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Who is Paige Thorne? Meet Love Island 2022 contestant and Welsh paramedic

The paramedic was one of the first islanders to step foot in the villa.

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Published: Monday, 27th June 2022 at 11:30 am
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Season 8 of Love Island is in full swing with plenty of drama and romance to heat things up in the famous villa.

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In just a few weeks, a few islanders have have already left the villa, while other newbies have joined the line-up of contestants.

Of course, a few islanders have been with us from the start, including the adorable Welsh paramedic, Paige Thorne. Paige first caught the eye of producers with her stand-out audition tape, and since entering the villa, she's proven to be a fan favourite, too.

After coupling up with Gemma Owen's ex, Jaques O'Neill, Paige seemed all loved up - but now, with Jay Younger showing some interest, Paige has found herself at the centre of a brewing love triangle - only time will tell who she'll pick.

Read on to discover more about Paige Thorne and her journey on Love Island so far!

Paige Thorne - Key facts

Age: 24

Job: Paramedic

From: Swansea

Who is Paige coupled up with? Jay Younger

Why did Paige Thorne want to take part in Love Island?

Speaking of why she decided to shoot her shot at love in the Mallorca villa, Paige said: "In Swansea there is just no one I can find. I’ve tried and there’s just nobody there anymore."

She added that she needed to "break out and broaden my horizons".

"Love Island just brings everyone together for me," she explained. "I haven't got to go out and I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!"

Paige in Love Island
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Is Paige on Instagram?

Yes, @paigethornex, but only just as she has only posted 30 times since joining - and many of them were done by her team. That being said, get ready for much more content from her when she leaves the villa as she will be greeted with 190k+ followers when she next logs in.

What is Paige Thorne looking for in a partner?

Paige, who considers herself a "good cook" and "quite mumsy", said she'll "look after anyone that needs looking after." So much so, that she's confident her Sunday dinner would impress Gordon Ramsay himself.

The paramedic explained that, after she came out of a relationship, she was "just so done with guys so was like, 'Right, that's it. I’m going to focus on me'."

She added: "Then I was like, 'ok, I’m bored now, I’m lonely and I miss love and the connection and everything else.' I’ve been on a few dates but I just haven’t clicked with anyone." Well, looks like that could change soon.

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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