Love Island is back on ITV2 and ITVX for another summer of muscle flexing and flirts with a fresh batch of singletons all vying for love, fame and a cash prize of £50,000 in a luxurious Majorcan villa. 

9th July 2024: Episode 37 - The New Boys Make Their Moves

New boys Josh and Reuben brought a fresh wave of energy into the villa and wasted no time in getting to know the girls. Josh pulled Mimii for a chat in the hideaway, and sparks flew as they shared a kiss. However, Grace later pulled Josh aside for a chat and told Jessy and Matilda that she fancies him. 

Meanwhile, Wil and Uma reconciled, but Reuben wasn’t backing down and continued to pull the moves on Uma. Unfortunately for Jess, Hugo confessed to Ayo that he wasn’t feeling a connection with her. Jess, watching the serious conversation from a distance, began worrying about the relationship. 

The Islanders were asked to gather around the fire pit, where it was revealed that Josh and Reuben would each have the opportunity to steal a girl. Josh said that although more than one girl had caught his eye, he would choose Mimii. Reuben picked Uma. Wil received a text saying that he was now single and was therefore dumped from the villa. Overwhelmed and tearful, Uma decided to leave with him, saying that she didn’t want to stay without him, and they made their exit. 

The episode ended with the opening of the public vote, where viewers would vote for their favourite girl and boy. Those with the fewest votes risk being dumped from the island. 

Nicole Samuel and Ciaran Davies remain the favourite female and male, both with odds of 1.83 at Betfair Sportsbook. The least favourite females are Emma Milton, Jessica White, and Jessica Spencer, and the least favourite males are Konnor Ewudzi, Blade Siddiqi, and Hugo Godfroy.

Who will be dumped from the island tonight?

8th July 2024: Episode 36: Hello New Boy Bombshells!

Tensions ran high after the Love Island film fest; Matilda was still annoyed over Sean’s behaviour with Diamante, Uma was still feeling insecure and hurt by Wil’s actions in Casa Amor, despite him saying that he felt stronger for her than ever. Joey, too, was upset after Blade commented on his level of intelligence. Nevertheless, forgiveness seems to arise just as quickly as tension does in the villa, and everyone appeared to be more settled after a chat. Even Uma and Wil seemed to be in a better place, sealed by an intimate moment of Uma squeezing the spots on Wil’s back. 

Whilst some of the Islanders were making up, others were breaking up. Emma decided to end things with Konner, and Blade and Grace amicably ended their relationship in favour of friendship after realising that there wasn’t a romantic spark. 

Just as things were starting to calm down, Uma received a text saying that she, Mimii and Jessy were invited for drinks with new boys Reuben and Josh. The new boys wasted no time in going after what they wanted, telling Mimii and Uma that they are better matches for them than Ayo and Wil, and that they knew how to treat women properly. Their confidence didn’t wane as they returned to the villa, with Josh openly expressing his interest in Mimii, and Reuben revealing that he liked Uma. 

In spite of the drama, the bookmakers are remaining steady in their favourites. Nicole Samuel is still the top female at 2.5 with the best price at VBet, while Ciaran Davies continues to lead as the top male, also at 2.5 with the best price at VBet. 

With the recent break ups and the entrance of the new boys, who will pair up with who? Will Wil be able to woo Uma back from the temptation of Reuben?

7th July 2024: Episode 35: The Love Island Film Fest

Just when the Islanders were starting to recover from the drama of Casa Amor, the Love Island Film Fest stirred things up even more. 

Joey’s video added fuel to the fire between him and Grace, reigniting their underlying tensions. Nicole and Ciaran hit a rough patch over his past messages with Ellie, causing Nicole to flare up at him. Meanwhile, Matilda was annoyed to learn that Sean had told Diamante she was his priority during Casa Amor. Uma was also left feeling embarrassed and hurt after Wil’s Casa Amor smooches with Lucy were shown. His attempt to laugh it off with the lads only made things worse. 

