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Who is Liam Llewellyn? Meet Love Island 2022 contestant and student

"I wear my heart on my sleeve, I can’t hide how I feel about anyone."

Published: Friday, 10th June 2022 at 2:20 pm
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Love Island 2022 contestant Liam Llewellyn didn’t get off to the best start in the villa this year.

The Welsh cast member was left facing eviction after bombshell Davide Sanclimenti entered the villa and stole Gemma Owen, who Liam had previously been coupled up with.

However, last night’s episode of Love Island (Thursday 9th June) of the hit ITV2 dating show saw Liam get back in the game, heading out on not one but two dates.

Liam had been paired with Gemma as part of this year’s big voting twist, which saw the public get to choose who coupled up with who for the first time ever.


Here's everything you need to know about Liam Llewellyn.

Liam Llewellyn - Key facts

Liam Llewellyn
Liam Llewellyn ©ITV

Age: 22

From: Newport, South Wales

Job: Liam is currently studying for his masters in strength and conditioning

Instagram: @liamllew_

How old is Liam Llewellyn?

Love Island 2022 contestant Liam Llewellyn is a 22-year-old masters student from South Wales.

He is the youngest male contestant to take part in this series of Love Island, while Gemma Owen is the youngest islander at the age of 19.

Why did Liam Llewellyn want to take part in Love Island?

Liam in Love Island

Talking about his decision to enter the villa, he said: "I think 22 is a really nice age to meet someone, you’ve got your years ahead of you so you have time to experience stuff and grow together."

He continued: "I think Love Island is a great opportunity to meet someone, you’re in with a load of different types, so you can get to grips with what you really like about people."

What is Liam Llewellyn looking for in a partner?

Talking about his ideal type, he revealed: "They’d probably say quite generous, quite caring, happy, chatty, chirpy, bubbly."

He added: "I wear my heart on my sleeve, I can’t hide how I feel about anyone. I’m probably quite emotional as well come to think about it."

Talking about his flirting tactics, he said he'd probably "pay them a compliment!"

He explained: "The thing that girls quite like is that I’m not just like, 'You’re mint.' I’m like, 'Your eyes are piercing, I’m lost in your eyes.'

"Or I’ll say something like, 'You’ve got nice feet' or something."

Erm, well, good luck Liam – sounds like you'll need it...

When does Love Island 2022 start?

Laura Whitmore
Laura Whitmore ITV

Love Island 2022 started on Monday 6th June 2022.

Airing on ITV2, the first episode will started at 9pm.

The official account confirmed the news in a tweet: "Here’s your first hot date of the summer. #LoveIsland is back Monday 6th June on @itv2 and @itvhub!"


Fans were also previously treated to a trailer for the new season (below), which took a tongue-in-cheek swipe at rival dating shows like Davina McCall’s Language of Love and First Dates.

New episodes of Love Island 2022 air at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub every night, except Saturdays. Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.

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