Love Island 2024: Who is coupled up as series returns with savage twist which left some Islanders fuming

Maya Jama returned to the villa to host the new series, with a savage twist
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Love Island has returned with a bang, and the first couples have already been revealed, following a savage twist in which the islanders had to rank one another. After making her way into the villa, host Maya Jama told the new islanders that the boys and girls had to rank each other on whether they were 'relationship material.'

After this, Maya announced that the first couples would be formed in relation to where they were ranked. Ranked first in the boys was Munveer, and for the girls was Mimii, making them the first couple of the series so far.

They were followed by Nicola and Sean, Jess and Ronnie, Patsy and Ayo. The last two couples were then Samantha and Sam, and Harriet and Ciaran, who were not best pleased to be deemed not relationship material.

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The first Love Island couples have been revealed -Credit:ITV

After the couples were revealed, fans were quick to share their thoughts on the matches. Taking to X, formerly Twitter, one wrote: "I love the coupling and the most couple was actually the match I had in my mind."

However, others disagreed, with one fan predicting: "Not a single day 1 couple is making it to the final for the first time in ages damn." While another quipped: "I already don’t like it let’s get those bombshells in immediately."

While viewers have been able to share their thoughts on the new couples, they were left fuming earlier in the show when ITVX crashed ahead of the show's launch with many taking to social media to share their anger. One wrote: "i’ve been refreshing itv hub for the past 15 minutes I’M GONNA CRY IT’S NOT LOADING."

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Some of the islanders were not particularly pleased following the first coupling -Credit:ITV

"ITVX not working, classic, must be the start of a new season of #LoveIsland," added another. While a third complained: "Not ITVX trying to play with me."

A fourth person shared a throwback clip of Love Island 2022 winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu storming off in the villa, as they quipped: "the whole of the uk missing the first part of love island cus itv x decided to play up #loveIsland"

Yet another show fan wrote: "Is it me or itv x is bugging I'm screaming !! #loveisland."

However, the show quickly returned to the air with fans able to catch the first coupling any all the drama of the Love Island 2024 launch.