The night ended with the announcement of the ‘Critics Choice’ video. The public had been voting for their favourite couple, and Ellie found themselves at the bottom with the fewest votes, and they were dumped from the island. 

So how have these recent dramas affected the bookmakers’ odds? Nicole Samuel remains the favourite at 3.25, with the best price at Corals. Matilda Draper, who has been neck and neck with Nicole, is currently the second favourite. Could she overtake her? Ciaran Davies still stands as the current favourite male at 3, with the best price at Corals. 

With viewers taking to X to air their views on Nicole’s flare up at Ciaran, we are left wondering whether Matilda will manage to take her crown and become the new favourite female…

4th July 2024: Episode 32: A Night of Decisions and Drama

Last night kicked off with the much anticipated recoupling ceremony after Casa Amor. Would the original couples stay true, or would Casa Amor’s temptations prove too strong?

The new couples are:

  • Konner and Emma
  • Grace and Blade
  • Trey and Ellie
  • Jess and Hugo
  • Ayo and Jess

The loyal couples are: 

  • Sean and Matilda
  • Ciaran and nicole
  • Wil and Uma
  • Joey and Jessy

The surprise of the night was Ayo recoupling with Jess, which left Mimii single in the villa. Later in the episode, Mimii declared that she was completely done with him. Cracks appeared in Wil and Uma’s relationship after it was revealed that he had kissed Lucy, leaving Uma feeling betrayed and humiliated. The heartwarmer of the night was that Nicole and Ciaran had remained loyal to each other and were delighted to be back in each other’s company. 

Even after Casa Amor, the bookmakers' favourites remain the same. Nicole Samuel is still the top favourite female at 2.5 with the best price at VBet. Ciaran Davies continues to lead as the top favourite male, also at 2.5 with the best price at VBet. 

Have the Islanders genuinely found lasting love?

3rd July 2024: Episode 31 - Steamy Kisses and Tough Decisions

There have been a few surprises in the last couple of episodes as Casa Amor continues to shake things up. With everyone mingling and heavy flirting in full swing, the temperature in both villas is rising! 

As the girls enjoyed their Casa Amor adventures, a new group of ladies arrived at the original villa, leaving the original boys with their heads spinning. Jess and Ayo wasted no time getting to know each other, and as their chemistry sizzled, the pair shared a passionate kiss. The boys encouraged him, saying that he seemed different with her than Mimii. Sean, who was unlucky in love until Matilda walked in the door, found himself caught between Diamante and Ruby and shared a kiss with Diamante. Meanwhile, Konnor was getting to know newcomer Emma and whisked her away to the terrace before moving in for a kiss. Could this be the spark Konner has been waiting for? Wil and Lucy also shared a special moment that ended with a kiss. With Uma remaining loyal to him in Casa Amor, who will he choose?

Over at Casa Amor, Jess is feeling the heat in more ways than one. Despite her connection with Hugo, she is getting irritated that Matilda is getting to know him. Grace has found herself drawn to both Moziah and Blade, while Mimii, Nicole and Uma seem to be remaining loyal to their men. 

There hasn’t been any change at the bookmakers, with Nicole Samuel still as the favourite female at 2.5 with the best prices at Bet365, SkyBet, Paddy Power and William Hill. The Betfair Exchange also has her at 2.5.

Love Island Top Female Odds from the Betfair Exchange. [Odds correct on 4th July 2024.]

Ciaran Davis continues to be top male at 2.5 with the best prices at William Hill, Betfair and VBet. The Betfair Exchange has him at 2.54.

Love Island Top Male Odds from the Betfair Exchange. [Odds correct on 19th June 2024.]

The Bookies have stayed put, but will the Islanders? Tonight’s episode promises to be a big one, as they decide whether they will be sticking with their original couples or recouple with someone new. 

30th June 2024: Episode 28 - Casa Amor Returns!

