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Love Island Casa Amor cast 2022: Meet the new contestants set to cause a stir for season 8

Meet the new arrivals set to shake things up as the islanders split into two groups...

Casa Amor
ITV
Published: Sunday, 3rd July 2022 at 10:40 am
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It wouldn't be Love Island without Casa Amor – and the famous twist is finally here for 2022.

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After plenty of speculation, it's now been confirmed that half of the Love Island contestants are being sent to a second villa – and for the first time since 2019 it will be the girls who make the trip while the boys stay in the original villa.

Of course, waiting for them there will be six brand new boys, and ITV has now revealed the identity of those arrivals – including the son of former BoyZone member Ronan Keating.

And as usual, it's not just those heading to Casa Amor who risk having their heads turned, with six new bombshells set to arrive in the main villa as well, teased towards the end of Friday (1st July) night's episode.

Here's everything you need to know about the Casa Amor contestants...

Deji Adeniyi

Deji Adeniyi
ITV

Age: 25

Job: Accounts Manager

From: Bedford

Instagram: @deji.adeniyi

Asked why he decided to sign up for the ITV2 dating show, Deji said: "The reason why is that my sex life is amazing but my love life is awful. I am the master of failed talking stages. My love life isn't going the right way, so one night I decided to apply for Love Island and now I'm here!"

Summer Botwe

Summer Botwe
ITV

Age: 22

Job: Events Decor Business Co-owner

From: Hertfordshire

Summer describes herself as "just genuinely good vibes" and reckons that she'll "definitely uplift everyone’s spirits."

Asked if she had her eye on any of the boys in particular, she responded: "Dami is someone that I definitely feel like I have my eye on and definitely want to pursue the most out of all the boys. His dress sense is really good, he’s funny, he’s just like an all-rounder completely."

Josh Samuel Le Grove

Josh Samuel Le Grove
ITV

Age: 22

Job: Model

From: Essex

Josh said he decided to join the series because he's "always been single" and is looking for "someone who can stick up for themselves and hold their own".

Asked what he'll bring to the villa, he said: "I think I’ll bring a lot of energy, hopefully some good chat and maybe a little bit of trouble, but we’ll see!"

Jazmine Nichol

Jazmine Nicholl
ITV

Age: 21

Job: Nightclub Manager

From: Newcastle

Instagram: @jazminejaynicholl

Jazmine says she's going to bring "a lot of drama" to the villa and is nicknamed Donkey after the character from Shrek – because she has the same sense of humour.

As for who she's got her eye on, there's one man in particular she'd like to get to know. "Jacques for personality," she said. "Humour's the biggest thing for me in a partner. I never go for looks and I don't have a type at all. It's definitely who makes me laugh."

Jack Keating

Jack Keating
ITV

Age: 23

Job: Social Media Marketing

From: Dublin

Instagram: @jackkeating11

On joining the series, Jack said: "I've been single for a long time, probably 4 or 5 years now, and I've really been missing that spark that I haven't been getting on the dating scene. I've been dating for a long time and I just thought why not? Hopefully I'll get a connection with somebody and see what happens."

Jack is the son of singer Ronan Keating – and he says his Dad is "buzzing" for him. "Me and my dad are very close, we’re best mates," he said.

Coco Lodge

Coco Lodge
ITV

Age: 27

Job: Graphic designer/ Ring girl/Shot girl

From: Surrey

Instagram: @coco_lodge

Coco says she's "been through every single type of man that's possible" and now wants to meet someone "who in 20 years I still have a best friend relationship with".

Before heading into the villa, she picked out Davide as someone she'd like to get to know. "I’m actually Italian, too," she said. "So I really like Davide, he reminds me of a lot of my family and he's gorgeous. I've never actually seen someone so good-looking in my whole life!"

George Tasker

George Tasker
ITV

Age: 23

Job: Labourer

From: Cotswolds

Instagram: @georgetasker_

Speaking ahead of joining the show, George said: "I definitely fall in love quickly". He also revealed that he'd learned a lot from his last relationship.

"I've been single now for three years," he said. "I had a relationship with a girl from Australia - my only girlfriend. It was a long distance relationship, so 10,000 miles apart for almost three years. I'm a lot more mature now and I know what I want in a relationship."

Chyna Mills

Chyna Mills
ITV

Age: 23

Job: Youth Support Worker

From: Leeds

Instagram: @chyna.mills

Chyna has been single for two years and is now "ready to get back out there".

She picked out Dami as her "top one" of the boys in the villa, with Jacques and Davide close behind. "They might even change by the time I get in there and see them in person and I'll be like right, I want them all," she said.

Samuel Agbiji

Samuel Agbiji
ITV

Age: 22

Job: Model

From: Manchester

Instagram: @samuelagbiji

Samuel has said that he's been in love before – but although he took a long time to heal from that, he's ready to consider another serious relationship.

"I feel like I'm at the stage where I'm happy by myself but I'm ready to pursue a connection with someone again and see where that will take me," he said.

Mollie Salmon

Mollie Salmon
ITV

Age: 23

Job: Make-up Artist

From: Southampton

Instagram: @mollie_salmon

Mollie has been told by her mum that she "should hurry up and find someone" but she says she's "not going to settle for someone I’m not 100% sure on".

She says her top three boys in the villa are Jay, Davide and Jacques, with Jay being number one. "They all look amazing but Jay is just carved from gold," she said. "I’ve never seen abs sculpted like that, him and Davide."

Billy Brown

Billy Brown
ITV

Age: 23

Job: Roofing Company Director

From: Surrey

Instagram: @samuelagbiji

Billy has had two girlfriends before and is hoping to find "the lucky third one".

He says the he most romantic thing he's ever done is asking a girl out with candles. "I laid out across the garden ‘Will you be my girlfriend?' in candles," he said. "I got her to look out the window and see it on the grass. It took an hour to set up! She said yes - of course!"

Cheyanne Kerr

Cheyenne Kerr
ITV

Age: 23

Job: Cabin crew

From: Barnsley

Instagram: @cheyennekerr_

Cheyenne said that she has been in a relationship for the past three years and is now at an age where she wants to explore.

She said: "I am quite a spontaneous person, so I'd like to share that with someone else. I am in my 20s now so I really want to travel but I also want to find someone."

New episodes of Love Island air at 9pm on ITV2 and the ITV Hub every day except Saturdays. Check out our Entertainment hub for all the latest news, or find something to watch tonight with our TV Guide.

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