Love Island cast 2022: Everything you need to know about all of this year's contestants

Who are the contestants looking for love this year? Find out everything you need to know about the Love Island 2022 cast - including who's about to go into Casa Amor.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 2 July 2022 - 10.49pm

Love Island - the nation's favourite dating show - returned for its eighth series on Monday 6 June on ITV2 and ITV Hub.

Get ready for another summer of love with loads of singletons heading to Majorca in search for their perfect match.

Laura Whitmore returns as presenter, Iain Stirling is back on commentary and there is a brand new villa, a luxury hang-out in which the 2022 cast can get to know each other intimately.

Meet the islanders living it up in the Love Island Villa, including the dozen bombshell boys and girls set to stir it up in Casa Amor, and the latest pair to be dumped from the island.

Love Island 2022 contestants: Casa AmorThe Girls | The Boys | Ex-islanders

Love Island 2022 - Who's in Casa Amor?

Summer Botwe

Summer Botwe in Love Island ITV

Summer is a 22-year-old events decor business co-owner from Hertfordshire.

"I think that I’m just genuinely good vibes - very goofy, very silly, I’ll definitely uplift everyone’s spirits. Everyone will be fun around me. I don’t really take things too seriously. I feel like I might end up bringing some drama because I do want to go full force with Dami… but I’m definitely just bringing fun and good vibes for sure," she said,

Jazmine Nichol

Jazmine Nichol in Love Island ITV

Jazmine, 21, is a nightclub manager from Newcastle.

"I’ve dated around Newcastle for years now. The ones I’ve tried have all been promoters or DJs and they’re all just nonsense. I need to meet people who are wanting something. It’s always the casual hook-up culture and that’s not me. I like a relationship, I like to find a connection," she said of her reasons for entering Casa Amor.

Coco Lodge

Coco Lodge on Love Island ITV

Coco is a 27-year-old graphic designer and ring girl from Surrey.

"I fall in love very quickly. It’s always people I think I’m lusting over - it’s kind of a bit more lust than love. My feelings are driven by how much I’m attracted to them. If I was to fall for someone’s personality I’d be a bit more of a slow burner," she said.

Chyna Mills

Chyna Mills on Love Island ITV

Chyna is a 23-year-old youth support worker from Leeds who already knows who she's got her eye on in the villa.

"Dami’s my top one. Then Jacques and Davide. They might even change by the time I get in there and see them in person and I’ll be like right, I want them all! I don’t have a specific type. For me, It’s all down to personality," she said,

Mollie Salmon

Mollie Salmon on Love Island ITV

Mollie, 23, is a make-up artist from Southampton.

"My mum got married at my age and my cousin is already engaged so she’s always told me how I should hurry up and find someone. I’m terrible at picking men so I thought Love Island would do a better job than me!" she said of her reasons for going on the show.

Cheyanne Kerr

Cheyanne Kerr on Love Island ITV

Cheyanne, 23, comes from Barnsley and works in cabin crew.

"In relationships and when I speak to guys I feel like a lot of times they are shocked at how I come across. I am not saying I am drop dead gorgeous but from Instagram people would expect me to be a vain person but I am really not like that. I would never turn my nose up at anyone," she said.

Deji Adeniyi

Deji Adeniyi in Love Island ITV

Deji is a 25-year-old accounts manager from Bedford.

"My sex life is amazing but my love life is awful. I am the master of failed talking stages. My love life isn’t going the right way so one night I decided to apply for Love Island and now I’m here!," he said.

Josh Samuel Le Grove

Josh Samuel Le Grove in Love Island ITV

Josh is a 22-year-old model from Essex. 

"I’ve always been single. If you’re going to find someone, it’ll be in a place where everyone is single and looking for the same thing. Personality-wise, I’m looking for someone who can stick up for themselves and hold their own. Up for a laugh, funny and doesn’t take themselves too seriously," he said.

Jack Keating

Jack Keating in Love Island ITV

Dubliner Jack, 23, works in social media marketing in London. He is also the son of former Boyzone singer Ronan Keating.

