The last episode of Love Island is finally upon us as the remaining couples prepare for tonight's big show.


With Maya Jama returning to host the big 2023 final, we'll watch as Shaq Muhammad and Tanya Manhenga, Samie Elishi and Tom Clare, Lana Jenkins and Ron Hall, and Sanam Harrinanan and Kai Fagan spend their last day in the South African villa before breaking down their Love Island journeys.

Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Jessie Wynter and Will Young during last night's episode after the islanders' parents stopped by the villa – but who will become the 2023 winter champions? And which couple will take home the £50,000 cash prize?

Ahead of tonight's final, read on for everything you need to know about the Love Island 2023 cast – and if you want to know who has been dumped from the island, see our full list on who's left Love Island 2023.

Don't forget to check out our companion show, The Love Island Lowdown, for all the latest gossip, behind-the-scenes theories and predictions for the rest of season 9.

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Love Island 2023 cast: Full line-up of contestants for season 9

Ron Hall, Anna-May Robey. Kai Fagan, Tanya Manhenga, Tanyel Revan, Shaq Muhammad, Lana Jenkins, Haris Namani, Will Young and Olivia Hawkins for Love Island 2023.
Ron Hall, Anna-May Robey. Kai Fagan, Tanya Manhenga, Tanyel Revan, Shaq Muhammad, Lana Jenkins, Haris Namani, Will Young and Olivia Hawkins on Love Island 2023. ITV

The line-up for Winter Love Island 2023 – including the Casa Amor cast – is as follows:

Read more about the contestants below.

Sanam Harrinanan

Sanam Harrinanan
Age: 24

From: Bedford

Job: Social worker

Sanam is another of the season's Casa Amor bombshells.

Ahead of her arrival on the show, she admitted she is looking for some fun in Casa Amor, revealing she's a "very flirtatious, bantery person".

"I've been told I'm a bit of a tease," she said. "If there's a guy I really have my heart set on, I'm very competitive."

Samie Elishi

Samie Love Island
Samie Love Island ITV

Age: 22

Job: Senior estate agent coordinator

From: London

Instagram: @samieelishi

Samie entered the villa as one of the later bombshells and revealed ahead of time that she wanted to take part in the series because "all my single friends are starting to settle down".

She added: "Whenever I suggest a girls’ trip, everyone’s staying in with their boyfriends. I want someone to do that with, too!"

Meanwhile, speaking about what she'll bring to the villa, she singled out honesty as her best quality.

"I’m a really honest person and I have no filter," she explained. "I won’t take rubbish from anyone, especially when it comes to guys!"

Tom Clare

Tom Clare for Love Island 2023.
Tom Clare for Love Island 2023. ITV

Age: 23

From: Barnsley

Job: Semi-professional footballer

Instagram: @tomclare__

Football player Tom Clare will be one of the first potential bombshells to enter the Love Island villa.

Tom revealed the reason for his Love Island entrance: "I want to meet someone. It’s good going out and having a laugh but I miss sharing stuff. Life’s too short. These opportunities don’t come around often."

He added: "I’m a good laugh, a good vibe. I’m not snakey, I don’t like that kind of stuff. If I’ve got an issue with someone I’ll speak to them."

When explaining why he is single, Tom commented: "Since my ex-girlfriend, no-one’s really come to me and I’ve thought, ‘Wow’. Until I have that, I’m not really going to settle for less. Not in a bad way, but the next person I get with, I want to marry."

Will viewers pick Tom to be the first bombshell to enter the villa?

Tanya Manhenga

Tanya Manhenga on Love Island
Tanya Manhenga on Winter Love Island 2023. ITV

Age: 22

From: Liverpool

Job: Biomedical science student and influencer

Instagram: @talkswithtt_

Biomedical student Tanya Manhenga was rumoured to be joining Winter Love Island 2023 prior to when her casting was confirmed.

Speaking about why she is joining Love Island, Tanya revealed: "I’m looking for a boyfriend and I think being in a villa with lots of different people will help me work out who it is I may want."

However, one thing to give her the ick is feet, with "guys that don’t wear socks in the house" proving problematic.

Tanya also has vitiligo "which is a skin pigmentation – you may not even notice it. It's on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair."

When asked why she is single, Tanya explained: "It might be trust issues. I don’t trust guys. Some want to get serious really quickly, but I don't trust them enough, it’s all about trust."

