Controversial moments during Love Island 2022 that have sparked more than 5,000 Ofcom complaints

Love Island has received more than 5,000 Ofcom complaints during this year’s series, with viewers sharing their concerns about ‘misogynistic behaviour and bullying’.

Most recently, the UK’s media regulator confirmed to MailOnline the regulator received 1,509 complaints on July 19 – and the majority were about alleged misogynistic behaviour from the male islanders towards the female cast.

The complaints – relating to the Snog, Marry, Pie challenge and its aftermath – have been registered, but it is not clear yet whether or not Ofcom will investigate.

Criticism: Love Island has received more than 5,000 Ofcom complaints during this year's series, with viewers sharing their concerns about 'misogynistic behaviour and bullying'

Criticism: Love Island has received more than 5,000 Ofcom complaints during this year’s series, with viewers sharing their concerns about ‘misogynistic behaviour and bullying’

Love Island was previously rocked by 2,648 complaints after explosive Movie Night episodes, while 427 fans also complained about the July 17 episode of Aftersun when Laura Whitmore and panellists speculated on what happened between Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, 27, and George Tasker, 23, in the bedroom.

And in the first four weeks of the show, Love Island was hit by 781 complaints over concerns about bullying, age gap romances and the mental health of contestants.

Women’s Aid have already stated that they are in talks with the show over some of the behaviour displayed by the males.

The record for the most Love Island complaints made to Ofcom was in August 2021, when the regulator received 24,763 Ofcom complaints over Faye Winter’s expletive-filled row with Teddy Soares.

And as Ofcom has most recently received 1,500 Ofcom complaints, MailOnline looks back at the moments that have sparked concern with viewers.

Complaints: Love Island was previously rocked by 2,648 complaints after explosive Movie Night episodes

Complaints: Love Island was previously rocked by 2,648 complaints after explosive Movie Night episodes

1,509 COMPLAINTS FOR SNOG, MARRY, PIE CHALLENGE

The most recent moment during the 2022 Love Island series that has sparked Ofcom complaints was the Snog, Marry Pie challenge, which aired on July 19.

Islanders were tasked with selecting someone to snog and ‘marry’, by placing a ring on someone’s finger and ditch, by throwing a custard pie in that person’s face last week.

The challenge appears on the show each year and while it’s meant to be playful in tone, Islanders have to give a reason as to why they select someone for each action. 

But seems viewers were upset about how dancer and model Tasha Ghouri, 23, was treated when she was pied three times – with some calling the boys’ behaviour ‘bullying’ as Ofcom received 1,509 complaints about ‘misogyny and bullying’.

Snog, marry, pie: The most recent moment during the 2022 Love Island series that has sparked Ofcom complaints was the Snog, Marry Pie challenge, which aired on July 19

Snog, marry, pie: The most recent moment during the 2022 Love Island series that has sparked Ofcom complaints was the Snog, Marry Pie challenge, which aired on July 19

Tasha, who is coupled up with real estate agent Andrew Le Page, 27, had three pies thrown in her face, by entrepeneur Davide Sanclimenti, 26, microbiologist Dami Hope, 26, and fishmonger Luca Bish, 23, after they had accused her of not having good intentions towards Andrew – who she was coupled up with. 

The general consensus was that Tasha did not like Andrew as much as he likes her and that she was stringing him along.  

Tasha was the left in tears after the boys pushed the pies into her face during the supposedly light hearted game, with fellow Islanders later agreeing things went ‘too far’. 

Davide, who is coupled up with actress Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, 27, had said his reasons for doing so was because she called him and his partner the fakest couple. 

Moreover: Billy Brown's sister was forced to defend him on social media after he came under fire over his treatment of Danica Taylor during the challenge

Moreover: Billy Brown’s sister was forced to defend him on social media after he came under fire over his treatment of Danica Taylor during the challenge

Dami, coupled up with Indiyah Polack, 23, confessed he pied Tasha because she usually ‘gets away with a lot of stuff’ after openly criticising her in the villa.