"I think I’m a pretty positive, fun guy so I think some good chat and a bit of Irish charm as well. I’m definitely loyal, my loyalties are obviously with the girl I’m with. I’ve never cheated on anyone. I can be very compassionate, I’m not afraid to tell a girl how I feel - I wear my heart on my sleeve a lot of the time," said Jack.

George Tasker

George Tasker in Love Island ITV

George, 23, is a labourer from the Cotswolds.

"I’ve been single now for three years. I had a relationship with a girl from Australia - my only girlfriend. It was a long distance relationship so 10,000 miles apart for almost three years. I’m a lot more mature now and I know what I want in a relationship. I’m an easy-going guy. I’m there to be myself, crack on and flirt," said George. 

Samuel Agbiji

Samuel Agbiji in Love Island ITV

Samuel is a 22-year-old model from Manchester.

"I know what I’m going to bring to the Villa - good energy! I’m a happy, positive guy and I like to live in the moment and live blissfully. I like to bring good energy wherever I am. I’m the type of person you’ll see dancing a lot, I’m the type of person who likes to put smiles on other peoples faces," he said.

Billy Brown

Billy Brown in Love Island ITV

Billy, 23, is a roofing company director from Surrey.

"When I get into a relationship I’m very, very romantic. The most romantic thing I’ve done is I asked a girl out with candles. I laid out across the garden ‘will you be my girlfriend?’ in candles. I got her to look out the window and see it on the grass. It took an hour to set up! She said yes - of course!" he said.

Love Island 2022 contestants - The girls

Danica Taylor

Danica Taylor on Love Island ITV

Danica, 21, is a dancer from Leicester. She joined Love Island on day 12, and threatened to shake things up in the villa.

"I am definitely going to go in there and step on a few toes and I am more than happy to go after what I want," she said.

"My mum always says I am a bit of a princess, a bit dramatic and always thinks I am right, which is very true. My friends would probably say I don’t hide from drama or arguments and I am a good friend."

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Love Island 2022 contestant Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu ITV

Ekin-Su is an actress from Essex.

She entered the Love Island villa on Day 3 of the 2022 series as one of two Bombshells.

"I’m looking for that real genuine spark and they just see me as me. I think the concept of the show brings back true and raw feelings," Ekin-Su said of her reason for signing up for Love Island.

"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! I’m looking for a serious man and a serious relationship."

Paige Thorne

Love Island 2022 contestant Paige Thorne ITV

Paige is a 24-year-old paramedic from Swansea.

"In Swansea there is just no-one I can find, I've tried and there's just nobody there anymore," said Paige.

"I need to break out and broaden my horizons and Love Island just brings everyone together for me. I haven't got to go out and I haven't got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now."

She added: "Whoever I’m in a relationship with, I look after them really well, probably too much! I put their work clothes on the radiators in the morning so they’re warm to get into, bake cookies on the weekend, meal prep for them, I like to do all the little gestures that just mean a lot. The small things that add up. I just have lots of love to give, I just love, love!"

Indiyah Polack

Love Island 2022 contestant Indiyah Polack ITV

Indiyah is a 23-year-old hotel waitress from London.

"I feel like I’m going to bring a lot of flavour and vibrancy," said the waitress. "I feel like I'm quite a down to earth person, so it shouldn't be an issue to meet a lover or a friend."

When asked how her friends would describe her, she said: "I feel like I'm going to bring a lot of flavour and vibrancy. I feel like I'm quite a down to earth person, so it shouldn't be an issue to meet a lover or a friend."

Tasha Ghouri

Love Island 2022 contestant Tasha Ghouri ITV

Tasha is a 23-year-old model and dancer from Thirsk.

She describes her dating life as a "shambles" and claims men are intimidated by her.

"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, go on holidays and travel with them," she said.

"I'll definitely bring my goofiness to the Villa - I'm so goofy and a joker! I'm also sassy, but I think I'll just bring myself as a person and I'll feel like that's enough!"

