Love Island made its much-anticipated return for episode two on Tuesday, and already this summer series has staggered fans with twists and turns galore.
The arrival of hunky bombshell Zachariah set the stage for a brutal recoupling, as he tore one pair apart by stealing a girl for himself, and leaving another boy at risk of an early dumping.
And despite it being just hours into the new series, fans were stunned by the early return of a racy challenge, setting the stage for more tension and drama.
Others were quick to note one girl is keen to emulate the success of runner-up Molly-Mae Hague, by bringing along her own cuddly companion this series,
So, following the end of Love Island’s second episode, here’s everything you need to know…
Zachariah’s past with a Love Island legend
Strikingly similar! Love Island fans were astonished to learn of the connection between the new arrival Zachariah Noble and a former contestant
Pals: They were later shocked to discover that Zachariah and Jack actually know each other, after their friendship was confirmed by a social media snap
Love Island fans were astonished to learn of the connection between the new arrival Zachariah Noble and a former contestant.
Following his dramatic entrance in the villa, fans drew similarities between the series first bombshell Zachariah, 25, and ex-Islander Jack Fowler.
Viewers commented that the two Love Island stars sounded exactly alike and had similar mannerisms, as they couldn’t help but compare the two.
They were later shocked to discover that London PT Zachariah and Jack actually know each other, after their friendship was confirmed by a social media snap.
Many shared their thoughts on Twitter, sharing snaps of the two reality stars side-by-side, alongside captions such as: ‘Jack Fowler walked so Zachariah could run.’
Some viewers crowned Zachariah ‘Jack Fowler 2.0’ as they compared the two, even before discovering that they know each other on the outside world.
After the image of the two together at a festival came to light, one person reshared it on their social media page and wrote: ‘I JUST KNEW IT.’
Jack, who appeared on series four of the show, isn’t Zachariah’s only showbiz connection, as his half-sister is BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Snoochie Shy.
Snoochie is pals with the show’s host Maya Jama and has previously appeared on her TV show, Don’t Hate The Playaz.
One racy challenge causes a huge stir…
Kiss! Love Island fans were stunned to see that producers had already introduced a challenge to the show – and they didn’t hold back in their choice (Newbie Zachairah kissing Catherine)
Shocked: Catherine’s partner Andre looked notably shocked as she kissed another Islander
Love Island fans were stunned to see that producers had already introduced a challenge to the show – and they didn’t hold back in their choice.
The cast took part in the revelations challenge Wary Tales, as contestants secrets are spilled and the Islanders have to guess who they belong to by kissing them.
The challenge is one of the steamiest of the series, as the stars of the show get up close and personal and learn some of the co-stars deepest secrets.
Producers appear intent on spicing up the ITV dating show, which has only been off screens for three months following the winter series.
However some were shocked that the game had been brought back so soon.
Taking to Twitter to air their thoughts, one person said: ‘Not kissing challenge already.’
A second person, said: ‘A kissing challenge already!!!’ Another wrote: ‘A challenge already? The producers are producing.’
One other said: ‘Oh lord not this challenge already loool.’ A different person said: ‘A challenge already? OKAAAY PRODUCERS.’
The challenge led to the revelation that Catherine Agbaje had once snogged five boys in one night.
Catherine offered details on her wild night and revealed that she managed to snog a total of five different men while out on the tiles.
Tyrique sounded shocked by the news, however it was soon revealed that he has slept with more than 100 women in his lifetime.
Was it you? Mitchel Taylor, 26, found himself snogging his partner Molly when he thought she was the girl who had snogged her ex in a portaloo
Awkward: Tyrique had possibly the most shocking revelation and his current partner Ella Thomas looked unhappy with
Tyrique had possibly the most shocking revelation and his current partner Ella Thomas looked unhappy with.
Mitchel Taylor, 26, found himself snogging his partner Molly when he thought she was the girl who had snogged her ex in a portaloo
However, it was actually Jess Harding who partook in the questionable toilet snog.
Molly ruffled her partner Mitchel’s feathers by kissing Tyrique.
During the challenge, newbie Zachariah made his play for Catherine, leaving her partner Andre looking fuming.
The beginning of a cuddly new trend…
Funny: Love Island viewers have blamed Molly-Mae Hague for starting the ‘cuddly toy’ trend after newest Islander Molly Marsh brought one of her own
Good company: Molly-Mae’s cuddly friend Ellie Belly became an icon of the ITV2 show in series five as she formed a bond with her now boyfriend Tommy Fury.
