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

Who are Make or Break's Stephen and Abbi? The Vegas party boy who wants to shake off his playboy image for his loyal girlfriend

Who are Make or Break's Stephen and Abbi? The Vegas party boy who wants to shake off his playboy image for his loyal girlfriend

Stephen and Abbi's relationship is being put to the test in Channel 5's new TV series

It is set to replace Love Island but can Channel 5's Make or Break really give us a new Kember? Or even a new Chris and Olivia?

Eight couples have been thrown together on a Mexican tropical paradise and producers plan to test the couples to breaking point to see if their relationship will last the distance.

Party boy Stephen and more reserved Abbi are determined to prove they are right for each other - even if it is just for themselves. After Stephen got a bit flirty with girls in Vegas, which led to a temporary break up, Abbi is determined to see if her man of five years is the one.

Can Stephen shake his playboy image? Is what they have worth fighting for? Here's what the couple have to say:

ABBI, 24, STEVENAGE

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Describe your partner in three words...
He is spontaneous, out of the box and very bubbly.

How did you meet?
We met at one of Stephen’s events. I added him on Facebook, had a little stalk. We started chatting then he turned up at my work one day and it went from there.

Who said I love you first?
Me. I always say I love you. Stephen doesn’t show any emotions. He is a man’s man, a bit of banter, that’s him. He says ‘I love you’ on texts or when he is drunk, but he finds it hard to be verbal.

What are Stephen’s best points?
Personality. He is probably too chatty sometimes! He never wants anyone to feel uncomfortable or awkward so he always tries to make someone feel at ease.

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What are Stephen’s bad points?
He can be a like a parrot and he doesn’t stop talking, but it’s good in another way. He’s very lazy and he relies on me way too much.

Why did you want to go on the show?
We thought it was something a little bit different. We do have a bit of a crazy life but we thought it will be good to go there and it’ll be just me and him.

What issues did you want to iron out in your relationship?
Right at the start of our relationship, Stephen started a concierge business in Las Vegas. I think he had his cake and ate it really. He was in the sun with girls in bikinis. I went on his phone, as you do, because I had a gut feeling. I found out about these parties with girls staying there and we split up. A few months down the line he came back, he’d grown up a bit and we got back together. Then we’ve been happy ever after.

What did you think when you saw where you’d be staying?
It was amazing. I couldn’t believe where we were. It was a tropical island. I didn’t hit reality until the end when we went home. It was beautiful but it is a shame we didn’t get to spend much time together and only spent time with other people’s partners!

What was going through your mind when Paul (Paul Dolan – Happiness expert and Professor of Behavioural Science) told you what would be happening?
I had to go first! I had never met these people, and they were like, ‘Right Abbi, you pick first’. These girls are going to think I am horrible whatever boyfriend I pick.

And what about Louise (Louise Mazanti) the sex therapist?
The first sexual therapy we had with Louise was the most awkward thing I’ve done in my life! She said, ‘I need you to act out what you want Stephen to do to you in the bedroom’. I could have died! I just broke down crying. I was like, ‘I can’t do this’

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STEPHEN, 32, STEVENAGE

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Describe your partner in three words...
Loyal, stunning and opinionated.

How did you meet?
I was holding an event in Stevenage. Abbi came along with a few of her friends and she caught my eye. I got her number by the end of the night and it went from there really.

What are Abbi’s best points?
Her loyalty to me. She is polite, she is considerate, she is honest. Honesty is a big one.

What are Abbi’s bad points?
Sometimes she is quite gullible, she doesn’t use her common sense.

Why did you want to go on the show?
I thought it would be nice for me and Abbi to go somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of business and stress. It would be nice to go somewhere secluded and spend time with her.

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What issues did you want to iron out in your relationship?
I have a concierge business in Las Vegas and I ended up at an after party in Vegas. A few girls came back and I ended up doing something with one of them. Abbi went through my phone and found evidence of that and we ended up splitting up for three months. The trust had been broken in the past, so another reason to come on the show was to rebuild that trust.

Did you set any ground rules before arriving?
We didn’t realise we would be swapped with other couples. It was a massive shock when we got there and Paul started saying, ‘You’re on a break’. It was a bit mad really. We didn’t get a chance to set any ground rules, we were just thrown in at the deep end.

What did you think when you saw where you’d be staying?
It was amazing. When we walked in we were like, ‘Wow’. When we saw the huts we thought everyone was going to have their own hut and do challenges, so we were quite content.

What was going through your mind when Paul told you what would be happening?
It was mad. Abbi had to go first because she was ‘A’. I nudged her to pick someone I thought we would get on with so she took the pressure off me!

Did you think you’d last the distance on the show?
I know that I wanted to stay in there. We were told that we were going to be in it from start to finish. We didn’t think it was a case of being told to go home.

And what about Louise the sex therapist?
I thought Louise was a kinky one, she loved it! She was always trying to spice things up. I think she was just doing her job and she is naturally a flirty, sexy person.

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