Ring girl and actress Olivia Hawkins is ready to make an impression when she enters the Winter Love Island 2023 villa on Monday.


The brunette bombshell is one of a fresh batch of Love Island contestants heading to South Africa to mingle, couple up and (hopefully) find love.

But not many of the islanders can say they've appeared in a James Bond film, can they?!

Olivia played a waitress in No Time To Die, starring Daniel Craig as Bond and has also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.

And now she has also revealed that she has past experience on BBC soap EastEnders too.

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Speaking to press including RadioTimes.com, Olivia was asked what her ideal role would be – and whether she'd like a part in EastEnders.

"Well funnily enough, I actually did doubling for Whitney [Dean, played by Shona McGarty] as well in one of the New Year’s episodes," the Love Island star said. "Yeah – that would be a very full circle moment to go on and be one of the characters, even if it was just a drop-in role."

Olivia set being on the set of EastEnders was "amazing", adding: "The crew on there are so lovely.

On working with actress Shona, she said: "She’s lovely. Amazing singer as well."

While she'd be keen for the chance to act in EastEnders, Olivia reckons her accent might hold her back a bit.

"I feel like I'd maybe just be a drop-in, the girl from Sussex you know?" she said. "Because I don't do a great cockney accent."

Additional reporting by Lauren Morris.

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