Love Island 2016: meet Daniel Lukakis

A model who was scouted by David Gandy and goes all out on a first date...


Name: Daniel Lukakis


Age: 23

Lives: London (lived in Greece in the past)

Job: model and trained osteopath and physiotherapist 

Why Love Island? “I got put forward by my cousin. She’s a big fan of the show. I used to go round hers to watch last year. At the start I was kind of dragged into it and then eventually I got quite hooked to the whole thing. About a month ago she said about the show coming back and said ‘I’m putting you forward for it’. I said let’s talk about it and she said ‘No, no, I’m putting you forward’.” 

Most romantic thing he’s done? Well, he actually blindfolded a girl on their first date, whisked her off to an empty restaurant (where he worked) where he’d set up champagne and some candles. Romantic, or a little creepy? We’ll leave you to decide. 

Claim to fame: David Gandy scouted him and helped him get into modelling. “David Gandy I can’t say enough positive things about him. He is extremely inspirational and such a gentleman of a man. A great icon of the male fashion industry.”

Any celeb hook-ups? “Potentially have, but I’d never kiss and tell. British celeb… here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to make this short and sweet: music, charts, girlband, that’s all I’m saying of the person.”

Weirdest dating experience? “We were having a really nice dinner at my apartment. There was candles, jazz, some really nice sushi that I’d ordered in. Nice wine yada yada yada… all of a sudden I heard a wheezing. I said, ‘Are you choking?’ and she shook her head and she just carried on wheezing. I said, ‘You’re choking aren’t you?’ Then she nodded, I grabbed some water, she took a sip, then I smacked her on the back and she threw up all over the table… 

“She had a little cry after. Bless her, she’s a really nice girl.”


Love Island starts Monday 30th May at 9:00pm on ITV2 and continues nightly