Love Island 2016 cast tipped to include Miss Great Britain Zara Holland

Zara Holland

Miss Great Britain Zara Holland is set to join the cast of Love Island 2016 on ITV2 this year.

The model will reportedly be one of the singletons on the brand new series, which starts on May 30.

Zara was previously lined up for The Jump on Channel 4 but never got the chance to hit the slopes, perhaps a good thing given the number of injuries.

Instead of wrapping up for Austria, Zara will now be stripping off as she spends a long hot summer in the Love Island villa.

And it turns out she's got a connection to last year's series, reportedly briefly seeing 2015's winner Max Morley.

"Zara was gutted her time on The Jump was such a disaster – she didn't feel she was given a fair shot," a source said this week. "She sees Love Island as a way to make a name for herself beyond the world of beauty pageants."

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, the insider added: "As soon as ITV bosses realised she was Max's ex they were keen to get her on board.

"It's no secret Zara is one of the hottest girls in the UK but she will have her work cut out if she wants to be the beauty of the beach.

"ITV are keen to make this series the hottest ever."

Other names rumoured for the new series include Stephanie Davis's ex Sam Reece.

It's after being rather publicly dumped by Hollyoaks' Stephanie when she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother back in January, getting with fellow housemate Jeremy McConnell.

And another name linked to this summer's show has been Riah Read who previously dated TOWIE's Pete Wicks.

But a source seemed to suggest they probably wouldn't end up on the final line up, telling "They did meet bosses, but they are unlikely to feature in the lineup."

Another name who WON'T be on this year's show despite being invited on is X Factor Josh Daniel.

The Mirror newspaper reported recently that the singer had been approached to appear in this summer's second series but turned it down to instead focus on a debut album.

Love Island 2016 will air on ITV2 from May 30.

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