Love Island fans defend Scots contestant Ella after viewers cruelly mock star

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LOVE Island fans have defended Scots contestant Ella Thomas after viewers had their say on her accent during the first episode.

The popular ITV2 reality show returned to our screens for the SECOND time this year for the summer series.

Love Island viewers were distracted by Ella Thomas’ accent

The model from Glasgow entered the Love Island villa

The winter version Love Island kicked off in January, and only ended a few months ago in mid-March.

But the latest series kicked off tonight by introducing a twist in the opening episode.

In a new shake-up, female and male Islanders entered the villa together.

It meant sparks could fly from the off between couples – as the original line-up format was ditched.

As Ella, 23, from Glasgow, entered the stunning Spanish villa, many viewers were distracted by her accent.

And cruelly mocked the model on social media.

One person said on Twitter: “Ella’s accent is ugly.”

Another wrote: “When you first clock Ella but her accent reeks.”

And a third commented: “I wasn’t expecting that accent to come out of Ella’s mouth.”

However, Love Island fans have come to her defence on social media.

One wrote: “Why are y’all saying Ella’s accent is an ick? It’s so cute.”

Another said: “Oooh I love Ella’s accent, she looks beautiful.”

While a third said: “Ella is fit, and her Scottish accent on top of that? Wow.”

This is the first time ever that Love Island has aired two series of the show in one year.

There was meant to be a second season of the reality series in the summer of 2020, after the winter version made its debut.

However, the pandemic hit, and Love Island didn’t return until the following year.

Tonight host Maya Jama kicked off the series in an eye-popping, cut-out white dress from Cult Gaia as she made her entrance into the villa.

Her wardrobe is now so integral to the Love Island brand, Maya’s team run real-life tests to ensure her dresses will work on camera. 

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