Emotions have been running high over the past few episodes, with couples torn apart and new flames ignited. Now, the arrival of Casa Amor time promises even more drama!

The tension between Jessy, Joey and Grace reached boiling point as Jessy chose Joey to couple up with. Joey’s feigned surprise and their secret kisses left Grace feeling annoyed and disrespected, leading to a swift and fiery breakup. As if that wasn’t enough, the villa bid farewell to two of its biggest characters, Harriet and Ronnie. 

The next day, Matilda received a text announcing a girls’ day out. During which, Uma received another text, revealing that the girls were to head out to Casa Amor, where six sexy new boys - Jake, Blade, Joel, Lionel, Hugo and Moziah, were waiting to meet them. Back at the villa, the boys were reflecting on missing the girls, and Ciaran received a text saying that the girls had gone to Casa Amor. He later expressed some doubt about whether Nicole would be loyal to him during their time apart. Can the villa’s strongest couple survive the Casa Amor test?

Jess was proving to be popular amongst the Casa Amor boys in a game of truth or dare. Despite her growing closer to Trey, she said that she was unsure about the connection earlier in the episode. Will she form a stronger bone with one of the new boys?

There hasn’t been much change at the bookmakers, Nicole Samuel remains the top female at 3.25, with the best prices at BetVictor, Ladbrokes and Corals. Ciaran Davies continues to lead as the top male at 3, with the best prices at Bet365, SkyBet, and Paddy Power. Interestingly, Joey Essex’s antics appear to have not gone unnoticed, causing his odds to plummet, making him second-to-last favourite. 

With a batch of new boys vying for attention, Casa Amor is set to test the loyalty of all the couples. Will Nicole and Ciaran survive? Will Jess find a stronger connection? And tonight, as the new girls enter the villa to meet the boys, who will have their heads turned and who will stay loyal?

26th June 2024 - Episode 24 - Is This the End for Joey and Grace? 

Last night’s Love Island saw the fallout from the heart rate challenge, the arrival of two new bombshells, Jessy and Trey, and the potential for a whole new love triangle.

After the results of the heart rate challenge were read out, new bombshells Jessy and Trey whisked Joey and Jess away on dates. Back at the villa, Grace appeared unruffled, declaring her trust in Joey. Meanwhile, Joey was busy showering Jessy with compliments during their dinner date, hinting that she ‘might be trouble’ and telling her that he and Grace were not fully closed off. Joey confided in Ronnie that he wanted to get to know Jessy better, saying that while the sexual chemistry with Grace was great, something was missing between them. 

When Jessy arrived at the villa, she told Grace that Joey had told her that he didn’t know where he stood with her. Grace shared her frustrations with Harriett, saying that Joey was cold towards her after his date with Jessy, and that she wasn’t interested in being part of a love triangle. Harriett’s comments about Joey’s previous outbursts over Omar and Konner only further fueled Grace’s irritance. Joey eventually pulled Grace for a chat the next day, admitting that while his feelings for her hadn’t changed, he still wanted to get to know Jessy, leaving Grace disappointed and annoyed. 

Things are getting a little shaky between Nicole and Ciaran after his heart rate went up most for Grace during the heart rate challenge. Despite Ciaran’s reassurances, she grew tearful and her insecurities surfaced, saying that he obviously fancies Grace more than her. 

So far, there has been little change at the bookmakers, with Nicole Samuel remaining the favourite female at 2.63 with the best prices at Bet365, SkyBet and BetVictor. Ciaran Davies is still the favourite male at 2.75 with the best prices at Bet365 and SkyBet. 

So we are all left wondering how Jessy’s arrival will impact villa dynamics. Will this new connection lead to a blossoming romance?

24th June 2024 - Episode 22 - A Surprise Recoupling

Last night’s Love Island saw a surprise recoupling, rekindling of old relationships and the creation of new relationships. 