Kai Fagan

Kai Fagan on Winter Love Island 2023.
Kai Fagan on Winter Love Island 2023. Lifted Entertainment/ITV

Age: 24

From: Manchester

Job: Science and PE teacher

Instagram: @kaifagan_

Science and PE teacher Kai Fagan has described himself as "chilled, caring, very impulsive and a good guy".

On why he is single, Kai said: "I’m single by choice. I’m looking for the right girl. I feel like I have quite high expectations. I don’t feel I should commit to someone unless I’m absolutely buzzing over them, because it’s not fair on them."

Kai also revealed: "I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica. I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC. I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis. "

When asked why he's single, Kai said: "I’m single by choice. I’m looking for the right girl. I feel like I have quite high expectations. I don’t feel I should commit to someone unless I’m absolutely buzzing over them, because it’s not fair on them."

Lana Jenkins

Love Island contestant Lana Jenkins
Lana Jenkins on Winter Love Island 2023. ITV

Age: 25

From: Luton

Job: Makeup artist

Instagram: @lanajenkinss

Make-up guru Lana Jenkins is ready to add some glamour to the villa and has worked in TV before.

"In my work as a make-up artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities," revealed Lana. "Also, when I was 6 years old, I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra."

On her relationship with romance, Lana said: "I fall in love quickly. I tend to know quite soon if I could fall in love with that person and then, as long as everything is going well, I’ll probably tell them I love them in about a week."

Explaining why she is single, Lana said: "Because I’ve been through relationships that have made me want to find someone perfect, I’ve been with people that haven’t been meant for me. Since then I’ve been really picky about who I go for and who I let into my life."

Ron Hall

Ron Hall on Winter Love Island 2023.
Ron Hall on Winter Love Island 2023. Lifted Entertainment/ITV

Age: 25

From: Essex

Job: Financial advisor

Instagram: @ronhall__

Essex boy Ron Hall makes history as the first partially-sighted contestant in Love Island history.

"On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye," said Ron. "It was the result of a football injury when I was 8; I went in for a header and got kicked in the face. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.

"It’s added to my character, there are so many people that are worse off than me. And if anything, losing something like that makes you realise that. It’s not hindered me in any shape or form. It’s a good conversation starter, I must admit."

He described himself as "the most genuine person you’ll meet" and said: "I’m genuine, caring and I’m a nice person - which you don’t find these days."

Ron hopes to bring "fun and charisma" to the villa, but says he is single because he is "career focussed" and "wanted to enjoy myself and do all the things I wanted to do."

He added: "I now feel that I’m emotionally ready to say, ‘I’m now ready to find someone.’"

Shaq Muhammad

Shaq Muhammad for Love Island.
Shaq Muhammad on Winter Love Island 2023. ITV

Age: 24

From: London

Job: Airport security officer

Instagram: n/a

Dear John movie fan Shaq Muhammad is ready for love after not having much luck in the past.

"I haven’t had the best luck with previous relationships," revealed Shaq. "So I thought, why not be in the sun and potentially meet the love of my life? Hopefully, I do come out with my future wife. The person I hope to marry one day. Hopefully, she’s in the villa."

However, Shaq is quick to fall in love, noting: "I’m the type of person that wears my heart on my sleeve. If I find someone I click with, I fall very hard, very fast. Sometimes that can be a bad thing. I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse."

Reflecting on his relationship history, Shaq noted: "I have dated, but no-one’s just clicked fully on all levels with me. I’m not one to rush into a relationship if I don’t feel like it’s right for me. I’m not saying you have to tick every single box, we just have to vibe and be on the same level.

"So, until I meet someone like that, I’m going to stay single."

Current Love Island 2023 couples

The following islanders are currently in official couples for Love Island 2023.

  • Shaq Muhammad and Tanya Manhenga
  • Ron Hall and Lana Jenkins
  • Tom Clare and Samie Elishi
  • Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan

Former Love Island 2023 contestants

Will Young - DUMPED in episode 56

Will Young on Love Island
Will Young on Winter Love Island 2023. ITV

Age: 23

From: Buckinghamshire

Job: Farmer

Instagram: @farmer_will_

From the farm to the villa, Will Young is hoping to make love evergreen with this season of Love Island.

Speaking on why he is going on Love Island, farmer Will said: "Having grown up on a farm, it’s been quite difficult juggling relationships and work. Love Island will give me time away from the farm to solely go out and find love. I think I’m at the time of my life where I’m mature enough to go and find a wife."

Describing a detail about himself, noting: "Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes. A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!