There it is: Molly revealed her own comfort toy to Mitchell Taylor during Tuesday’s episode of the show as they settled into bed on their first night
Love Island viewers have blamed Molly-Mae Hague for starting the ‘cuddly toy’ trend after Molly Marsh brought one of her own.
Molly-Mae’s cuddly friend Ellie Belly became an icon of the ITV2 show in series five as she formed a bond with her now boyfriend Tommy Fury.
But after she won the show and went on to become one of the most successful Love Islanders of all time, viewers are now branding newest contestant Molly as a ‘Molly-Mae wannabe’.
Molly revealed her own comfort toy to Mitchell Taylor during Tuesday’s episode of the show as they settled into bed on their first night.
To Mitchell’s surprise, Molly admitted she had coined the toy by the quirky nickname of ‘Plop’.
The revelation consequently sent viewers wild on Twitter, as they slammed the former Love Islander for starting a trend.
One fan said: ‘Omg here’s another bringing in a teddy. Oh Molly-Mae you started something’.
A second added: ‘Molly studied the Molly-Mae Love Island playbook intensely she was doing 12 hour revision for days.
A third agreed: ‘Molly-Mae really started something with Ellie Belly now everyone is bringing their teddy to the villa.’
‘I swear every year there is always one girl that brings a stuffed toy thinking she’s the next Molly-Mae’, another said.
A fifth chimed in: ‘The stuffed teddy thing is cringe now. Let’s leave it to the Molly-Mae season.’
Trouble in paradise for one couple…
Uh oh! Molly Marsh and Mitchel Taylor may have already hit a bump in the road, after secrets about his romantic history were revealed during a challenge
Ew! However, Molly did not look impressed by the new information, and opted to kiss Tyrique during the challenge in a bid to get her own back
Explaining himself: Mitchel insisted that he is on good terms with all threee women and admitted that they know about each other
Smooch! Mitchel kissed Molly during his turn in the challenge
Molly Marsh and Mitchel Taylor may have already hit a bump in the road, after secrets about his romantic history were revealed during a challenge.
During the game, it was revealed that Mitchel, 26, had previously dated three women at the same time, however none of them were officially his girlfriend.
Mitchel insisted that he is on good terms with all threee women and admitted that they know about each other.
However, Molly did not look impressed by the new information, and opted to kiss Tyrique during the challenge in a bid to get her own back.
Fans of the show appeared equally baffled, as they took to Twitter to share their opinions on Mitchel’s chaotic love life.
One person said: ‘Seeing three girls at the same time??? you kept adding on???’
Another joked about the time it would take up, saying: ‘Seeing three girls at the same time… who even has the energy please #loveisland.’
A third said: ‘The way Mitchel is lying… I’m sure it felt terrible having three girls after you.’
One other said: ‘Mitchel trying to justify talking to three girls at onve by actin innocent BOY PLEASE.’
Mitchel found himself snogging his partner Molly when he thought she was the girl who had snogged her ex in a portaloo, however, it was actually Jess Harding who partook in the questionable toilet snog.
Molly ruffled her partner Mitchel’s feathers by kissing Tyrique.
And Zachariah’s moves leave the villa reeling…
Shock! Love Island’s hunky new bombshell Zachariah Noble stunned the villa by stealing away one girl in an explosive recoupling during Tuesday’s episode
Drama! Hours after arriving in the villa, the personal trainer, 26, was given the power to choose a girl, and stole commercial real estate agent Catherine Agbaje from André Furtado
Cosy? Following Zachariah’s announcement, Catherine jumped up from her place at the fire pit and the pair embraced
Bombshell Zachariah Noble stunned the villa by stealing away one girl in an explosive recoupling during Tuesday’s episode.
Hours after arriving in the villa, the personal trainer was given the power to choose a girl, and stole Catherine from André.
The choice means André is now single, leaving him at serious risk of being dumped from the villa.
Speaking at the end of Tuesday’s episode, he said: ‘The reason that I want to couple up with this individual is that the conversations we’ve had have been very easy and it all felt very natural.
‘She is also a very beautiful person. The girl I’d like to couple up with is Catherine.’
Following Zachariah’s announcement, Catherine jumped up from her place at the fire pit and the pair embraced.
