Model Tom (with a jawline you could cut cheese with) regards himself as loyal – but says “never say never” to a wandering eye as he considers chopping and changing partners as part of the show.
Before entering the villa, he already had his eye on a trio of female contestants…
“I like the new girls – Maura is a cannon,” he said. “She’s gone in there and torn it up. She might be a bit too hot to handle! I really like Elma. She’s got a look I tend to go for. From day one I liked the look of Lucie, although she seems pretty happy and settled with Joe. I’ll find out whether she is when I get in.”
With over 40k Instagram followers, Maura has worked with some famous faces thanks to her modelling career – she can be spotted in a music video for Liam Payne’s 2017 hit Get Low. She’s also looking for a long-term relationship, having previously dated her ex-boyfriend for nine years.
“If I’m in a relationship with someone, I’m loyal. That’s it. I’ve never cheated. I’ve been cheated on. I will trust someone until they do something wrong to me, I’m very much like that,” she says.
Danny has posed on front covers of magazines with the girl band Little Mix, a story which he’ll likely use to crack on with girls in the villa, as well as his self-proclaimed best assets – his cheeky personality and dimpled cheeks.
He hopes to be a “good friend to people before I fall in love with anybody”, and he’s looking for a woman who’s “ambitious” and “powerful” and “wouldn’t be scared of much”.
Molly-Mae was the first newcomer to the villa, but her arrival was not a complete surprise – the ‘social media influencer’ was among the rumours we reported (on page two of this article) in the run-up to this year’s show.
And Molly-Mae is unlikely to be intimidated – or necessarily impressed – by our semi-famous Islanders, having dated several footballers, including Leicester City’s James Maddison.
“A few footballers have slid into my DMs. I’ve dated footballers, it’s all just superficial and on the surface,” she said. “And then you get to know them and they’re just a bang average ‘Jack the Lad.'”
As a scientist, you may not expect the usually model-heavy Love Island villa to be Yewande’s natural abode.
But the 23-year-old from Dublin believes she’s more than a good fit for Majorca.
“Every time I say that I’m a scientist, people are shocked,” she says. “I think there are loads of intelligent people on reality television, last year we had Dr Alex and the year before we had Camilla Thurlow in the villa.”
However, if the mood takes her Yewande may not quite be so shy and retiring. “I can’t imagine stealing someone’s man in there, but never say never,” she says.
Amber already has her eye on someone – Tom Hardy. “He’s just nice and he loves dogs as well, and I love dogs,” she says.
However, should the Venom actor not stroll into the Majorcan villa, she wants a guy with a good sense of humour. “I want someone who is funny and that I can have fun with and doesn’t take themselves too seriously because I am daft,” says the 21-year-old.
She may been touted as ‘the British Kim Kardashian’, but Anna is keen to stress she has brains as well as beauty.
“I studied hard and I’ve got my masters,” the 28-year-old says. “I think I’m different to anyone who has been on the show before. I have the whole glam look, I’m fun but at the same time I feel like I have more to me than that.”
Heartbreaker Anton admits to having never been loyal.
“That’s a medical condition that I have… a wandering eye!” the 24-year-old jokes.
“My last relationship, I actually got caught cheating for the first time in my life and it changed everything for me. I saw how much it hurt her and what it did to her. So, for me going to into Love Island, it’s going to be the biggest test of my life.”
Cheeky Joe, who rates himself as an 8.5 out of 10 is seeking a “connection” in the villa.
“For me, it’s just more how we click, if she is fun, outgoing and doesn’t take herself too seriously and is open to talk about things,” the 22-year-old says. “Obviously initial attraction is key but the connection is the main go-to.”
As a rugged firefighter, Michael considers himself to be a hero. “Who doesn’t want their own firefighter?” the 27-year-old-jokes.
However, the Liverpudlian is looking for an “intellectual” in the villa. “I need somebody I can get on with, and have a conversation with and not get lost in translation. And she’s got to have a nice bum.”
“Outrageous” Sherif wants someone who can make him laugh – even if his laugh can be quite off-putting.
“I feel that I make people laugh so I want a girl that makes me laugh, even if that’s just from being herself and not trying to be funny,” the 20-year-old says. “My actual laugh, my hysterical laugh is pretty ugly.
