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Who is Danica Taylor? Meet Love Island 2022 contestant and professional dancer

The 21-year-old dancer is here to step on some toes.

Danica Taylor in Love Island 2022
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Published: Friday, 24th June 2022 at 1:00 pm
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Danica Taylor entered the villa and almost imediately caused a stir with her fellow Love Island 2022 contestants when it came to her choice of person to partner up with.

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The 21-year-old dancer from Leicester did warn us that she planned to "step on a few toes" and those toes turned out to be Gemma Owen's when she stole Luca away from her - although only temporarily by the look of it.

Danica arrived while dancing in a bikini during the Sex Sea challenge and it was clear from the off that she meant business. With plenty of drama already in the villa, we think that there could be a lot more to come from Danica who will clearly make a move on whoever she likes - regardless of their current couple status.

Ahead of her arrival, Danica said "My friends would probably say I don’t hide from drama or arguments and I am a good friend. I am very good with advice, I am quite wise beyond my years."

For more info on Danica from Love Island, keep on reading as we run through all of the key facts you need to know about the 21 bombshell.

Danica Taylor key facts

Age: 21

Job: Dancer

From: Leicester

Who is Danica coupled up with? Currently she is paired with Luca Bish, but his heart is elsewhere so a recoupling seems likely.

Why did Danica Taylor want to take part in Love Island?

Danica told the Love Island media team, "I feel like right now is the perfect time, I’ve just finished my university degree, I am single and I’ve been single for a year now so it just felt like the right time."

She added: "I am definitely going to go in there and step on a few toes and I am more than happy to go after what I want. I feel like I am quite a relatable person. I’ve come from a small town but I’ve got a lot in me. I like to be silly. I’ve got an immature side and a mature side."

Is Danica Taylor on Instagram?

Yes, Danica from Love Island does have Instagram, and her handle is @_danicataylor. At the time of writing, she has 36,900 followers, but we would expect that number to shoot up in the coming days and weeks (depending on how long she stays in the show).

What is Danica Taylor looking for in a partner?

"I need someone who can match my energy," Danica says in the official press pack of her announcement. "I am an extrovert and in my previous relationship he was very introverted so we didn’t meet on a level."

She also said, "My last relationship I was in for quite a long time, but he wasn’t meeting what I needed in a relationship." So no pressure, guys.

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In her first episode, she said that her usual type is a dark-haired, light-eyed kind of guy, which certainly got a few of the contestants thinking that they could be in with a shot here. Only time will tell who she ends up with, though!

Love Island airs on weeknights at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. In the meantime, check out our Entertainment hub for all the latest news, or find something to watch tonight with our TV Guide.

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