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Thursday 22 August 2019

Love Island newcomers set to separate two couples

The winners of the ITV2 show will pocket £50,000.

Tommy Fury (Martin Rickett/PA)
Tommy Fury (Martin Rickett/PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent

Love Island’s new couples had a shock when the first episode ended with them being told two newcomers were about to shake up their budding romances.

The new series of the ITV2 show started on Monday and saw the 10 contestants pairing up for the first time and spending the day getting to know their new “partners”.

However, in the evening Tommy Fury and Curtis Pritchard – the brothers of former heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury and Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard – turned up at the villa.

As they walked in, the contestants’ jaws dropped.

The group then received a text message saying that within 24 hours the newcomers would each pick a girl, leaving two of the male hopefuls vulnerable.

Firefighter Michael Griffiths said nobody had been expecting to see more contestants, while surfer Lucie Donlan gasped: “It’s been such a full-on day.”

Earlier in the episode, beauty therapist Amber Gill ended up with aircraft engineer Callum Macleod, Donlan was matched with catering company owner Joe Garratt, and air hostess Amy Heart, who said she had never had a boyfriend, coupled up with gym owner Anton Danyluk.

Sherif Lanre was paired with Anna Vakili, while Griffiths was matched with scientist Yewande Biala.

Love Island, hosted by Caroline Flack, airs for eight weeks, and the winning couple stand to pocket £50,000.

Love Island continues on ITV2.

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