EXPECTATIONS have grown for a reality TV hopeful after a big milestone on a popular show.

An explosive episode of Love Island saw a clash between Ekin-Su and Amber, an Amber-Indiyah-Dami love triangle, and Paige and Barrow boy Jacques finally sharing their first kiss.

Paige said: “It was just a few bedtime kisses.

“I had such a good night, I’m happy this morning.

“For me, the next guy to walk in could be ten out of ten, just my type, but I don’t even want to get to know him because of what I have with Jacques - It’s more than enough.”

While Jacques shared his nervousness ahead of the moment: “It was a long time coming for both of us, I wanted it to be a moment.

“Before it I was like a little kid, my eyes lit up, I was so nervous.”

Jacques O’Neill caused quite a stir when he was revealed to be the ITV 2 show’s latest contestant.

The former Castleford Tigers player is the ex-boyfriend of Gemma Owen-daughter of footballing legend Michael Owen- and the 19-year was shocked to see her former partner in the villa’s garden.

The former Dowdales Secondary School pupil and the international dressage rider broke up a year and a half ago.

But the dramatic episode didn't end there since the islanders received a text asking them to gather around the fire pit following a public vote.

ITV viewers were asked to vote for their favourite islanders after Monday's episode with the contestants who received the fewest votes being dumped from the villa. 

At the end of the episode, the six vulnerable islanders who received the least votes were revealed: Ikenna; Jay; Andrew; Tasha; Amber; Ekin-Su.

The boy who received the least votes from the public and was dumped from the show was Ikenna.

Meanwhile, the girl with the least votes was Amber so she packed her bags and left the programme.