“I laugh at everything, which sometimes gets me into trouble. I can’t really take anything seriously.”
UPDATE: On Tuesday 11th June, Sherif left the Love Island villa for “breaking the rules”, according to a show spokesman.
“Sherif had conversations with the producers and it was mutually agreed that he would leave the Love Island villa,” a statement confirmed.
Sherif added: “In a case of poor judgement, I broke the villa rules and as a result agreed with the producers that it was best for me to leave the villa.
“I regret that I didn’t conduct myself in the right way and, as a 20 year old guy, it’s something I know I will take on board and learn from.”
Party-boy Callum is looking for a blonde bombshell in the villa, and is hoping to settle down for good with whoever he couples up with.
“Looks-wise, I like blonde and petite girls,” he says. “I’m 28 now so time is ticking, I don’t want to be left on the shelf. The whole experience is going to be great and if I meet someone, that’s what I’m here for.”
Recognise Curtis? The 23-year-old dancer is the younger brother of Strictly star AJ Pritchard and is himself a professional on the Irish version of Strictly, Dancing with the Stars.
It’s his busy life as a dancer that has kept Curtis off the dating circuit.
“My ex-girlfriend was my dance partner. We danced with each other from when we were 12 until we were 14,” he explains. Until early 2019, Curtis had been dating fellow Dancing with the Stars professional Emily Barker for two years.
“I have lived a very sheltered life because of my dancing, I’ve not done a lot of going out partying, going on dates because I haven’t had time to,” he says. “Being truthful I’ve probably been on less than ten dates, maybe five dates. I have never met anyone online, I’ve never used a dating app.”
Who’s been rumoured for the Love Island 2019 line-up?
The second former WAG to be tipped for this year’s line-up; Joanna Chimonides, who dated Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell, has reportedly spoken to bosses about heading out to the villa ahead of this series’ launch – much to Chilwell’s apparent disapproval.
“Ben has been left furious by her going on the show even though he dumped her at the end of last summer because he wanted to be single,” an insider told The Sun.
“They had stayed good friends until a month ago when she told him she was going on Love Island. She thought Ben was partying too much and he thought she was the right person at the wrong time.
“Joanna had been approached by Love Island bosses when she was still with Ben and turned it down.”
The 19-year-old has reportedly been handpicked by producers to star in the latest series, with the model’s 149,000 Instagram followers sparking their interest.
And Molly, who previously dated Leicester City footballer James Maddison, may have already picked up a few tips for the villa, as she’s close friends with series 4 stars Rosie Williams and Kendall-Rae Knight.
“Molly is very gorgeous and looks incredible in a bikini – she’s the perfect islander,” a source told The Sun. “She was in a relationship with footballer James Maddison but they split earlier this year. Molly’s told close pals she’s ready to move on and find someone special in the villa.
“Former Islanders Rosie Williams and Kendall Rae Knight are friends with Molly and have given her some insight into being on the show.
“She will fly from Manchester where she lives to Majorca this weekend ahead of the start of the series next Monday.”
The British Airways air hostess and beauty queen is being tipped to enter the villa, after reportedly being inspired by last year’s contestant (and fellow flight attendant) Laura Anderson.
She is also reportedly good friends with series two Islander Zara Holland after meeting her on the pageant scene.
“Amy has been a fan of Love Island for years, she’s always dreamed of being on the show,” claimed a source.
“When fellow air stewardess Laura Anderson took part last year it really spurred her on and gave her even more of a reason to apply.”
The insider continued to The Sun, “After having a boob job when she was 21 Amy feels more confident than ever with her body and she can’t wait to get in her bikini this summer.”
The plus-size model is reportedly set to be entering the villa later in the series in response to criticism of ‘identikit’ contestants.
The 30-year-old has previously modelled for L’Oreal, and ran the London Marathon last year in simply her underwear and her trainers.
A source explained, “This year producers are determined to have more variation among the Islanders.
“They want all shapes and sizes taking part – not just a stream of identikit young men and women.”
The insider continued to The Mirror, “Jada would be a perfect choice because she is passionate about body positivity – and even appeared on Good Morning Britain in her underwear before running the marathon.