Gemma Owen

Love Island contestant Gemma Owen - the daughter of footballer Michael Owen ITV

19-year-old Gemma is a dressage rider and business owner from Chester. She is also the daughter of England footballer Michael Owen.

"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," said Gemma.

Talking about her love life, she said: "I would definitely say I'm a relationship type of person. I don't suit the single life. I wouldn't say I'm a serial dater, I don't go on loads of dates.

"I'd have to have been speaking to a guy for a while and get to know them before I go ahead and meet them."

Love Island 2022 contestants - The boys

Jay Younger

Jay Younger ITV

Jay is a 28-year-old investment analyst from Edinburgh. He entered the Love Island villa on Day 9.

He's promising to bring "a lot of fun" to the island.

"I think I am going to be a supportive Islander, I think I am going to bring a lot of fun. Hopefully some good laughs along the way and maybe some indecisive decisions," he said.

"I think I genuinely have what most females want. I’ve got a good job, I think I am a good looking lad and I have a lot of fun so I feel like I could add a lot of value to their lives if they add a lot of value to mine."

Jacques O’Neill

Jacques O’Neill ITV

Jacques is a 23-year-old professional rugby league player from Walney, Cumbria. 

He arrived in the Love Island villa on day 7, after Liam Llewellyn decided to leave the show.

"I’m loyal, I’m respectful and I’ve got good manners," Jacques answered when asked about what would make him a good boyfriend.

"I’ll look after someone close to me to the full extent I can. I would have a baby in two or three years. I think I’d be good with babies too, they’d be good looking wouldn’t they?

"I had injury after injury with my hamstring last year. I had an operation and it was a bad time for me. I was saying to my mum the other day that I want a girl and to settle down."

Dami Hope

Love Island 2022 contestant Dami Hope ITV

Dami is a 26-year-old senior microbiologist from Dublin.

Explaining why he wanted to take part, Dami said: "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.

"Love Island is a different experience, I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some, might go well with others, so it’s a fun experience"

When asked about his turn-offs, he added: "Bad hygiene or girls that talk about money too much. I like material things myself but it can get too much.

"I like girls that have initiative to be like, 'No I’ll get this'. Even just showing me that, I'll still pay."

Davide Sanclimenti

Love Island 2022 contestant Davide Sanclimenti ITV

Davide is 27, originally from Rome and now living in Manchester, works as a business owner.

"I think Love Island is going to be so much fun. I'm going to be the Italian stallion in the Villa! With my Italian charm, I can also be a very romantic guy," said Davide.

"I’m good looking and I've realised since I first arrived in Manchester, a lot of English girls actually love me. They love to be around me and I love to be around them. It’s going to be fun, I’m looking forward to it."

He added: "I want to find my soulmate, find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family."

Andrew Le Page

Love Island 2022 contestant Andrew Le Page ITV

27-year-old Andrew is a real estate agent from Guernsey, who now lives in Dubai.

"I like going on dates but I definitely prefer being in a relationship. Dates are a lot of fun, I just chat rubbish, get to know them, they get to know me and have a bit of fun," said Andrew.

"I've got the apps, the chat is quite fun. But I definitely prefer meeting people on a night out - it's a lot better in my opinion."

He added: "I'm going to bring laughs, [I'm] someone that's not going to take things too seriously."

Luca Bish

Love Island 2022 contestant Luca Bish ITV

Luca Bish is  a 23-year-old fishmonger from Brighton.

Talking about what he'll bring to the Love Island Villa, Luca said: "A lot of laughter hopefully. I like having a bit of fun, I'm not someone who takes everything too seriously. I want to have a good time there and make sure everyone else is - you don’t want anyone sulking about.

"I don't think I'm a bad looking geezer but I think it comes down to personality and who can actually hold a conversation - I think I'll be good in the Villa."

Revealing his best dating experience, he said: "I've taken a girl on a private plane for a first date. She wanted flying lessons. She flew the plane and I was in the back!"

Ex-Islanders of 2022

Charlie Radnedge - Dumped on Day 25

Charlie Radnedge in Love Island ITV

Charlie, 28, is a real estate developer from London. He entered the villa on Day 18 and sees a chance to be on Love Island as a "once in a lifetime opportunity".

