'Am I missing something?' Love Island fans are confused after bombshell is 'sacked'

Olivia as a contestant on Love Island 2023
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Winter Love Island 2023 viewers were not very happy after finding out that one of the promised bombshells may have been sacked from the show.

The show returned earlier this week with its brand new host Maya Jama, who was branded the 'perfect match' for the dating programme. And the 2023 novelty didn't stop there — producers also let fans pick the first bombshell via the app.

Fans at home had the option to choose between Tom and Ellie to join the islanders at the South Africa villa and opted for the male bombshell.

He entered at the end of the first episode and had a day to get to know the girls before picking one of them to become his partner. In today's episode, he chose Olivia, stealing her from Will Young, who is now single.

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So when two new bombshells were announced at the end of the episode, Zara and David, fans were confused to see that Ellie was not on her way to the villa.

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One said: "Sorry did Ellie get sacked off as a bombshell #LoveIslandUK".

"Am I missing something? You advertised Ellie on your Instagram but the two newbies aren’t Ellie #LoveIsland", another tweeted.

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A fourth added: "Wait is Ellie not going in then?? #LoveIsland".

"What happened to Ellie btw? #LoveIsland", wrote another viewer.

Another fan also chimed in, saying: "But like what’s up with the Ellie girl? Did the producers forget her on the airport or what? #LoveIsland".

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Ellie has not been mentioned in the Love Island social channels since she lost the vote to Tom, so we'll have to wait and see if she'll make her big entrance at some point...

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Mariana Cerqueira

Mariana is Editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for titles including woman&home and Goodto. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with reality TV (Love Island memes and Selling Sunset included) and spends far too much time checking her horoscope.