LOVE ISLAND is dominating our summer once again – and we are loving the romantic hopefuls delivering all the drama from the villa.
Who is in the Love Island cast?
Liberty PooleLiberty Poole says she wants an alpha male – but not a ‘player’[/caption]
Waitress and marketing student, 21, from Birmingham
Speaking about Nando’s lotharios who’ve tried their luck over the peri-peri sauce, she said: “I’ve had a few things happen at work.
“I’ve had a napkin shaped as a rose given to me which was cute, that was when I first started working there and then I’ve been proposed to.”
Liberty added: “I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy. But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong.
“I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.”
Liberty has been coupled up with Jake Cornish from day one.
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Sharon GaffkaSharon Gaffka says she’s an intellectual – and wants a man who can match her[/caption]
Civil servant, 25, from Oxford
Sharon said: “It’s been a bit of a running joke between my friendship group for a while that I should apply, probably because I’m the most outrageous one out of the group.
“But also because of Covid and the lockdown, I’m the only single one in my friendship group.
“They’re either married or planning on getting married. I don’t want to be the only one in the group chat that is single anymore!”
Sharon was previously coupled up with Aaron but is now in a friendship couple with Hugo.
Kaz KamwiThe blogger said: ‘Life is a party – I’m not the mum in the group’[/caption]
Fashion blogger, 26, from Essex
Don’t look to party girl Kaz if there’s a crisis to be dealt with – as she insists she’s not going to be the responsible one in the villa.
She explained: “Life is a party – I’m not the mum in the group, my friends are not looking at me to look after them!”
Kaz added: “I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?”
Kaz was in a couple with semi-pro footballer Toby, but is now in a friendship couple with Aaron.
Chloe BurrowsMarketing boss Chloe said she’s fed up with ‘situationships’[/caption]
Financial services marketing executive, 25, from Bicester
“Bubbly” Oxfordshire girl Chloe says she’s joined Love Island because she’s been in awful “situationships”.
But despite a history of uncommitted relationships, she knows exactly what she wants from her Love Island fella.
Chloe explained: “I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you.
“And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you.”
After being in friendship couples with Hugo and Aaron, Chloe is now coupled up with Toby.
Faye WinterEstate agent Faye has promised to bring a Selling Sunset vibe to the villa[/caption]
Lettings manager, 26 from Devon
Estate agent Faye says she’s loved by the husbands – and ordered outside by the wives while she’s doing viewings.
She said: “I try to make it as Selling Sunset as possible.
“I’m definitely there in the mini dresses, boobs out, bum out, turning up and you can see the wives say to their husband, ‘You’re staying outside’. It’s so fun.”
Talking about the Love Island experience Faye said: “I’m open to anything. The opportunity came up so why wouldn’t I?
“I’d love to meet somebody, what better way to meet somebody than in the sun – amazing.”
Faye is now in a couple with newbie Teddy.
Hugo HammondCricket star Hugo Hammond was born with a club foot[/caption]
PE teacher, 24, from Hampshire
He said: “I had lots of operations when I was a kid. You can only really tell when I walk barefoot. I’ve got a really short achilles heel. I walk slightly on my tip toes.”
“I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.”
Hugo recently chose to couple up with Sharon.
Hugo went on: “I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.
Luxury events host, 24, from LondonAaron says he’s met famous people but ‘unless you’re Beyonce, I’m not interested’[/caption]
Smooth-talking Aaron has encountered all sorts of famous people from working events including two royal weddings – but he said he wasn’t interested.
“Everyone’s chill. In my job you meet a lot of famous people… unless you’re Beyonce, I’m not really interested.”
Aaron added: “I’ve been single for about six or seven months and the dating world at the moment is a little bit off. Everyone’s wearing masks. You can’t really see anyone which makes dating a lot harder. I do prefer relationships than dating.”
Jake CornishThe Somerset lad said his ideal woman is Towie star Billie Faiers[/caption]
Water engineer, 24, from Weston-super-Mare
Jake is hurtling on to Love Island in the wake of a seven-year relationship that crumbled when lockdown hit.
However, the sort of woman he’s looking for is a 31-year-old Towie mum, who he once tried to chat up.
Jake explained: “My ideal woman is Billie Faiers. She is my dream woman. I think for a laugh once with the boys, I messaged her.
“I can’t remember what I messaged her. She’s a lady, she’s just lush.”
Jake and Liberty are the only pair in the villa who have remained coupled up from day one.
Toby AromolaranFootballer Toby plays for Isthmian League team Hashtag United[/caption]
Semi-pro footballer, 22, from Essex
Toby explained: “I’ve played football since I was about six, but it’s really come into a new light for the past year since I joined a team called Hashtag United.
“They’re very social media focused. Everything is on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. Playing with them has really made me fall in love with the game again.”
Toby recently moved on from Kaz to couple up with Chloe.
Liam ReardonLiam Reardon planned to stir things up when he entered the villa[/caption]
Bricklayer, 21, from Wales
Liam – who was knocked back by Joanna Chimonides after he messaged her – is a 21-year-old bricklayer from Wales.
Talking about himself in the promo before going into the villa, he said: “Back home my friends tend to call me Mr steal your girl – it says it in the name really.
“I’m not going into the villa to break anyone’s heart or upset anyone but if I am coupled up with someone and my head gets turned I have no problem pursuing that.”
