With the 10th season of Love Island drawing to a close, just four couples made it through to the final.


And one of the pairs vying for the £50k cash prize is Sammy Root and his aesthetics practitioner partner, Jess Harding.

The cute couple started their love story when Sammy walked into the villa as a bombshell, and Jess ultimately chose him over her original match, George Fensom.

But their journey hasn’t been an easy one, as Jess has cried her fair share of tears over Sammy’s playboy antics - as he has gotten to know fellow contestants including Amber Wise and Leah Taylor.

Thankfully, the pair realised that they only have eyes for each other, and are walking into the final stronger than ever.

Here’s everything you need to know about Love Island summer 2023 contestant Jess Harding.

Jess Harding - key facts

Jess Harding with her arms outstretched
Jess Harding. ITV

Age: 22

Job: Aesthetics Practitioner

Instagram: @jesshardingox

Coupled up with: Sammy Root

Who is Jess Harding?

Jess is a London-based beauty clinic owner who owns Candy Aesthetics, which can be found in west London. She may only be 22 but the business owner has a healthy amount of Instagram followers on both her personal and business accounts.

She offers personal masterclasses and describes herself as having a "big personality and a heart of gold". Prior to the show, she said: "I can stand up for myself if I need to. I’m honest, and I love love. I’m also a really good girlfriend."

How old is Jess Harding?

Jess is 22 years old.

Is Jess Harding on Instagram?

She is! Her Instagram currently boats 261k followers and she can be found posting about trips abroad in locations like Amsterdam, Thailand, Dubai and Ibiza.

Her Instagram bio currently reads: "I'm off to find love in the @loveisland villa!" So while you won't be getting any updates from her just yet due to the series duty of care protocols, you can still follow her over at @jesshardingox.

One of the pinned images on her profile is of her in her work uniform with a syringe, captioned "My passion", and her business's Instagram is full of side-by-side images of clients and the results of their treatments.

Why did Jess sign up for Love Island?

Like the rest of the islanders, Jess signed up to the show in the hopes of finding love.

Speaking to ITV before heading into the villa, Jess spoke about why she thinks she's single and said: "Because every boy is giving me the ick at the moment. I feel like it’s fate because I’m saving myself for Mr Right in the villa!"

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What is Jess looking for in a partner?

In terms of what Jess was looking for before she entered the villa, she didn't specify a 'type' or a celebrity crush. But one thing Jess is very specific about are her icks.

When asked about them, she revealed: "When a guy stunts for money, that’s an ick. Showing off all their designer clothes - because most of the time they’re probably fake anyway!"

She added: "Another one is when a boy runs for the train and the train goes without him. Lunch boxes also - just go to Tesco and get a meal deal!"

The Love Island 2023 final is on ITV2 and ITVX at 9pm. You can watch all previous seasons of Love Island on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial.

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