Love Island 2018: Who paired up on day one?

Love Island episode one kicked-off in typical fashion with the girls lining up for selection and the boys attempting to stamp their authority.

Just like that awkward team selection when you’re playing sports in school, the favourites were instantly snapped up while others were left sweating it out on the Majorca bench.

Here’s how the Love Island 2018 contestants lined up – for now.

Kendall and Niall

The first guy on the show was student Niall Aslam, who had just the one female stepping forward to show support for him.

Kendall – the only girl to step forward – was snapped up by Niall, although there was a moment of awkwardness not long after the pairing.

Samira Mighty backtracked on her decision not to step forward for Niall, saying:


I kinda wish I did step forward now.”

Naturally, Kendall gripped her man a little tighter.

Is this a potential love triangle?

Love Island: SR4 on ITV2

Pictured: Niall Aslam

Love Island, SR4 on ITV2 – Kendall.

Laura and Wes

There was a bigger shock as Wes paired up with Laura.

Initially, Alex had paired with Laura, although the moment Wes walked through the door, Laura quickly trotted forward a couple steps away from Alex to try and pair with Wes.

Wes picked Laura, leaving Alex on the subs bench.

Love Island: Wes Nelson, series 4

Love Island: SR4 on ITV2, Laura Anderson

Hayley and Eyal

As predicted in our previous article Hayley Hughes paired up with Eyal Brooker.

Model Eyal had Samira Mighty, Dani Mas Dyer and Hayley stepping forward for him, as he selected the latter.

Love Island: Hayley Hughes, series 4

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Love Island: SR4 on ITV2

Pictured: Eyal Booker.

Dani and Jack

The two last single girls both stepped forward as Jack ‘The Lad’ Fincham decided to go for Dani Mas Dyer, daughter of actor Danny Dyer.

Jack said: It’s only just cottoned on to me that Dani and Jack means something in cockney rhyme and slang – fanny.”

Love Island: Jack Fincham, series 4

Love Island: SR4 on ITV2
Pictured: Dani Mas Dyer.

Samira and Alex

Samira, who hadn’t been selected, ended up with doctor Alex from the subs bench.

Samira said: I need to be to be with someone who is a bit more exciting – maybe if he puts a firework up his bum.”

Love Island: Samira Mighty, series 4

Love Island: Alex George, series 4

Single Adam

Personal trainer and incredibly ripped 6ft5 Adam Collard was the last to enter the villa, acting as a middle-man to cause pure drama.

Alex has 24 hours to flirt with the remaining contestants, where he can pick any of the girls to pair up with – even though they’re already comfortably matched in couples!


Adam is going to be a popular character!

Love Island: Adam Collard, series 4

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