Love Island 2023 LIVE: Girls and boys clash in explosive mating as ten sexy singles enter the mansion to find The One

MAYA Jama made an incredible entrance as she headlined the first Love Island 2023 coupling at the South African villa.

Five boys and five girls have been brought together in today’s Love Island launch show hosted by Maya Jama – which saw Kai Fagan dump Olivia Hawkins after she stole him from Anna-May Robey.

But after the series’ first pairing and as the islanders begin to get to know each other, the islanders are shocked to discover that the public voted for the series’ first bombshell.

After the public vote, either 25-year-old Ellie Spence, from Norwich, or 23-year-old Tom Clare, a semi-pro footballer from Barnsley, will be the first to enter the villa to shake things up Bomb.

Love Island airs on our screens every night at 9pm on ITV2.

Read our Love Island live blog below for the latest updates and gossip…

  • long Island

    Great show and all, but fans all have the same complaint…

  • Olivia explains Kai to Anna-May.

    Bet they’ll be besties…

    um, not.

    Love Island: SR9: Ep1 on ITV2,
    Love Island: SR9: Ep1 on ITV2,Photo credit: ITV2
  • boy zone

    Did you hear Olivia say she likes Haris?

    Hmmm, that might get awkward.

  • Kai time

    I have to give it to Kai.

    Not only does he have a pretty face and an incredible six pack abs…I digress.

    He also has a sense of humour.

    Even though 3 girls were into him, he said they probably wouldn’t once they found out how boring he was.

    Ah great.

  • Tanyel is still open

    Did you see Tanyel express her doubts about how “naughty” Kai is, saying “that’s ok, there are loads of others coming in?”.

    So not quite love at first sight…

    She keeps her options open
    She keeps her options openPhoto credit: ITV2
  • docked

    Here are the previous couples.

    (Since it was soooo easy to keep up with all the pair swapping in the beginning. Ha!)

    Tanya and Shaq, Anna-May and Haris, Tanyel and Kai, Lana and Ron, and Will and Olivia.

    Olivia was set up with Will after she stole Kai from Anna-May, then he dumped her for Tanyel.

  • Maya Jama empathizes with the candidates: ‘It’s a struggle, I know’

    Maya Jama hinted that she faced difficulties in her previous relationships during the launch of Love Island’s ninth series.

    The TV and radio presenter, 28, has taken over as the new host of the ITV2 dating show after Laura Whitmore announced her retirement in August.

    In the first episode of the new winter series, Jama says to the 10 new candidates: “Don’t forget that finding your perfect partner is never that easy, believe me, I know it.”

  • 3 month rule

    Oh Haris.

    First he doesn’t date girls whose feet are bigger than a size 5, then he throws in his 3 month rule.

    He’ll be a hoot, right.

  • Do RonRon

    Love Island fans are already highlighting their favorite couple.

    Do you see them giggling together in the mansion?

  • Maya the matchmaker

    phew! Well, that was a busy few minutes for Maya.

    So far she has taken on Tanya and Shaq, Anna-May and Haris, Tanyel and Kai, Lana and Ron and ‘last but not least’ Will and Olivia.

    “It wasn’t supposed to be,” Olivia said after being matched with Will after she stole Kai from Anna-May and he then left her for Tanyel.


    Photo credit: ITV2
  • Will and Olivia are the last couple

    Will was not selected and Olivia was on the substitutes’ bench.

    The couple had found each other by default — but sparks could definitely fly.

    We’ve seen it before on Love Island!

  • Now Tanyel has stolen Kai

    Olivia is now on the bench while Kai has disembarked AGAIN.

    In fact, it was the second time in less than five minutes.

    He looks a bit like a bad boy!

  • Kai is ready to move on

    Did you see Kai leave Olivia for Tanyel?

    Olivia’s face!! Upset.

    Kai was with Anna May first
    Kai was with Anna May firstPhoto credit: ITV2
  • Three guys like the looks of Tanyel

    Kai has stepped forward and Olivia is not impressed.

    Olivia just says “it is what it is” and looks quite upset at Kai showing his feelings.

    Haris and Will both stepped forward to show their interest.

    She has the last vote.

  • Anna-May looks burned out

    Wow. Did you see how Olivia swooped in and stole Kai from Anna-May?

    We didn’t see that coming…

    Anna-May looks burned out.

  • Lana Klaut Kai by Anna-May

    The Brighton beauty chose Kai – and stole her from Anna-May!

    Looks like they’re finally a couple — but at someone else’s expense.

    Could this be the first showdown between the girls in the villa this year?

    Photo credit: ITV2
  • Olivia looks like someone… confidante?

    Olivia Hawkins, a 27-year-old actress from Brighton, looks pretty familiar.

    In fact, you could say she’s the spitting image of Maura Higgins, who was also a ring girl.

    In fact, Olivia just confessed that she “never had a boyfriend.”

    Looks like she’s about to change all that.

  • to hum

    Awww Ron has his princess.

    He may have been pied by Anna-May, but Lana was worth the wait.

    Do you see him drooling as she picks him?

    Ron is infatuated with Lana
    Ron is infatuated with LanaPhoto credit: ITV2
  • Lana and Ron are now a couple

    Lana says she is very happy with her choice.

    Meanwhile, Ron says he’s “buzzing”.

    He certainly looks happy with himself.

  • Queen Maya

    Just 30 minutes and our girl Maya is a natural.

    Fans love her on Twitter.

  • The beautiful Lana is in the house

    She is also fluent in Spanish.

    That’s a touch.

  • O-Kai

    Anna May is paired up with Kai.

    She likes his chat.

    “I like how her red lipstick goes with her outfit.”

    Well, that’s a good reason like any other.

    Anna May chooses Kai
    Anna May chooses KaiPhoto credit: ITV2
  • Who are the guys stepping up front?

    Shaq Muhammad, a 24-year-old airport security officer, and 21-year-old television salesman Haris Namani from Doncaster were the first.

    They were followed by 23-year-old farmer and TikTok star Will Young, 25-year-old financial adviser from Essex Ron Hall and finally Kai Fagan, a 24-year-old science and physical education teacher from Manchester.

    Love Island: SR9: Ep1 on ITV2
    Love Island: SR9: Ep1 on ITV2Photo credit: ITV2
  • The girls choose the boys

    The five women enter the mansion, led by 22-year-old biomedical student Tanya Manhenga.

    Tanya was followed by Anna-May Robey, a 20-year-old payroll clerk from Swansea, and Lana Jenkins, a 25-year-old makeup artist from Luton.

  • phew! Shaq stepped forward

    Tanya will be sorted next time she is duty free.

    Tanya and airport security guard Shaq are the first couple and fans love it.

    Credit: Unknown, clear with picture desk Love Island 2023 LIVE: Girls and boys clash in explosive mating as ten sexy singles enter the mansion to find The One


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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