'You’ve outdone yourself' Love Island viewers in shock over brand new twist

Tanyel, Lana and Zara see the bombshells arrive.
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We're deep into week two of Winter Love Island 2023 and so far it's been a similar predictable format to what we've seen before — until now. The plot twist at the end of tonight's episode has gotten fans talking and for good reason.

At the start of the episode, teary-eyed islanders said goodbye to Haris and Anna-May, who were dumped from the villa. The next day they (quickly!) moved on and got very excited over a 90s-themed party.

Will, Ron, Zara, Tanyel and Lana at the 90s party.

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However, the slow-motion dancing came to an abrupt end when one of the islanders received a text informing them there would be a recoupling in which the boys would choose first. So far, nothing groundbreaking. 

But the tense music didn't stop there, so it was obvious something else was coming. Another islander then received a text saying that before the boys choose, there were two things they needed to know. 

Spencer and Ellie arrive at the villa.

Spencer and Ellie arrive at the villa (Image credit: ITV Pictures)

They then received another text introducing Ellie and Spencer, the brand new bombshells who were about to walk into the villa. Straight after, another text landed, revealing that the bombshells would pick their partners first... Not bad for a plot twist!

Given that this is a brand new twist that we haven't seen on the show, it's not surprising that fans were excited that producers are mixing it up.

One view wrote on Twitter: "WHAATTTTT love island you’ve out done yourself! This is crazy."

Another wrote: "I’m loving the twists this season. Letting the bombshells pick first, love it."

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"YASS THE PRODUCERS ARE PRODUCING", a third added; while another also said: "I thought “just another boring recoupling” and then… boom, plot twist".

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Others pointed out that adding new twists to the show not only makes good TV, but also helps the islanders not get too comfortable.

"Finally Love Island is using a new blueprint. The old ways were too predictable. Had every islander prepared. This keeps everyone On their TOES and viewers INTERESTED", the viewer wrote.

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This new twist came at a time when it could really shake things up — will Ellie go for Tom and if so, will she survive the hell Olivia and Zara will put her through? Will Spencer steal Jessie away from Will?! 

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It will be a long wait until tomorrow night, that's for sure...

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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.