Just days after securing Ellie’s place in the villa and choosing her at the recoupling, it looks as though Alex’s romance with Ellie may be finished before it has begun.
In tonight's show, a confrontation ensued when Ellie finally opted to speak to Alex and tell him how she was feeling.
She told him: “I’m very nervous about this conversation. It’s very obvious today that you’ve been very angry about the way that things are.
"The recoupling for me wasn’t about us having conversation, because I’ve been here for over a week, it’s very obvious that we can hold a conversation. To me it was about doing couple things like getting into bed at night, and having a date together and the first night that we got into the bed after the recoupling it was very awkward for me.
"I don’t think there’s any sexual chemistry between us. I’m sitting here now ending something with somebody who I know has got a kind heart, I know is genuine and it hasn’t been an easy thing for me to do, so yeah…”
The conversation quickly descended into a heated disagreement as Alex aired his grievances towards Ellie, ending with the pair at loggerheads.
Viewers had plenty to say and most seemed to think Alex was the one in the wrong.
"Alex is acting like one of them guys who pops up in your messages telling you your beautiful then calls you a slut when you don’t reply #loveisland," tweeted one fan.
Another added: "I’m sick of the Alex pity party, Ellie can change her mind ffs, the poor girl probably didn’t realise his personality was the equivalent of a wet leaf until she coupled up with him #LoveIsland"
And a third agreed: "Alex seemed like such a genuine guy at the beginning but when she calmly tells him she ain’t feeling him, he starts moving mad and entitled. Not shocked just disappointed #LoveIsland "
However some did seem to take Alex's side, and accused Ellie of playing a game.
One wrote: "Alex might be a lot but come on Ellie knew exactly what she was doing #LoveIsland"
A second agreed: "Ellie is playing a massive game.. she did not like being called out on it!!"
Are you Team Alex or Team Ellie?
Love Island 2018 airs nightly at 9PM on ITV2.