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Love Island 2021 cast – meet the confirmed contestants in the line-up

Love Island 2021 has begun! Here's everything you need to know about this year's contestants.

Love Island contestants
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Published: Tuesday, 3rd August 2021 at 5:11 pm

It's almost time to find out who the winners are of this year's Love Island, with the Love Island 2021 final now here.

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This year's contestants were picked after over 1,000 applicants entered for Love Island and over the past eight weeks, they've been making themselves at home in the Love Island villa.

As we get ready to find out which one of the Love Island couples has won the seventh series, read on for all you need to know about the Love Island cast, including what they do for a living, what their Instagram pages are and who left Love Island.

Love Island 2021 finalists

Tyler Cruickshank

Love Island 2021 contestant Tyler Cruickshank
Love Island 2021 contestant Tyler Cruickshank ITV

Age: 26

Job: Estate agent

From: Croydon

Instagram: @tylercruickshank_

Tyler Cruickshank is looking for that special someone, as he's been single three years now.

"I’m single and still looking for someone. I’ve been single for about three years. I kind of miss having someone there,” he said. “It’s a good opportunity to find someone.”

Teddy Soares

Love Island 2021 contestant Teddy Soares
Love Island 2021 contestant Teddy Soares ITV

Age: 26

Job: Senior Financial Consultant

From: Manchester

Instagram: @teddy_soares

Teddy Soares believes in the law of attraction, so he's stepping into the villa to manifest some love - good luck!

Speaking in an interview ahead of his debut, he said: "I think I’m ready for love now. Law of attraction is probably what I believe in, so being in the villa is part of that thought process. I’m not getting any younger. I’ve always been the type of guy to be in long relationships. Never broken three years though. If I do find someone in the villa, I’m going to take it seriously."

Millie Court

Love Island 2021 contestant Millie Court
Love Island 2021 contestant Millie Court ITV

Age: 24

Job: Fashion buyer's administrator

From: Essex

Instagram: @milliegracecourt

After being single for a year now, Millie Court is looking for "The One".

"I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m ready to find ‘The One’. I’m a very spontaneous and adventurous person. I’m always up for doing something new and challenging myself. I’ve never done anything like this before. I just want to throw myself into it and have fun with it," she said.

Looks wise, Millie likes "tall, dark, and handsome" and there's two tall, dark and handsome guys in the villa who she likes the look of in the villa - Toby and Liam.

Read more: who left Love Island last night?

Liam Reardon

Liam Reardon
Liam Reardon ITV

Age: 21

Job: Bricklayer

From: Wales

Instagram: @liamreardon1

Coupled up with: Millie Court

New boy Liam Reardon joined the show for Episode Four, as it's been a while since he last had a girlfriend and he's struggling to find the one. In terms of who he has his eye on, Reardon said in his interview ahead of the show: "I think Kaz is really good looking and has a great personality. I’m looking forward to getting to know her. And Chloe - I like her confidence and I’m intrigued to see what she’s about."

And it sounds like he's not afraid to step on any toes.

"I am competitive to a certain extent. I’m not over the top. It’s always nice being a winner. If I’m in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won’t go too far out of my way. If she liked you that much she wouldn’t have to make a choice," he added.

Read more: Casa Amor confirmed: Everything you need to know about the twist

Kaz Kamwi

love island kaz kamwi
ITV

Age: 26

Job: Fashion Blogger

From: Essex

Instagram: @kazkamwi

Coupled up with: Matthew MacNabb

"I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?" That's Kaz Kamwi's reasoning for signing up to Love Island 2021 and is as good a one as any – all the contestants are in the same boat!

Kaz describes herself as fun, dramatic, spontaneous and friendly – which is quite the mix – and her worst date ever was when a guy asked her out and was "mystery dining" at the restaurant. "I will never get over the fact that he made me pay, while he got to eat for free and he made me sit there while he did his review."

Chloe Burrows

Love Island - Chloe Burrows
ITV

Age: 25

Job: Financial Services Marketing Executive

From: Bicester

Instagram: @chloe__burrows

Chloe is looking for love in the villa and has only ever been in situationship's up to now – a romantic relationship that's undefined or uncommitted if you were wondering!

