WINTER Love Island is just days away and everyone is dying to see how the new batch of singletons fair in the swanky South African villa.
Laura Whitmore replaces Caroline Flack as host when the new series starts, but who are the lucky Love Islanders she’ll be introducing in the premiere episode? Here’s the full line-up!
Lewis Capaldi‘s former girlfriend Paige Turley has signed up for the latest series of Love Island.
The 22-year-old is a former contestant on Britain’s Got Talent, entering the competition in 2012 when she was just 14.
The Sun revealed last year that the pop sensations No1 ballad Someone You Loved was based on a painful break-up from fellow singer Paige.
Lewis dated Paige who appeared on BGT when she was just 14 on and off from 2014 to 2016 after they met at college in Motherwell and became close.
How far will Paige go on Winter Love Island?
Lewis Capaldi’s ballad Someone You Loved was based on a painful break-up from fellow singer Paige
London boy Mike is the show’s first Police Officer who admits that he can have a bit of a wandering eye, but claims Im not going to wander for the sake of it.
The 24-year-old is happy to use his job to get girls claiming: ” I can use the cheeky lines about getting handcuffs out! It normally works.”
Mike added that his mum is hoping he’ll find a girlfriend so that he will finally move out of the family home.
Mike is the dating show’s first Police Officer
The 24-year-old is happy to use his job to get his girls
Eve and Jess Gale
VIP hostesses Eve and Jess Gale, 20 are the shows first set of twins.
The duo have had their share of male admirers and boast messages from Kylie Jenners ex Tyga, 30.
Eve said: 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.
Eve and Jess Gale, 20 are the shows first set of twins
Self-proclaimed attention seeker Ollie Williams, 23, who happens to be landed gentry.
He rates himself a ten out of ten and claims his best chat-up line is: Do you know Polzeath beach in Cornwall? I own it.
Whoever he couples up with could become Lady of the Manor of Lanhydrock if they play their cards right as he is the heir to his fathers estate.
Ollie Williams happens to be landed gentry and he’s pretty proud of it
Whoever he couples up with could become Lady of the Manor of Lanhydrock
Rochelle Humes younger sister has finally made it on to Love Island.
Advanced talks for Sophie Piper to be in this years summer version fell through, but she will be in the winter show which starts on ITV2 on January 12.
The office and events manager looks almost exactly like her sister Rochelle and Love Island bosses are hopeful that she will attract many viewers to the show.
21-year-old Sophie will finally enter the Winter Love Island villa after months of rumour
The office and events manager looks almost exactly like her sister Rochelle
Connor is a naked butler turned coffee bean salesman who claims he’s only had a few dates in the past few months.
Connor, 25, spent four years out living in Australia and says he’s had two serious relationships but admits he did cheat on one of them.
Connor is a coffee bean salesman who has spent the past four years living in Australia
Connor is a former naked butler
Customer service advisor Leannerates herself a ten out of ten and says her worst habit is telling a few white lies and being lazy.
The 22-year-old is hoping for “someone who is rugged and manly, not anyone with a pretty face” who also needs to be loyal and trustworthy.
But if they’re sensitive they’ll be being shown the day bed as that’s not what she wants in her man.
Leanna Amaning is 22-year-old who has no interest in sensitive men
He’s a cheeky 23 year-old whose used to climbing around for work as a scaffolder and is hoping he can build a relationship while in South Africa.
Callum says he’s prepared to go pretty far to get the girl – even if it means stepping on other boys’ toes.
However, whoever couples up with him can hope for the royal treatment as Callum says he can cook and says Thai food is his speciality.
Callum is used to being active for work as a scaffolder
Callum says he can cook and says Thai food is his speciality
The brunette beauty says she is “funny, easy-going but a little bit bossy” and seems to be in the villa over a year late as she says Jack Fincham is “a bit of me on toast.
The 25-year-old hasn’t had the best luck in love admitting her last boyfriend cheated on her so anyone who has been unfaithful before will not have a chance of coupling up with her.
Shaughna is keen to make friends as well as find love in the villa and says she won’t go behind someone’s back to get the guy.
Shaughna hasn’t had the best luck in love admitting her last boyfriend cheated on her
Shaughna is keen to make friends as well as find love in the villa
Completing the line-up for the boys is this23-year-old builderwho hopes he wont put any potential dates of with his bad habit of laughing in awkward situations
He claims he’s a well rounded person who is “different to the guys who have been on the show before” but doesn’t think dating means you should be loyal.
Nas added the girls can expect him to be honest in the villa.
The 23-year-old builderwho hopes he wont put any potential dates of with his bad habit of laughing in awkward situations
Nas says the girls can expect him to be honest in the villa
The beauty therapist, 25, claims she’s never been on Tinder or any other dating app in her attempts to find love.
She claims she can’t rate herself but thinks her eyebrows are her best feature but any partners in the villa will be shocked to discover her morning laziness.
Sinnise is happy to step on toes to get what she wants.
The beauty therapist has never been on Tinder or any other dating app in her attempts to find love
Sinnise is happy to step on few toes to get what she wants
Who is favourite to win Love Island 2020?
From the little we’ve seen of the contestants so far, there’s already a boy and girl who seem to be favourites to win the competition. Here are the odds from Paddy Power:
- Paige Turley – 2/1
- Sophie Piper 3/1
- Shaughna Phillips – 4/1
- Jess Gale – 6/1
- Eve Gale – 10/1
- Leanna Amaning – 12/1
- Siannisse Fudge – 14/1
- Connor Durman – 2/1
- Callum Jones – 3/1
- Mike Boateng – 4/1
- Ollie Williams – 6/1
- Nas Majeed – 10/1
When does Winter Love Island start?
Winter Love Island will begin on January 12 on ITV2 at 9pm
The show will be broadcast from South Africa and also sees a new presenter in Laura Whitmore.
While Iain Stirling returns as the show’s narrator.