EXCLUSIVE: Ellie Brown denies she’s moving to Manchester for THIS Love Island fella 👀

They're just mates, alright?

Ellie Brown

by Carl Smith |
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With Love Island's Ellie Brown making the move to Manchester with Kendall Rae Knight and Stephanie Lam, we'd heard whisperings it was for a certain former Islander. Scott Thomas - who starred in the 2016 series of the show and dated Kady McDermott - has grown close to Ellie following her split from Charlie Brake; and we wanna get to the bottom of their relationship.

Are they just mates? Is romance on the cards? Could we have another Love Island couple to live through vicariously? Let's find out.

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Chatting to heat at the UK launch of Carter Beauty Cosmetics, Ellie said: "Scott's like a big brother to me.

"No, oh my God. I love Scott to bits, I speak to him most days. If I was having lad troubles, he’s the person I would tell. Me and Scott Thomas are not a thing, I can’t emphasise that enough. We are not a thing.

"We’re best mates and I love him. He scratches my back and I scratch his. My birthday weekend in Manchester; he came to my hotel in the morning and gave Kendall and Steph a waffle cake for me. Anything he needs, I’ll pop it on my [Instagram] story."

So, is dating totally off the cards?

"I don’t care about dating," she said. "I just can’t. If I go the rest of the year without a boyfriend, that’ll be fine. I just want to make loads of memories this year and travel the world."

Alexa, play Independent Women by Destiny's Child 💅🏼.

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BELOW: Which Love Island couples are still together (and which are NOT 💔)


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Love Island couples1 of 25

Hannah Elizabeth and Jonathan Clark (2015): SPLIT

Remember when they, like, got engaged on the show? That one didn't quite last...

Love Island couples2 of 25

Katie Salmon and Adam Maxwell (2016): SPLIT

Adam claimed he was '100 percent single' shortly after leaving the villa and, um, that was that. #Kadam; gone but never forgotten.

Love Island couples3 of 25

Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville (2017): SPLIT

Gabby dumped Marcel after he was spotted cheating as they holidayed TOGETHER. Blimey.

Love Island couples4 of 25

Scott Thomas and Kady McDermott (2016): SPLIT

Scott and Kady managed a year before splitting in 2017.

Love Island couples5 of 25

Nathan Massey and Cara de da Hoyde (2016): STILL TOGETHER

They've got their little Love Island baby and everything.

Love Island couples6 of 25

Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow (2017): STILL TOGETHER

An absolute success story of Love Island 2017, Jamie and Camilla and Jamie are still the CUTEST of couples.

Love Island couples7 of 25

Sam Gowland and Georgia Harrison (2017): SPLIT

Sam seems to be doing alright for himself on Geordie Shore, so we don't think he's too gutted.

Love Island couples8 of 25

Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes (2017): SPLIT

The couple were plagued with cheating rumours throughout their relationship (who can forget that whole Chris Hughes and Katie Price debacle?). Since their ITVBe show Crackin' On ended, Olivia's confirmed she's back with ex-boyfriend Bradley Dack.

Love Island couples9 of 25

Malin Andersson and Terry Walsh (2016): SPLIT

He did date fellow Love Island-er Emma-Jane Woodhams eight months in actual real life before calling it a day. AH WELL.

Love Island couples10 of 25

Rykard Jenkins and Rachel Fenton (2016): SPLIT

At least they lasted 18 months. Not bad going...

Love Island couples11 of 25

Jessica Hayes and Max Morley (2015): SPLIT

Still fancy Max in a huge way, not gonna lie.

Love Island couples12 of 25

Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland (2016): MARRIED

Alex and Olivia are married and literally as strong as ever. We like to live vicariously through them, to be honest.

Love Island couples13 of 25

Jordan Ring and Zoe Brown (2015): SPLIT

Absolutely DID NOT work IRL. Neeext.

Love Island couples14 of 25

Luis Morrison and Cally Jane Beech (2015): SPLIT

They had the first ever Love Island baby, but things later took a sour turn, with Cally accusing Luis of 'cheating' on her whilst she was pregnant with their daughter. (Oh dear).

Love Island couples15 of 25

Tyla Carr and Jonny Mitchell (2017): SPLIT

Oh it was never gonna last, was it?

Love Island couples16 of 25

Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies (2017): SPLIT

The Love Island 2017 winners split in December 2017; five months after the finale.

Love Island couples17 of 25

Montana Brown and Alex Beattie (2017): SPLIT

These two split just weeks after returning to the UK. Sad times.

Love Island couples18 of 25

Dom Lever and Jess Shears (2017): MARRIE

Jess and Dom are so together, in fact, they got 'married' on Good Morning Britain on Valentine's Day 2017. They then got, y'know, properly married.

Love Island couples19 of 25
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Sam Bird and Georgia Steel: SPLIT

You know how this one went. Sam accused Georgia of cheating on him with her ex, which she denied. It's safe to say they didn't split on the best of terms.

Love Island couples20 of 25
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Zara McDermott and Adam Collard: SPLIT

Zara and Adam have called it quits. WAH.

Love Island couples21 of 25
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Megan Barton-Hanson and Wes Nelson: SPLIT

Megan and Wes did move in together, but announced their split in January 2019 following rumours Wes was getting close to Dancing on Ice partner Vanessa Bauer. Uh oh.

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Josh Denzel and Kaz Crossley: SPLIT

Josh and Kaz announced their split in February 2019, with Kaz saying: "Sometimes things don't go the way you planned, but you have to be grateful for the journey. Thank you for everything especially showing me how to love myself again."

Love Island couples23 of 25
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Samira Mighty and Frankie Foster: SPLIT

Frankie reportedly cheated on Samira and that was that. Done. Over. thank u, next.

Love Island couples24 of 25
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Laura Anderson and Paul Knops: SPLIT

There's no bad blood between Laura and Paul, but they split months after making it to the final of the show.

Love Island couples25 of 25
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Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer: SPLIT

Although they briefly split in 2018, in April 2019, Jack Fincham announced he was no longer in a relationship with Dani, just hours before her book launch. (OUCH).

This all comes after Ellie broke her silence on ex Charlie Brake and Megan Barton-Hanson's sort-of-flirty friendship. Speaking to heat, she said: "Megan didn't gatecrash the party. Neither did Charlie. There's so many people out in London; you can't gatecrash someone's night out in London. It's so big.

"It wasn't gatecrashed. We didn't see them.

"Their friendship? I don't speak to Megan enough to know what her and Charlie are, but I presume they're just friends.

"I can't stop her from being friends with him. Megan doesn't owe it to me not to be friends with him. If Kaz Crossley or Zara McDermott were out with him, I'd be like 'excuse me?'

"As much as me and Megan are friends and when we see each other we have a lovely catch-up and I adore the girl and everything she stands for; she doesn't owe it to me not to be mates with Charlie.

"We've never been on a level where I would expect her not to be mates with him. She's mates with both of us and it's okay if she was out with him on the night of my birthday."

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