Love Island 2019: Meet the couples! Islanders pair up in awkward first coupling… but who will stay together as two new hunks are brought in to shake things up?
Love Island was back with a bang on ITV2 on Monday evening – and there was no messing about.
The five new female islanders barely had time to pop their prosecco corks before Caroline Flack made her grand entrance, with five hunky men in tow for the first pairing up session of the season.
And, despite a bit of swapping taking place, the villa had its first five couples before long.
Let the coupling commence: Love Islands’s female contestants barely had time to pop their prosecco corks before Caroline Flack introduced five hunky men for the first pairing up session of the season
Following the first round of coupling, the couples were sent off to get to know one another, with Lucie and Joe getting on like a house on fire, while Yewande realised she had a lot more in common with Michael than she presumed.
He accused her of pre-judging him as a ‘f**kboy’, which she admitted she had done. They then bonded over their science degrees, with Yewande clearly warming up to the hunky firefighter.
It transpired elsewhere that Sherif already followed Anna on Instagram – but she had no idea who he was.
Still, the pair got to know each other, with Anna saying they might well become closer – even if just as friends.
Coupled up: Yewande and Michael coupled up after a bit of reshuffling
It’s a match: Lucie was bagged by Joe but it seems other Islanders have their eye on her
But there was cats among the pigeons when two surprise players, Tommy and Curtis, were brought in to rip apart one of the existing pairings.
The brother of Tyson Fury and the sibling of AJ Pritchard were brought in to shakes things up a bit.
Curtis and Tommy have 48 hours to choose a girl they want to couple up with – leaving two of the other men ‘vulnerable.’
Paired up: Anton coupled up with Amy, but admits he already has a ‘wandering eye’
Couple: Amber and Michael coupled up, but she admitted he is ‘too nice’
Although most of them seemed to be happy with their choices, Anton – who was initially paired with air hostess Amy – attempted to cause trouble by admitting he already had a ‘wandering eye’, and telling Lucie, who was partnered with Joe, that he liked her and could see them getting on well together.
The gym owner – who admitted in his VT that he struggled to stay loyal – asked Lucie: ‘I just wanted to see if you’re attracted to me.’
To which she replied: ‘Yeah of course, but my type is normally more surfer looking?’, even though she previously said she couldn’t understand his accent.
Despite the blonde surfer knocking back his advances, Joe may see his lady swan off with someone else anyway as the teaser clip at the end of tonight’s show saw professional boxer Tommy try it on with her.
Paired: No one stepped forward for Sherif, but he was eventually paired with Anna
LOVE ISLAND 2019: WHO ARE THE COUPLES?
JOE & LUCIE
Name: Joe Garratt
Occupation: Catering Company Owner
Marks Out Of 10? ‘Today, I reckon about an 8.5! In the mornings I’m probably like a low 8. I consistently stay around the 8s to 9s in my opinion. Maybe some days I go past the 9, when it’s a really good day…. a suit day. My best feature is my chat. I’m cheeky and a bit of a charmer. Looks wise, I’d say my best features are my teeth or curly hair’
Name: Lucie Donlan
Famous exes? ‘The last guy I was with was Charlie [Frederick] from last year’s Love Island. We got together a few weeks after he came out of the villa. I’ve spoken to Joey Essex on and off because I love his personality, it’s so funny. Lookswise I like Jay Alvarrez. He surfs, skydives and he’s got amazing hair. I would marry him!’
ANTON & AMY
Name: Anton Danyluk
Occupation: Gym Owner
Location: Airdrie, Scotland
Worst Date: ‘I bought myself a Porsche when I was 21, as you do! I picked a girl up in that and she started taking pictures when she was in the car and sending it to her friends. It shouldn’t matter what I was driving whether that be a Corsa or a Porsche so I finished the date right there’
Name: Amy Hart
Occupation: Cabin Crew
Location: Worthing, Sussex
Claim To Fame: Amy once met Liam Payne and had a photo with him. When she posted it online she was bombarded with hate mail from One Directioners, who thought she was his new squeeze
SHERIF & ANNA
Name: Sherif Lanre
Occupation: Chef and Semi-pro Rugby Player
Worst traits: ‘Number one would be that I’m pretty outrageous, that can also translate to the bad side,’ Sherif says. ‘On top of that, I laugh at everything which sometimes gets me into trouble. I can’t really take anything seriously. My actual laugh, my hysterical laugh is pretty ugly’
Name: Anna Vakili
Claim To Fame: ‘I ended up on the Iranian News earlier this year when my sister and I were away in Qatar with two Iranian footballers who have a huge following. Suddenly my followers went up by 20,000 and I started being tagged in fan pages!’ she recalls
CALLUM & AMBER
Name: Callum Macleod
Occupation: Aircraft Engineer
Location: South Wales
Disastrous Dating Story: ‘I went to the cinema with a girl and she sat on a piece of chocolate that melted onto her leather trousers,’ Callum recalls. ‘She shot off to the toilet to clean them and didn’t come back for ages. I watched the majority of the film on my own. I later found her fretting in the toilets because she couldn’t get her trousers back on’
Name: Amber Gill
Occupation: Beauty Therapist
Disastrous Dating Story: ‘I was speaking to this guy and he lived in Manchester and I got the train down to see him,’ Amber recounts. ‘I was nervous because he was really good looking and a bit older than me. I had five Cosmopolitans in a can and I drank them on the train. When the train got to Manchester I got up and I was drunk! He was waiting for me at the train station and when I got off I fell through the gap between the train and platform. What an icebreaker though!’
MICHAEL & YEWANDE
Name: Michael Griffiths
Marks Out Of Ten? ‘I get complimented on my smile a lot. People seem to be obsessed with my lips. I’d rate myself ten out of ten, I would have said nine but I’m a hero so it bumps it up,’ is Michael’s modest answer
Name: Yewande Biala
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Thoughts On Love: Yewande says: ‘I don’t think there is a science to finding love and if there is then I have clearly been reading the wrong books’
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