Harriett was thrilled that Ronnie wanted to rekindle their relationship and they enjoyed a romantic date. He assured her that he just wanted to focus on her. After the date, Jess stirred the pot by telling Harriet that Ronnie said that if she had not coupled up with Sean before, he would have focussed on her.

Grace chatted with Konner and encouraged him to get to know the girls and not be afraid of stepping on people’s toes. He took her advice, expressing an interest in both her and Uma. Little did she know what was to come…

The Islanders were caught off guard when Jess got a text telling everyone to gather around the fire pit. Harriett received another text saying that the girls would be choosing who to couple up with in a surprise recoupling, with Matilda and Konner choosing first. 

The new couples are:

  • Matilda and Sean
  • Konner and Grace
  • Uma and Wil
  • Nicole and Ciaran
  • Harriett and Ronnie
  • Mimii and Ayo
  • Jess and Joey

Konner’s choice of Grace surprised everyone, especially Joey, but they had a chat to clear the air, with Joey saying that there were no hard feelings. 

Favourites with the bookmakers haven’t really moved, Nicole Samuel remains the top female favourite at 2.75 with the best price at VBet. Ciaran Davies continues to be the top favourite male at 2.75. The favourite couple to win is still Nicole and Ciaran at 2.1 with the best price at William Hill. 

Will anyone be able to steal top spot from Nicole and Ciaran, or will it be a smooth sale to the £50,000 prize for this power couple?

23rd June 2024 - Episode 21 - Battles and Breakups

It was another dramatic episode last night as new alliances formed and Sean got rid of his rival for good in a dumping. 

As the battle between Sean and Omar for Matilda’s heart rumbled on, Tiffany and Ronnie’s relationship came to an end because she felt something was missing between them. 

Grace revealed to Joey that Omar had made some flirty comments towards her, and admitted that she might have been interested in getting to know him if Joey wasn’t there. Joey confronted Omar, leading to things getting a little heated between the two. They managed to clear the air the next day, with Omar saying that his friendliness may have been misunderstood as flirtatiousness. 

The Islanders’ feathers were ruffled by the arrival of host Maya Jama, who delivered the news that the public vote was in, and the least favourite couples were at risk of being dumped. The favourite couples who were safe were: 

  • Mimii and Ayo
  • Nicole and Ciaran
  • Harriet and Sean

The vulnerable couples were: 

  • Tiffany and Ronnie
  • Jess and Omar
  • Grace and Joey
  • Uma and Wil

Maya revealed that the safe islanders would decide who would be dumped, and Tiffany and Omar were sent packing. Sean steered the decision to dumping Omar so he could pursue Matilda without having him there as an obstacle. Ciaran felt uneasy about the decision and made it clear that he felt that it wasn’t Sean’s right to make the decision for Matilda. 

Grace and Joey seemed surprised that they weren’t a popular couple with the public, with Joey saying that he thought they would be a power couple, and that maybe it was Grace’s comments about Omar that might have contributed to their vulnerability. 

With Tiffany gone, Jess expressed an interest in exploring the unresolved feelings between her and Ronnie. Ronnie, however, pulled Harriett for a chat and declared his intention to focus on her. Is the Ronnie-Harriett-Jess love triangle making a comeback?

After last night, there are a few shifts in the bookmakers odds. Nicole Samuel remains the top female at 3.25 with the best price at VBet. Ciaran Davies is now the top male, also at 3.25 with the best price at VBet. 

The favourite couple to win are Ciaran Davies and Nicole Samuel, who hold the top spot at 2.88 with the best price at William Hill. Joey and Grace have fallen to third place, overtaken by Ayo Odukoya and Mimii Ngulube.

Can Joey and Grace win back the hearts of the viewers and climb up to the top?

19th June 2024 - Episode 17 - Two New Bombshells and the End of Ronnie's Triangle Troubles?

