Meet the new Love Islanders! A Vogue model, a famous actor’s daughter and Harry Redknapp’s PT: 12 sexy new singletons are about to ‘do bits’ and cause splits as they arrive in the villa and Casa Amor
The holiday of a lifetime awaits a brand-new influx of Islanders on ITV2’s Love Island on Thursday, as the show gets ready to enjoy some further twists and turns from the heady heights of Casa Amor.
Six beautiful new ladies and a further six hunky men are set to make their debut and will no doubt test the strength of the couples who have vowed not to have their heads turned.
As always, the Islanders must couple up in order to secure their place in the villa, with those who stay single finding themselves at risk of being dumped from the island.
There may be trouble ahead: Are the newbies going to cause major tension in the villa now that nearly everyone is coupled up already?
The girls all seem pretty taken with gym bunny Anton Danyluk, 24 – but are their feelings real or are they just trying to get the attention of the only single man in the villa in a bid to stay on the show?
Among the sexy new ladies, is a Vogue model, actor Tamer Hassan’s daughter, Belle and the first ‘Arabian Princess’ to enter the villa this year.
And there are some really sporty types among the boys, including a professional basketball player, a football and Harry Redknapp’s personal trainer.
MEET THE NEW ISLANDERS: THE GIRLS
Name: Jourdan Riane
Occupation: Model, actress and social media star
She says: My claim to fame is probably my modelling. I did a double page spread for ELLE last year, and I also did Vogue Italia.
Name: Joanna Chimonides
Occupation: Recruitment consultant
She says: My celebrity crushes are Channing Tatum and Chris Brown. Put them together and you’ve got the perfect man
Name: Maria Wild
Occupation: VIP host
She says: I have been cheated on, which is not a nice feeling. I have never cheated. I wouldn’t do that
Name: Lavena Back
Occupation: Business Developer
She says: I like Tom, Danny, Anton. If I had my pick, I would probably go for Michael
Name: Belle Hassan
Occupation: Make-up artist
She says: My dad is actor, Tamer Hassan. He was in a film with Danny Dyer, so I met Dani when we were kids
Name: Nabila Badda
She says: My family are from Morocco and there hasn’t been an Arabian Princess in the villa yet this year
Making room for the new Islanders are Arabella Chi, 28, and Tom Walker, 27, who were axed from the villa on Thursday.
Arabella had coupled up with Danny Williams, 21, after driving a wedge between him and Yewande Biala, 23, causing her to have to leave the villa.
Her final words were, ‘what goes around comes around,’ before she left and she was right as Danny will now find himself a single man.
Tom also ‘walked’ after upsetting Maura Higgins, 28, for a second time after calling her ‘cringe’ and an ‘attention seeker’, after previously saying he wanted to find out if she was ‘all mouth’ and would sleep with him.
MEET THE NEW ISLANDERS: THE BOYS
Name: Dan Rose
Occupation: Bathroom salesman
He says: I’m a cheeky lad, I’m confident and I reckon I’ve got the gift of the gab. I really fancy Ellie Brown from last year’s series
Name: Stevie Bradley
From: Isle Of Man
He says: Lucie seems really sweet and down to earth. Arabella is beautiful. Maura is also stunning but Lucie is my number one
Name: Ovie Soko
Occupation: Professional basketball player
He says: My schedule is strict with regards to time so girls tend to creep into my DMs – I’ve crept into the DMs before
Name: Marvin Brooks
Occupation: Personal trainer and ex Royal Navy officer
He says: My claim to fame is that I am Harry Redknapp’s personal trainer
Name: Dennon Lewis
Occupation: Professional footballer
He says: My claim to fame is most definitely my job. 100% I’ll want to go back to playing football after I leave the villa.
Name: George Rains
He says: My celebrity crushes are Kim Kardashian, Samira Mighty and Nicole Scherzinger
Meanwhile, this time last year, Casa Amor caused some serious bother when Jack Fincham was sent there with the rest of the male Islanders, and his ex Ellie Jones made a surprise appearance.
Dani Dyer, who was coupled up with him at the time, was left in tears for 24 hours when she was shown a video of Jack as Ellie walked into Casa Amor.
Convinced he was having his head turned and she had lost it, she was left devastated. However, he remained loyal to her until they split for good in April.
Catch Love Island on Thursday night from 9pm on ITV2
Neon nights: The girls are left in shock when the recoupling takes place on Thursday and they lose TWO Islanders
Not happy: Maura Higgins, (left), finds herself in tears once again when Tom Walker betrays her for a second time – but then he gets the boot, (right)
What goes around, comes around: Danny Williams is distraught when Arabella Chi leaves the villa and he finds himself single again, just like Yewande Biala predicted