Love Island: This Is The Connection Between New Bombshell Leah Taylor And Molly Marsh

The bombshell has many Love Island links

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by Aaliyah Harry |
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Love Island is heating up! After a whirlwind first week full of dating, tension and bombshells - it seems Love Island has no plans of slowing down. Enter bombshells: Leah Taylor and Charlotte Sumner. The two new bombshells entered the villa last night, much to the surprise of the other Islanders.

As Leah entered the villa, original Islander Molly Marsh thought she recognised her whilst watching the dates from the terrace - and it turns out they are actually friends. In fact, Leah has quite a number of Islander connections...

Before entering the villa, Leah revealed she is 'not going to settle' on the dating show, and now that we have found out which past Islander she is friends with - it all makes sense! From social media, it appears Leah is also close friends with series 5 fan favourite, Maura Higgins.

How does Molly Marsh know new Bombshell Leah?

According to many sources, Leah and Molly have been friends for years after meeting through their work as influencers. Eagle-eyed fans also noticed that Leah and Molly follow each other on Instagram before the bombshell even set foot in the villa.

According to The Sun, 'They were both managed by the same agency, so attended a string of events together including Molly Mae Hague’s Beauty Works launch and are still close. ' A source said, 'Part of being an influencer means meeting lots of people at events but Molly and Leah became actual friends. Molly will be shocked to see Leah come in but it’ll be great for her to have some support. Adding, 'She’ll be able to rely on Leah for a real opinion on her current love triangle with Mitchel and Zach.'

How does Leah Taylor know Maura Higgins?

It looks like it! Maura uploaded a video to her Instagram stories showing Leah's Love Island debut on screen. In the background you can hear Maura yelling, 'Oh my days.' She captioned the video, 'SCREAMING!!! Finally @leahjtaylor.' Maura also uploaded another video showing the pair cuddling with the caption, 'The last goodbye. Go smash it my girl!' So, it appears Maura knew about Leah's appearance on the show. Well, if she's anything like Maura - Leah is sure to inject some drama into the villa. On their Instagram's the pair have shared snaps of each other on nights out and girls trips to Dubai.

Leah opened up on her friendship with Irish star Maura in her pre-vila interview. Speaking ahead of the show, Leah said of her favourite ever series moment, 'My favourite thing I’ve ever watched is Maura’s [Higgins] best bits, she’s one of my best friends so we watched it together one night and couldn’t stop laughing, she’s hilarious.'

However, it seems Maura isn't the only past Islander Leah is friends with. After the announcement about the two new bombshell, Tasha Ghourialso shared her support on Twitter. She wrote 'YES LEAHHHH' under her Love Island press pictures. Fans quickly questioned how they knew each other, but Tasha is yet to reveal this information.

So, we know she is friends with past and present Islanders but who is Leah Taylor? Here is everything we know so far:

How old Is Leah Taylor?

Leah Taylor is 27 years old.

Where is Leah Taylor from?

Leah is from Manchester.

What does Leah Taylor do?

Leah owns a successful social media business. She is the founder of Begin With Social, which she describes as a 'social media marketing agency specialising in building beauty and fashion clients socials.' So, Leah is already well-versed with Instagram and knows how to create viral worthy content. This will surely come in handy after the show...

What is Leah Taylor looking for in a guy?

Leah has revealed that she is is determined not to settle in the villa. 'I've figured out what it is that I look for in a person, which means my bar is set really high,' she explains. Leah adds,'I would say I honestly have so much love to give and being in love is the best thing you can ever experience. I’m ready for everything that comes with it and the hardships you have to go through in order to make that commitment and find the one.'

Leah also shared what gives her the ick - and there are two dealbreakers. Leah explains, 'When a guy has a yoghurt and takes the lid off and licks it. Another one is when guys try to shout and they don’t have a shouting voice. I’m only little but I can shout the house down if I need to.'

Did Leah Taylor date Danny Williams?

We told you Leah has a lot of Love island connections! The bombshell dated season five's Danny Williams. Fans of the show will remember he was coupled up with Arabella Chiand Yewande Biala before setting down with Jourdan Riane. Leah and Danny were spotted on an Iceland get-away in 2022, but its not known when the couple parted ways.

Does Leah Taylor have Instagram?

Yes! To see her slick online profile full of aesthetic holidays, fashion - and to get a closer look at her business - follow @leahjtaylor

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