And Luca, coupled up with Gemma Owen, 19, told her: ‘I could give you a list, [of reasons] but I’ll let it go for today. It’s just a game.’

On top of fans using the word ‘bullying’, Love Island alum Amber Gill wrote on social media: ‘Gosh I hope Tasha is OK. These boys are basically bullying her at this point.’

Gemma‘s mother Louise Owen also criticised Luca and Dami‘s behaviour towards Tasha, saying it was ‘close to bullying’.

Luca and Dami received harsh criticism from viewers for the way they have treated Tasha in recent days and Luca’s family members have now said they have been left ‘broken’ over the awful comments they have received about him. 

Tough: The roofer, 23, was slammed by fans of the ITV show who were 'disgusted' after he laughed and called subsequent showdown 'mental' while Danica Taylor voiced her feelings

Tough: The roofer, 23, was slammed by fans of the ITV show who were ‘disgusted’ after he laughed and called subsequent showdown ‘mental’ while Danica Taylor voiced her feelings

Later in the show, the two men apologised to Tasha with Brighton based fishmonger Luca admitting he was ‘out of line’.

He said: ‘I do actually genuinely feel bad right now for what I said and I’m sorry.’

Echoing his words, Dami agreed saying: ‘I do support you and Andrew and obviously we have our opinions about everything that happened’.

He continued: ‘I have said to you I thought you always get away with everything so I just thought it would be funny to say ‘you always get away with everything well you’re not getting away with this pie’.’

Before adding: ‘I don’t want it to be like I’m ganging up on you. I actually want us to be friends.’

Tasha hugged both men and they agreed to draw a line under the situation, however fans were left unconvinced the apologies was genuine, believing that viewers may have put them up to it.  

Moreover, Billy Brown’s sister was forced to defend him on social media after he came under fire from viewers over his treatment of Danica Taylor, during the Snog, Marry, Pie challenge and branded the Love Island villa a ‘mad toxic place’.

The now eliminated roofer, 23, was slammed by fans of the ITV show who were ‘disgusted’ after he laughed and called their recent showdown ‘mental’ while Danica voiced her feelings.

He also received backlash after he upset Danica by ignoring her during the challenge and later dumped the dancer saying they had no ‘spark’.

Despite being his love interest at the time, Billy refused to either kiss or propose to Danica during the challenge.

Speaking out: Gemma Owen's mother Louise has criticised Luca Bish and Dami Hope's behaviour towards Tasha on Love Island, saying it is 'close to bullying'

Speaking out: Gemma Owen’s mother Louise has criticised Luca Bish and Dami Hope’s behaviour towards Tasha on Love Island, saying it is ‘close to bullying’

Instead the roofing company director chose to snog Gemma, who he has previously been accused of flirting with, and marry Paige Thorne, 24, labelling his actions ‘banter.’

Danica was left fuming, saying: ‘I’m not having this,’ and later cried to the other girls about how she was having such bad luck in the villa.

Later Billy said: ‘It’s just banter, I’m sick of this s**t.’

On top of this, Dami chose to kiss his Casa Amor ex Summer Botwe, 22, to the shock of Indiyah.

He then tried to marry Indiyah but she was having none of it and threw the ring off the hill.

On July 18, Ofcom also received 413 complaints ‘related to alleged bullying and misogynistic behaviour from some of the male contestants’. 

MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Love Island for comment. 

2,648 COMPLAINTS LOGGED FOR MOVIE NIGHT

A staggering 2,648 viewers complained about ‘misogynistic and controlling’ behaviour after the Movie Night challenge.

The episode sees both the girls and boys watch clips of their partners’ antics during their time in Casa Amor.

Each year, around halfway through the series, the girls and boys are separated, with half of the Islanders being sent away to another villa, Casa Amor, where they spend a few days with a whole new group.

This year, the girls were sent to Casa Amor and the boys remained in the original villa with a new group of girls to see if they remain faithful to their partners or couple up with someone else.

