Earlier this summer, she had a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it stint on Love Island, with fans watching as she shocked ex Jack Fincham by sauntering into Casa Amor.
But after failing to dent Jack’s fledgling romance with Dani Dyer and missing out on landing a romance of her own on the show, Ellie Jones showed that she can put on quite the eye-catching display when she stepped out in Marbella over the weekend.
The 22-year-old Essex girl wowed as she soaked up the sunshine in a patterned string bikini, in which she proudly displayed her taut abs and enviably tanned curves.
Sunny: Love Island reject was spotted soaking up the sunshine in Marbella over the weekend
Hiding her eyes behind a pair of gold-rimmed sunglasses, the pretty brunette let her long ombré tresses rest against her back, while she kept her makeup minimal.
Keeping her feet comfortable in a pair of flip-flops, Ellie strolled along the popular resort’s golden shores, before relaxing on a sun lounger and topping up her tan.
Ellie has been making the most of London’s social circuit since being ejected from the famous Love Island villa a matter of days after entering the show.
String bikini: The 22-year-old Essex girl wowed as she soaked up the sunshine in a patterned string bikini, in which she proudly displayed her taut abs and enviably tanned curves
Tanned and deliver: Keeping her feet comfortable in a pair of flip-flops, Ellie strolled along the popular resort’s golden shores, before relaxing on a sun lounger and topping up her tan
She has also spoken about the workings of the ITV2 show, insisting that she didn’t intend to break up Jack and Dani, though it wasn’t for the producers’ want of trying.
Talking to The Sun last month, Ellie said: ‘Producers will tell you when to talk. They will say “Can you and so-and-so have a chat”. If they want you to add something or word it differently, they might ask you. I’m not very good with speaking, so would often ask to do it again.’
Having dated Jack sporadically for two years prior to this summer, Ellie knew him relatively well – including the fact that he has a poster of a movie that Dani’s famous father Danny Dyer stars in on the wall of his bedroom.
Social circuit: Ellie has been making the most of London’s social circuit since being ejected from the famous Love Island villa a matter of days after entering the show
Painting the town red: On Thursday, she attended a launch party for Gorgon City’s new album Escape at Night Tales in Hackney, east London
And the brunette has insisted the show runners instructed her to mention this, in order to wind Jack up and place a seed of doubt in Dani’s mind that he’s only in the relationship because of who her father is.
‘I brought up his poster before going in and producers wanted to get it in during my chat with Dani. I’d told them about it as they were asking me if Jack already knew about Dani. Everyone thinks he’s in there just because she’s Danny Dyer’s daughter. So I mentioned it.’
Ellie continued, however, that Jack ‘isn’t clever enough’ to keep up the act if he was only in it for fame, but she did add: ‘We had a good sex life and I’d rate him. Well done Dani, you chose well. I would give him eight out of 10. So Dani is in for a treat.’
A representative for Love Island said of Ellie’s remarks: ‘The opinions they have, decisions they make and the relationships formed are completely within the control of the Islanders themselves.
Rumble in the villa: Ellie’s brief stint on Love Island had fans speculating whether she’d break up ex Jack Fincham’s fledgling romance with Dani Dyer
We are the champions: However, Jack and Dani went on to win the show. Pictured together at the Love Island Live event at the ExCeL London on Friday
‘It is always our intention to produce a show that is a fair and accurate representation of life in the villa.’
Ellie previously hit back at the claims she was trying to split Dani and Jack up, during an appearance on Lorraine.
Asked about whether she was sent into the villa on a mission, she said: ‘No, no I wasn’t. I got given the opportunity and thought I would be silly to turn it down. I do get on really well with Jack so that wasn’t the case at all.’
While Jack and Dani weathered a small number of minor tiffs during their time in the Love Island villa, they went on to be crowned the champs at the end of last month after scooping the lion’s share of viewers’ votes.
Hitting back: Ellie has repeeatdly hit back at the claims she attempted to split Dani and Jack up