She describes herself as outgoing and bubbly and always the funny one in the room – we do love a bit of comedy in the Love Island villa, so here is hoping she delivers on that front.

As for the type of man she is looking to meet, Chloe Burrows says: "I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny – really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you. And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you. Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more. I could never be with someone who is quiet."

Toby Aromolaran

love island toby aromolaran

Age: 22

Job: Semi-pro footballer

From: Essex

Instagram: @tobyaromolaran

If Toby Aromolaran finds love in the villa then it will be a first for him as he has never been in a relationship – what a way to get into your first one, Toby! "‘If Love Island can’t find me a relationship then no one can," he says of his chances.

He's always been a football fan and has been combining his love for the beautiful game with social media by playing for Hashtag United. "They’re very social media focused. Everything is on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. Playing with them has really made me fall in love with the game again."

As for his qualities, Tony thinks he is responsible, fun, and says he always tries to find the bright spots in any situation. Let's see how well those traits will serve him on the show!

Faye Winter

love island faye winter

Age: 26

Job: Lettings manager

From: Devon

Instagram: @faye__winter

Coupled up with: Teddy Soares

If you are wondering why Faye Winter has signed up to be part of Love Island this year, well, we have the boredom that many of us felt in 2020 to thank, with the lettings manager explaining: "In the last year we haven’t been able to experience anything. I’m open to anything. The opportunity came up so why wouldn’t I? I’d love to meet somebody, what better way to meet somebody than in the sun? Amazing."

Being a reality star is a world away from her job as a lettings manager, although don't think that she doesn't bring the glamour to her role ."I’m definitely there in the mini dresses, boobs out, bum out, turning up and you can see the wives say to their husband, 'You’re staying outside.' It’s so fun."

And if she does find love in the villa, she could be part of one of the few Love Island couples who have stayed together as she is looking to start a family in the next few years and settle down. But will she find someone on the show to fill that role?

Love Island 2021 dumped contestants

Liberty Poole - Walked

love island liberty poole

Age: 21

Job: Waitress and Marketing Student

From: Birmingham

Instagram: @libertypoolex

Like everyone else entering the villa, Liberty Poole was on the lookout for love, reveaing she had never had a "nice and happy" relationship and the struggles of lockdown hadn't helped her find one. She was also looking for some sisterly friendship, which she certainly found in Kaz Kamwi.

Despite coupling up and becoming Jake Cornish's girlfriend, Liberty decided to leave the show days before the final, as she didn't feel they had a connection.

Jake Cornish

love island jake cornish

Age: 24

Job: Water Engineer

From: Weston-super-Mare

Instagram: @jakecornish7

Asked what's the most important thing when it comes to relationships, Jake said ahead of his Love Island debut: "The main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you. I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone".

He coupled up with Liberty from the start and made her his girlfriend, however, just days before the final, she called things off and the pair walked from the show together.

Brett Staniland - DUMPED

Love Island 2021 contestant Brett Staniland
Love Island 2021 contestant Brett Staniland ITV

Age: 27

Job: PHD student and model

From: Derbyshire

Instagram: @twinbrett

Brett Staniland arrived in the villa on Tuesday, 10th August, less than two weeks before the Love Island 2021 final.

Asked why he chose to sign up the ITV2 dating show, he said: "I’ve never had a serious relationship and the last 18 months has been really stagnant in terms of meeting new people and dating. Lots of my friends have settled down, had kids. I’m kind of the one that’s left back from all of that. Now is the right time."

Aaron Simpson - DUMPED

Aaron Love Island
Love Island 2022 contestant Aaron Simpson ITV

Age: 24

Job: Footballer

From: Devon

Instagram: @aaronsimpsonn

Aaron Simpson joined the ITV2 dating show with the hopes of leaving with a "worldie."

In an interview before he arrived on the island, he said: "I think it’s an amazing opportunity. I’m all about having a good time and hopefully I can leave with a ‘worldie’. I’m definitely looking for a long-lasting relationship. I’ve got all the player stuff out of my system, I’m ready to settle down now."