Drama: Figures released by the the UK's media regulator Ofcom show that 2,481 viewers complained about 'alleged misogynistic behaviour by some of the male contestants' during the July 17 Movie Night episode

Drama: Figures released by the the UK’s media regulator Ofcom show that 2,481 viewers complained about ‘alleged misogynistic behaviour by some of the male contestants’ during the July 17 Movie Night episode

At the end, the girls returned to the villa either with a new partner, or choosing to stick with who they were with originally.

Likewise, the boys decided whether or not to do the same. The episode inevitably brings heartache or tension when people stay true to their partners, only to discover they want to couple up with someone else.

The Movie Night challenge then followed this, causing tension between the couples as their partners learned what they had been up to during their time apart.

In this year’s episode, Luca watched a clip of Gemma allegedly flirting with Billy Brown, 23, in Casa Amor, while Tasha also kissed Billy and coupled up with him and Andrew got intimate with Coco Lodge, 27, out of anger, after the new girls told him Tasha did not have good intentions towards him. 

Coco – who Andrew coupled up with after Casa Amor – later said Andrew’s behaviour made her feel ‘used’ after he brought her back to the villa and dumped her for Tasha.

Figures released by Ofcom showed that 2,481 viewers alone complained about ‘alleged misogynistic behaviour by some of the male contestants’ during the July 17 episode.

Arguments: Viewers also expressed concern for Luca's treatment of his love interest Gemma Owen after Movie Night at the time the episode aired

Arguments: Viewers also expressed concern for Luca’s treatment of his love interest Gemma Owen after Movie Night at the time the episode aired  

Earlier in the week, 167 viewers complained about the first installment of Movie Night, when footage was shown of Ekin-Su in bed with George during Casa Amor. 

Davide branded his partner Ekin-Su a liar after the clip was shown, after she claimed ‘nothing happened’.

Tasha was once again of the main targets during both Movie Night and the dares game after Luca and Dami repeatedly criticised her behaviour during her relationship with Andrew.

After the boys clubbed together and cheered on their Casa Amor antics during Movie Night, despite the girls’ upset, the male islanders also came under fire for their behaviour during a game of dares.

Taking part in a game of ‘Suck and Blow’, tensions rose as the game led to Andrew coming to blows with close friends Luca and Dami.

Dami was asked to rub the feet of the islander who has been walked over most in the villa and he went for Andrew – once again making his feelings clear on Tasha.

Luca was asked to choose the Islander ‘riding on their partners coattails’, he picked Tasha and explained that he thought she’s the one most with her partner in order to win.

Dami echoed this and said ‘you know what you need to do’.

Viewers also expressed concern for Luca’s treatment of his love interest Gemma Owen after Movie Night with his heated outburst. 

In reaction, Luca lost his temper and said to the boys: ‘You were f***ing flirting! And I was made out to look like an idiot for it.

‘I can’t stand liars mate. If you wanna flirt then I’ll flirt, Get me a bombshell in here now. I have been made to look like a f***ing mug. I am bringing that up with her 100%.’

It has been revealed that Luca’s Twitter account has been deleted amid the backlash to his behaviour on the show. 

Clashes: Fans had called for Gemma to break off her relationship with the fishmonger, after he raged at her for 'flirting' with Billy on Sunday night's show

Clashes: Fans had called for Gemma to break off her relationship with the fishmonger, after he raged at her for ‘flirting’ with Billy on Sunday night’s show

During a search for the star the page that comes up reads: ‘This account doesn’t exist’, despite him previously using the platform.

It is not clear if his family were the ones to delete the account or if it was removed.

Luca’s family took to Instagram Stories on his account at the time to say they don’t condone his behaviour towards partner Gemma.

Fans had called for Gemma to break off her relationship with the fishmonger, after he raged at her for ‘flirting’ with Billy on Sunday night’s show.

