Episode 12 of Love Island introduced us to stunning blonde new-girl Ellie Brown.
The 20-year-old from Newcastle caused an immediate storm with the boys, although most of the guys are supposedly happily ‘coupled up’.
Who could be tempted to stray from their villa loved ones?
And what are these rumours to do with Ellie Brown and Wes?
— r o s e w i l d e (@missrosewilde) June 17, 2018
Laura and Wes
Laura and Wes have been coupled up since the get-go and are still one of the bookies’ favourites to win the show; priced at 7/1 behind Dani Mas Dyer and Jack Fincham.
Things have moved rapidly for the couple inside the villa, as they were honoured with the award of becoming the first couple to test run the Hideaway bedroom.
Ok… I'm fully into Wes and Laura!
They are SO cute! #loveisland
— Jazzybum (@Jazzybumblee) June 13, 2018
Despite this, and with Wes admitting that he was “falling for Laura”, viewers have maintained the belief that their nine-year age gap could prove a huge stumbling block.
Hell, with little genuine camera time showing the pair messing around together alike Dani and Jack, the 20 and 29-year-old lovers could even be playing a game to stay in the competition.
Wes was falling for Laura 2 days ago, talking about meeting parents. He’s now seen girls his age and is screaming that he’s open minded. Men are trash 💀😂 #LoveIsland
— Kojo (@KojoRichmond_) June 17, 2018
The Newbie Ellie Brown
Ellie spent the majority of episode 12 with the group of boys huddled around her, lead by single-to-mingle Dr Alex and ‘Mr always keeping my options open’ Adam Collard.
Ellie said: Possibly one of the most surreal but amazing experiences ever. They’re a lot better looking than expected, so I feel a little spoilt for choice.”
Ellie and Wes
It was a laid back and suave looking Dr Alex who was taking the lead with Ellie early on, and he was buoyed by her comments about disliking men who are too “muscley”.
Odd analogy, though…
However, as the girls stormed back into the villa shouting and hollering as if it was a raid, it was Josh Denzel and Wes who were caught out getting to know Ellie a little better.
Quick boys, hide…
My blood’s boiling thinking of that Ellie tryna steal Wes from Laura #loveisland
— Rhiannon x (@Rhiannon17x) June 17, 2018
The episode finished a preview clip of episode 13, with Wes telling Ellie that she was “his type”.
Ellie signals the first real test for Wes, mainly because she looks almost identical to Laura yet is nine years younger.
Swear the people running love island are doing bits. Bringing someone in like Ellie after Wes saying he would only go for a better version of Laura. Catastrophic I tell ya 😩 #LoveIsIand
— Ellen (@w0tellen) June 17, 2018
Wes – few days ago wanted to wife Laura, today his only said if someone was “more” attractive & sweet than Laura his head would be turned, well hello Ellie 😂 what loyalty? 🤷🏻♀️ #LoveIsland
— Sssobia (@Ssssobia) June 18, 2018
Ellie is gonna apply that pressure on Wes tomorrow boyyyy #LoveIsland
— Sloidinho 🇧🇷 (@mrninety6ix) June 18, 2018
The last recoupling was on Wednesday 13th June, meaning there is plenty of time before the next recoupling and time for Wes to get to know Ellie.
If what we have seen so far is anything to go by, Wes, Ellie and Laura could be the biggest love triangle of series four.
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