Just in case Samantha’s exit and Ronnie’s love triangle chaos hadn’t caused enough drama, the Love Island producers also decided to add two new bombshells into the mix! 

Joey expressed some regret over Samantha’s departure, saying that he wanted her to stay in the villa and find love. Grace, while thrilled to be coupled up with Joey, appeared a little confused as to the way he handled Samantha’s departure. They had a brief spat but made up quickly. 

Indecisive Ronnie appeared to be frustrated over recurring love triangle woes and came to a decision. He told Tiffany he just wanted to focus on her and broke things off with Harriett, leaving her in tears. Later on in the episode, we found out that Ronnie knew the new bombshell, Matilda. Could this be a brand new triangle for him?

As things started to settle, Ciaran received a text saying that two new bombshells, Matilda and Konnor were on their way, and that they would each pick three Islanders to cook a course for them on a date. 

On Matilda’s menu was - Omar for the starter, Sean for the main course and Wil for the dessert. 

Konnor’s culinary choices were - Grace for the starter, Nicole for the main and Mimii for the dessert. 

So who are now the favourites with the bookies? There has been a change in the favourite female, with Grace Jackson taking the top spot at 3.75 with the best prices at SkyBet, PaddyPower and Betfair.  

Joey Essex seems to have redeemed himself a little and is now neck-and-neck with Ciaran as favourite male at 3.5 with the best prices at PaddyPower, SkyBet and Bet365.

At the moment, there are two favourite couples: Ciaran Davis & Nicole Samuel and Joey Essex & Grace Jackson at 3.5 with the best price at William Hill. 

With the arrival of Matilda Draper and Konnor Ewudzi, the public vote opened, with the least popular couple facing elimination. Who will be dumped from the Island next?

18th June 2024 - Episode 16 - Tears, Kisses and Recoupling

Last night’s Love Island was an emotional rollercoaster, filled with a passionate reunion, new love triangle and a dramatic recoupling. 

Joey and Grace’s romance had been passionately rekindled during their time at the sleepover villa, and on their return, Joey opted to leave his shared bed with Samantha and sleep in the hideaway with Grace. 

A text to Jess called for the Islanders to gather around the fire pit for the recoupling. The new couples are: 

  • Wil and Uma
  • Grace and Joey
  • Tiffany and Ronnie
  • Ayo and Mimii
  • Ciaran and Nicole
  • Sean and Harriett
  • Omar and Jess

Samantha, left single and dumped from the villa, was completely uninterested in chatting with Grace and Joey as she made her exit. 

The bookmakers have weighed in with their predictions. Nicole Samuel remains the queen bee as the favourite female at 4.5, with the best price at VBet. The Betfair Exchange agrees at 1.62.

Love Island Top Female Odds from the Betfair Exchange. [Odds correct on 19th June 2024.]

There has been a shake-up in the favourite male category; Joey Essex has been dethroned, with Ciaran Davies now taking the top spot at 4.5, with the best price at VBet. The Betfair Exchange also has Ciaran as the favourite at 1.61.

Love Island Top Male Odds from the Betfair Exchange. [Odds correct on 19th June 2024.]

The favourite couple remains Nicole Samuel and Ciaran Davies at 3.75 with the best prices at Betfair and SkyBet. 

Is Joey’s reign as favourite male permanently over or will he win back the nation's hearts? Only time will tell!

16th June 2024: Episode 14 - Sleepovers and Snog-a-thons

Love Island is turning into a full-blown soap opera! Last night’s episode was packed with chemistry between old flames, fresh flirts and an unexpected sleepover. 

Samantha, reeling from the beer pong drama, confided in Jess that she intended to take a step back from Joey, and slept apart from him on the daybed. Emotions flared again when Harriet heard Ronnie say to Tiffany that beer pong was the best game because he got to kiss her, leading Harriet to call him a ‘prick’ before storming off. 