And his family have said that while he would be ’embarrassed’ by his actions and will no doubt apologise, he doesn’t deserve the abuse he has been getting. 

They say his behaviour is not reflective of the boy they ‘know and love at home’ but noted that his Love Island experience is an intense one. 

LOVE ISLAND’S SPIN-OFF SHOW AFTERSUN SPARKS 427 COMPLAINTS

Aftersun sparked 427 complaints to Ofcom a fortnight ago, citing the ‘slut-shaming’ of Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and the treatment of Jacques O’Neill in his interview.

Host Laura Whitmore and Aftersun producers came under fire on social media for comments the guests made about Ekin-Su and George Tasker’s flirtations in Casa Amor – after Ekin-Su denied she had been intimate with him. 

Laura said: ‘Once again Ekin-Su swore that nothing happened with George and it seems Davide doesn’t believe her.’

As Laura burst into laughter, panellist Tom Grennan exclaimed: ‘It deffo happened though didn’t it?’

Under fire: Aftersun sparked 427 complaints to Ofcom a fortnight ago, citing the 'slut-shaming' of Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and the treatment of Jacques O'Neill in his interview

Under fire: Aftersun sparked 427 complaints to Ofcom a fortnight ago, citing the ‘slut-shaming’ of Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and the treatment of Jacques O’Neill in his interview

Fellow panellist Darren Harriott continued: ‘She said her head never turned but I think her hand might have turned, and possibly wrist.’

Instead of shutting down the comments, some viewers were disappointed to see Laura continuing the conversation, turning to Sian Welby to ask her opinion.

This angered fans who argued that the guests were ‘slut shaming’ Ekin-Su and passing it off as ‘banter’, with Laura receiving criticism for ‘encouraging’ the comments.

One viewer tweeted: ‘It’s shameful that a national network has so little awareness, and is normalising sexism. Aftersun especially was a disgrace tonight.’

And the handling of Jacques – who has openly spoken about quitting the series to protect his mental health – on the show was also criticised after he was shown videos of his ex-partner paramedic Paige Thorne kissing personal trainer Adam Collard after his departure. 

Some called the interview with Jacques ‘cruel’, saying that forcing him to watch clips of Paige and Adam was dangerous for his mental health after the ex-Islander said he had not been able to watch the show. 

But several made it known that they intended to complain to Ofcom about the misogynistic comments and interview with Jacques.

A spokesperson for Love Island said in a statement to MailOnline: ‘Laura is the presenter of the show, and part of that role is to pose questions to the panel and discuss events in the Villa.

‘We do not condone trolling against either our host or our Islanders and any subsequent elevation of these comments.

‘We had various measures in place to ensure Jacques’ welfare was prioritised at all times ahead of and during his appearance on Aftersun.

‘This included a full briefing with show producers to outline the show’s content and likely questioning, a conversation with Laura before and after the show was recorded, and chaperoning from both a welfare producer and a member of his family while he was in studio.

Chat show: And the handling of Jacques was also criticised after he was shown videos of his ex-partner paramedic Paige Thorne kissing personal trainer Adam Collard after his departure

Chat show: And the handling of Jacques was also criticised after he was shown videos of his ex-partner paramedic Paige Thorne kissing personal trainer Adam Collard after his departure

‘Should an Islander not wish to participate in the Aftersun recording, we would always respect that decision.’

A spokesperson for Laura Whitmore told MailOnline: ‘Laura’s job as the presenter of Aftersun is to ask questions relating to what is happening in the main show.

‘This is all that Laura has done on this occasion and suggesting otherwise is simply unfair and false.’

In response to the complaints about Aftersun and Laura Whitmore and the panellists’ discussion about Ekin-Su and the interview with Jacques, ITV stated: ‘Laura is the presenter of the show, and part of that role is to pose questions to the panel and discuss events in the Villa.’

‘We do not condone trolling against either our host or our Islanders and any subsequent elevation of these comments.

‘We had various measures in place to ensure Jacques’ welfare was prioritised at all times ahead of and during his appearance on Aftersun.’

