Insiders have claimed his departure left bosses with no choice but to allow the islanders to switch partners sooner than planned.
TV sources have told The Mirror that a recoupling, which was set for later this week, could now be taking place this evening.
They added: “Fans will see how it pans out tonight!
“A recoupling is imminent.”
During tonight's episode, fans will see the moment Dr Alex breaks the news about Niall's departure to his co-stars.
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The guys in the villa are left gutted by Niall's exit, with Dr Alex telling the Beach Hut cameras he was looking forward to seeing him again.
Alex explained: “I’m obviously sad that Niall’s left the villa. We got on really, really well.
"He’s such a great guy. And I look forward to catching up with him and having some fun with him outside.”
Georgia Steel, who was partnered with Niall told the cameras: “Obviously I was coupled up with him so obviously I came closer to him than most people in here but it wasn’t just that.
“He was actually my friend, my buddy.”
With the recoupling possibly just hours away, fans could be in for an explosive episode as it's all change in the villa.
Rosie Williams is still to trying to make up her mind about who to choose next, after Adam Collard went behind her back.
And, after she makes a move on Charlie Frederik tonight, what will happen to Samira Mighty if Rosie steals her man?
To find out what happens next, tune into Love Island tonight at 9pm on ITV2.
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