Priya Gopaldas - DUMPED

Love Island 2021 contestant Priya Gopaldas
ITV

Age: 23

Job: Medical Student

From: London

Instagram: @priyagopaldas

Priya Gopaldas was announced as part of the Love Island cast on Sunday, 8th August along with Aaron Simpson. She joined show as she wanted to challenge herself and initially had her eye on Teddy, Matt and Dale.

Speaking in an interview ahead of her debut, she said: "I thought it was a challenge, it’s something different. I’m single and I’m looking for love and I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to take me out of my comfort zone. I’m nearing the end of medical school so I’ve got my career on track, but now I just need a man!”

Abigail Rawlings - DUMPED in episode 37

Love Island 2021 contestant Abigail
Love Island 2021 contestant Abigail Rawlings ITV

Age: 27

Job: Tattoo artist

From: Beaconsfield (but now lives in Bournemouth)

Instagram: @abigaillouiserawlings and @abigaillouisetattoo

Asked why she wanted to join the ITV2 dating show, Abigail Rawlings said: "I’m here for a relationship. I’m not scared of commitment at all. I seem to enjoy life more when I’m with someone, someone to do stuff with. I’m quite an active person and I like going away. When you have someone, it’s an excuse to go away!”

Unfortunately, she was dumped from the island alongside Casa Amor bombshell Dale Mehmet. She'll be missed!

Hugo Hammond – DUMPED in episode 34

love island hugo hammond

Age: 24

Job: PE Teacher

From: Hampshire

Instagram: @hugo_hammond

After a bleak 2020, Hugo Hammond was entering the villa to try to have some fun and get back into the dating scene after a spell of not being able to go on any dates at all.

As far as his job goes, it doesn't sound like he wants to give that up any time soon. "I love all my sports. It’s great to be able to pass on that enthusiasm to be physically active to the younger generation and hopefully, they feel the same about me teaching them." His students are sure to have something to say about his time on Love Island.

Hugo, who was Love Island's first ever disabled contestant, was born with Congenital Talipes Equino-Varus, which is where a baby has their feet pointed down and inwards at birth.

But that didn't stop him from following his cricket dream. He played for England PD (Physical Disability) and has travelled the world while doing it – even playing in Dubai!

Unfortunately for Hugo he was dumped in episode 34, leaving with Amy who he was in a couple with – but describing his love life as "tragic." Ouch.

Aaron Francis - DUMPED in Episode 24

love island aaron francis

Age: 24

Job: Luxury events host

From: London

Instagram: @aaronfranciis

Luxury events managerAaron Francis- who has worked on many celeb events including royal weddings - was keen to get back into the relationship game after being single for around seven months.

“I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends," he said ahead of his debut.

Unfortunately, Aaron didn't make it to the end of the competition, but he did leave with Lucinda, who he admitted he "liked."

Will these two continue dating on the outside?

Lucinda Strafford - DUMPED in Episode 24

Love Island 2021 contestant Lucinda Strafford
Love Island 2021 contestant Lucinda Strafford ITV

Age: 21

Job: Online fashion boutique owner

From: Brighton

Instagram: @lucindastrafford

Lucinda Strafford joined the show for episode eight, and had her eye on two of the guys in the villa - Brad and Liam. Speaking in an interview ahead of her villa debut, she said: "I really fancy Brad. And then possibly Liam. But obviously I’m open to getting to know any of the other boys."

She was dumped from the island after the public voted for their favourite couple and she and Aaron received the fewest votes.

Georgia Townend - DUMPED in Episode 22

Love Island 2021 contestant Georgia Townend
Love Island 2021 contestant Georgia Townend ITV

Age: 28

Job: Marketing executive

From: Essex

Instagram: @georgiatownend_

Georgia Townend is looking for someone she can have a "solid flirt to roast ratio" with.

So what does that mean exactly?

"As in he can tease me but he will treat the things that I care about with respect and with the clemency that they deserve. I don’t want someone that is really vacuous and isn’t aware of what’s going on in the world," she added.

Danny Bibby - DUMPED in Episode 21

Love Island 2021 contestant Danny Bibby
Love Island 2021 contestant Danny Bibby ITV

Age: 25

Job: Plumber

From: Wigan

Instagram: @dannybibby_

Danny Bibby joined the show as he'd had a change of heart about dating.