"It’s a nice way to self-reflect, taking a minute on my day/week. It’s really nice and sets me up for a nice sleep."

Expect one chill guy!

However, he thinks he is responsible for his continued single-status, noting: "Honestly? Probably commitment issues. I self-sabotage myself sometimes when I’ve got a good thing going. I do like my own space and my own time; I haven’t got to stress about anything and just worry about myself."

Jessie Wynter - DUMPED in episode 56

Jessie Wynter

Age: 26

From: From Tasmania, lives in Sydney

Job: Personal Trainer and Influencer

Instagram: @jessiereneewynter

Those who love Love Island might recognise Jessie, as she's already been part of the franchise. The bombshell was previously on Love Island Australia back in 2019 (which aired in the UK over lockdown in 2020).

The 26-year-old admitted she hasn't had any relationship since leaving the Aus villa, and is keen to start settling down.

Talking about why she's single, Jessie said: "I probably do need to take a little responsibility - I do travel and move around a lot. When it comes to a relationship, I think I get scared. If there’s someone I genuinely like, for some reason I back away or I start telling myself they’re too good for me. I always end up doing the opposite of what I should be doing, so in the Villa I’ll have to face those emotions."

Rosie Seabrook – DUMPED in episode 51

Rosie Seabrook
Rosie Seabrook ITV

Age: 24

From: Buckinghamshire

Job: Industry Placement Advisor

Rosie Seabrook is looking to bring her "flirty" personality to the villa, saying: "I’ve got a very flirty personality, I flirt with people when I don’t even mean to. I’m confident and witty which always makes for good conversation when I’m speaking with a guy."

While she's a flirt, Seabrook describes herself as "girls' girl", adding: "I’m a girls’ girl but I also love male attention. I’d like to think I’m quite relatable so I really hope people see that side of me."

Casey O'Gorman - DUMPED in episode 51

Casey O'Gorman on Love Island
Casey O'Gorman on Love Island. ITV

Age: 26

Job: Recruitment Consultant

From: Tring

Instagram: @caseyogorman

Move over Tom, recruitment consultant Casey is looking to take over as the resident bad boy in the villa.

"I’ll be the cheekiest boy in villa. I can definitely see myself kissing a lot of the girls in there! So I guess, lots of entertainment and lots of drama," he says.

In terms of how his family and friends would describe him, he added: "Very cheeky, naughty, outgoing, ambitious. They’d say I’m very driven at everything I do, I always aim to be the best and come first at pretty much everything. They’d also say I’ve got a big heart, I’m very lovable."

Rosie Seabrook - DUMPED in episode 51

Rosie Seabrook
Rosie Seabrook ITV

Age: 24

From: Buckinghamshire

Job: Industry Placement Advisor

Rosie Seabrook is looking to bring her "flirty" personality to the villa, saying: "I’ve got a very flirty personality, I flirt with people when I don’t even mean to. I’m confident and witty which always makes for good conversation when I’m speaking with a guy."

While she's a flirt, Seabrook describes herself as "girls' girl", adding: "I’m a girls’ girl but I also love male attention. I’d like to think I’m quite relatable so I really hope people see that side of me."

Claudia Fogarty - DUMPED in episode 46

Claudia Fogarty on winter Love Island 2023.
Claudia Fogarty on winter Love Island 2023. ITV

Age: 28

Job: Fashion boutique owner

From: Blackburn

Instagram: @claudiafogarty

Claudia Fogarty joined the villa on Tuesday 7th February, during the dancing challenge.

She's hoping to bring her "northern charm" to the villa, saying: "Definitely my northern charm with some humour, bubbliness and sass. My northern banter is going to be coming in with me.

"I think I’ll spice things up a bit. I’m a confident person, I can be fiery when I want to be, but I’m a girls’ girl so I know I will get on well with all of them."

Keanan Brand - DUMPED in episode 46

Love Island star Keanan Brand
Love Island star Keanan Brand ITV

Age: 24

From: Wigan

Job: Professional Rugby Player

Keanan Brand describes himself as "Energetic, caring and happy go lucky", adding: "I’ve got the gift of the gab so I will definitely bring some fun, I want to go in, have a great time and find love!"

And he has a warning for the boys: "They better be on their A-game, I’ve got a bit about me, so they need to watch out!"

