The hottest moments from Week 1
The players are making themselves at home, sparks are flying and hearts are already shattering. Welcome to Heartbreak Island!
WARNING: This article contains spoilers, stream the latest Heartbreak Island episodes right here.
Here are some of the highlights from the first week in Fiji:
That ruthless first meeting…
Just moments after arriving, the girls and guys had to couple up, based on their first impressions of each other.
With only photos to go by, the Heartbreakers were ranked ahead of time, and ordered from most to least popular.
It’s not called Heartbreak Island for nothing though!
Diamonds in the rough…
The first Heartbreak challenge had the couples handcuffed together, retrieving diamonds from a water-filled trough using only their mouths… sounds easy, right?
Their level-headedness paid off, and they were rewarded with a sparkly prize of 12 real diamonds!
Do not disturb…
In a surprise twist, it was revealed that instead of staying in a communal house all together, the couples would be sleeping in their own private Bures (straw huts).
What better way to get to know each other than in a romantic, intimate cabin in beautiful Fiji?
Just quietly though, we knew to expect some bed-hopping when the lights went out...
Seasickness and sadness…
The youngest of the boys, Izaak got a little carried away at the floating cocktail bar.
Downing a few too many beersies to calm his nerves, he found himself worse for wear on the boat ride back.
With no memory of his behaviour the next morning, Izzy was feeling pretty foolish.
The worst part though? While he was expelling his guts over the side of the boat, his partner Ruby strayed into the arms of another…
Stay or stray…
It became clear pretty quickly that opinions were changing and sparks were flying in all different directions.
In the first "Passion Play" (a recoupling ceremony of sorts) majority of the Heartbreakers chose to “stray” from their original partners, and reconnect with somebody else.
We knew it was looming, but we never thought it would be so cut throat.
Sadly though, nobody was prepared to save Izaak or Ella, so they were the first couple to walk the jetty and exit the game.
Heartbreak Island continues Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2.