Laura Whitmore – Love Island starts at 9pm Monday 6 June on ITV2 and ITV Hub. (ITV)
Love Island is finally revealing its series 8 cast today ahead of the show’s premiere on 6 June.
The show will once again be presented by Laura Whitmore and be set on the island of Mallorca as singles swap the rain of Britain for the sun of Spain.
Gemma Owen – 19
Gemma Owen – Love Island 2022. (ITV)
The daughter of England footballing legend Michael Owen will be entering the Love Island villa saying she is ‘wanting to have a really fun summer.’
A keen horserider, Gemma says sport runs in the family and has competed for Great Britain in dressage since she was aged 11.
“I would say I’m very competitive. [When it comes to relationships] I will always go for what I want. But at the same time, I’m not going to mess up something for someone who is in a proper relationship or get in the way of a couple if they have a genuine connection. I wouldn’t do anything to another girl that I wouldn’t be happy with them doing to me.”
Paige Thorne – 24
Paige Thorne – Love Island. (ITV)
Paige Thorne was the first cast member unveiled by ITV. From Swansea, Paige says she is going on Love Island because she misses “love and connection” after coming out of a relationship.
She says she will bring “positive energy” to the villa and adds that her cooking skills may come in handy. The 24-year-old paramedic says Gordon Ramsay would be “impressed” with her roast potatoes.
Dami Hope – 26
Dami Hope – Love Island 2022 (ITV)
Also joining the show is 26-year-old microbiologist Dami Hope from Dublin. He says he is going on Love Island because: “This year I was kind of being more open to new things and I think actually that’s why I put myself out there to get some new experiences.“
The scientist also appears to have a keen love for astrology: “When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing, I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. If they had something they wanted to do or something they were passionate about, I’d make sure that even if it’s something I’m not talented at I’d get talented at it just so it helps them. I’m really good at being in a team and actually looking after each other.”
Indiyah Pollock – 23
Indiyah Polack – Love Island 2022. (ITV)
Indiyah Pollock, a 23-year-old hotel waitress from London is the third announced cast member. She’s going on Love Island because she laments dating in the age of social media: “I have been single for some time and I feel like for my generation of people, it’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.”