Samantha Kenny has become a staple islander in the villa this year, with many viewers tuning in for her hilarious one-liners and ongoing drama with Joey Essex.


Love Island returned earlier this month and saw Samantha enter the villa on the very first day, and she was soon whisked away on day two by bombshell Joey.

While things were going well between the pair, Joey's rekindling with ex Grace Jackson suggests it won't be calm for very long...

As Samantha navigates her time in the villa alongside a forever growing cohort of islanders, read on to find out everything you need to know about Love Island 2024 contestant Samantha Kenny.

Samantha Kenny - key facts

Love Island 2024 contestant Samantha Kenny. She is stood in a dark room with a heart of fire behind her, as she wears a bikini and smiles.
Love Island 2024 contestant Samantha Kenny. ITV/Love Island

Age: 26

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Job: Make-up artist

From: Liverpool

Instagram: @samanthakennymakeup

Coupled up with: Joey Essex

Who is Samantha Kenny?

Samantha Kenny is a 26-year-old make-up artist from Liverpool who is hoping to bring some fire into the Love Island 2024 villa.

Speaking ahead of appearance on the reality series, Samantha said: "I'm very opinionated and wear my heart on my sleeve. I'm really bubbly too so I'll definitely have a laugh as well as bringing some Scouse glamour."

How old is Samantha Kenny?

Samantha is 26 years old.

Is Samantha on Instagram?

Yes! You can follow Samantha on Instagram @samanthakennymakeup. At the time of reporting, she has over 5,000 followers and regularly posts photos of herself and her make-up clients.

Why did Samantha sign up for Love Island summer 2024?

Samantha is ready to settle down and sees Love Island as an "amazing opportunity" to meet someone and do just that!

"I love a cockney boy so I'm hoping there is one in there for me," she said.

What does Samantha look for in a partner?

Samantha has made it pretty clear she is interested is getting to know someone down south.

"If I want a night out I go down to London as I love boys down south," she said in a recent Q&A. "Tall, dark and cockney is my type."

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