Love Island new girl Ellie Brown has been catching eyes and breaking hearts since she entered the villa on Sunday, but little did we know that she's also left someone heartbroken back home in the form of ex-boyfriend Jay Mihcioglu. Apparently, she was in a relationship with Jay and the couple were very happy together, until she got the call to say she'd made it onto the show. She held off on telling her boyfriend until the night before her flight left, and then spent the evening with him in his apartment before admitting that she was there to call things off because she was going on the show. Mihcioglu, a 29 year old recruitment boss from Newcastle, spoke to MailOnline to say: "We were in bed together just hours before she left for Majorca. I was speechless when she told me she was going off the next day and I said: "Why the Hell didn’t you tell me before? You’re giving up on us for the opportunity of fame. I can’t stop you going and I wish you luck but it’s such a shock. It’s madness"..."
Jay admitted that its difficult to watch the show with her on there, but he can't ignore it because he cares about her so much: "I can’t not see but it’s galling to watch her kissing and flirting with other fellas. She was in a relationship with me last week and now I’m history because you have to be single to go on the show. ITV2 wreck real life relationships, for them it’s just a game, a bit of fun." The pair are said to have met 16 months ago and hit it off, and had been dating the whole time apart from a still blip where they broke up around Christmas before getting back together in March. Friends are apparently shocked to see her on the show, as the couple had been walking down the street 'kissing and cuddling' just days before she entered the villa. She had started obsessing over her looks and hitting the gym twice a day in the run up to the show, which apparently confused Jay but he admits he hadn't been suspicious enough at the time.
Since arriving on the island Ellie hasn't been short of potential dates, with almost all of the men on the island showing an interest in her. She chose single Alex, who has proved unlucky in love on the show, for a date on her second night along with coupled up Wes. Wes and Laura's relationship quickly hit the skids as Wes skulked around the villa ignoring the Scottish air hostess, who was devastated that he had changed his mind so fast after saying he was 'falling for her' just days earlier. Ellie seems to have chosen Alex and had three kisses with him so far, and sat down yesterday to tell Wes they should stop speaking so he can focus on his relationship. Wes ran straight back to Laura and, unashamedly, tried to play it off like he was the one who put things to bed with her rather than the other way around. Men, aye.