Grace received a text announcing that she, Tiffany and Will would be spending a night away in the sleepover villa with the Islanders of their choice. Will chose Uma, Tiffany chose Ronnie and of course, Grace chose Joey. At their new villa, Joey wasted no time confessing his doubts about Samantha to Grace, and they rekindled their past chemistry with a snog in the pool (and several other locations!).

The bookmakers are taking notice of the drama, and the odds have seen some shifts. Nicole and Grace are now neck and neck for the favourite female at 4.5, with the best prices at Bet365 and William Hill for Grace, and Corals for Nicole. Joey Essex remains the favourite male at 2.75, with the best price at William Hill.

The favourite winning couple remains Ciaran Davis and Nicole Samuel at 4.5 with the best price at William Hill. However, Joey Essex and Grace Jackson are hot on their heels as the second favourite.

With the bombshells stirring the pot, who will find love, who will have their heart broken, and most importantly, who will win Love Island 2024?

14th June 2024: Episode 12 - Bombshells and Broken Hearts 

Love Island heated up last night with an explosive cocktail of heated discussions, new bombshells, and a game of beer pong.

The arrival of the three new bombshells - Grace, Tiffany and Will cast insecurity and jealousy throughout the villa, as well as the possibility of new love. Joey immediately recognised Grace, revealing that they had a romantic past, which sparked insecurities in Samantha. Despite Joey’s attempts to reassure her, she couldn’t help but feel sidelined. Joey and Grace had a private chat with Joey apologising about how things ended between them, admitting it had gotten too intense too quickly. Has the flame burnt out between them or will any remaining embers turn to ash? Tiffany and Will also wasted no time getting to know the Islanders, with potential interest sparking between Tiffany and Omar and Will and Uma. 

Unexpected snogs in a game of beer pong in the evening did nothing to help the simmering insecurities in the villa. Joey chose to have a three-way kiss with Tiffany and Grace, and Grace’s decision to kiss the ‘gobbiest guy’ (Joey), left Samantha feeling tearful and even more on the back burner. 

Joey and Nicole remain the favourite male and female with the bookmakers and on the Betfair Exchange, but the new favourite couple to win is Ciaran Davis and Nicole Samuel with odds of 5 with the best price at William Hill. 

With new bombshells stirring the pot, the villa is set for more drama; will Ciaran’s head be turned and who will win Joey’s heart?

13th June 2024: Episode 11 - A Recoupling Rollercoaster and Bombshells Incoming!

Last night’s episode of Love Island was filled with cattiness, confessions and a recoupling, along with a little teaser of new bombshells! 

The Ronnie-Jess-Harriet love triangle seems to have finally come to an end with Jess deciding to step away. But her frustration was obvious as during the recoupling, Jess’ speech almost entirely ignored her new partner, and instead, focused on taking swipes at Ronnie. Will Ronnie now want what he can’t have? Uma had also had enough and decided to leave her love triangle as well. Meanwhile, other Islanders were working on making their relationships stronger; Nicole and Ciaran discussed becoming exclusive and Sean endeavoured to win Jess over with a morning coffee. 

Nicole received a text announcing a recoupling where the girls would choose who they wanted to couple up with. The new couples are: 

  • Nicole and Ciaran
  • Jess and Sean
  • Uma and Omar
  • Harriet and Ronnie
  • Mimii and Ayo
  • Samantha and Joey

So who are the bookmakers' favourites now? Nicole Samuel is the favourite female at 4.5 with the best prices at SkyBet, Paddy Power, William Hill and Corals. The Betfair exchange also has her as the favourite at 4.6.

Love Island Top Female Odds from the Betfair Exchange. [Odds correct on 14th June 2024.]

The top male is still Joey Essex with odds of 2.75 and the best price at Bet365.The Betfair exchange also has him as top favourite at 2.7.

Love Island Top Male Odds from the Betfair Exchange. [Odds correct on 14th June 2024.]

