Meet Love Island 2020 contestant Leanne Amaning – her journey in the villa so far

Leanne's ditching busy London life for a luxury villa in South Africa as she searches for love in the new cast

Winter Love Island is well underway, with a group of young singles converging on a luxury villa in South Africa in the hopes of finding a partner.

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The fiery Leanne Amaning, a 22-year-old customer service advisor from London, is among the many hopeful Love Island 2020 contestants looking to find love this year.

Here’s all your essential info on Leanne.

Leanne Amaning – Key Facts

Age: 22

Job: Customer service advisor

Instagram: @leanneamaning

Coupled up with: Mike – before being dumped

In three words: “Unpredictable, fun and charismatic”

Leanne’s time in the Love Island villa so far…

Leanne locked eyes with Mike Boateng and although not standing forward for any other man, she stepped up for the policeman.

The pair remained tight until Jess Gale decided she fancied Mike and decided to couple up with him.

Leanne played it cool and let Mike find out for himself he belonged with her.

And that he did, ditching Jess for Leanne.

However, he later admitted he is having doubts about her, and Shaughna suggested he might be playing game.

Nevertheless, the pair seemed to get things back on track, until week three that is, when Leanne revealed to Sophie Piper and Jess that she’d “got the ick”, resulting in a major uproar from fans.

Leanne decided to come clean to Mike and the pair went their separate ways.

But it was poor timing for Leanne, as in the recoupling just two days later, Mike decided to couple up with Sophie and dumped her from the villa.

Speaking in her exit interview, Leanne described his decision as a “kick in the teeth” and accused the former police officer of “playing a game.”

What is Leanne looking for in a partner?

“Someone who is rugged and manly, not anyone with a pretty face. I also want someone loyal and trustworthy. The list does go on…”

This description lines up neatly with her celebrity crush: Gerard Butler.

What is a turn off for Leanne?

“Someone sensitive, boring or rude. I’m good with banter but if someone is too rude, I don’t like it.”

What is Leanne’s worst habit?

“I tell a few white lies. Sometimes I can be lazy, which is quite a bad habit too.”

Leanne told RadioTimes.com that she can be a “nightmare” if she doesn’t get just what she wants – so expect so flare-ups in the villa.

What was Leanne’s first date in the villa?

Having got over their first bumpy few days, Mike and Leanne took their relationship to the next level after their first date saw them give each other massages – though they weren’t as sensual as first hoped…

Meet your Winter Love Island 2020 contestants

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Love Island begins on ITV2 at 9pm on Sunday 12th January and continues weeknights and Sundays.