Speaking before entering the villa, he said: “I think Kaz is really good looking and has a great personality. I’m looking forward to getting to know her.”
Liam and Millie are currently coupled up.
Teddy SoaresTeddy Soares made a late arrival to the Love Island villa[/caption]
Senior financial consultant, 26, Manchester
“I’m always that person to lean on. I think I’m going to add that element with the boys.”
When asked how his friends and family describe him, Teddy said: “In a nutshell, someone who is always generous and considerate of other people. And also someone who is a go-getter.
“I’ve been quite stubborn with what I want. So if I do see something I want, I do go for it.”
Teddy recently chose to couple up with Faye over Rachel.
Millie CourtLove Island 2021 contestant Millie Court[/caption]
Fashion buyer’s administrator, 24, from Essex.
Speaking to ITV, Millie said: “I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m ready to find ‘the one’. I’m a very spontaneous and adventurous person.
“I’m always up for doing something new and challenging myself. I’ve never done anything like this before.
“I just want to throw myself into it and have fun with it.”
Describing herself, Millie said: “I definitely am competitive. I’m the worst competitive person as well because I’m a sulker if I don’t win.
“I get the hump if I’m losing.”
Millie was recently chosen by Liam to be in a couple.
Lucinda StraffordLucinda Strafford hails from Brighton[/caption]
Online fashion boutique owner, 21, from Brighton
Lucinda entered the villa in week two.
Speaking to ITV she said: “I’m a relationship kind of girl.
“The timing is right and I want to have some fun.”
Before going into the villa she said: “I really fancy Brad. And then possibly Liam.
“But obviously I’m open to getting to know any of the other boys.”
Lucinda and Brad hit it off and are currently in a couple.
Plumber, 25, Wigan
Danny is working as a plumber by day – but he hopes to pack that in to launch a clothing brand Kramclo.
Danny entered the villa at a difficult time for many of the Islanders, following the exit of Brad McClelland.
But it is his former partner that the Wigan plumber is eyeing up.
He said: “Lucinda is my type – nice eyes and tanned.
Yet, he is not coy about how he hopes the night will end if he gets a date with any of the lovely Islander girls, saying his ideal date would include “a couple of drinks, nice cool night, sat on the beach and getting to know someone. And then to the Hideaway!”
Andrea-Jane ‘AJ’ Bunker
Hair extension technician, 28, from Dunstable
New girl AJ entered the Majorcan villa in the show’s third week – and already has her eyes on some of the boys.
Andrea-Jane said: “There is something about Teddy. He’s a bit of me. In terms of being adventurous and spontaneous, I think we’d get on really well.
“I’ll definitely approach her [Faye] and have a conversation beforehand.
“But I wouldn’t hold back. I feel like we all have a right to get to know the guys in there.”
The Dunstable stunner has already set ground rules, with Toby a big no-no due to his struggles with committing to girls.
Meanwhile, she will be teaching the fellas some lessons to avoid being “messed about”.
Who has left Love Island 2021?
Brad McClellandLove Island’s Brad is all about making money – by doing very little[/caption]
Labourer, 26, from Northumberland
Incredibly ripped Brad is all about making as much cash as possible with the least possible effort.
Mate, you’re in the right place!
Brad said: “I try and make as much money as I can by doing as little as possible.
“They’d probably say – not lazy, as I’m energetic – I just try to get away with doing literally nothing.”
Brad was coupled up with Faye, Rachel and Lucinda.
Rachel FinniShe joined the villa at the end of episode five[/caption]
Luxury travel specialist, 29, from London
When asked how her family and friends would describe, she claimed to be very independent.
Rachel said: “Very, very independent. I don’t rely on anyone for anything. I’m very caring and spontaneous and creative.”
Rachel arrived at the end of episode five after a recoupling caused a stir in the villa.
When asked about her type, she said: “I love the way modern relationships are. I don’t need a man for anything. I can buy my own home and take care of myself.
“I just love knowing I have another person there that I’m going through life with.”
But she was dumped from the villa during episode 15 after Teddy decided to couple up with Faye.
Chuggs WallisChuggs is not believed to be the Love Island star’s real name[/caption]
Business owner, 23, from Surrey
Chuggs entered the villa during the fourth episode alongside fellow newbie Liam Reardon.
The 23-year-old owns a business customising bucket hats, named Booby Buckets.
Chuggs – whose name is thought to be a combination of cuddles and hugs – is actually called Oliver George Wallis, according to his company’s listing.
Speaking to ITV Chuggs said: “I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of ageing.”
He was dumped after Rachel chose to couple up with Brad.
Shannon SinghFormer glamour model and party girl Shannon wants to find love[/caption]
Model, 22, from Fife
Talking about her old job she said: “I used to be a glamour model when I was 18/19. I loved those days, I’ve got nothing to be ashamed of, they were my glory days.
“I’m a party girl, I love going out, I’m very social. For me it’s quite hard to find people who are genuine and looking for what you’re looking for.”
Speaking about her dream man Shannon added: “Obviously, they’ve got to be handsome, but if he’s a handsome hunk but it’s like talking to a brick wall and I’d rather watch paint dry, it’s not going to be great.”
But she was dumped from Love Island after just three episodes when Chloe Burrows picked to recouple with her partner Aaron.
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