Meet The New Love Island Contestants

This is going to be fun.


by grazia |
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It's a New Year miracle! As we struggle with cold mornings, early nightfall and some major post-Christmas ennui, we're in need of a cultural pick-me-up. Luckily Love Island is back for its first winter series, and ITV have unveiled the first wave of contestants.

This year has some interesting choices, including the sister of TV presenter Rochelle Humes, the ex of Lewis Capaldi, a set of twins, and the heir to the Lanhydrock Estate.

Who will warm our hearts? Who will make our toes curl? Will we love anyone more than we loved Ovie? Singles, start your engines!


Meet The Love Island Contestants

LI1 of 11

Leanne Amaning, 22 from London - Customer Service Advisor

'If you're friends then you don't cross any boundaries', says Leanne. 'If you're not close friends with someone there's no such thing as girl code.'

LI2 of 11

Siânnise Fudge, 25 from Bristol - Beauty Consultant

'My friends call me Princess Jasmine And the Eyebrow Queen', Siannise says. 'I'm after my own Aladdin, I guess.'

LI3 of 11

Eve and Jess Gale, 20 from London - Students and VIP hostesses

Eve says: ''Tyga, Kylie Jenner's ex, messaged me. We were both at an event and I posted an Instagram story tagging him. He then messaged me afterwards and we spoke on WhatsApp. Then when me and Jess were in Ibiza, he was there again. He asked me to meet him but we arrived the day he left. Pop Smoke, the R 'n' B rapper, messaged me too.'Jess says: 'I was seeing someone and it was going really well. Then I saw him on Instagram in photos with a girl. The caption said 'A rare one, I love you'. They'd been to Dubai together and were proper tight. The dates with me meant he'd been cheating the whole time.''

LI4 of 11

Shaughna Phillips, 25 from London - Democratic Services Officer

'My last boyfriend I was with cheated on me', explains Shaughna. 'I always used to think if I got cheated on it'd be door shut, go away. It's not like that, cheating messes you up. I could never do that to anyone. I wouldn't like to be with someone who had cheated in their past.'

LI5 of 11

Sophie Piper, 21 from Essex - Medical PA (and sister to This Morning host Rochelle Humes)

'I went for dinner on a date and we had camembert to start. The date went well and I gave him a peck goodbye when I left', recalls Sophie. 'I got home and went in to take my make-up off and realised I had a bit of cheese hanging down from the corner of my mouth. I don't know how I didn't feel it and he hadn't said anything to me! When I asked him about it he said he hadn't wanted to embarrass me but I'd rather have known. I'm hoping my dates are a bit less cheesy in the Villa...'

LI6 of 11

Paige Turley, 22 from West Lothian - Singer

'I'm on my phone constantly, mainly on social media', says Paige. 'I feel like I'm not in the room as much as I should be. I think that's what I'm going to struggle with the most in the villa, not having my phone.'

LI7 of 11

Mike Boateng, 24 from London - Police Officer

'I'm a solid 8 and I have piercing eyes that look into your soul', Mike says. 'II'm lucky because of my job as a Police Officer I can use the cheeky lines about getting handcuffs out! It normally works.'

LI8 of 11

Connor Durman, 25 from Brighton - Coffee Bean Salesman

'I went on a date with a girl', says Connor. 'She asked me back to her house for some more drinks and let's just say I ended up getting on really well with her housemate...'

LI9 of 11

Callum Jones, 23 from Manchester - Scaffolder

'I always think it's best to go to a guy and speak to them first to clear up anything you need to' says Callum of the "boy code." 'I wouldn't go behind a lad's back.'

LI10 of 11

Nas Majeed, 23 from London - Sports Science Graduate and Builder

Nas says: 'If I think you're pretty, I'll tell you you're pretty. Or I'll comment on your outfit, rather than a generic chat up line. In a relationship, I'm loyal. Dating is different. You're not really completely attached to someone...'

LI11 of 11

Ollie Williams, 23 from Cornwall - Heir to the Lanhydrock Estate / Land Owner

'Best chat up line I've ever used is, "Do you know Polzeath beach in Cornwall? I own it." ' says Ollie. 'That's it. Chat up line, done. My party trick is the fact that I throw a bloody awesome party! Think Gatsby but with better fireworks.'

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