Love Island cast 2023: Full line up of contestants for summer series in Majorca - start date

The 2023 Love Island summer series will air soon with a new group of contestants hoping to find love in the Majorcan villa.

Love Island has confirmed the start date for the upcoming summer series and to get viewers prepared for the new series, the full line up of contestants will be announced today (May 29). The good looking singletons will jet off to the Love Island villa in Majorca to star in reality TV’s hottest vacation.

Just months after Kai and Sanam took the crown as winners of the 2023 winter series - ITV are back to spice up your evenings. The couple won the winter series by a landslide victory, with Ron and Lana coming in second place and Tom and Sammie coming in third after a whirlwind season.

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Maya Jama will also return to our screens for her first summer series after she took over the role as Love Island host from Laura Whitmore for the winter series. ITV has revealed contestants will once again have their social media accounts suspended during their time in the villa as part of the new welfare rules introduced earlier this year.

Here’s everything you need to know about the contestants of the summer series Love Island 2023.

Summer Love Island 2023 line up

Love Island host Maya JamaLove Island host Maya Jama
Love Island host Maya Jama

Love Island revealed the contestants would be announced for the summer series on May 29 via Instagram. In a clip posted on social media on Sunday night, Maya Jama was joined by Love Island After Sun’s Sam Thompson and Indiyah Pollack as they teased this year’s cast.

Love Island is expected to unveil new cast members in half an hour intervals today. This article will be updated as each Love Island 2023 cast member is announced.

Love Island contestant Ruchee Gurung

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Ruchee was the first Love Island contestant to be announced for the 2023 summer series. According to the Love Island Instagram page, she is a beautician who is expected to bring “glam and big energy” to Love Island.

Ruchee said: “Guys with no ambition. I also get the ick if I see a guy wearing white jeans and red trainers. Another one is super skinny jeans when they look like leggings.

“Fashion is such an important thing for me. If I go on a date and the guy isn’t wearing something I like, I’m going home.”

Love Island contestant Tyrique Hyde

Tyrique was the second Love Island contestant to be announced. The Love Island instagram writes: “Will semi-professional footballer Tyrique score big in the Villa? ⚽️ #LoveIsland @tyriquehyde”

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The 23-year-old is pals with former Love Islander Toby Aromolaran and haspromised to bring “vibes, confidence, good energy and honesty”.

He added: “I’m deaf in my right ear. I’ve got a tattoo next to my left one that symbolises strength and power in my good one.”

Love Island contestant Molly Marsh

Molly Marsh, daughter of Coronation Street star Janet Marsh, was the third contestant to be announced for the summer series. The Yorkshire-born TikTok star was rumoured to be a contestant on the show earlier this month.

Speaking about going on the show, she told ITV: “I think it’s ideal timing and the perfect way to find someone.

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“I don’t go out and party and I don’t use dating apps, I’m actually quite old-fashioned, so there’s no better way to meet someone than by going into a Villa in the sun with the potential ‘one’ in there.

“With my job being in social media, I’ve had some amazing opportunities to go on press trips and I’ve actually been out to the Love Island Villas in Mallorca and South Africa. Having the experience to walk around both was amazing but to now actually live in the Villa is going to be incredible.’’

Love Island contestant George Fensom

George Fensom was the fourth contestant to be announced this morning for the upcoming Love Island series. The Love Island Instagram account wrote: “Dad jokes at the ready. Will George be the boy to take home to meet the parents? #LoveIsland @georgefensom”

George told ITV: “I’m the first person to bring the vibe up, I’m always dancing, I’m always the one who wants to go out.

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“My go-to dance move is what I call the Dad Dance, I’m gonna bring dad jokes and dad dancing to the Villa.”

Speaking about his ideal partner, the 24-year-old business development executive said: “I want them to be passionate about something, whether it’s a job or enjoying trips to the zoo on Saturdays.

“I prefer a girl who is naturally good looking, and someone who has even more banter than me- although I don’t believe that’s physically possible.

“I think those three qualities make for a perfect mix in a partner.”

Love Island contestant Catherine Agbaje

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Catherine was the fifth Love Island contestant to be announced. Originally from Dublin, Catherine is a real estate agent in London hoping to seal the perfect deal by coupling up on the show.

Catherine said her family and friends would describe her as “Someone who is fun and a loving character.” She added: “They know I have so much love to give. I’m always smiling, I’m always happy, I’m always laughing. You’ll always see me with a smile on my face.”

She went on to admit: “I’m fun, flirty, I’m just never boring. I can chat your ears off!”