“Producers have been talking at length with her and are hopeful they might feature her later in the series.”
Twitter personality and sex blogger Oloni has claimed she too will be entering the Love Island villa in June.
You may recognise Oloni, full name Dami Olonisakin, from her numerous Twitter challenges in which she asks people to divulge their sex and relationship experiences and problems.
Oloni told her 57,000 Instagram followers, “Cat’s out the bag – I’m going to be on Love Island.”
She then added her ideal man was “Six foot tall, dark hair just someone I can crack on with really.”
The latest name linked to the villa is barman Corey Galloway.
The 25-year-old, originally from Scotland but now working as a barman in Dubai, reportedly flew to the UK to meet producers ahead of the new series.
“Corey’s a dead nice lad, and he’s been single for a while, so he has nothing to lose going onto Love Island,” a source told The Sun.
“He’s actually just become an uncle and has been thinking about putting single life behind him to settle down with someone special.
“He’s really outgoing and the ladies love him. He never misses a chance to take his top off so the villa will be his idea of heaven.”
The younger brother of Strictly Come Dancing pro AJ Pritchard may very well be waltzing his way into the villa, according to reports.
The latest Miss Great Britain is tipped to follow in the footsteps of Zara Holland and enter the Love Island villa.
The evidence? Her trainer, Matt Fiddes, who has been dropping some heavy hints that his 23-year-old client will appear on the ITV2 reality series. In a post following a workout with Kobi-Jean, he teased, “What is she getting in shape for?” to which she replied: “Ahhh so exciting!! Not long now.”
Now, of course, that could mean just about anything but it’s Matt’s next comment that has really raised eyebrows: “be glad when your out the country! I get a little break!”
However, it seems with can now rule Kobi out, with Matt now clarifying his comments.
“We can confirm that Miss Great Britain is NOT in fact heading into the Love Island villa this year,” he wrote on Instagram. “There were some discussions regarding inclusion in this series between Kobi and the producers of Love Island during their casting process, but it was decided that out of respect for her title and the Miss Great Britain brand she would not be taking part.”
Influencer, model and Internet prankster Sav Berry is the latest name to be attached to the fifth series of Love Island.
News of the 23-year-old’s so-called appearance in the villa was leaked to the Daily Star Online by a friend, with pictures of Berry posing in front of an electronic screen and in front of a pink backdrop in the same style as Love Island contestants.
However, upon further digging, it appears one of the shots included in the story was really from a previous shoot Berry has done for Jacamo.
Berry also has form as a prankster, having previously made videos with YouTube channel YVB.
The Oxford-born model is reportedly in “advanced talks” to enter the villa for series fove.
Friends with Love Island series four star Jack Fowler and signed to the same agency as Eyal Booker, Pullin was reportedly a stand-in for last year’s run – and was meant to be heading into the villa alongside Charlie Frederick.
However, he was replaced in favour of Josh Denzel, who eventually finished third in the competition.
But Pullin looks to be ideal villa fodder – with over 24,000 followers on Instagram and having modelled for BoohooMAN and Blakely brands.
A source explained, “Ted would certainly be a popular – and recognisable – addition to the Love Island villa.
“He’s already got a following on social media, no doubt after thousands googled ‘hot Blakely model’ after seeing one of his ads.”
The insider continued to The Sun, “He came close to landing a place on the show last time, but just missed out. This could be his year.”
Rochelle Humes’s lookalike little sister (far right) is reportedly in advance talks to enter the villa.
“A source close to Love Island” explained that producers are hoping the 20-year-old will be this year’s Dani Dyer.
“ITV2 bosses are really keen for Soph to be the star of this year’s series,” the insider told The Sun. “Last year they had Dani and her claim to fame with dad Danny captured viewers and boosted the show’s ratings.
“This year they’re hoping to do the same with Rochelle and her youngest sister, who’s the spitting image of her.
“Soph is the perfect islander – she’s incredibly beautiful and loves meeting new people after already doing a season in Ibiza.
“She’s currently deciding with her family if it’s the right move for her but it’s looking like a strong possibility.”
