Love Island: Alex and Samira or Charlie and Hayley face being axed

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A shock bombshell was dropped on Thursday evening's Love Island, when a text revealed that the two 'least compatible' couples would be facing an early exit from the series.

And the results were in at the end of the episode - revealing that Dr Alex and Samira or Hayley and Charlie will be leaving the series during Friday night's instalment.

Each coupling were tasked with selecting two of their fellow couples to vote as the least suited.

Short lived: Dr Alex and Samira or Hayley and Charlie [pictured] will be leaving Love Island during Friday night's instalment

Short lived: Dr Alex and Samira or Hayley and Charlie [pictured] will be leaving Love Island during Friday night's instalment

Is this the end? As  Dr Alex and Samira [pictured], Hayley and Charlie had the most amount of votes, this meant the public would be voting between these two pairs

Is this the end? As Dr Alex and Samira [pictured], Hayley and Charlie had the most amount of votes, this meant the public would be voting between these two pairs

As Hayley, Charlie, Dr Alex and Samira had the most amount of votes, this meant the public would be voting between the two pairings. Meanwhile, Dani and Jack and Adam and Rosie received no votes at all. 

And since the news was announced, bookmakers say there is a clear favourite to be ejected, with Paddy Power making Hayley and Charlie the odds-on 1/2 shot to be the pair to leave. Alex and Samira are rated 6/4.

A spokesman for Paddy Power said: 'The villa has thrown up its first major twist tonight, and there’s an obvious choice on who will be booted off the show.

'It’s Hayley and Charlie – I mean, it probably wasn’t going to work after Hayley told him she needed to dye his eyebrows in their first ever conversation.' 

Who will it be? The various couples were seen discussing the situation, with the likes of Hayley and Charlie bickering over their decision

The various couples were seen discussing the situation, with the likes of Hayley and Charlie bickering over their decision.

Likewise, Dr Alex and Samira appeared panicked, given that they're not in a 'romantic' pairing, and are merely friends.

Rosie was seen telling Adam that she thinks 'Wes and Laura have been too perfect', with Adam arguing that Megan and Eyal should be voted out. He stated a case for Alex and Samira, saying 'they're compatible as people'.

Hayley told Charlie that she thinks 'Eyal isn't being genuine towards Megan' while Eyal told Megan that 'Hayley doesn't deserve to be here as she doesn't know what she wants'.

Worried: Dr Alex and Samira appeared panicked, given that they're not in a 'romantic' pairing, and are merely friends

Worried: Dr Alex and Samira appeared panicked, given that they're not in a 'romantic' pairing, and are merely friends

Uh oh: Shock waves were sent through the Love Island villa on Thursday night, when an unexpected dumping was announced

Uh oh: Shock waves were sent through the Love Island villa on Thursday night, when an unexpected dumping was announced

Meanwhile, Megan replied with some harsh feelings towards Georgia, saying: 'She is too over the top with everything. I think she's a fake b***h.'

Laura and Wes said that they had to put their friendships and feelings towards each individual person aside.

'The only fair way to do this is to answer the question, which is based on pure compatibility,' Wes said. 'It's not about who we like the most, who we get on the most with. I think that's completely unfair to do that. It's not something to be taken light-heartedly.'

Shocked by the news, Megan reflected in the Beach Hut afterwards: 'There's going to be a weird atmosphere after.'

Tense: The couple with the most votes will then be forced to leave

Tense: The couple with the most votes will then be forced to leave

Big decision: Horrified by the news, the couples soon retreated to their own private spaces to decide who they want to send home

Big decision: Horrified by the news, the couples soon retreated to their own private spaces to decide who they want to send home

Despite the task unravelling various previously undisclosed feelings about certain Islanders, the public will have the final say on who should leave on Friday.

When Eyal first received the text announcing the task, he broke the news to his co-stars: 'Islanders, tonight each couple must vote for the two couples who they think are least compatible.

'Those who receive the most votes risk being dumped from the island tomorrow. You must now discuss in your couples who you are going to choose and then submit your decision by text. 

'You must not discuss your decision with anyone else #theglovesareoff #judgementday.'

Horrified by the news, the couples soon retreated to their own private spaces to decide who they wanted to send home.

Tense: Alex and Samira realised they are in the most 'vulnerable' position, having chosen to stay coupled up as friends until a potential love interest enters the villa

Tense: Alex and Samira realised they are in the most 'vulnerable' position, having chosen to stay coupled up as friends until a potential love interest enters the villa

Private: Each couple discussed their decision alone, before casting their votes over text

Private: Each couple discussed their decision alone, before casting their votes over text

Tough: Shocked by the news, Megan reflected in the Beach Hut afterwards

Tough: Shocked by the news, Megan reflected in the Beach Hut afterwards

Kendall Rae-Knight is the only contestant to have been dumped from the show so far. 

The former beauty queen was the first to leave the villa after Adam Collard opted to ditch their pairing and couple up with solicitor Rosie Williams instead. 

While he was not eliminated, the ITV2 series has also seen the departure of Niall Aslam, who chose to leave on Tuesday for 'personal reasons'.

A source close to the star has since revealed to MailOnline that his departure stemmed from insecurities about his ears and his struggle with stress. 

The insider said: 'Niall left for personal reasons regarding himself only. He doesn't deal well with stress or criticism, and would hate to have situations where he's involved in conflict publicised. 

Farewell: Kendall Rae-Knight is the only contestant to have been dumped from the show so far

Farewell: Kendall Rae-Knight is the only contestant to have been dumped from the show so far

Sudden exit: While he was not eliminated, the ITV2 series has also seen the departure of Niall Aslam, who chose to leave on Tuesday for 'personal reasons'

Sudden exit: While he was not eliminated, the ITV2 series has also seen the departure of Niall Aslam, who chose to leave on Tuesday for 'personal reasons'

'It's an emotionally stressful environment and he over worries to the point where he gets stressed.

'Before he got his ears pinned back, if anyone wasn't interested in him or made a joke he'd assume it was about his ears and put a hat on for the rest of the day just to avoid people seeing.'

The shock dumping will no doubt only add to the drama of the fourth series - which has been confirmed as the most successful to date.

The series premiere drew in a record-breaking 5.1 million viewers earlier this month, making it ITV2's most watched programme.

Love Island continues on Thursday at 9pm on ITV2

Success: The shock dumping will no doubt only add to the drama of the fourth series - which drew in a record-breaking 5.1 million viewers for its season debut earlier this month

Success: The shock dumping will no doubt only add to the drama of the fourth series - which drew in a record-breaking 5.1 million viewers for its season debut earlier this month

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