As much as we adore Love Island and all the drama that's happening this year we can't help but think about all the former Islanders.
Over the years almost 200 Islanders have entered the villa and, while some get to experience the show from the very first day (and make it to the end if they’re lucky), most contestants join as bombshells with the intention of turning heads and potentially splitting up the happy couples.
The only thing we love more than a Love Island romance is a Love Island bust-up and boy, have these bombshells sparked some serious rows.
Check out: the Love Island bombshells who well and truly shook up the villa
17 Love Island bombshells who well and truly shook up the villa
Irish ring girl Maura Higgins was reality TV gold from the moment she stepped into the villa and fed Michael Griffiths dessert on their date just to rile up the OG girls.She then got the fanny flutters for Tommy Fury and tried to steal him from Molly-Mae Hague with the classic line, "Does she turn you on like I do?" While she didn't manage to bag her man, she later coupled up with Curtis Pritchard who she dated until March 2020.
Casa Amor is always guaranteed to throw a spanner in the works, but Michael Griffiths was seemingly happily coupled up Amber Gill before she was sent packing to the second villa.Enter Joanna Chimonides - one of six brand new bombshells - who well and truly turned Michael's head. He suddenly began doubting his relationship with Amber and left her shocked when she returned to the villa alone to discover he'd re-coupled. Still, she went on to win the show and bag half of the 50 grand prize, so it worked out pretty well for her in the end.
Speaking of Casa Amor, Molly Smith joined the 2020 series as part of the infamous twist and it wasn't long before she was necking on with Callum Jones - all the while, his partner Shaughna Phillips was staying loyal back in the main villa.Their shock re-coupling spawned one of the show's most iconic catchphrases as a gobsmacked Shaughna uttered the immortal words, "Congrats, hun," but Callum and Molly are still going strong these days so he probably made the right decision, tbh.
Laura Anderson soon got over having Wes Nelson stolen from her by Megan Barton-Hanson (more on that later) when absolute fitlord Jack Fowler entered the villa.They immediately hit it off but things didn't get off to the smoothest start when her friend Georgia Steel invited him on a date and then claimed that he tried to kiss her. Footage later showed it was actually Georgia who went in for the kiss. Awks...
Malia Arkian caused a right stir back in 2016 when she lasted all of about five minutes in the villa before being booted out for allegedly punching Kady McDermott.Kady was fumin' with Malia for choosing to date Scott Thomas, who she was coupled up with, and "accidentally" spilled a glass of wine on the newcomer which led to one of the show's most dramatic altercations.
Wes Nelson and Laura Anderson were one of Love Island 2018's strongest couples (or so we thought) until Megan Barton-Hanson strutted into the villa as a bombshell.Meg set her sights on Wes following her failed romance with Eyal Booker and managed to turn his head, causing him to tell Laura he was "happy with her but could be happier". Not exactly what you want to hear from your other half is it?
Former scaffolder Alex Bowen turned many a head when he entered the villa with fellow bombshell James Khan (no, us neither). Not only did he flirt up a storm Olivia Buckland but he spent the night in the hideaway with Zara Holland, who was stripped of her Miss Great Britain title after they had sex.After receiving the bad news, a tearful Zara quit the villa in emotional scenes while Alex remained in the villa and coupled up with Olivia - who's now his wife.Side note: does anyone else remember those pictures of Alex's MASSIVE peen? Just us?
Okay, so she technically didn't do anything wrong but India Reynolds was partly responsible for one of the show's most iconic bust-ups EVER when Jordan Hames made a move on her just two days after asking Anna Vakili to be his girlfriend.After catching wind of Jordan's antics thanks to Maura Higgins, Anna furiously confronted him and the rest is history.
Former TOWIE star Georgia Harrison was the last bombshell sent into the villa back in 2017 and was given the unenviable task of choosing a boy to couple up with straight away. She ended up picking Kem Cetinay, who unbeknown to her had just asked Amber Davies to be his girlfriend. SO AWKWARD. Amber's shocked reaction became an iconic meme and she wasn't afraid to speak her mind, branding Georgia a "d--k". Ouch.
When you're a Love Island contestant, the one thing you can expect is the unexpected. Case in point when model Jess Shears entered the villa as bombshell just when the Islanders were settling into their new couples on the first day.This proved to be bad news for Montana Brown who was smitten with Dom Lever but later had her man stolen by Jess. It was clearly a good choice though as Jess and Dom got married in 2018 and welcomed their first child a year later.
Katie was Love Island's first openly bisexual contestant and created history when she coupled up with Sophie Gradon and became one half of the show's first ever same-sex couple.Unfortunately for Katie, Sophie still had feelings for former flame Tom Powell and dumped her before quitting the show.
Curtis Pritchard and Amy Hart were one of the villa's strongest couples going into Casa Amor so surely he would stay loyal, right? WRONG.Despite being Amy's half-boyfriend, Curtis admitted he would couple up with newcomer Jourdan (even though they'd only had about two conversations). After being turned down by Jourdan, a guilty Curtis 'fessed up to Amy who was about to tell him she LOVED him. Oh dear...
Chris Hughes was quite the charmer when he entered the villa back in series three and it wasn't long before he won over Chloe Crowhurst and they coupled up. However, he later switched his attention to Olivia Attwood and incurred the wrath of Sam Gowland who was also interested in her.Sam accused Chris of being "sly" in a furious row and they had to be pulled apart after squaring up to each other.
Josh Denzel was one of the many Islanders to be tempted by a Casa Amor bombshell despite being coupled up with "loyal" Georgia Steel in the main villa.He returned from the second villa with Kaz Crossley in tow, leading to one of Love Island's most memorable meltdowns when Georgia screamed that Josh had "f--ked it".
Anna Vakili was unable to resist the charms of basketball player Ovie Soko (and who could blame her?) in Casa Amor despite being coupled up with Jordan Hames.She brought Ovie back to the main villa but later decided she would still rather be with Jordan - and we all know how that turned out...
Love Island producers threw a right spanner in the works for power couple Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham when they brought in his ex Ellie Jones during Casa Amor.A devastated Dani was shown a video of Jack chatting to his ex, resulting in over 2000 complaints to Ofcom. She didn't have anything to worry about though as Jack stayed loyal but Ellie did enter the main villa after coupling up with Sam Bird which wasn't ideal.
Ellie wasn't the first ex to enter the villa though - that honour goes to series two's Emma Jane Woodham, who'd previously dated fellow Islander Thomas Powell. He was SHOOK when she arrived and later quit the show.As if that wasn't enough, Emma coupled up with Terry Walsh even though he'd promised to stay loyal to Malin Andersson and they caused quite the controversy when they had sex on top of the covers for all to see.