"I’ve got to give it a go. I date quite a lot in London and I’ve been single for three years, so I’m not having that much success in that department, so why not try something new," he said.

"I am probably slightly more mature than some other people in the Villa. I’ve got some things figured out. I think I’m ready to settle down, basically. 

"If I do get into a relationship I want it to be something that adds to both of our lives, rather than it being something my happiness is dependent on. I’m probably at the age where the next serious relationship, that’ll be it I reckon, so I want to be sure."

Charlie was selected by the girls to leave the island after coming in the bottom three of a public vote on Day 25. 

"It's an amazing experience, it's like nothing I'll ever get the chance to do again. I am very glad I did it, regardless of the result. I've met some amazing people and some friends I'm sure I'll have for life," he said of his time on Love Island.

Antigoni Buxton - Dumped on Day 25

Antigoni Buxton in Love Island ITV

Antigoni, 26, is a singer-songwriter from London. She entered the villa on Day 17 and promised to bring positivity to the island.

"I think I’m going to bring a positive energy - I’m a very positive person," she said.

"I’ve been single for almost a year and a half and for the whole of the last year my goal has been to have as many different experiences as possible. I really just want to say ‘yes’ to things. Why not? It’ll be fun.

"I’m a Cypriot girl and I love being in the sun. I’ve got nothing to lose!"

Antigoni was selected by the boys to leave the island after coming in the bottom three of a public vote on Day 25. 

"It was so fun. I genuinely think I’ve got some friends forever. I’m grateful for the opportunity but I’m excited to have a hot girl single summer now," she said of her time on Love Island.

Amber Beckford - Dumped on Day 15

Love Island 2022 contestant Amber Beckford ITV

Amber is a 24-year-old nanny from London.

"I think it just feels like the right time," said Amber, talking about her application.

"This year it definitely feels like it's two feet in. I feel like now I'm most definitely ready, and wanting to look for a boyfriend."

Talking about her turn-offs, she added: "I don't like guys that show off. I don't like flashy, showy-offy guys - just have a personality and make me laugh. There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant."

Amber left the island on Day 15 after coming last in a public vote.

"It was definitely a shock but I’m excited for the future. I’m excited to see the other Islanders but hopefully not too soon! I’ll be rooting for all of them," she said of her early exit.

"I was shocked about the dumping in general and was shocked to be going home. Ekin-Su has brought a lot of drama and Tasha is definitely a sweetheart. I expected it a little bit when I knew it was between the three of us."

Ikenna Ekwonna - Dumped on Day 15

Love Island 2022 contestant Ikenna Ekwonna ITV

Ikenna Ekwonna is a 23-year-old pharmaceutical sales worker from from Nottingham.

"Hopefully, I'm going to bring spontaneity and excitement. I'm not really shy to speak to people and I don't really care too much about what people think," said Ikenna.

He also claimed he was "single by choice".

"It's also pretty hard to find good looking people out there who are my type and my age so Love Island will put me in a situation where there will be people like that and hopefully that will force me to settle down," he added.

Ikenna left the island on Day 15 after coming last in a public vote.

"[It was] definitely the best holiday I’ve ever been on!," he joked of his time in the villa.

"I didn’t find romance but it was nice to be in the villa, nice to have a pool in the heat, couldn’t really complain. Obviously short-lived but that’s cool though."

Remi Lambert - Dumped on Day 12

Remi Lambert ITV

Remi is a 22-year-old model from Manchester. He entered the Love Island villa on Day 9.

He says he was inspired to enter the show by the continued successful relationship of a former Love Island couple.

"When I saw Molly [Mae Hague] and Tommy [Fury] and saw how strong they are together, I thought, ‘I want a love like that'," he said.

"Recently I’ve been going on a lot of dates but I feel like now it’s time to find something more serious."

After just three days in the villa, Remi was dumped from the villa after new girl Danica was forced to choose between him and Luca. She chose the Brighton fishmonger, sending Remi home.

