The first Love Island 2021 contestants on the cast of Season 7 have been revealed.
After a year off air, a sizzling summer awaits for a brand new selection of singletons looking for love as Love Island finally returns to ITV2 on Monday, June 28.
Host Laura Whitmore and narrator Iain Stirling return for one more long hot summer with Love Island 2021's villa welcoming a new generation of Islanders ready to embark on a summer of dating, romance, and ultimately relationships.
In the definitive game of love, every few days the islanders will have to couple up, with those not in a couple at risk of being dumped from the island - but with the path to true love littered with surprise bombshell arrivals and unexpected twists and turns, there’s never a dull moment in the islanders’ sunshine paradise.
Ahead of next Monday's launch, the first Love Island cast members have been revealed...
Love Island 2021 cast
Occupation: Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Instagram username: @sharongaffka
Says Sharon: "It's been a bit of a running joke between my friendship group for a while that I should apply, probably because I’m the most outrageous one out of the group. But also because of COVID and the lockdown, I’m the only single one in my friendship group. They’re either married or planning on getting married. I don’t want to be the only one in the group chat that is single anymore!"
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Instagram username: @aaronfranciis
Says Aaron: "I’ve been single for about six or seven months and the dating world at the moment is a little bit off. Everyone’s wearing masks. You can’t really see anyone which makes dating a lot harder. I do prefer relationships than dating."
Occupation: Waitress & Marketing Student
Instagram username: @libertypoolex
Liberty says: "I've never had that nice, happy relationship so I think it will be nice and something for me to experience. Obviously I want the best summer ever because we have been in lockdown for a year so it would be nice to go away and enjoy the sun and make friends as well. I’m excited, I’m a bit of a social butterfly so I love to meet new people. I’m a girls’ girl as well so I can’t wait for the girly friendships. It’s going to be fun!"
Occupation: P.E Teacher
Instagram username: @hugo_hammond_
Hugo says: "I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating. I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there."
Instagram username: @shannonsinghhh
Shannon says of signing up for Love Island: "It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you’re lucky enough to participate in the show, why would you not? And hopefully meet an exciting hunk."
Occupation: Water Engineer
Instagram username: @jakecornish7
On why he signed up, Jake says: "I was in a relationship for seven years and then when lockdown hit, I was single. The opportunity is there, you might as well take it by the horns and go for it."
Occupation: Fashion Blogger
Instagram username: @kazkamwi
On signing up for the show, Kaz says: "I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?"
Instagram username: @brad_mcclell
Says Brad: "I want to date face-to-face, I like meeting people. I’m easy going, laid back. Who wouldn’t want to be in a nice villa in a hot country for a while?"
Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive
Instagram username: @chloe__burrows
Chloe says: "I’ve been in awful ‘situationships’ and stuff so I just thought, why not?! I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you. And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you."
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Instagram username: @tobyaromolaran
Says Toby: "I’ve never been in a relationship. I thought, ‘If Love Island can’t find me a relationship then no one can’."
Occupation: Lettings Manager
Instagram username: @faye__winter
On signing up for Love Island, Faye says: "In the last year we haven’t been able to experience anything. I’m open to anything. The opportunity came up so why wouldn’t I? I’d love to meet somebody, what better way to meet somebody than in the sun - amazing."
Instagram username: @liamreardon1
Liam says: "I’m after a new partner. It’s been a while since I’ve had a girlfriend. I’m struggling to find one."
Occupation: Business owner – customised hats
Instagram username: @chuggswallis
Chuggs says of signing up: "I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of aging. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With Covid and the pandemic, I feel like I’ve missed a year of my youth, so I’m really gagging to get it all back – make the most of it."
Occupation: Luxury travel specialist
Instagram username: @rayfinn
On signing up for Love Island, Rachel says: "It’s a combination of two things - I’ve always been a fan of the show and it’s a great experience, you meet great people. I’m someone who loves to live my life to the best."
Occupation: Fashion buyer’s administrator
Instagram username: @lucindastrafford
On joining the cast of Love Island, Millie says: "I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m ready to find ‘the one’. I’m a very spontaneous and adventurous person. 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."
Occupation: Online fashion boutique owner
Instagram username: @milliegracecourt
On signing up for Love Island, Lucinda says: "I’m a relationship kind of girl. The timing is right and I want to have some fun"
Occupation: Senior Financial Consultant
Instagram username: @teddy_soares
Teddy says of signing up for the show: "I think I’m ready for love now. Law of attraction is probably what I believe in, so being in the villa is part of that thought process.
"I’m not getting any younger. I’ve always been the type of guy to be in long relationships. Never broken three years though. If I do find someone in the villa, I’m going to take it seriously."
Andrea-Jane Bunker (AJ)
Occupation: Hair extension technician
Instagram username: @andreajanebunker
On why she joined the villa, Andrea-Jane - also known as AJ - says: "First of all, I’ve had the worst luck with men. I feel like this is the one thing I haven’t tried. I thought why not? Let’s give it a go."
Occupation: Plumber and clothing brand owner
Instagram username: @andreajanebunker
On why he applied for the show, Danny says: "My mindset has changed in the last year. Lockdown has really made me reevaluate my life and it’s done me good."
From: Beaconsfield (lives in Bournemouth)
Occupation: Tattoo artist
Instagram username: abigaillouiserawlings
Abigail says of joining up: "I’ve always been very much a relationship girl. My windows of being single don’t last long. Why not?"
Occupation: Marketing executive
Instagram username: @georgiatownend_
Georgia says of entering the villa: "I’ve been single for a really long time. Five years. I haven’t done the maths but it’s at least that. I feel like I’ve exhausted all the other options on how to meet people."
Occupation: Estate agent
Instagram username: @tylercruickshank_
Tyler says of signing up for Love Island: "I’m single and still looking for someone. I’ve been single for about three years I would say. I kind of miss having somewhere there. It’s a good opportunity to find someone. I’m really competitive so the challenge aspect I do like. I want to get out there in my shorts and show my abs."
Love Island starts at 9pm Monday 28th June on ITV2 and ITV Hub.
Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.