August 09, 2017 09:04 GMT by mirror.co.uk

Who are Make Or Break's Ellie and Connor? Meet the jealous girlfriend and hard to get boyfriend

Who are Make Or Break's Ellie and Connor? Meet the jealous girlfriend and hard to get boyfriend

They are one of eight couples who have headed off to a Mexican tropical paradise

They may have been together for three years but for Ellie and Connor the last two weeks on Channel 5's Make or Break reality show.

As one of eight couples who have headed off to a Mexican tropical paradise to see if their relationship is worth fighting for the pair prepared to push their love to the brink.

They were forced to sleep apart and date other people - all while staying in the most romantic of settings.

Can Connor face his emotions and give girlfriend Ellie to affection she craves? Here's what they had to say:

ELLIE, 21, BRISTOL

YouTuber

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Ellie said she wants her boyfriend to be more emotionally available

Ellie and Connor have been together for 3 years

Ellie has a huge following online with her YouTube channel

How did you meet?

He messaged me on Instagram when it was still a new app that nobody really used. It was so unheard of, it was weird. It was also a selfie when boys didn’t really take selfies so I was like, ‘Oh my God, who is this complete weirdo?’

Who said I love you first?

I stayed round his house, I woke up and he had gone on my Facebook and done the relationship thing. I had no idea and he was like, ‘Look, we’re in a relationship on Facebook!’ I was like, ‘What?’

Why did you want to go on the show?

It sounded like an amazing fun experience. We are both the sort of people that would love to take part in something like that so we thought let’s go ahead and do it. It wasn’t really something that bothered us when we got there either, it seemed like a fun thing to go through.

Did you set any ground rules before arriving?

I thought if Connor was to sleep in the same bed as another girl I would flip. But Connor naturally slept on the floor. I thought that’s so sweet that he respects me so much, but after a couple of nights I thought I don’t want him to spend this whole experience sleeping on the floor. I wanted him to meet new people and form new friendships, girl or boy I didn’t care.

What did you think when you saw where you’d be staying?

Because the place when we arrived was so beautiful, the thought of what we could be about to go

through didn’t even come in to my head. But when we got to the circle of truth, we were both thinking, ‘What is this?’

What was going through your mind when Paul told you what would happen?

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All I remember is the first few lines Paul said were, ‘We’re going to put you on a break and you are going to be dating each other’. I am quite ditzy so I thought he meant you are going to be going on dates with your boyfriend, taking it back to square one and go on nice romantic dates to get the spark. I remember thinking, ‘This is going to be great fun, what a great idea!’ Then he went into it further and I thought, ‘Oh my God, other people?’ That was the one thing before the show that I said to Connor, ‘I don’t think I could do that.’ But even on our first night I surprised myself with how cool I was about it.

Did you think you’d last the distance on the show?

I would say I always thought we were going to stay the distance, but there were definitely points in the last week and a half. It was so emotionally draining at that point. I remember thinking, ‘If one more bombshell drops, I am going.’ It was too much.

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CONNOR, 23, BRISTOL

Fitness Clothing Company Owner

(Image: Ray Burmiston/Channel 5)
Connor met his girlfriend over social media

Describe your partner in three words…

Kind, beautiful, best mate.

How did you meet?

Me and Ellie met on social media actually. I slid into her DMs, classically, about 2013. At first she ignored me, so I tried a different platform. Then I uploaded a gym progress picture of my body on Instagram and after that she responded!

What are Ellie’s best points?

She is really caring. She cares about me more than she actually does herself which I find is one of the best characteristics. She loves her family, she is beautiful, she just makes me a better person overall.

What are Ellie’s bad points?

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Just like any girl she has wobbly moments. If a girl likes my pictures or something like that she will be on it straight away. The main thing is her toes. She does not have good looking toes. They are bent to the side!

Why did you want to go on the show?

The reason we went in there wasn’t to sort out a specific issue, it was just to see if our relationship could get better and to see if there was anything about our relationship that we could improve upon. I quickly learned that I wasn’t really emotional enough and that I didn’t really give Ellie the affection that she needs.

What did you think when you saw where you’d be staying?

The location was lovely. The resort, the swimming pool, the little huts outside, it just looked like paradise.

What was going through your mind when Paul told you what would be happening?

The worst thing that they could do was to send us on a date with another partner. But I assumed that would be down the line not first thing! When they first told me that I was just like, ‘What else have they got in store for us if this is the first thing?’

How did you get on with the other people?

I am quite chilled, it takes a lot to get me going. But straight away one couple walked off so I thought they would cause drama if they weren’t ready to take part.

Did you think you’d last the distance on the show?

I always thought that we could last the whole process. It was just a case of if she ever felt unhappy then we would take that step. We went there to learn something so there was no point cutting it short in case there was something to learn around the corner.

And what about Louise the sex therapist?

Those sexual therapy sessions were very deep and intense. Me and Ellie were the last couple to go in

and hearing the stories about the other couples I anticipated what was going to happen. When I went in

I took it more seriously than I thought, which was a good thing.m

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