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

Who were the contestants looking for love this year? Find out everything you need to know about the Love Island 2022 cast - including the identity of the winning couple.

By Alex Fletcher Updated: 1 August 2022 - 11.36pm

Love Island - the nation's favourite dating show - returned for its eighth series on Monday 6 June on ITV2 and ITV Hub, and for eight weeks viewers have been gripped by events inside the villa as 36 singletons looked for love in Mallorca. 

Some were more successful than others: a handful of contestants spent as little as four days in the villa while seven original islanders - along with Day 3 joiner Ekin-Su - lasted the full 58 days to make it to the grand finale.

Now that the winning couple has been chosen by the public, remind yourself of all the islanders who lived it up in the Love Island villa in the summer of 2022. 

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Love Island 2022 - The finalists

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu - Winner with Davide

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."

Davide Sanclimenti - Winner with Ekin-Su

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."

Gemma Owen - Runner-up with Luca

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."

Luca Bish - Runner-up with Gemma

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!"

Indiyah Polack - 3rd place with Dami

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."

Dami Hope - 3rd place with Indiyah

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."

Tasha Ghouri - 4th place with Andrew

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!"

Andrew Le Page - 4th place with Tasha

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."

The rest of this year's islanders

Paige Thorne - Dumped on Day 56

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!"

After her beau Jacques left the island on Day 37, Paige coupled up with Bombshell Adam, but the pair were dumped from the island on Day 56 after landing in the bottom two of the public vote.

Paige is optimistic about their relationship outside of the Villa, saying she sees a future with the PT: "Definitely we’re going strong. We have done since day one. We’ve already made plans. He’s coming to see me in Swansea and I’m going to Newcastle. We’re already talking about holidays and Christmas plans. I definitely see a future."

It sounds like a reunion with Jacques is off the cards, as she says Adam is "more suited" to her. She says: "The fact that I stayed [after Jacques left] and I gave 100% to the experience and found something new and something more suited towards me just goes to show that everything happens for a reason."

Adam Collard - Dumped on Day 56

Adam Collard on Love Island ITv

Adam, 26, is a personal trainer from Newcastle.

“I’m going to ruffle a few feathers when I go in," Adam vowed when he was dropped into the villa on Day 36. 

Keen Love Island viewers know that he may be true to his word - Adam spend four weeks in the villa during 2018's fourth series, stirring up trouble by coupling up with no fewer than three girls - Rosie, Zara and Darylle - before being dumped following a recoupling on Day 31.

This series, he coupled up with paramedic Paige following Jacques' exit, and they lasted all the way until they were both dumped from the island on Day 56.

He's definitely hoping to continue their romance outside of the villa, and even wants Paige to move to his home city of Newcastle! He says: "I don’t know what the moving situation is - I think I need to pitch her Newcastle very, very well. I’m really excited to go and see her family.

"I’m just excited to go and do all the fun things with her. I want to go on dates. It’s weird, I feel like we’re dating but we’re so far past that. We have really got something good here. I just want to run with it to be honest. I see her in my future and I think she feels the same. We’re going to make it work."

Jamie Allen - Dumped on Day 52

Jamie Allen on Love Island ITV

Jamie, 27, is a professional footballer from Preston.

"I want to find someone, have a genuine connection and fall in love so Love Island is the perfect place for me to find that," he said when entering the villa. 

His current team, Halifax Town, may not feel the timing is perfect, however. When it was announced he was taking part in the show, the club tweeted: "Jamie Allen has decided to join the cast of Love Island 2022, making his intentions clear that the opportunity is very important to him. The matter will be reviewed on his return."

In a surprise recoupling on Day 47, Danica chose to recouple with Jamie. The dancer said she had a 'stronger connection' with Jamie, sending Reece home. Could it be sixth time lucky for unlucky-in-Love Island Danica?

The couple were dumped from the island on Day 52, but they're planning to continue their romance outside of the villa. Jamie says: "We’ve already talked about a few dates we’re going to tick off the list. We’re definitely going to see each other on the outside 100%." He adds enthusiastically: "I’m excited to introduce her to everyone - all my family. I’ve got quite a big family as well. They’ll be asking me, ‘When can I meet her?’"

Danica Taylor - Dumped on Day 52

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."

After five failed romances in the villa, Danica chose to couple up with Bombshell Jamie on Day 47, but the unlucky-in-love star was dumped from the island on Day 52 with her beau. Danica is hoping for a romance with Jamie outside villa doors, saying: "It’s still early days for me and Jamie but we just clicked... We get along, it’s just easy and natural and doesn’t feel forced. We both bring out the best in each other. "

Reece Ford - Dumped on Day 49

Reece Ford on Love Island ITV

Reece is a 23-year-old model from Coventry who is also footballer Kylian Mbappé's body double.