Love Island contestant Mehdi Edno

Mehdi was the sixth Love Island contestant to be announced. He is a French model who is sure to cause a stir in the villa.

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The communications manager said: “I’ve been busy for the last few years with work and doing my Masters degree but now I’m done with the busy schedule, and ready to find love.”

Love Island contestant Ella Thomas

Glasgow-born Ella was the seventh contestant to be announced for Love Island 2023. The 23-year-old describes herself as “wifey material” and as someone who "knows what [she] wants" with a "good heart".

The model added: “I’ve been in a Headie One and Burna Burna Boy music video and I was once an extra in World War Z. I was 12 years old when I filmed it and got to meet Brad Pitt which was cool.”

Love Island contestant Mitchel Taylor

Mitchel was the eighth to be announced ahead of the new series. The 26-year-old is from from Sheffield and works as a gas engineer.

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When asked why he should be picked by another Islander to ‘couple up’, Mitchel said: “I thrive on being a gentleman. I’ll shower you with flowers, I’ll take you on dates, I’ll fill your bedside drawer with your favourite sweets and chocolate. I’ve been single, I’ve had my fun and now I want to settle down.”

Love Island contestant Jess Harding

Jess was the ninth contestant to be revealed ahead of the new series. The beautician runs her own business named Candy Aesthetics in West London.

Jess believes she’s single because “every boy is giving [her] the ick at the moment.” She added: “When a guy stunts for money, that’s an ick. Showing off all their designer clothes because most of the time they’re probably fake anyway! Another one is when a boy runs for the train and the train goes without him. Lunch Boxes also - just go to Tesco and get a meal deal!”

Love Island contestant Andre Furtado

Andre was the final contestant to be revealed as part of the starting line up of Love Island 2023. The 21-year-old business owner hails from Dudley in the West Midlands.

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When asked what he’ll bring to the Villa, Andre said: “I’m charming, I’m going to bring good looks and some language lessons. I’m going to teach the other Islanders Portuguese, Spanish and a little bit of Creole. I think I’ve got every slice of the pie.”

Love Island bombshell Zachariah Noble

Zachariah Noble, 25 entered the villa as a bombshell at the end of the first episode of the summer series. According to Radio Times, Zachariah is a shooting guard from South East London who most recently played for Worcester Wolves in British Basketball.

Asked what he’ll bring to the villa, Zachariah said: “I’m a very chilled out guy and I’m completely myself 100% of the time. I’m quite straightforward and never struggle making friends, I like to look after people.”

Love Island bombshell Whitney Adebayo

Whitney Adebayo entered the Love Island villa on June in a bid to win the heart of newly vulnerable Islander Andre.

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Whitney is an entrepreneur from London and when asked what she’ll bring to the villa, the bombshell said: “Good vibes, I can be really silly and funny but I can also get deep. It depends on the person and the situation but I am a very adaptable person, I know how to read the room.”

Love Island bombshell Sammy Root

Sammy Root is the latest bombshell to enter the Love Island villa. The 22-year-old from Kent went on three dates during his first episode with Islanders Ella, Molly and Jess.

In his VT, Sammy said he has to “look a bit sharp, chat to a few girls, easy days” during his day job.

Love Island bombshell Charlotte Sumner

Charlotte Sumner is a 30-year-old dental nurse who hails from Bournemouth. She describes herself to ITV2 ahead of her arrival into the villa as "fun", "genuine", and a "girls’ girl”.

Love Island bombshell Leah Taylor

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27-year-old Leah Taylor is a business owner from Manchester. Leah is pals with former Love Island star Maura Higgins.

Love Island bombshell Scott Van Der Sluis

22-year-old Scott Van Der Sluis is a goalkeeper from Connah’s Quay in North Wales. The sportsman plays for Irish Premier Division club Shelbourne.

Love Island bombshell Mal Nicol

Edinburgh lass Mal Nicol is a picture researcher living in London. The 25-year-old also just happens to be the ex-girlfriend of former Love Island favourite Jay Younger. Mal admits she “can’t flirt, dance or sing” but is ready to laugh the boys into bed.

Love Island bombshell Montel McKenzie

Like Scott and Tyrique, Montel is a semi-professional footballer. The 25-year-old, from London, says he likes to keep things “calm and cool” and is already fed up with Mitchel’s “little comments”. Unfortunately for Tyrique, he also has his sights set on Glasgow model Ella, whom he dubbed “generally my type”.

When does Love Island UK start 2023?

Love Island returned to screens on June 5, 2023. The show airs on ITV2 each night at 9pm, as well as on new streaming and on-demand service ITVX.

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