Olivia Hawkins - DUMPED in episode 45

Olivia Hawkins for Love Island.
Olivia Hawkins for Love Island. ITV

Age: 27

From: Brighton

Job: Ring girl and actress

Instagram: @livhawkinss

Olivia Hawkins has had a few brushes with famous faces in her time but now she's set to be a star of Love Island.

"I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life," revealed Olivia. "I've been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson."

When asked what she would bring to the villa, showbiz-veteran Olivia said: "I’ll bring fun, vibes, I’m a very confident, bubbly person... maybe a little bit of drama!"

Olivia has been unlucky in love but added: "I’m 27 and I’ve never been in a relationship so I feel like now I’m really ready to settle down and hopefully find the love of my life."

However, when pressed on why she is single, Olivia said: "Out of choice and maybe because in the past I’ve had commitment issues - but I’d say it’s mainly just the wrong boy, wrong time."

Maxwell Samuda - DUMPED in episode 45

Maxwell Samuda
Age: 23

From: London

Job: Finance student and restaurant host

Maxwell joined Love Island 2023 as a Casa Amor cast member.

Ahead of his entrance, he made clear that he planned to "definitely speak my mind".

He also expressed his interest in Samie, saying: "She keeps it real and she seems like she’s not afraid to speak her mind."

Martin Akinola - DUMPED in episode 40

Martin Akinola
Age: 27

From: Dublin

Job: Senior Software Engineer

Martin joined the Love Island 2023 cast as another Casa Amor bombshell.

Friends with last year's Dami Hope, Martin revealed the former contestant's advice: "'Do your thing, be yourself and everyone else will get to know you and get to see why we're friends.' He was saying, 'You tell the boys on a night out, "This is how to talk to a girl" – now go and show them how it's done.' I was like, I can do that!"

Layla Al-Momani - DUMPED during Casa Amor recoupling

Layla Al-Momani

Age: 28

From: Kingston, South West London

Job: Brand managing director

Layla joined the show as one of six new girls in Casa Amor.

She considers herself to be "a standout islander" who is "overly confident" and "not to be walked over".

As for who she's set her sights on, Lana better watch out – she likes the look of Ron. "He’s cheeky and he's like a lad. I really fancy Will, too. My type is Louis Theroux and he just gives that vibe. I also fancy Shaq, but he seems to be unavailable!"

Frankie Davey - DUMPED during Casa Amor recoupling

Frankie Davey
Age: 22

From: Ipswich

Job: Pro boxer

Frankie joined Love Island 2023 as a Casa Amor bombshell.

Ahead of his entrance, he described himself as "a laid back guy with girls", but added: "I'll be speaking to all of the girls as soon as I can! I'm fun - so I want to bring that to the conversations I have."

Kain Reed - DUMPED during Casa Amor recoupling

Kain Reed
Age: 21

From: Gateshead, Newcastle

Job: Energy consultant

Kain joined Love Island 2023 as one of six new boys in Casa Amor.

Ahead of his arrival, he said he's keen "to see how strong the relationships actually are" between the current islanders, and "turn heads" in Casa Amor.

"They need to know that I'm on my way in and no couples are safe! I'm about to step on boys' toes and turn girls' heads," he added.

Lynda Flix - DUMPED during Casa Amor recoupling

Lynda Flix
Age: 22

From: Salford, Manchester

Job: Healthcare assistant and singer

Another Casa Amor addition in Love Island 2023, Lynda describes herself as "fun, energetic, confident and not afraid to speak [her] mind".

Talking about her type, she added: "The most important thing is humour, he needs to be funny and be able to make me laugh. I also need someone that's very energetic and exciting, he can’t be boring. If he’s boring, 'Bye!'"

Ryan Weekley - DUMPED during Casa Amor recoupling

Ryan Weekley
Age: 22

From: Nottingham

Job: Steel erector

Ryan joined Love Island 2023 as a Casa Amor bombshell.

Ahead of his arrival, he said he planned on "grafting straight away".

"I like to play it cool. I'll let a girl know if I'm interested but I'd never put pressure on anything. I do like eye contact. Tom's been doing it a fair bit in there and the girls seem to like it," he added.

Cynthia Otseh-Taiwo - DUMPED during Casa Amor recoupling

Cynthia Otseh-Taiwo
Age: 25

From: North London

Job: Dental receptionist and baker

Cynthia joined the Love Island 2023 cast as one of six new girls in Casa Amor.

Ahead of joining, she said she considers herself to be a "girls' girl", but "only to the girls that are my girls".

As for what she looks for in a parter, the 25-year-old added she wants someone "who knows what they want".

