole world. I think that’s a position I don’t think anyone would want to find themselves in.’
Love Island, tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.
Fan favourite: Liam became a fan favourite during his very short time on the reality show