There has been a change in the favourite winning couple, which is now Ayo Odukoya and Mimii Ngulube at 6.5 with the best prices at SkyBet and William Hill. 

And just as we thought the dust might settle, the teaser revealed new bombshell arrivals including an old flame of Joey’s. How will Samantha react and how will they affect villa dynamics?

12th June 2024: Episode 10 - Who’s Been Dumped and Who are the Favourite Couple?

Love Island served up another spicy episode last night with more love triangle tensions and two Islanders getting dumped from the villa. 

As the Ronnie-Jess-Harriet love triangle continues to rumble on, the girls are left wondering whether Ronnie is just playing the field or if he’s genuinely torn between Harriet and Jess. Jess demands a decision from Ronnie by the end of the night, but Ronnie remains frustratingly non-committal, leaving her none too pleased and considering Sean as an alternative. 

After the Islanders were called to the fire pit, the public vote was revealed, the safe couples were: Samantha and Joey, Nicole and Ciaran, Mimii and Ayo, and surprisingly, Jess and Ronnie. The decision as to who would be going home was given to the safe Islanders. Unsurprisingly the girls chose to send Munveer packing, while the boys decided to send Patsy home. 

So how have the shifting dynamics affected the bookmakers' favourites? Nicole Samuel remains the favourite female at 4.5 with the best prices Bet365, SkyBet, and Ladbrokes. The Betfair Exchange also lists Mimii Ngulube and Nicole Samuel as the favourite females at 4.3.

Love Island Top Female Odds from the Betfair Exchange. [Odds correct on 13th June 2024.]

Joey Essex continues his reign as the favourite male at 2.62 with the best price at StarSports, and the Betfair Exchange has him as the favourite at 2.72.

Love Island Top Male Odds from the Betfair Exchange. [Odds correct on 13th June 2024.]

Joey and Samantha are the favourite couple to win, with odds of 4.5 at William Hill and Paddy Power.

So, will Ronnie EVER choose between Harriet and Jess? Could a new arrival throw a spanner in the works? Who knows - but we can’t wait for more drama in paradise!

11th June 2024: Episode 9 - The Love Square

Monday night's episode of Love Island left us on the edge of our seats with a cliffhanger. Whilst the Islanders were gathered around the fire pit, Mimii and Omar had to reveal who they will couple up with. Would they choose each other or stir the pot by stealing from existing couples? Mimii decided to steal Ayo back from Uma, leaving her frustrated and upset, and Omar chose to couple up with Uma. And just like that, a love triangle became a love square.

So what do the bookmakers make of all this then? Nicole has taken over as the favourite female at 4.5 with the best prices at SkyBet, William Hill and BetVictor. The top male is still Joey, who is at 2.63 with the best prices at Paddy Power and Betfair. 

Mimii and Ayo are the current favourite couple to win according to Paddy Power with odds of 5.5. 

Buckle up, because there will be dumpings at the villa tonight!

7th June 2024: Episode 5 - The First Recoupling

The drama in the villa reached boiling point last night, with the Ciaran-Harriet-Nicole love triangle fiasco taking centre stage. This was helped along by Joey, who stirred the pot by telling Harriet that Ciaran preferred Nicole. Harriet was upset but Sean’s timely interest in her provided some comfort, even though she later confessed to Joey that she liked Ronnie, it looks like there will be more tangled love affairs to come!

At the recoupling, Uma chose who to couple up with first, and then it was down to the boys to decide. The new couples are:

  • Ayo and Uma
  • Ronnie and Jess
  • Joey and Samantha
  • Ciaran and Nicole
  • Sean and Harriet
  • Munveer and Patsy

This left Mimii single, but in a twist, but she received a text saying that she was going to go on a date with new bombshell, Omar. Could this be the spark she was hoping for?

So how has this affected the odds at the bookmakers? Nicole's brief reign as the favourite female has been cut short by Samantha, who is now back in the lead at 5.5 with the best price at Star Sports. Joey remains the favourite male, holding steady at 3.25 with the best prices at Corals and Ladbrokes. 

