Love Island 2022: Meet the contestants forward of sequence launch


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Love Island 2022 is formally right here – and this 12 months’s singletons embrace former England striker Michael Owen’s daughter, Gemma.

The 19-year-old worldwide dressage rider and businesswoman will enter the villa in Majorca when the favored ITV2 courting present returns subsequent week.

She’s going to be part of the brand new crop of contestants which embrace a dancer with a cochlear implant, a paramedic, a senior microbiologist and a resort waitress.

This is a take a look at the opposite contestants. Will heads be turned?

Tasha Ghouri, 23

Love Island contestant Tasha Ghouri. Pic: ITV/Lifted Entertainment
Tasha Ghouri. Pic: ITV/Lifted Leisure

Mannequin and dancer Ghouri, from Thirsk, North Yorkshire, is the present’s first deaf contestant.

The self-proclaimed “get together animal” has a cochlear implant and mentioned she hopes to seek out “the one” as she feels her courting life is a “shambles”.

She mentioned her family and friends would say she is “inspirational” due to her listening to challenges and cochlear implant as she is “actually open about it”.

Ghouri additionally admitted that though she is a “women’ lady” she is keen to step on some toes “within the nicest means potential” in her quest to discover a man.

Davide Sanclimenti, 27

Love Island contestant Davide Sanclimenti. Pic: ITV/Lifted Entertainment
Davide Sanclimenti. Pic: ITV/Lifted Leisure

The businessman from Rome – who now lives in Manchester – has promised to carry his “Italian attraction” to the villa.

“I am handsome and I’ve realised, since I first arrived in Manchester, quite a lot of English women truly love me,” he mentioned.

“They like to be round me and I like to be round them.”

He too is trying to find his “soulmate” and a critical relationship – somebody he can “truly construct one thing sooner or later, develop with them, be a household”.

“My greatest dream is to seek out somebody I can spend the remainder of my life with,” he added.

Gemma Owen, 19

Love Island contestant Gemma Owen. Pic: ITV/ Lifted Entertainment
Gemma Owen. Pic: ITV/ Lifted Leisure

Owen mentioned she is aggressive like her former skilled footballer father, Michael – who performed for Liverpool, Actual Madrid and for England within the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cups.

She mentioned: “I’ll at all times go for what I need. However, on the identical time, I am not going to mess up one thing for somebody who’s in a correct relationship or get in the way in which of a pair if they’ve a real connection.

“I would not do something to a different lady that I would not be proud of them doing to me.”

She has competed for Nice Britain in dressage since she was aged 11.

Dami Hope, 26

Love Island contestant Dami Hope. Pic: ITV/ Lifted Entertainment
Dami Hope. Pic: ITV/ Lifted Leisure

The senior microbiologist from Dublin can also be hoping to seek out love within the villa.

He mentioned he takes half as a result of he needs to be “extra open to new issues”.

“Love Island is a special expertise. I might be speaking to totally different women, it won’t go effectively with some, may go effectively with others, so it is a enjoyable expertise,” he mentioned.

Paige Thorne, 24

Love Island contestant Paige Thorne. Pic: ITV/Lifted Entertainment
Paige Thorne. Pic: ITV/Lifted Leisure

The paramedic mentioned she’s going to carry plenty of “constructive power” to the villa, and is “fairly mumsy” and likewise “a great cook dinner”.

She has struggled to discover a associate in her hometown of Swansea in South Wales.

“I would like to interrupt out and broaden my horizons, and Love Island simply brings everybody collectively for me,” she mentioned.

She added: “I got here out of a relationship and I used to be simply so finished with guys so was like, ‘Proper, that is it. I will concentrate on me’. Then I used to be like, ‘Okay, I am bored now, I am lonely and I miss love and the connection and every thing else’.”

Liam Llewellyn, 22

Love Island contestant Liam Llewellyn. Pic: ITV/Lifted Entertainment
Liam Llewellyn. Pic: ITV/Lifted Leisure

The Welshman from Newport has revealed he’s fairly an emotional particular person and can put on his “coronary heart on his sleeve” throughout the sequence.

Learning for a masters in power and conditioning, Llewellyn mentioned he preferred to impress these he’s inquisitive about by paying them compliments like “Your eyes are piercing, I am misplaced in your eyes” or “You have bought good toes”.

Indiyah Polack, 23

Love island contestant Indiyah Polack. Pic: ITV/ Lifted Entertainment
Indiyah Polack. Pic: ITV/ Lifted Leisure

The London-based resort waitress mentioned she goes to carry “quite a lot of flavour and vibrancy” to the present.

“I really feel like I am fairly a down-to-earth particular person, so it should not be a problem to fulfill a lover or a pal,” she mentioned.

“Love Island notably is sort of a closed house and I feel it’s a excellent spot to get to know somebody one-on-one and construct an actual connection.”

Ikenna Ekwonna, 23

Love Island contestant Ikenna Ekwonna. Pic: ITV/Lifted Entertainment
Ikenna Ekwonna. Pic: ITV/Lifted Leisure

He has mentioned he’ll carry “spontaneity and pleasure” to the villa.

Ekwonna comes from Nottingham and works in pharmaceutical gross sales.

He has beforehand solely been in a single relationship, however now feels he’s on the age to seek out somebody to quiet down with.

“I am not likely shy to talk to individuals and I do not actually care an excessive amount of about what individuals assume.

Andrew Le Web page, 27

Love Island contestant Andrew Le Page. Pic: ITV/Lifted Entertainment
Andrew Le Web page. Pic: ITV/Lifted Leisure

The property agent who’s often in a relationship mentioned he utilized to participate within the present as a result of he’s “truly single for as soon as”.

The Guernsey native described himself as a “good boyfriend” who as soon as shocked an ex with a spontaneous journey to Paris.

He mentioned: “After I’m with somebody I am very loyal, I am a great boyfriend as after I’m with somebody I am all for them.”

Amber Beckford, 24

Love Island contestant Amber Beckford. Pic: ITV/Lifted Entertainment
Amber Beckford. Pic: ITV/Lifted Leisure

The nanny from London completes the line-up ready to seek out love on the villa.

She mentioned: “I do not like guys that showcase, like flashy, showy-offy guys – simply have a persona and make me chuckle.”

“I can positively be opinionated so I am undecided how that is going to go down. As I work with children I’ve persistence with children however adults, they annoy me!” she added.

This 12 months, the contestants will enter a brand new villa in Majorca as a result of the earlier property, close to Sant Llorenc des Cardassar within the east of the Spanish island, is reportedly unavailable.

Laura Whitmore will return as host when the sequence begins on 6 June at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.

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