With just a matter of days to go until the new series of Love Island bursts onto our screens, the singletons heading into the villa are being unveiled.
ITV is announcing the contestants one-by-one over the course of Monday, with the first revealed as 25-year-old civil servant Sharon Gaffka.
Check back for updates as more Islanders are officially unveiled, but in the meantime take a look at who we’ve got so far below…
Occupation: Operations lead for the Department of Transport
She says: “I’ve been a civil servant since I was 18. I’ve worked in lots of different departments. I’ve been doing Brexit policy for the last year, I did a stint during the coronavirus pandemic in the Department of Health so I was helping deliver testing kits and managing the operations. It’s been an intense year!”
Occupation: Model and luxury events host
He says: “I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that.”
Occupation: Waitress and marketing student
She says: “I’ve had people try and rinse me for a date at Nando’s, get the discount and stuff. But I’ve never had a date in one. 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. It was a bit unexpected!”
Occupation: PE teacher
He says: “I’ve actually played cricket for England PD (Physical Disability). I’ve been to Bangladesh, Dubai, I’ve been everywhere to play cricket. I was born with clubfoot. I had lots of operations when I was a kid.”
She says: “I don’t feed off looks, I feed off energy, I need someone with personality. Just someone I can have fun with. I need to make sure they’re for me. Looks – 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.”
Love Island starts at 9pm Monday 28th June on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.