Love Island 2018 new girls: Meet Ellie Brown and Zara McDermott

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Two new girls are set to heat up Love Island 2018 on Sunday night.

Ellie Brown and Zara will join the villa in the latest twist at the end of the weekend.

Ellie is a 20-year-old from Newcastle who describes herself as “cute but psycho”.

Zara McDermott is a 21-year-old from Essex who says she’s “definitely a catch.”

The ladies will drop in on tonight’s latest episode, fresh from Friday’s dumping.

Here’s all you need to know about them…

Ellie Brown

Ellie Brown.
Ellie Brown.

20-year-old Business Development Manager

She says: “I’m a Geordie – us Northeners have a lot of banter. It’s all been quite dramatic so far in the villa. I’ll stand out because I can bring some light hearted, fun, energy. I’m not a hard person to get on with. I could talk to a piece of paper if it would speak back. I’m a cheeky Geordie with loads of energy.”

Ellie has her eyes set on Alex, revealing: “I’m in love with Alex! I absolutely love him. I don’t have a type. My two ex boyfriends are so polar opposite, it’s unreal. One was muscly, tall. The other was not much taller than me and a bit older. I’m not looking for anything specific. If they make me happy, they’re for me, and if they don’t, they’re not for me.”


Zara McDermott

Zara McDermott
Zara McDermott

21-year-old Government Advisor

Zara says: “I think my job is quite different. A lot of people are interested in what I do on a day-to-day basis. There are two sides to me – I can be quite serious but I’m also spontaneous, fun and energetic.”

She explains: “I want to meet someone I can vibe and connect with. Someone who can keep me on my toes. I really like Adam, he’s very attractive. In terms of longevity though, Alex has a lot of potential. But I need to get know him more though – I don’t think we’ve seen how fun he can be. Maybe I can bring that out in him!”


The girls will enter after one couple got the boot on Friday.

Charlie & Hayley and Alex & Samira were put up for the public vote last night after each of the couples nominated in private.

In this Friday’s show, host Caroline Flack appeared in the villa to reveal the twist – and the results of the public vote.

With the most votes from viewers to stay in the villa, Alex and Samira were saved meaning it was Charlie and Hayley who left in the Love Island results.

Love Island 2018 airs Sunday night at 9PM on ITV2.

Plus, at 10PM on Sunday, Caroline will host spin-off show After Sun, this week featuring evicted Islanders Charlie and Hayley.

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