There's trouble in paradise for Dr Alex and Geordia car salesman Ellie after just a day of being coupled up in the villa. Alex stuck his neck out when he chose the petite blonde over best friend Samira, running the risk of her being kicked from the island before new-boy Sam swooped in and saved her. The pair had been slowly getting to know one another, but the pressures from other islanders watching their every move had been getting to Ellie who said she was hopeful that now they were properly coupled up they could just get on with their flirtation and see where it lead them. Fans at home were sceptical, though, as her body language is very cold around the brainbox, and some have suggested that she chose fan favourite Alex because she thought it would be the easiest way to the final - not for love.
Earleir on in the week Samira had pulled her friend aside and told him that though she hoped Ellie was for sure, she wasn't convinced yet and didn't want Alex to get his feelings hurt. He reacted angrily and blew up at her, asking her why she would think that and prompting fans to suggest she was only game-playing herself with the comments to make sure she got to stay another week... Samira might be getting the last laugh though because Ellie appears to have backtracked on her comments to Alex in new clips released ahead of tonight's episode. Ellie can be seen confiding in friends that she "cant ignore how [she's] actually feeling" and explaining that she's not attracted to him, in fact the thought of having sex with him literally makes her shudder in the just released clip. Unsurprisingly, the news eventually filters back to Alex, who explodes at the suggestion that she's trying hard to make it work but there's no spark. He's pictured talking to friends, saying "If she says that I'm going to f*****g explode. That is b******t. She doesn’t talk to me, she doesn’t acknowledge me. She's not only not trying she's been rude to me. If she's telling you that’s shes made effort that f**k's me off."
Though Alex and Ellie appear to be headed for an explosive split, things are just heating up for Samira and Sam who are enjoying the beginnings of their new relationship. After coupling up on Friday night's episode, the pair have been spending time together and trying to find out what makes the other tick. Sam admits that she makes him laugh, and that hasn't happened in a while and typically-fussy Samira appears to be letting her obsession with her 'usual type' drop while she gives the entrepreneur a chance. The couple were seen on last night's episode getting frisky under the sheets, appearing to have a cuddle and kiss under the cover of dark while Laura and Wes took things to the next level in the bed across the room. The pair have officially elevated through the ranks of the 'Do Bits Society' as they had sex for the first time in the villa... sort of. Laura says it didn't finish but we definitely think it counts anyway.