We’re now at the end of the tenth series of Love Island (sob!), as this year’s remaining Islanders prepare to leave the drama of the season behind them and re enter into the real world in their new couples.


Stepping into the villa as part of the starting lineup was 23-year-old model Ella Thomas, and the Glasgow-based beauty has been coupled up with semi-professional footballer Tyrique Hyde since the first episode.

Despite them getting off to an awkward start - where Ella was left red-faced when Tyrique couldn’t remember previously meeting her in a London nightclub - the couple have seen their romance blossom throughout the series.

But it hasn’t been all chocolate boxes and roses, as the fiery pair have had more than their fair share of arguments - with Tyrique even swearing that he wouldn’t take Ella back when she brought Ouzy See into the main villa after Casa Amor.

Thankfully, the pair worked through their differences, and have made it to the final as boyfriend and girlfriend.

But who is Ella, and does she have any famous connections? Read on for everything you need to know about Ella Thomas.

Ella Thomas - key facts

Love Island season 10: Ella Thomas
Love Island season 10: Ella Thomas ITV/Lifted Entertainment

Age: 23

Job: Model

Instagram: @ellathomas_

Coupled up with: Tyrique Hyde

Who is Ella Thomas?

Ella is an award-winning model from Glasgow, and was named Female Model of the Year at the Scottish media awards in October 2022. Aside from modelling, she's also lent her hand to some other appearances.

She told ITV before heading off to the villa: "I’ve been in a Headie One and Burna Boy music video and I was once an extra in World War Z. I was 12 years old when I filmed it and got to meet Brad Pitt, which was cool."

After the first episode, it was clear that Ella knows more than just a few famous faces, as she also revealed that she knew Tyrique - who she has been coupled up with - before she entered the villa. While Tyrique confessed to not remembering meeting her, Ella said that the pair met when they were out in London partying.

Why did Ella Thomas want to take part in Love Island?

Like the rest of this year's Islanders, Ella entered the villa to find love and stated that she is "the whole package". She said: "I know what I want in life and I’ve got a big heart."

As for the one thing she wanted her fellow Islanders to know about her, Ella said that she'd "let the boys know that I’m wifey material so don’t play with me!" - which we have certainly seen throughout her and Tyrique's fiery relationship!

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How old is Ella Thomas?

Ella is 23 years old, and from the looks of one of her pinned posts on her Instagram, she turned 23 this past April.

Is Ella Thomas on Instagram?

She most certainly is! Her pinned posts on her profile include a range of shots of her on holiday in Miami, as well as celebrating her birthday, and the rest of her profile gives a glimpse into her lifestyle of lavish cars, fashion and beachside locations.

For now, her profile (like the other confirmed islanders) reads: "I'm off to find love in the @loveisland villa."

The Love Island 2023 final is on ITV2 and ITVX at 9pm. You can watch all previous seasons of Love Island on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial.

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