"I already know what I want in my life; I want to be happy, be able to have someone to do life with and have a family," she said.

Bayley Mummery - DUMPED during Casa Amor recoupling

Bayley Mummery
Age: 25

From: Surrey

Job: Operations manager

Bayley joined Love Island 2023 as one of six new boys in Casa Amor.

Ahead of his arrival on the dating show, he revealed his interest in Samie, who's his "type to a T".

"If you asked my mum or dad my type they would literally describe her," he said.

Lydia Karakyriakou - DUMPED during Casa Amor recoupling

Lydia Karakyriakou
Age: 22

From: Glasgow

Job: Retail Customer Assistant

Lydia joined the Love Island 2023 cast as a new addition in the infamous Casa Amor.

Ahead of her arrival, she teased that she was ready to bring "a lot of chat and a lot of flirtiness" to the villa and that back home, she's known as the 'friend therapist'.

"I'll definitely give a lot of advice to my fellow islanders," she added. "I'm looking for someone to bounce off and someone who is able to support and care for me. Humour is a big thing too, so I'm looking for someone who's not too serious and can have a laugh."

Sammy James - DUMPED during Casa Amor recoupling

Sammy James
Age: 27

From: Leicester, lives in Dubai

Job: Beauty buyer

Casa Amor cast member Sammy revealed she had her eye on Casey before heading into the villa.

"His blue eyes remind me of the ocean and I love the ocean; it makes me feel calm and connected," she said.

"That's the way he's probably going to make me feel. I also like the fact that he looks a little bit like Bradley Cooper, who is definitely my celebrity crush! And then Tom - for the eye contact!"

Jordan Odofin - DUMPED in episode 26

Jordan Odofin for Love Island.
Jordan Odofin in Love Island. ITV

Age: 28

Job: Senior HR Advisor

From: London

Jordan Odofin is hoping to bring his London charm to the villa, saying: "I’m going to bring my London swagger. Not many of the boys in the villa are from London. I’m 6’5 so I’m tall and I’ve got a good physique. I’ve got a good dress sense - and apparently I’m easy on the eye, too!"

Ellie Spence - DUMPED in episode 26

Ellie Spence for Love Island 2023.
Ellie Spence on Love Island 2023. ITV

Age: 25

From: Norwich

Job: Business Development Executive at a law firm

Instagram: @elliespennie

After being part of this year's first bombshell twist, Ellie Spence has finally made her way into the Love Island villa.

So, why did Ellie sign up for the ITV2 dating show?

"I’ve been single for three years and the roster is pretty dry, it’s been dry for the last year. I don’t know what happened, it’s just not been a great time for me so I’m ready to find my husband," she says.

Ellie claims that she would bring "drama, fun and a bit of unpredictability" to the series.

When asked to explain why she is single, Ellie said: "I’m single because I fall in love really quick, but I fall out of it just as quickly.

"I could literally fall in love with a chair and then a week later be like, ‘Oh wait, no, that's a chair…’ I fall in love quickly because I build up a character of someone in my head and then they breathe in the wrong direction and I’m like, ‘Next!’"

Tanyel Revan - DUMPED in episode 25

Tanyel Revan for Love Island
Tanyel Revan on Winter Love Island 2023. ITV

Age: 26

From: North London

Job: Hairstylist

Instagram: @tanyelrevan

Expect a character with hairstylist Tanyel Revan, who describes herself as bringing "energy, confidence" and being "funny, loud, feisty, charismatic".

On why she is a great choice for the show, the ever-modest Tanyel added: "I’m hard to get, confident, funny, charismatic, good looking and happy. I’m also a very loyal person, what is there not to love?"

Her celebrity crush is Channing Tatum so let us see if anyone can dance to Pony in the house!

On being single, Tanyel noted: "I’m single because I’m so fussy. When it comes to dating, I’ve had bad experiences but also good experiences, which have moulded me into who I am today."

Spencer Wilks - DUMPED in episode 21

Love Island's Spencer Wilks
Love Island's Spencer Wilks. ITV

Age: 24

From: Bournemouth

Job: E-Commerce business owner

Instagram: @spennywilks

Spencer Wilks arrived in the villa on day 10 alongside Ellie Spence, and got first pick of the islanders during the recoupling. He chose to couple up with Olivia, but things didn't work out for them.