“I’ve never had a girlfriend to be honest but I know how to make a girl feel special with little or big gestures," Reece admitted.

"I haven’t found the right girl [yet], I’ve got very high standards. I am the fussiest person ever when it comes to girls.”

Reece failed to make his mark in the Villa after arriving on Day 46, choosing to take Ekin-Su on a date - who promptly made her feelings for Davide clear on said date. He competed for Danica's affections with Jamie, but lost out to the latter, who had his eyes on the dancer from the start. Reece was left to couple up with Nathalia on Day 47, but she immediately friendzoned him. He was dumped from the island on Day 49 after landing in the bottom two boys in the public vote, alongside Deji, Lacey and Nathalia. 

Lacey Edwards - Dumped on Day 49

Lacey Edwards in Love Island ITV

Lacey, 25, is a professional dancer from Swindon.

"I’ve been dancing all over the world since I was 18 when I moved to France. I recently came to one of the ends of my contracts in France and I was like I am really ready to meet someone and my friends were like why haven’t you applied for Love Island before, you’re literally perfect for it," she said when asked why she was entering Love Island.

Lacey hit it off with Deji after arriving in the villa on Day 46, and she chose to couple up with him on Day 47. Unfortunately, viewers didn't get to see their relationship blossom, as Lacey was dumped from the island on Day 49 after she landed in the bottom two girls in the public vote. But, with Deji also dumped from the island, will they continue their romance outside the Villa doors?

Nathalia Campos - Dumped on Day 49

Nathalia Campos on Love Island ITV

Nathalia is a 23-year-old content creator from Brazil, living in London.

"I’ve got high standards and I like to be treated right, I don't just take whatever so I think I am single because I haven’t met someone who is willing to treat me right and the way that I deserve to be treated," she said when asked why she is currently single.

Nathalia arrived in the Villa as a surprise Bombshell on Day 46, but was dumped from the villa three days later after failing to break up Paige and Adam, or Davide and Ekin-Su. She was left to couple up with Reece on Day 47, but was dumped from the island on Day 49 after landing in the bottom two girls in the public vote.

Deji Adeniyi - Dumped on Day 49

Deji Adeniyi in Love Island ITV

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

He entered Casa Amor on Day 26 and coupled up with Indiyah to move into the villa on Day 31.

"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.

Deji recoupled with Bombshell Lacey on Day 47, but was dumped from the island two days later after landing in the bottom two boys in the public vote. 

Billy Brown - Dumped on Day 44

Billy Brown in Love Island ITV

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

He entered Casa Amor on Day 26 and coupled up with Tasha to move into the villa on Day 31.

"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.

Billy recoupled with Danica on Day 38 but left the villa six days later after ending up in the bottom two boys in the public vote.

"I felt that if it was my time then it was my time. It is what it is. They’re not going to kick someone out who is in a relationship," he said of being voted out by the girls of the villa.

"I knew it was going to be me because [bottom-two rival] Dami is in a strong relationship and I wasn’t and I understand that."

Summer Botwe - Dumped on Day 44

Summer Botwe in Love Island ITV

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

She entered the villa on Day 27 as part of Casa Amor and coupled up with Dami to ensure her stay in Love Island.

"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 on arrival.

Summer recoupled with Josh on Day 38 but left the villa six days later after ending up in the bottom two girls in the public vote.

"I would have loved to have made it until the end but I am absolutely over the moon with how far I’ve got. I am definitely leaving on a high with my head held high," she said when leaving the villa.

Josh Samuel Le Grove - Dumped on Day 39

Josh Samuel Le Grove in Love Island ITV

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

He entered Casa Amor on Day 26 and coupled up with Danica to move into the villa on Day 31.

On Day 38 he coupled up with Summer but their romance only lastes a day before he came in the bottom three of a viewer vote to choose their favourite boy islander. 

"I feel like if I had the chance to do it again, I would put my immature ways aside and try and give it a proper shot with Danica," he said on leaving the villa.

"I feel like I slipped back into my old ways and got scared and then tried to pursue something else. I feel like maybe I could have given it a better shot and then decided but I feel like although it turned out the way it did, it was a good lesson. "

Coco Lodge - Dumped on Day 39

Coco Lodge on Love Island ITV

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

She entered the villa on Day 27 as part of Casa Amor and coupled up with Andrew to ensure her stay in Love Island.

She coupled up with Deji on Day 38 but just a day later left the villa after coming in the bottom three of a viewer vote to choose their favourite girl islander.

"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 on entering the villa.

