It’s been highly anticipated for the last number of weeks but this week Casa Amor returns to our screens.
Love Island is set to be shaken up with the return of the ultimate test, which in previous seasons had led to tears and explosive drama
The islanders will be split up, men and women, and put into the separate villas.
They will meet a bunch of six stunning new contestants with some at risk of having their head turned.
From models to DJs and American football stars there’s a variety of contestants getting ready to ‘crack on’ – and the luck of the Irish may come in handy as two women from Dublin and one Belfast man is set for Casa Amor.
Here’s the first confirmed contestants:
Matthew MacNabb will be entering Casa Amor on Love Island
Job: Strategic Marketing Consultant
Why Love Island: “The main thing is the adventure, it seems like a really fun thing to do. ”
How family and friends describe you: “My family would describe me as very relaxed and laid back, positive and optimistic. And my friends would describe me as very adventurous and very positive.”
Salma has signed up for Love Island after struggling to find ‘the one’
Job: Model/ influencer
Why Love Island: “I’ve never been in love. What better place to have a tunnel vision and really finding your one? It’s the perfect atmosphere, you don’t have the outside world distractions. It looks like time moves fast in there in a good way – it’s like, do you actually like me or not? In the real world it’s so wishy-washy. With this, it’s just, you need to know.”
How family and friends describe you: “Confident would be the top thing that everyone says about me. Chatty, I am chatty once I’m comfortable around you. I can be shy at times if I don’t like the energy. I do pick up on energies a lot. I don’t like confrontation. I am a very fiery person but I would never start something just because. If I’m confronted then I probably would get fiery. I don’t bother people if they don’t bother me.”
Mary could cause trouble as she has her eye on Liam
Why Love Island: “I have the worst luck, ever, with boys. Genuinely the worst ever. I always get dragged into the same circle of boys. So I was like, I need to go in another direction.”
Who have you got your eye on: “Liam. He’s just beautiful. He’s 6ft6 for a start, he seems really old-school, like a gentleman. And he’s basically the same age as me. He’s perfect. Other than that Teddy or Toby.
“I’m just going to get in there, see how Liam actually is feeling about Millie really and then reassess. I’m definitely not one to lay it on thick. I’ll just do a bit of flirting and see how it goes. That’s the whole aim isn’t it? If I go in there and I really like Liam I’ll have to step on Millie’s toes. If all the boys are coupled up you will be stepping on toes. If I could get away with not having a conversation I probably would as I hate confrontation, but if I need to I would.”
Kaila has found real life dating hard
Job: International DJ
Why Love Island: “Real life dating has not been doing me any favours at all. I’ve had it.”
How family and friends describe you: “My friends would say I’m very energetic. Never got into drinking, was never my thing, but I’d be the one up all night still and they’d be falling asleep. They’d say I was very outgoing and hardworking for sure. What I want I go and get it. Independent, too. And caring and loving.”
Harry has been single for a year and a half
Job: Car salesman
Why Love Island: “I’ve been single for a year and a half and previously went through heartbreak and I’ve had a bit of fun as well. Obviously, COVID then hit so I haven’t had the chance to date. It was through Tinder that I signed up. Over the past year it was easier to start off an initial conversation online because pubs and clubs were closed. ”
Who have you got your eye on: “Kaz has always been in my top three. But once I’m in there and speaking with people, it could change. ”
American footballer Medhy has his eye on Kaz
Job: American Football player/ model
From: Luton (originally from Belgium)
Why Love Island: “I’ve been single for 4 years and I love a good challenge. I love temptation so I thought why not?”
Who have you got your eye on: “Definitely Kaz. Kaz’s personality is fiery, she’s got energy, she’s funny and she’s got a beautiful smile and she’s a nice girl in general. And Millie seems like a nice girl and she’s obviously good looking as well.”
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.