"I’m a bit disappointed - I wish I could stay longer to get to know Indiyah and Danica mostly. At the same time, I feel like it was my time to leave. I was getting mixed signals and I wasn't getting a clear answer from the girls," said a crestfallen Remi.

Afia Tonkmor - Dumped on Day 8

Love Island 2022 contestant Afia Tonkmor ITV

Afia is a 25-year-old lounge host from London.

She entered the Love Island villa on Day 3 of the 2022 series as one of two Bombshells.

"It just seems like a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet someone, have an amazing summer, just have so much fun and have a bit of a summer romance as well," said Afia, who also admitted that she has a tendency to fall in love too quickly.

"Two dates I am like, ‘OMG I am obsessed with this boy, he’s everything'."

Afia's stay in the villa lasted only 5 days: following Jacques' decision to couple up with Paige, Afia was left single and dumped from the island.

When asked if she would do anything differently if she had her time in the villa again, Afia said: "I feel like I stayed true to myself so I’d do things the same."

Liam Llewellyn - Left on Day 5

Love Island 2022 contestant Liam Lewellyn ITV

Liam is a 22-year-old masters student from Newport, South Wales.

"I'll bring good energy, I'm good company to be around and I'm smiley. Before, I've been in places I don't want to be but I can still put a nice smile on and make it as enjoyable as it can be. So I'll definitely bring some positive energy," said the Welsh lad.

Describing how he impresses dates, he said: "Pay them a compliment! The thing that girls quite like is that I'm not just like, 'You’re mint'. I'm like, 'Your eyes are piercing, I'm lost in your eyes'. Or I'll say something like, 'You've got nice feet' or something."

Liam became the first islander to leave the 2022 series, walking out on Day 5 after telling fellow islanders 

"Obviously we all came here for the same sort of reason, but I haven't been giving 100 per cent Liam. I know what that looks like and I'm miles off that," he told the others after calling a meeting around the fire pit.

"Trying to find someone to leave the villa with is the goal, but when you're not feeling that, it makes it a hard time to find that.

"I've made the decision to leave the villa. It's been a breeze, it's been an absolute ball. You are all unreal."

Love Island 2022 contestants: Casa AmorThe Girls | The Boys | Ex-islanders

All the Love Island winners

  • 2015 - Jess Hayes and Max Morley
  • 2016 - Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey
  • 2017 - Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay
  • 2018 - Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham
  • 2019 - Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea
  • 2020 - Finn Tapp and Paige Turley
  • 2021 - Liam Reardon and Millie Court

Love Island 2021 winners

Millie Court - winner with Liam

Millie Court from Love Island ITV

Millie is 24, from Essex and a fashion buyer's administrator.

She says she's more than ready for some grafting in the villa having been single for the past year.

"I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m ready to find ‘the one’," she explains. "I’m always up for doing something new and challenging myself. I’ve never done anything like this before. I just want to throw myself into it and have fun with it."

On her ideal partner, she says: "Looks wise, it’s the classic tall, dark and handsome. But people who I’ve been with in the past haven’t been that.

"Genuinely, deep down it’s whether I’ve got a connection with them or not. I’m looking for someone that I can fully vibe with and we have the same energy. I really want someone who can make me laugh and is funny - someone who matches me and not just because they’re good looking. Most boys who are really good looking are boring!"

Millie won the show with Liam. The pair briefly split when Liam kissed Lillie in Casa Amor, but he eventually won her over and he declared her love for her ahead of the final, where they were voted as the winners.

Liam Reardon - winner with Millie

Liam Reardon from Love Island ITV

Liam is a 21-year-old bricklayer from Wales.

He says he's looking for a steady relationship, but won't be putting too much effort into getting what he wants.

"If I’m in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won’t go too far out of my way," he confessed. "If she liked you that much she wouldn’t have to make a choice."

Liam and Millie were declared the winners of the series. The pair are an official couple and Liam has told Millie that he loves her - a far cry from the post-Casa Amor scenes when Millie discovered he had kissed another woman.

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