ITV Love Island's Maya Jama breaks down at explosive recoupling as fans react

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Love Island fans had been waiting on the edge of their seats for Thursday night's episode, as viewers finally discovered if the Islanders decided to 'stick or twist' with their current couples.

The reality stars had been split up from their other halves, as the girls headed into Casa Amor, where hot new arrivals awaited. Back in the main villa, the boys also had the opportunity to strike up some connections with new girls.

Maya Jama made her entrance into the villa on Thursday's most recent episode, where the boys gathered in the main villa to make their all-important decision - to stick with their current partner, or re-couple with one of the new girls.

It was an intense wait, as the boys also found out if their girl over in Casa had also stayed loyal, or decided to move on with another guy, as Maya quickly became emotional at how things were playing out.

Ciaran decided to stay with Nicole, after admitting they both 'missed each other so much' which sparked Maya to tear up, as she gave Nicole a hug.

Mimii was left single following Ayo's shock decision to re-couple with Jess
Mimii was left single following Ayo's shock decision to re-couple with Jess -Credit:ITV

Although it wouldn't be the ITV dating show without drama, as Wil and Uma got a more than awkward reunion. Despite Uma being thrilled to see her partner stayed loyal, it was divulged he nearly chose to sway towards Scottish bombshell Lucy.

Things became even more tense as Ayo was up last, having been coupled with Mimii from the start. However, during the new girls entering the main villa, he became conflicted on a new connection with Jess, as he decided to re-couple.

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Over in Casa, Mimii had been staying loyal to Ayo by sleeping on the beds outside and turned her head the other way on forming a connection with any of the new boys.

Reacting to the shock when entering the main villa alone, Mimii held back tears as she admitted to feeling "awkward" and the group became visibly emotional for her standing solo.

Fans soon took to social media to react to the explosive recoupling episode. One person wrote: "My hearts broken alongside Mimi. How could Ayo do our girl like that? #loveIsland."

Another quipped: "After all this if Ayo sticks with Mimi am ringing ofcom to complain #loveIsland," as another chimed: "Mimi will be the only victim tonight. She's such a beautiful soul. Get Ayo out #loveIsland."

Someone else said: "guys… i fear the nicole and ciaran reunion warmed my heart a little bit #loveisland," whilst another was left stunned at Grace's decision after being conflicted between two guys, as they wrote: "Grace brought back BLADE???? #loveIsland."

Love Island continues on Friday night at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.

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