At this stage, one would expect more clarity in their decisions, however, eyes are wandering and some seem more confused than ever.

6th June 2024: Episode 4 - Cracked Hearts and Love Triangles 

Uma Jammeh’s arrival has sent ripples throughout the Love Island villa; tears have been shed and egos bruised as new connections form and old ones falter. The girls looked on, in horror as Uma entered the villa and kissed all the male Islanders whilst they were blindfolded. She then whisked away Ayo and Joey for private dates in the hideaway, leaving Mimii and Samantha in tears. Mimii, coupled with Ayo, questioned his feelings towards her, and Samantha, currently with Joey, was left visibly fuming. 

Adding to the villa drama, a secret smooch between Ciaran and Harriet threw the villa into further disarray, leaving Nicole feeling disrespected by their handling of the situation. 

Since last night's reactions to all the drama, the betting odds have had a little shakeup. Nicole Samuel has now overtaken Samantha as the favourite female, with odds at 5.5 and the best prices at Bet365 and William Hill. Joey Essex remains the king of the castle, holding on to his title of favourite male at 3.25 with the best prices at Bet365 and Corals. 

With new connections blossoming and old flames flickering out, one thing’s for sure, this Love Island season is just heating up!

4th June 2024: Episode 2 - A Love Island Shocker with an Unexpected Dumping

The Islanders experienced their first dumping much sooner than expected last night! In a dramatic shake-up, host Maya Jama announced that bombshell Joey Essex would have the power to couple up with any girl of his choosing in 24 hours. This early twist meant that one of the boys would be left single and dumped from the Island. Joey decided to couple up with Samantha Kenny, leaving Sam Taylor single and his Love Island adventure came to an abrupt end. 

How has this impacted the bookmakers odds? Samantha Kenny, now coupled with Joey, has shot to the top of the list for favourite female at 5.0 with the best prices at Corals and Ladbrokes. The Betfair Exchange places her neck-and-neck with Nicole Samuel for the top spot at 4.5.

Love Island Top Female Odds from the Betfair Exchange. [Odds correct on 5th June 2024.]

As for the boys, Joey Essex remains the favourite at 3.5 with the best price at William Hill. The Betfair Exchange also favours him at 3.15. 

Love Island Top Male Odds from the Betfair Exchange. [Odds correct on 5th June 2024.]

So at the moment it looks like Joey and Samantha are the villa’s power couple, but for how long will this last?

3rd June 2024: Episode 1 - Coupling Up and a Surprise Arrival

Tasked with a brand new game, the Islanders unknowingly coupled up during a challenge where they were asked to rank each other from most to least girlfriend/boyfriend material. And the six new couples are: 

  • Mimii and Munveer
  • Nicole and Sean
  • Jess and Ronnie
  • Patsy and Ayo
  • Samantha and Sam
  • Harriet and Ciaran

No diary entry would be complete without mentioning Joey Essex entering the Villa in the final moments of the episode. Although he’s currently not coupled up, we are anticipating some partner-swapping and ruffled feathers!

The betting markets at the bookmakers are currently for the favourite female and favourite male. Currently, both Nicole Samuel and Harriet Blackmore are tied for favourite female at 5.0 at Bet365, SkyBet, Paddy Power and Betfair. The Betfair Exchange has has very little liquidity at the moment and Nicole Samuel as the favourite at 3.75.

Love Island Top Female Odds from the Betfair Exchange. [Odds correct on 4th June 2024.]

The favourite male is currently Joey Essex at 4.0 at Bet365, Paddy Power and William Hill. The Betfair Exchange has Ciran Davies as the top favourite at 3.25. 

Love Island Top Male Odds on the Betfair Exchange. [Odds correct on 4th June 2024.]

Will these early favourites prevail or will unexpected bombshells shake things up?