LOVE Island’s Luca rocked the boat in a tense recoupling which saw him steal Gemma from Davide.

Friday night’s instalment of the ITV2 show saw the boys picking the girls they wanted to be with in a dramatic shake-up.

The ceremony saw Luca Bish, a 23-year-old fishmonger from Brighton, pick dressage-rider Gemma Owen after confessing his true feelings for her the previous night.

Stood around a fire pit, he said: “I would like to couple up with this girl because ever since she walked through that door she caught my eye.

“She’s a right sort, getting to know her throughout the week I’ve noticed she’s got the personality to go with that.

“I like that she can look after herself and she don’t give too much away and I look forward to seeing how things progress.”

The episode also saw 27-year-old Davide Sanclimenti choose actress Ekin-Su Culculoglu during the recoupling after they enjoyed a garden gym session together where the Italian playfully put her on his shoulders while lifting weights.

Davide said that Ekin-Su was “one of the only girls who saw beneath the perfect body there was something special inside me” and added that he was “excited” to get to know her.

Despite promising one contestant would exit the villa at the end of the ceremony, a text confirmed that islanders Paige and Afia - who had been left single, would not be leaving following the shock departure of Liam Llewellyn earlier in the show.

Liam became the first islander to leave the villa this series, quitting the dating show after just four days.

During the episode, Liam became the first Love Island contestant to depart the villa, having quit the dating show after just four days.

The student, 22, from Wales, told his fellow contestants around the fire pit: “Obviously we all came here for the same reason but I haven’t really been feeling I have been giving 100% Liam.

“I know what 100% Liam looks like and I am miles off that.

“I’ve been thinking long and hard, this isn’t a spur-of-the-moment thing.”

The show continues on ITV2 and on ITV Hub.