Love Island continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
MEET THE ISLANDERS
NAME: Ruchee Gurung
WHY ENTER THE VILLA? I’m single and looking for love, and it’s the perfect opportunity for me to find someone. I’m a relationship kind of girl, but so far it’s not worked out for me.
WHY DATE ME? I’m really caring, when I’m with someone I’m all about them. I’m also really loyal and love doing nice things for the people that are special to me. My love language is gift giving, so I’m a real giver when it comes to relationships
NAME: Tyrique Hyde
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’ll bring vibes, confidence, good energy and honesty. I don’t sit on the fence, if I have an opinion I will speak up. I’m also not afraid to go after what I want
CLAIM T0 FAME? Toby Aromolaran is one of my best friends, we grew up together and were in the same class at school
NAME: Molly Marsh
WHY LOVE ISLAND AND WHY NOW? I think it’s ideal timing and the perfect way to find someone.
I don’t go out and party and I don’t use dating apps, I’m actually quite old-fashioned, so there’s no better way to meet someone than by going into a Villa in the sun with the potential ‘one’ in there.
NAME: George Fensom
OCCUPATION: Business Development Executive
HOW WOULD YOUR FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? I’m the first person to bring the vibe up, I’m always dancing, I’m always the one who wants to go out. My go-to dance move is what I call the Dad Dance, I’m gonna bring dad jokes and dad dancing to the Villa.’
NAME: Catherine Agbaje
OCCUPATION: Commercial Real Estate Agent
HOW WOULD FAMILY AND FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU? Someone who is fun and a loving character. They know I have so much love to give.
I’m always smiling, I’m always happy, I’m always laughing. You’ll always see me with a smile on my face.’
NAME: Mehdi Edno
OCCUPATION: Communications Manager/Model
ARE YOU READY TO FIND THE ONE? Yes. I’ve been busy for the last few years with work, and doing my Masters degree but now I’m done with the busy schedule, and ready to find love.
THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO HAVE IN A PARTNER? Looks are important but they aren’t everything, a good sense of humour and someone who is outgoing and up for an adventure is what I’m looking for.
NAME: Ella Thomas
WHAT’S YOUR CLAIM TO FAME? I’ve been in a Headie One and Burna Burna Boy music video and I was once an extra in World War Z. I was 12 years old when I filmed it and got to meet Brad Pitt which was cool.
WHY SHOULD SOMEBODY DATE YOU? I’m the whole package, I know what I want in life and I’ve got a big heart.
NAME: Mitchel Taylor
OCCUPATION: Gas engineer
WHY SHOULD SOMEBODY DATE YOU? I thrive on being a gentleman. I’ll shower you with flowers, I’ll take you on dates, I’ll fill your bedside drawer with your favourite sweets and chocolate. I’ve been single, I’ve had my fun and now I want to settle down.
WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? I’m just really picky. I’ve got to find the girl that I want to marry and have kids with. I’m nearly 27, I don’t want to play the field anymore, I want to find the one.
NAME: Jess Harding
OCCUPATION: Aesthetics Practitioner
WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? Because every boy is giving me the ick at the moment. I feel like it’s fate because I’m saving myself for Mr Right in the Villa!
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? When a guy stunts for money, that’s an ick. Showing off all their designer clothes because most of the time they’re probably fake anyway! Another one is when a boy runs for the train and the train goes without him. Lunch Boxes also – just go to Tesco and get a meal deal!
NAME: Andre Furtado
OCCUPATION: Economics graduate and clothing brand entrepreneur
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’m charming, I’m going to bring good looks and some language lessons. I’m going to teach the other Islanders Portuguese, Spanish and a little bit of Creole. I think I’ve got every slice of the pie.
DO YOU FALL IN LOVE QUICKLY? I would say I fall too quickly to be honest. When I look at beautiful ladies, before I’ve said hello to them I’ve already fallen in love. I’m already planning the wedding.
NAME: Zachariah Noble
FROM: South East London
OCCUPATION: Personal trainer and basketball player
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’m a very chilled out guy and I’m completely myself 100% of the time. I’m quite straightforward and never struggle making friends, I like to look after people.
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? I’ve got two and they’re both really stupid; Bad handwriting – I’ve got terrible handwriting so they’d need to have better handwriting than me and twerking, I really don’t like twerking!