Why Love Island? “I’d like to find a nice dishy man. It would be nice to find love, but you can never tell whether you’re actually going to get that because we are on a TV show, but it would be nice. I don’t want to go in there and have a bit of fun with someone and end up in the same situation that I am now.
“This isn’t what I’ve come on the show to do – to go and try and get famous. It’s more just to find love and let people see how I am. I’m quite open minded.”
Ideal man: “I like a guy that doesn’t take life too seriously. I don’t take life too seriously. I’m quite happy to make myself a prat and hopefully make people laugh.”
Worst idea of a date: “I don’t like dates where you sit down and have a meal. I find it really awkward. That awkward chit chat. I prefer going to a bar where it’s a bit more relaxed, having a chat over a drink, rather than eating and worrying you’ve got seeds in your teeth. You can’t have spaghetti as you’re going to drop it down you – that’d be my worst – so if they put me on a sit down meal, you’ll be thinking, she’s going to hate that.”
On drinking in the villa: “I’m a bit of a wild child when I’ve had a drink. There’s limitations that you know you don’t want to come across in a certain way. I wouldn’t be the one that’s absolutely smashed rolling across the floor. I’ll have a drink – I do like a vodka cranberry – but you’ve got to be a bit careful.”
On whether she’ll discuss Zayn in the house: “If someone asks me then yes. Other than that, no. I don’t see the need. I’ve said what I have to say now. If someone asks then I’ll say what happened.”
… and what did happen? “I’m not a home wrecker. I’m not the one who split the band up. I’m just a nice average girl who was on holiday trying to have a good time.”
On being away from home: “I live with my mum, dad and my little brother. I have no pets, no children, I have no ties. It’s a good thing to come on here with no ties.”
Emma is RadioTimes.com’s resident reality TV expert and is most likely to be found chasing Simon Cowell down the street, cancelling her social life to keep up with the latest batch of sob stories and trying to get selfies with celebrities. Emma is a chat show addict and quotes Friends more than is probably healthy.