‘This included a full briefing with show producers to outline the show’s content and likely questioning, a conversation with Laura before and after the show was recorded, and chaperoning from both a welfare producer and a member of his family while he was in studio.

Hot water: Host Laura Whitmore and Aftersun producers came under fire on social media for comments the guests made about Ekin-Su and George Tasker's flirtations in Casa Amor

Hot water: Host Laura Whitmore and Aftersun producers came under fire on social media for comments the guests made about Ekin-Su and George Tasker’s flirtations in Casa Amor

‘Should an Islander not wish to participate in the Aftersun recording, we would always respect that decision.’

In the past, Laura has defended herself against criticisms of ‘invasive’ questioning on Aftersun.

Last series, a viewer reminded Laura on her Instagram how she named and shamed journalists for asking questions saying: ‘If you’re going to ask people invasive questions based off tabloid stories because it’s your job… remember that when you name and shame other journalists who ask you the same questions because they’re too doing their jobs.’

Laura defended her actions saying: ‘I insist everyone sees the questions before they go on air and are ok with it. I believe in choice so nothing is ever asked without permission… that is the difference.’

Since leaving the villa, Jacques has told how he left Love Island over fears he’d lose control but claims bosses tried to make him stay.

The reality personality decided to remove himself following the arrival of Adam as he declared: ‘Love Island was the worst decision of my life.’

Jacques was rattled by the arrival of former contestant Adam, who set his sights on the rugby player’s partner Paige Thorne, 24, before telling his fellow Islanders that the sportsman was ‘immature’.

Adam, who was known for his womanising ways, made a shock comeback to the ITV2 show after originally appearing in series four in 2018.

Gemma’s ex, Jacques, said he’d reached breaking point after Adam’s arrival, telling The Sun: ‘I thought if I don’t get myself out things could go horribly wrong and I could get physical.’

781 COMPLAINTS IN FIRST FOUR WEEKS INCLUDING 260 COMPLAINTS OVER AGE GAP RELATIONSHIPS

Ofcom confirmed that it received 781 complaints during the first four weeks of Love Island.

A spokesperson for Ofcom told The Daily Star: ‘On background, the main themes have been certain contestants being bullied; certain contestants’ well being and mental health; the age gap between certain contestants and certain contestants being given more screen time in the main show edit than others.’ 

In the first week, more than 200 viewers complained about the eight-year age gap between love interests Gemma Owen and Davide Sanclimenti.

Following an episode which aired on June 7, the programme received 167 complaints over the age gap between Gemma, 19, and Davide, 27.

After they kissed an episode which aired on June 12, Ofcom received a further 93 complaints over the same issue.

Complaints: Love Island has received almost 800 Ofcom complaints since it began four weeks ago, the broadcasting watchdog has confirmed

Complaints: Love Island has received almost 800 Ofcom complaints since it began four weeks ago, the broadcasting watchdog has confirmed

Later addressing the age gap, Gemma said: ‘It’s not an issue for me at all. I feel like if it was, I wouldn’t have wanted to get to know you in the first place. And as I’ve said, I’ve been speaking to guys and seeing guys who are much older than me.’

Despite them both being consenting adults, fans shared their discomfort over the pair’s age gap, with some wondering why Davide would pick someone so young.

Viewers expressed their unease at Davide opting to couple up with Michael Owen’s 19-year-old daughter, though it wasn’t clear if he was aware of her age at the time. 

However, there were some who spoke out in defence of the pairing, arguing that the two are both grown, consenting adults.

Gemma has since moved on with Luca Bish, 23.

LOVE ISLAND HIT WITH 75 COMPLAINTS OVER ‘BULLYING’ CONCERNS

ITV also received 75 Ofcom complaints from Love Island viewers following a broadcast on Thursday June 23.

The ITV reality show left fans aghast when scenes aired showing Jacques O’Neill calling Ekin-Su a ‘f*****g headache’ following an explosive row she had with Jay Younger – who she was coupled up with at the time.