In terms of what he was hoping to bringing to the villa, Spencer, who owns a vibrator company, said: "I’m very loving, so I’ll cuddle everyone. I like doing stuff for other people. I’m excited all the time really. I do say the wrong things as I have no filter. If I think it, I’ll say it straight away. Sometimes it’s great, sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it stirs things up a bit which I find funny."

Aaron Waters - DUMPED in episode 21

Aaron Waters Love Island

Age: 25

From: Melbourne

Job: Model and Content Creator

Instagram: @aaronmwaters

If you recognise Aaron, that's because you've seen him before on Love Island Australia in 2021. He returned to the franchise for 2023 for a second chance at finding love, after being scorned before.

Speaking about his past mistakes, Aaron said: "When I was in the Love Island Australia Villa, I didn’t open myself up to other opportunities that I could’ve possibly had. This time round I want to be testing the waters by being open-minded and giving everyone a chance. In terms of my experience in the previous Villa, I went in there wanting to be myself and I can truly say I felt comfortable in myself in every way so I’d never change it."

Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown - DUMPED in episode 17

Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
©ITV Plc

Age: 25

From: London

Job: Model and property developer

Instagram: @itszaradeniz

Zara has high standards, and knows what makes a successful couple, citing her "amazing" mother and father.

The Leo model has plenty of talents which definitely certainly came out in the villa!

"I’m fully trained in ballet, tap and jazz and have singing qualifications which led me to get scouted as a model," she revealed. "I’ve since gone onto do lots of modelling and dancing for music videos for UK and global artists, I’ve worked with people like Hardy Caprio, Headie One, Aitch, Tione Wayne and more."

Haris Namani - DUMPED in episode 10

Haris Namani for Love Island.
Haris Namani for Love Island.

Age: 21

From: Doncaster

Job: TV salesman

Instagram: @haris_namanii

TV salesman Haris Namani joined Love Island for its 2023 Winter season.

Unfortunately, he was dumped in episode 10.

Haris has not been lucky in love and was keen to change that, saying: "I’ve never found love. I think this is the show that can help me. It’s the best opportunity for me to find the girl and find the right one. I’ve obviously not found the right one myself.""

Anna-May Robey - DUMPED in episode 10

Anna-May Robey for Love Island 2023.
Anna-May Robey for Love Island 2023. ITV

Age: 20

From: Swansea

Job: Payroll administrator

Instagram: @annamayrobey

Swansea beauty Anna-May Robey was in the villa for one thing: love.

Unfortunately, she was sent home in episode 10 as bombshells at the time, Jessie and Aaron, had to choose the girl and boy who they'd be sending home.

"I want a boyfriend, I want to find someone who makes me laugh," she revealed ahead of her villa debut. "I’ve been single for quite a while. My mother is bugging me, she's like, ‘You need to find a boyfriend.’ I’m just excited to try something new and I think going on Love Island is a good way to meet someone."

Anna-May describes herself as "energetic", adding: "I’m always running around singing and screaming. My parents are always like, ‘Shut up!’

"I work from home all day so I don’t really speak to people in person for two or three days a week, so when my father comes home, he’ll want to sit down and chill out, and I’m there chewing his ear off! I would definitely say I am a chatterbox."

On her single status, Anna-May noted: "I’m single because I’m fussy and I get the ick easily. I also go for the same type of guy so I need to broaden my horizons, so I hope to do that in the Villa."

David Salako - DUMPED in episode 5

David Salako ITV

Age: 24

From: Essex

Job: Money Adviser

Instagram: @DavidSxalako

Popular David has over 3,000 followers on Instagram and often delights fans with his sartorial choices.

The 24-year-old was looking for someone laid-back in the Love Island villa. Unfortunately, David was the first contestant to be dumped from the island after Tanya chose to couple up with Shaq instead of him.

Speaking about his worst date, David said: "I met someone through an app, she was messaging me all the time. When I met her, she said, ‘I’ve been down your social media followers, you follow a lot of girls. Do you know all of these girls? If I was in a relationship with someone, I wouldn’t want them following that many girls.’ I said to her, ‘This is a bit too much for me.’”

Previous Love Island winners

  • Jessica Hayes and Max Morley (season 1, 2015)
  • Cara De la Hoyde and Nathan Massey (season 2, 2016)
  • Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies (season 3, 2017)
  • Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer (season 4, 2018)
  • Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea (season 5, 2019)
  • Paige Turley and Finn Tapp (season 6, 2020)
  • Millie Court and Liam Reardon (season 7, 2021)
  • Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti (season 8, 2022)

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