Love Island: Ellie Jackson opens up on ‘romantic connection’ with Ciaran Davies

He is currently loved up with Nicole Samuel

Ellie looks at Ciaran in a comped image

by Emily Vierke |
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For a while there, this year's season of Love Island was turning into a series of Ex on the Beach.

From Grace Jackson's fling with Joey Essex being reignited, to Ronnie Vint recognising Matilda Draper; it was like some sort of summer reunion in the Spanish villa.

The plot thickened during Love Island 2024's Casa Amor week when Welsh bombshell Ellie Jackson rocked up and it was revealed that she had swapped a few DMs with Ciaran Davies.

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ciaran knew one of the Casa girlies ©itv

Despite announcing early on during Casa Amor week that he was very much closed off and loved up with Nicole Samuel, that didn't stop the newbies flirting with Ciaran and throwing some kisses his way during Raunchy Races.

Side note: who comes up with the names for these Love Island challenges by the way? We would like to have a word.

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Lucy, ruby, jess, Ellie, Emma and diamanté ©itv

Ellie ended up in a couple with Trey Norman, but it was a short-lived affair as the duo were dumped from the villa on Sunday 7 July.

Now that she is back in the real world, Ellie has opened up about how it really was coming face to face with Ciaran.

"It was weird," she confessed, "It’s the weirdest feeling to describe because we both fancied each other on the outside and there was some form of connection, but as soon as it got shut down in there we did actually have a little bit of a friendship."

It was clear early on that any of the chemistry Ciaran and Ellie previously had was now gone but at least they could be adults about it.

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Ellie and ciaran ©itv

"It was definitely nice having him in there, even if it wasn't as romantic connection, just as a friendship."

Although they ended up as pals, Ellie did find herself caught up in some controversy when she told Nicole that although she was NOT one of Ciaran's 120, their chats were a little more than Ciaran previously let on.

That's now water under the bridge for Nicole and Ciaran and they have found a new topic to argue about – something about 'walking on eggshells?' Honestly, we can't keep up.

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Emily Vierke is a digital writer for heat and Closer Online who enjoys stalking The Love Island girlies for fashion inspo especially Indiyah Polack and Ella Thomas. Emily has a soft spot for TOWIE OGs Amy and Harry, mainly because she was also not aware that the capital of India was New Delhi she DID, however, know that know it wasn't France.

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