Last night (15 June), Zara was told she had been voted by the public to choose one of the new boys to join her in the hideaway for a date. She could choose out of Alex or James Khan, and decided to go for Alex, even if he had spent most of his first day in the villa with Olivia Buckland.
Alex had said he hoped Zara would pick James, but after finding out she wanted him instead, he seemed to make the most of his time with Miss Great Britain. So much so, that things ended up getting pretty steamy between the pair, as they chose to stay in the hideaway over night...
Alex and James had surprised the islanders at the start of the episode, and were seen waiting for everyone in the kitchen. They immediately caught the attention of single lady Zara and Olivia (now she has cooled off her romance with Adam Maxted).
Olivia admitted she fancied Alex straight away, and the pair seemed to hit it off on the show, bonding over their love of tattoos. So you can imagine Olivia's face when Zara decided to steal Alex away from her for the night.
Liv said: "No girl would like to see a girl she fancies run away into a secret cave with another girl. Obviously, you're not going to like that. It is a bit gutting, obviously I would like to spend alone time with Alex and get to know him on my own."
When the other islanders joked that things could hot up for Zara and Alex, she told them to stop talking. Olivia replied: "That would piss me off 100 percent. I just want him to come out now."
Scott, meanwhile, predicted trouble. He said: "[Zara's] probably going to go in there, really like him, and then be back to square one. He'll be so nice to her in there, he'll make her feel special because he's a gentleman, but then she'll come out and she'll be deflated again. It's f**ked."
And as the camera panned to Zara and Alex cosying up under the duvets, some fans seemed to share the same sentiment as Scott on Twitter.
One fan said: "Zara is actually a mug. Alex is gonna wake up in the morning and go back to Olivia." Another said: "It's ganna be so peak when Alex choses Olivia over Zara! and I bet Adam won't want her after that either #LoveIsland #easy (sic)."
Zara is defo getting a bit desperate jumping into bed with alex on his first night in... Bet he goes back to olivia too #loveisland— Laura Shimmon (@LauraShimmon) June 16, 2016
Just watched last nights love island. Wow. But Alex will probley come out and ignore Zara, go to liv do the same and upset Zara— carly. (@carlylouisey) June 16, 2016
Zara is actually a mug Alex is gonna wake up in the morning and go back to Olivia it's actually peak #LoveIsland— Jess (@_Jxssika) June 15, 2016
Others, meanwhile, seemed genuinely pleased to see Zara spending some time with a guy. Alex had reassured her on their date, despite his earlier reservations, that he was glad he had picked her.
He said: "I had a little inkling you'd pick me to be honest. I've seen you looking at me today. It was a good thing."
One fan tweeted: "I think Zara & Alex are cute together. #LoveIsland." Another said: "@LoveIsland woow so happy for zara just hope alex isnt swayed by loose olivia! she is so jealous glad zara has a chance for some love :)."
Others seemed pleased that Zara was getting her own back on Olivia. Viewers will remember that Zara had made no secret of how much she fancied Adam, and Olivia kept quiet on her feelings for him.
She later confessed that she liked Adam, meaning Adam chose to re-couple with her, giving her immunity from the latest dumping. Shortly after, though, Olivia admitted to Adam that she didn't feel a spark and broke off their coupling.
This time round, Zara kept coy on her feelings for the newcomers and let Olivia take the lead - she was quick to reveal she liked Alex.
Alex is so fit yes Zara— KT (@katieamoran1) June 16, 2016
Part of me is glad that Zara and Alex have got it off as it will wipe that smile off Olivia's face #LoveIsland— unknown (@xounknownoxx) June 16, 2016
Hope Alex actually couples up with Zara now rather than just ditching her and going back to Liv #LoveIsland— Ella (@ellaatovell) June 16, 2016
I think Zara & Alex are cute together. #LoveIsland— fernrebecca (@fernthomsonx) June 15, 2016
@LoveIsland woow so happy for zara just hope alex isnt swayed by loose olivia! she is so jealous glad zara has a chance for some love :)— MargyG (@KasiraBee) June 15, 2016
I'm so glad Zara chose Alex for the hideout and got Olivia back for when she did it to her with adam #loveisland— Chloe Walker (@ChloWalker96) June 15, 2016
Actually happy Zara chose Alex and they got together, Liv is always getting the lads Zara wants.— Macie (@amacieexxx) June 15, 2016
One thing is for sure, though, fans did not expect to see Zara and Alex getting as intimate as they did.
Fans were shocked to see the pair in bed together, with one user commenting: "Omg Zara and Alex...didn't see that coming. This is going to end badly #loveisland"
@_jadem3lodyy Zara and Alex omggggggg!!— emmmaaaaa (@emma_emlouise) June 16, 2016
cannot believe zara the wee sneaky! the girls will be shocked alex is sooooo hot tho #loveisland— Rosalind (@_rosierosssi) June 15, 2016
Omg Zara and Alex...didn't see that coming. This is going to end badly #loveisland— Maimuna Ibrahim (@maimunaibrahim) June 15, 2016
Zara and Alex? Wow I can't wait to see Olivia's reaction. #LoveIsland— Ria(@CherDevlin) June 15, 2016
So far, the islanders are unaware of Zara and Alex's antics. While they will obviously know that they spent the night together, they still don't know what went down between the pair - and, we've no doubt, that it is bound to come out when Zara and Alex return to the villa.
What will their fellow islanders make of their date? How will Olivia react to Zara and Alex's news? Will Alex stick by Zara or will he ditch her and try to get close to Olivia instead?
AND what will Adam make of Zara and Alex? Let's not forget he's been making a play for Zara since things ended with him and Olivia... and he and Zara did share a cheeky kiss recently!
Ooh, this is definitely going to cause a stir...
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