Mitchel Taylor and Ella Barnes confirm they've split

Mitchel Taylor and Ella Barnes have taken to social media to announce their split.

Mitchel Taylor

'Love Island' stars Mitchel Taylor and Ella Barnes have announced their break-up.

The reality TV duo - who finished fifth in the 2023 summer series of the show - have both taken to social media to announce their split.

Ella wrote on Instagram: "Just wanted to come on here and keep you all updated, as you deserve to know as I wouldn't be where I am without you.

"Unfortunately myself and Mitch have decided to end our relationship. I really wanted things to work out and I'm gutted that our journey has come to an end."

The blonde beauty is now looking forward to a "new chapter" in her life.

Ella also thanked her social media followers for their "love and support" over recent weeks.

She said: "I wish Mitch all the best and hope he finds happiness. It's time for both of us to start a new chapter.

"Thank you so much for all the love and support. It means the world to me.

"Lots of love, Ella xx (sic)"

Mitch also took to social media to confirm the news to his Instagram followers.

The reality star acknowledged that they found it really tough to make their long-distance romance work - but he also wished Ella "nothing but the best".

He wrote online: "As you have most likely seen Ella's post sadly out relationship has come to an end.

"We had no intentions of ending, but with our busy life's at this moment and living the other side of the country made it extremely hard for it to work.

"I wish Ella nothing but the best as she is a lovely girl and deserves the world. (sic)"

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