Twelve brand-new Islanders have been confirmed!
And it looks like ITV has pulled out all the stops to ensure that this year’s line-up truly delivers television gold. This year’s Love Island cast is made up of Rochelle Humes’ sister, Lewis Capaldi’s ex, an heir to a country estate, as well as a police officer (who can arrest me anytime he wants to *swoon*), 20-year-old twins, a coffee bean salesman, a customer service advisor, a scaffolder, a democratic services officer, a builder and a beauty consultant.
A reminder that these new Islanders are all looking for love and definitely not five minutes of fame and a cheeky Instagram sponsorship deal. Just to clear up any confusion there.
I know it confuses me too, sometimes.
Meet your Winter Love Islanders!
Full name: Siânnise Fudge
Occupation: Beauty consultant
Best quote so far: “Having the second name Fudge does make me feel really unique. I absolutely don’t like fudge!”
Full name: Paige Turley
From: West Lothian
Fun fact: Paige is the ex-girlfriend of singer, Lewis Capaldi. She also auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent at age 14 and got through to the semi-finals.
Best quote so far: “I’m naturally flirty, I think it’s nice to flirt, it feels good.”
Full name: Sophie Piper
Occupation: Medical PA
Fun fact: Sophie is the sister of ex-Saturdays band member and TV presenter Rochelle Humes.
Best quote so far: “I just want to find someone. I just want to look at them and just think, ‘wow, you are amazing and I want to spend the rest of my life with you’. Sorry, I just made myself cringe!”
Full name: Eve and Jess Gale
Occupation: Students and VIP hostesses
Best quote so far: “We like really confident guys. If he was to go to the club, like, not the guy standing in the corner, like, the guy dancing.” I really hope they get up to some Parent Trap s**t in the house. Come on ITV producers, work some magic.
Full name: Callum Jones
Best quote so far: “Get me in that villa! Let me see the girls!” At least he’s honest.
Full name: Mike Boateng
Occupation: Police officer
Best quote so far: “I’ll be that guy; you know, that Officer Mike you can lean on.”
Full name: Nas Majeed
Occupation: Sports science graduate and builder
Best quote so far: “I’d say I’m a good boyfriend because, as I said, I’m really caring and considerate, but I guess I can’t be that great if I’m still single so…”
Name: Ollie Williams
Occupation: Heir to the Lanhydrock Estate. Apparently, that’s a job.
Best quote so far: “…wouldn’t harm if she had a grouse moor as well…” Absolutely, no idea.
Full name: Leanne Amaning
Occupation: Customer service advisor
Best quote so far: “…not sensitive, ’cause I literally will offend you straight away. I’m just, like, savage.”
Full name: Connor Durman
Occupation: Coffee bean salesman
Best quote so far: “Since I got these teeth, I’ve been pulling so many more birds.”
Full name: Shaughna Phillips
Occupation: Democratic services officer
Best quote so far: “[You need to be] nice to mum, ’cause if you don’t get on with Tracy then there’s no future.”
“Laura [Whitmore] will present the main show which airs nightly at 9pm on ITV2 as regular presenter Caroline Flack stands down for this series. Laura will also host Love Island: Aftersun, which will air on ITV2 live from London on Monday nights at 10pm.
“The first series of the year comes from a brand new location and villa in Cape Town where a host of new Islanders will try to win the hearts of each other – and the nation – in the ultimate search for love.”
Love Island launches on Sunday 12th January on ITV2.
Honestly, I have mixed feelings about this show, but I can’t argue that it’s going to help keep me entertained at a time when I can’t afford to leave to the house. F**k you, January.
Images via ITV
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