Love Island viewers were quick to condemn what they saw, branding the boys’ treatment of Ekin-Su as ‘bullying’ and noting that while they ganged up on the actress, none of the girls supported her. 

Complaints! ITV has reportedly received 75 Ofcom complaints from Love Island viewers after a broadcast on Thursday June 23 which saw Jacques O'Neill calling Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu a 'f*****g headache'

Complaints! ITV has reportedly received 75 Ofcom complaints from Love Island viewers after a broadcast on Thursday June 23 which saw Jacques O’Neill calling Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu a ‘f*****g headache’

During the episode in question, Ekin-Su flew into a rage after Jay – who she is coupled up with – told her he would like to get to know Paige Thorne better.

Although she initially took the news well, Ekin-Su later became furious and criticised Jay for not telling her he liked Paige earlier and told him to ‘f**k off’.

Ekin-Su then stormed over to the kitchen, where many of the boys had overheard their argument.

After Ekin-Su went over what had just happened and voiced her frustration with Jay, Jacques stepped in, telling her: ‘He [Jay] coupled up with you and found out what you are in two days mate, a f*****g headache’.

Tension: Love Island fans were left unimpressed with the boys' behaviour during the Thursday June 23 episode after they ganged up on Ekin-Su

Tension: Love Island fans were left unimpressed with the boys’ behaviour during the Thursday June 23 episode after they ganged up on Ekin-Su

Ekin-Su replied: ‘No, shut up Jacques. He wants to get to know Paige,’ but Jacques argued: ‘He’s getting to know people, why can’t people get to know each other?’

The actress then insisted that Jay had led her on and, adding: ‘There’s nothing wrong with people getting to know each other.’

Dami was then heard saying: ‘Oh my God,’ in frustration before Ekin-Su fumed: ‘What is muggy is holding my hand, cuddling me for a week.’ 

Luca Bish then said: ‘Jay, welcome to the doghouse,’ and shook his hand. 

When approached by MailOnline, Ofcom confirmed that the majority of the 75 complaints were concerning the treatment of Ekin-Su. 

129 COMPLAINTS LOGGED SURROUNDING ADAM COLLARD’S RETURN TO THE VILLA

Ofcom received 129 complaints on July 12 when previous contestant Adam Collard re-entered the villa.

Adam was a controversial figure during his stint in the villa, with some of his scenes even sparking concerns with bosses at domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid. 

The personal trainer, 26, appeared on series four back in 2018 and infamously caused havoc in the villa where he was labelled by some as a ‘gaslighter’.

Adam locked horns with his then partner Rosie Williams in an explosive confrontation, during which he was widely-criticised by viewers for smirking throughout the argument and later leaving her in hysterical tears.

Voicing concern over Adam’s actions, which saw him move on to Zara McDermott, Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said: ‘On the latest series of Love Island, there are clear warning signs in Adam’s behaviour.’

Adam was a late arrival into the villa and was initially paired with Kendall Rae-Knight before Rosie was his next partnership.

She then geared herself up to confront Adam, after which he smirked his way through her tearful monologue – leading to fans branding the personal trainer ‘a narcissist and sociopath’ for his cold response.

Angry: Ofcom received 129 complaints on July 12 when previous contestant Adam Collard re-entered the villa

Angry: Ofcom received 129 complaints on July 12 when previous contestant Adam Collard re-entered the villa

In light of the shocking scenes, Women’s Aid urged viewers watching Adam’s behaviour to recognise the warning signs and patterns.

Releasing a statement in response to the show, bosses said: ‘On the latest series of Love Island, there are clear warning signs in Adam’s behaviour. 

‘In a relationship, a partner questioning your memory of events, trivialising your thoughts or feelings, and turning things around to blame you can be part of pattern of gaslighting and emotional abuse.

‘Last night, Rosie called out Adam’s unacceptable behaviour on the show. We ask viewers to join her in recognising unhealthy behaviour in relationships and speaking out against all forms of domestic abuse – emotional as well as physical.