On leaving, she reflected on her tempestuous if brief relationship with Andrew, who brought her in from Casa Amor before returning to the arms of Tasha.

"I wouldn’t do anything differently," she insisted.

"What happened wasn’t nice and I genuinely had my feelings hurt there. That happens on the outside world as well, not everyone is going to be your forever person. People go back to the exes on the outside world - it is what it is. I was genuine to me so I can’t really regret anything."

Jacques O’Neill - Walked on Day 37

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, but followed Liam in walking out of the show 30 days later. Jacques had paired with Paige on Day 12 before being picked by Danica on Day 18. However on Day 23 he was reunited with Paige.

Tensions between the pair arose after Casa Amor - Jacques opted to stay with Paige on returning to the villa but the Swansea paramedic soon discovered that he had got too close to Casa girl Cheyanne. Despite his grovelling apology their relationship seemed irreparable and it seems that Jacques has taken the option to leave the island rather than attempting to pair up with another islander.

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

"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."

Chyna Mills - Dumped on Day 35

Chyna Mills on Love Island ITV

Chyna is a 23-year-old youth support worker from Leeds.

She entered the villa on Day 27 as part of Casa Amor and coupled up with Jay to ensure her stay in Love Island. Before she entered the villa, he wasn't part of her plans...

"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.

Chyna was dumped from the villa, along with Jay, after a public vote left them in the bottom two couples along with Dami and Summer. The seven safe couples chose who should leave and agreed that Chyna and Jay's time in the villa was up.

When asked whether she'd change anything about her short time on Love Island, Chyna said she wouldn't do anything differently.

"I don’t think I’d change anything because throughout Casa and going into the main Villa, I was true to myself. For me, coming into Love Island, I knew I had to go with my gut and what feels right," she said.

Jay Younger - Dumped on Day 35

Jay Younger ITV

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

He promised 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."

Jay was dumped from the villa, along with his Casa Amor pick Chyna, after a public vote left them in the bottom two couples along with Dami and Summer. The seven safe couples chose who should leave and agreed that Chyna and Jay's time in the villa was up.

George Tasker - Dumped on Day 31

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. 

George  entered Casa Amor on Day 26 but was dumped on Day 31 after failing to couple up with any of the housemates.

"I was myself and completely enjoyed every moment. It would have been nice to get into the main Villa. Anything can happen but I haven't got any regrets because I was myself," he said of the experience.

Samuel Agbiji - Dumped on Day 31

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.

Samuel entered Casa Amor on Day 26 but was dumped on Day 31 after failing to couple up with any of the housemates.

"I went to the Island, and I realised that there were not many people in there for me, so there was not much I could really do in terms of finding someone. I'm completely fine and OK with that," he said of his five days on Love Island.

Jack Keating - Dumped on Day 31

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.

Jack entered Casa Amor on Day 26 but was dumped on Day 31 after failing to couple up with any of the housemates.

"It’s bittersweet to be honest. I had a great time there - I met some great guys and it was nice getting to know the girls. It just went up a bit too fast. As we were getting into it, it wrapped up. But I had a really great time, a great couple of days so no complaints!" he said of his brief time on the island.

Jazmine Nichol - Dumped on Day 31

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.

Jazmine entered the villa as part of Casa Amor on Day 27 but was dumped on Day 31 after failing to couple up with any of the housemates.

"Obviously I’m sad because I wanted more time to get to know people and create connections and explore it. But also I stayed true to myself. I do just wish I’d made a romantic connection rather than just friendships," she said of her time in the villa.

Cheyanne Kerr - Dumped on Day 31

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.

Cheyanne entered the villa as part of Casa Amor on Day 27 but was dumped on Day 31 after failing to couple up with any of the housemates - despite making a strong connection with Jacques.

"It's a bittersweet feeling. I didn’t want to remain in there after I’d felt a connection with someone and he remained in his couple. I spent the majority of my time with Jacques. We shared a bed together and I know he said he wanted to get to know me more. We’d kissed," she said of their brief relationship. 

"Then when it came to the recoupling he stuck with Paige. I didn’t know what he was going to do until the last minute. I genuinely didn’t have a clue so that just shows how much we’d spoken and got along." 

Mollie Salmon - Dumped on Day 31

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.

Mollie entered the villa as part of Casa Amor on Day 27 but was dumped on Day 31 after failing to couple up with any of the housemates.

"I had such an amazing time there, I loved every second and I don’t regret going on the show - I think it was the opportunity of a lifetime really. I’m so glad I got to experience it because I know so many people applied for it," she said of her brief time in the villa.

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: The FinalistsAll this year's 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
  • 2022 - Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti

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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