When asked why he chose to sign up for the ITV2 dating show, he said: "My mindset has changed in the last year. Lockdown has really made me reevaluate my life and it’s done me good."

His time on the show was short, but sweet as he left with AJ, who he'd shared a kiss with prior to his exit.

Andrea-Jane Bunker - DUMPED in Episode 21

Love Island 2021 contestant AJ
Love Island 2021 contestant AJ ITV

Age: 28

Job: Hair extensions technician

From: Hertfordshire

Instagram: @andreajanebunker

AJ - short for Andrea-Jane Bunker - was hoping to find her happily ever in the Love Island villa after many dating fails.

Speaking ahead of her villa debut, she said: "First of all, I’ve had the worst luck with men. I feel like this is the one thing I haven’t tried. I thought why not? Let’s give it a go."

Sadly, it didn't quite work out as Hugo let her down gently, but she did find a little connection with Danny before they left, so who knows?

Sharon Gaffka - DUMPED Episode 18

love island sharon gaffka
ITV

Age: 25

Job: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport

From: Oxford

Instagram: @sharongaffka

Sharon Gaffka was hoping to meet her perfect partner, which in Shaz's eyes is someone taller than her who can match her on an intellectual level.

That didn't quite work out for Sharon, though, and she was dumped from the island when new boy Danny Bibby chose to couple up with Lucinda, instead of her who he'd been on a date with.

Read More: (Exclusive) ITV boss on including gay contestants in the Love Island line-up

Brad McClelland - DUMPED Episode 15

love island brad mclelland
ITV

Age: 26

Job: Labourer

From: Northumberland

Instagram: @brad_mcclell

There was no complex reason for Brad McClelland joining Love Island 2021 as he has said: "I want to date face-to-face, I like meeting people. I’m easy going, laid-back. Who wouldn’t want to be in a nice villa in a hot country for a while?"

And he definitely achieved his holiday dreams, as he left the villa without his girl Lucinda. He told her to stay on for the "opportunity" and she did just that. Now she's out though will they rekindle things?

Rachel Finni - DUMPED Episode 13

Rachel Finni in Love Island
ITV

Age: 29

Job: Luxury travel specialist

From: London

Instagram: @rayfinn

Bombshell Rachel Finni made her entrance to the Love Island villa in Episode Five after the first recoupling of the series. She was given 24 hours to choose between labourer Brad and newcomer Chuggs, and the one she didnn't pick was dumped out of the island.

Rachel describes herself as very independent, and is clear on not needing a man for anything. "I can buy my own home and take care of myself. I just love knowing I have another person there that I’m going through life with," she said

Rache was dumped from the island after late arrival Teddy decided to couple up with Faye instead of her.

Chuggs Wallis - DUMPED on Episode 7

Chuggs Wallis
ITV

Age: 23

Job: Business owner – customised hats

From: Surrey

Instagram: @chuggswallis

Along with Liam Reardon, Chuggs Wallis joined the show for Episode Four, with the choice of taking one of the girls on a date.

Speaking of his decision to sign up for the show, he said: "I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of ageing. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With COVID and the pandemic, I feel like I’ve missed a year of my youth, so I’m really gagging to get it all back – make the most of it."

Upon first impressions, Chuggs liked the look of "Liberty, Chloe and Faye."

He was dumped when Rachel Finni decided to couple up with Brad instead of him.

Shannon Singh - DUMPED on Episode 3

love island shannon singh
Netflix

Age: 22

Job: Model

From: Fife

Instagram: @shannonsinghhh

Ask Shannon Singh why she joined Love Island, she said: "It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you’re lucky enough to participate in the show, why would you not? And hopefully, meet an exciting hunk." She is certainly on the right show!

As well as being able to DJ, modelling is what Shannon is best known for. A former glamour model, she has made the transition to being a social media influencer with over 154000 followers on Instagram – and those numbers are surely about to increase even further now she's an Islander.

Shannon was the first islander to leave the villa after Chloe Burrows decided to couple up with her partner Aaron. However, fans have speculated whether Shannon will return to Love Island due to her brutal exit.

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