The former Big Brother star has reportedly met with Love Island producers about starring in series 5.
Carter, who previously worked as a Dreamboy, was apparently worried that his reality TV past could hold him back.
“Lotan’s really up for it and he’s been training so he looks his best on camera,” a source told The Sun.
“Producers seemed really interested but he’s worried his reality show past might work against him.
“He’s got some really good stories about celebs, though, and would make great TV.
“And he’s looking for love. He wants to find The One and hopes that he can find someone to settle down with through the show.”
Megan Barton Hanson… again
Whether you loved her or loathed her, Megan Barton Hanson made Love Island unmissable viewing last year.
The bodacious blonde was quite the bombshell when she strutted in on day eight, instantly turning heads in the villa, with even those in the most comfortable couplings tempted to stray.
While Doctor Alex initially tried (and ultimately failed) to stick it on her, Megan chose to couple up with hashtag deep Eyal Booker, with the pair going all the way in the Hideaway – before she pied him off with the immortal line, “You’re not exactly Jim Carrey.”
Instead, “Muggy” Meg broke up what seemed to be the villa’s most unshakeable couple, with Wes Nelson ditching Laura for Meg almost immediately after he heard she was interested in him.
The millionaire has admitted she finds it “difficult” to meet men due to her hefty lottery win.
Speaking to Sunday People last year, she explained, “I’ve had s*** relationships and it’s left me with a massive guard up. With the last one, I showered him with gifts. I thought it would make him happy.
“I bought him a Rolex, a car, clothes every week. I regret it all.”
Love Island is Jane’s latest bid to try and find romance, having previously offered men a £60,000 allowance to wine and dine her.
“Nobody really caught her eye,” the source continued. “Jane knows Love Island contestants are vetted and thinks she’ll get a better quality of man there.”
The older sister of Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Sairah was hotly-tipped by the tabloids to enter Love Island last year.
A Love Island insider reportedly told The Sun: “Sairah is one of the Love Island reserves who could be thrown into the mix at any time during one of the episodes.
“She’s had her fair share of bad relationships so is well and truly on the look-out for love and a long-term relationship.”
However, her inclusion looks less likely for series five, after Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne publicly blasted the show for its lack of diversity.
Amelia Goodman comes from a family of reality TV stars, with her sister Chloe Goodman appearing on Ex on the Beach and Celebrity Big Brother. Her other sister Lauryn is also no stranger to the fame game, with 56,000 Instagram followers.
Amelia isn’t far behind with 23k followers on Instagram, describing herself as a social media influencer from Brighton. She was rumoured for Love Island 2018, with Mail Online claiming that she has already met with producers and casting bosses.
Could 2019 be her time to shine?
Gabby Allen’s gorgeous younger brother turned heads when he briefly featured in the 2017 edition of Love Island, with many calling for the Leeds University graduate to feature on the show.
His popularity saw him reportedly meet with show bosses ahead of the 2018 series.
“Ethan didn’t want to go on the show initially, even though Gabby had such an amazing time,” a source told The Sun.
“But producers were keen to get him on board and he’s been in for a couple of meetings.
“He’s not fully on board yet, and it’s too early to say who’s definitely going on the show, but he’s in talks and Gabby is encouraging him to do it.”
Braelin Kail Peery
American Instagram star Braelin Kail Peery confirmed she had been approached by producers to take part in the fifth series of Love Island.
The 20-year-old model from Atlanta seems to be perfect villa fodder, having garnered over 8000 followers on Instagram and 21,000 followers on Twitter.
i really just got asked to be on the show love island …
The Only Way is Marbs star was reportedly approached early in January after his strong social media presence and connections to other Love Island stars caught the eye of producers.
“Love Island casting agents are approaching people with low-level fame to take part in this year’s show, they told Ercan he’d be a perfect fit for the show and that they really wanted him on board,” a source told The Sun.
“This year they know exactly who they want on the show, everyone on Love Island must have a strong influence on social media – it’s key to the success of the show.”
However, they may be a little too late in signing the star, with Ercan now dating former Geordie Shore favourite Vicky Pattison.
A show insider has since denied that Ercan was approached, telling MailOnline, “No it’s not true, we haven’t auditioned these names.”