Love Island has been rocked following the arrival of Bombshell Ellie Brown.
The 20-year-old Geordie girl glided into the Majorca villa, sweeping the boys off their feet alongside fellow newbie Zara McDermott.
Ellie soon had the chance to pick three guys to take on dates, where she selected Wes Nelson and Josh Denzel for a cheeky wine and dine during episode 13.
However, the date has done nothing but smash huge cracks of doubt into Wes’s relationship with Laura, begging the question as to which couple is more compatible…
— NICOLE (@___nicxle) June 18, 2018
The Compatibility Calculator
If we rewind back to episode 11, the Love Island ‘compatibility calculator’ provided some shocking news for team Wes and Laura.
According to the love gurus at ITV2, Wes is the least compatible with Laura, while Charlie Frederick (evicted), Adam Collard and Eyal Booker make up the top three.
We would love to see the compatibility calculator whipped out again now Ellie is in the villa!
Mind The ‘Age’ Gap
The key factor that has forced social media fans into doubting Laura and Wes’s relationship is their age gap.
There are nine years between Laura (29) and Wes (20).
Why are we even surprised that Wes is going for Laura's granddaughter Ellie #loveisland
— Ric (@PrettyRicc) June 18, 2018
Although Wes has mentioned being ready for “marriage” and a serious relationship, some Love Island fans think he is simply cooing the right words to fit the relationship bill with Laura.
There is just one year separating new-girl Ellie and Wes….
Episode 13 of Love Island saw Laura cast her doubt over Wes, particularly after seeing her man lap up the company of her younger, blonder contestant.
I want Alex to be happy but I also think wes and Ellie would be good together oops ! #LoveIsland
— maya (@fa1rygirl) June 18, 2018
Laura said: “Ellie is like this fresh-faced bubbly thing and maybe her and wes are better suited and I should just step aside.”
Wes spent the entire episode telling the boys how he had not “spoke to any other girl but Laura” since joining the villa, with his passion for chatting up Ellie justified by ladies’ man Adam.
Then again, who would sleazeball Adam say no to?
Wes said: “I haven’t had a single chat to any other girl other than Laura since I’ve been in this villa.”
The Final Verdict
In terms of looks and physical attraction, it’s easy to agree that Laura and Ellie look very similar.
Even Laura admitted it…
My blood’s boiling thinking of that Ellie tryna steal Wes from Laura #loveisland
— Rhiannon ♡ x (@Rhiannon17x) June 17, 2018
Bizarrely, this means that the deciding factor in Laura and Wes’s relationship is whether their personalities match or not.
While we have seen plenty of serious chat action, with Wes and Laura talking about the strengths of their relationship, how much they fancier one-other and random serious sh*t, we haven’t seen them acting overly natural.
For instance, if we were to draw comparisons to Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham’s kissing scenes and impression games.
Adding salt to the wound, the date between Wes and Ellie appeared to flow nicely, with Wes dancing to the tune of his dates admission that she was into mixed race men.
All things point towards Wes and Ellie.
Brace yourselves for the next few episodes.
Surely wes isn’t gonna leave Laura ? He said he was falling for her #loveisland
— Scarlett Moffatt (@ScarlettMoffatt) June 18, 2018