Two Love Islanders axed - and they've already left the villa

Two Love Islanders axed - and they've already left the villa

Two Love Island stars have reportedly been dumped from the villa just days before the Casa Amor - and its inevitable drama - kicks off. The brutal dumping follows days of tensions and rows in the house, and apparently left the housemates angry and reduced some of them to "tears".

The public vote opened at the end of last night's episode (Wednesday, 27 June) and viewers were once again asked to vote for their favourite islanders. According a source, the results don't go down well this year's contestants.

A source claimed to The Sun : "It was really savage and nobody was happy at all. There were tears and some of the cast were furious. It'll be a real shock to fans." OK! has approached ITV for comment.

Jessy and Joey Essex on Love Island Thursday, 27 June
Jessy only eyes for one Islander - Joey Essex -Credit:ITV

The pair are said to already be on their way home, with their exit set to air tonight (Friday, 28 June). This year's most-talked about contestant, former Towie star Joey Essex was immune from the latest dumping after new girl Jessy picked him to couple with up, as was Trey who was picked by Jess.

Viewers have been hooked to Joey's on-and-off romance with Islander Grace Jackson, 25, who he is believed to have dated for about a year after meeting in Ibiza before heading into the villa. They couldn't keep their hands off each other after reuniting earlier in the series, and their reunion led to Joey's previous partner, Samantha Kenny, being dumped from the show.

On Tuesday, Grace was left fuming after new girl Jessy picked her man for a date, and he indicated he wanted to explore their connection while continuing to build relations with Grace. Fast forward to last night, and Jessy chose to recouple with the reality TV star, and Joey claiming he " "Didn't expect that!".

Joey Essex and Grace Jackson
Joey and Grace had obvious chemistry -Credit:ITV/REX/Shutterstock

His three-word response didn't go down well some viewers, with some flocking to social media to say as much. On X (formerly Twitter), one wrote: "Joey? ? ? ? Didn't expect to be picked? ? ? ? Ffs #LoveIsland."

Another added: "Why is he acting shocked now? ? #loveisland", as one more penned: "Why is Joey acting shocked? Like he's not been flirting with her and entertaining it #loveIsland."

After the recoupling ceremony, Joey and Jessy took things one step further after sneaking off to the infamous villa balcony for a sneaky smooch. At one point, they had to take cover as a vexed Grace realised they had snuck off together. Tonight's show is likely to be an interesting one with the kiss no doubt becoming the talk of the villa...

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