‘It is only when we make a stand together against abuse in relationships that we will see attitudes change and an end to domestic abuse.’

In addition, Ofcom relayed that several of these complaints against Adam were in relation to Jacques’ wellbeing in the lead up to and during his departure from the villa.

Love Island duty of care protocols in full – ahead of 2022 series   

Pre-filming and filming

Registered mental health professional engaged throughout the whole series – from pre-filming to aftercare. Thorough pre-filming psychological and medical assessments including assessments by an independent doctor, psychological consultant and reports from each Islander’s own GP to check medical history. Potential Islanders are required to fully disclose any medical history that would be relevant to their inclusion in the villa and the production’s ability to provide a suitable environment for them.  Managing cast expectations: detailed explanations both verbally and in writing of the implications, both positive and negative, of taking part in the series are given to potential cast members throughout the casting process and reinforced within the contract so it is clear. Cast are told they should consider all the potential implications of taking part in the show and work through this decision-making process in consultation with their family and those closest to them, to ensure they feel it is right for them. Senior Team on the ground have received training in Mental Health First Aid. A welfare team solely dedicated to the Islanders both during the show and after.

Aftercare 

Bespoke training on dealing with social media and advice on finance and adjusting to life back home. A minimum of eight therapy sessions will be offered to each Islander when they return home. Proactive contact with Islanders for a period of 14 months after the series in which they have appeared has ended, with additional help provided where applicable. We encourage Islanders to secure management to represent them after the show and manage them should they choose to take part in other TV shows, advertising campaigns or other public appearance opportunities.

 

LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

Paige  Thorne

Name: Paige Thorne

Age: 24

Location: Swansea

Occupation: Paramedic

Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find. 

‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!

‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’

Indiyah Polack

 Name: Indiyah Polack

Age: 23

Location: London

Occupation: Hotel waitress

Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.

‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one. 

‘I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’

Tasha Ghouri

Name: Tasha Ghouri

Age: 23

Location: Thirsk

Occupation: Model and dancer

Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.

‘This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time. 

‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’

Gemma Owen

Gemma Owen

Name: Gemma Owen

Age: 19

Location: Chester

Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner

Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer. 

‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest. 

‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.

Andrew Le Page

Andrew Le Page

Name: Andrew Le Page

Age: 27

Location: Guernsey

Occupation: Real Estate Agent

Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.

‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.

‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not? This is the best time to give it a go.’ 

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Age: 27

Location: Essex

Occupation: Actress

Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains! 

‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’

Dami Hope

Dami Hope

Name: Dami Hope

Age: 26

Location: Dublin

Occupation: Senior Microbiologist

Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.

‘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. I’m really good at being in a team’.

Davide Sanclimenti

 Name: Davide Sanclimenti

Age: 27

Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)

Occupation: Business owner

Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.

‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.

‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘

Luca Bish

Luca Bish

 Name: Luca Bish

Age: 23

Location: Brighton 

Occupation: Fishmonger

Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.

‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.’

Danica Taylor

Danica Taylor

Name: Danica Taylor

Age: 21

Location: Leicester

Occupation: Dancer

Who is their type on paper? ‘I am the type of girlfriend that I want to do so much with you – deep conversations, silly activities.

‘If you say let’s go canoeing all day even though I am quite a glam girl, I am down for it.’

Jamie Allen

Jamie Allen

Name: Jamie Allen

Age: 27

Location: Preston

Occupation: Footballer

What can you bring to the villa? ‘I shoot, I usually score, if I want something, I’ll go and get it.

‘I play football every single day and in terms of stepping on people’s toes we are all in there for the same reason so I wouldn’t have a problem upsetting a few people.’

Adam Collard

Adam Collard

Name: Adam Collard

Age: 26

Location: Newcastle

Occupation: Personal trainer 

Why Love Island and why now? ‘I’m going to ruffle a few feathers when I go in.’

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