Love Island Winter 2023 Line-up: All contestants revealed
Love Island has welcomed a whole new group of singles to the villa – this time in South Africa, for the second ever winter series.
Unveiled are Casa Amor’s bombshell contestants, but who will make the cut into Casa Amor?
The series launched with 10 contestants, but the cast changes constantly as bombshells and dumped singles move out of the villa.
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Who will be following summer’s winners Ekin Su Culculoglu & Davide Sanclimenti? They will become series winners, crowned by a new host Maya Jama?
All Love Island winter 2023 contestants
Occupation: Student and influencer in biomedical science
Tanya states that she is in search of a boyfriend. However, Tanya doesn’t like big feet or men who don’t wear socks inside the house.
She explained that she has vitiligo. It is a pigmentation of the skin. You might not notice it. It’s on my lips and it has a streak on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute. I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.”
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Kai describes himself as calm and caring. He is a Jamaican citizen and has played rugby 7s in Jamaica. He is now semi-pro at Burnage RFC rugby and says he’s “technically earned three different degrees.”
He says: “I’m single by choice. I’m looking for the right girl. I feel that I have very high expectations. I don’t feel I should commit to someone unless I’m absolutely buzzing over them, because it’s not fair on them.”
Occupation: Makeup artist
Lana claims she has worked with many celebrities as a makeup artist. Lana was also a part of the Benidorm sitcom when she was six years old.
She says: “I don’t mind people texting me all the time but if you send me question marks if I’ve not replied to you in a while, you’re gone. For me, that’s a big red flag! It’s also a red flag if I see a man trip over.
Occupation: Financial advisor
Ron believes he is one of the most genuine people you’ll ever meet. He also claims he’s a rare find as a nice guy.
He says: “On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye. It was caused by a football injury that I suffered when I was eight. I was trying to get a header, but was kicked in the head. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.
“It’s added to my character, there are so many people that are worse off than me. Losing something like that can make you realize that. It’s not hindered me in any shape or form. It’s a good conversation starter I must admit.”
Anna-May Robey- DUMPED
Occupation: Administrator for Payroll
Anna-May claims she is a chatterbox and finds working from home difficult because she can’t communicate as well as she would like. She also feels pressured by her mother to find a man.
She says, “I went on one date and never saw him again. He took me out for dinner and we shared a bottle wine. He fell asleep as I was talking to him. To wake him up, I had to clink his glass of wine.
Will is a farmer who is looking for a wife. He says that he meditates every night. Sir David Attenborough should play him in a film about his life.
He says: “Having grown up on a farm, it’s been quite difficult juggling relationships and work. Love Island will allow him to get away from the farm so that he can only go out and find his true love. I think I’m at the time of my life where I’m mature enough to go and find a wife.”
Tanyel Revan – DUMPED
From: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Tanyel claims that “pretty guys” are what give her the ick. However, Tanyel will fall in love with a man who is able to dance.
She says: “I’m hard to get, confident, funny, charismatic, good looking and happy. I’m also a very loyal person, what is there not to love?”
Occupation: Security officer at airport
Shaq, a hopeless romantic and a sucker for Dear John, is an ardent supporter of the film.
He says: “I haven’t had the best luck with previous relationships. I decided to go out and meet the love my life. I am hopeful that I will meet my future spouse. The one I want to marry. Hopefully she’s in the villa.”
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Olivia is confident and bubbly. However, she has never been married at age 27.
She says that she did a film together with Jason Statham. They had a lovely 10-minute chat about life. I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.”
Haris Namani – DUMPED
Occupation: TV salesman
Haris has never met love nor taken a girl home with him to meet his family. However, Love Island could change all that.
He says: “I’m different, I’m a unique guy, the way I act; confident, not awkward, especially with the girls. I’m friendly, I’m very respectful as well. Anyone who meets me, I don’t think they have anything bad to say about me. I don’t give them that bad impression to say, ‘Oh, I don’t want to speak to him again.’”
Casa Amor bombshells
Occupation: Energy consultant
Kain said: “I’m excited because I want to see how strong the relationships actually are between the current couples, and if I can change them. I’m going in there to turn heads! I love a challenge in every aspect, whether it’s over a girl or a sport. I’m a competitive guy and I want to win!”
Occupation: Steel erector
Ryan said: “I snore, I’ll have to let the girls know that before we share a bed… hopefully that’s with Samie.”
Occupation: Pro boxer
Frankie explained that Frankie doesn’t often have to chase… so it might be a bit of a switch in the Villa. I am aware that I may have to put on the grafting gloves and take off my boxing gloves.
Occupation: Student in finance and host at a restaurant
Maxwell said, “My approach to talking to a girl is to just speak to them normally, learn as much as possible about them and then see if there’s a vibe.”
Occupation: Manager Operations
Bayley said: “Samie, she’s my type to a T. If you asked my mum or dad my type they would literally describe her.”
Occupation: Software engineer in senior position
Martin stated, “I am a nerd. I have a really geeky job. I enjoy really geeky stuff. Although I think it’s fun for the girls, I don’t always admit it. They see it later.
Occupation: Brand managing director
Layla, who dated Conor Maynard in the past, stated that “my ex is a very famous singer.” Since our breakup, he has written a few songs about my life.
From: Living in Dubai: Leicester
Occupation: Beauty buyer
Sammy said: “I’m here to bring the Dubai heat – it’s time to make these boys sweat.”
From: North London
Occupation: Baker and dental receptionist
Cynthia said: “I’ll be a girls’ girl, but only to the girls that are my girls. If I have a connection with someone, I can’t stop that connection just because of what’s gone on, because that wouldn’t be fair to myself.”
Occupation: Social worker
Sanam said: “I’m laid-back and fun, but if there’s ‘that person’ then I mean business!”
Occupation: Retail customer assistant
Lydia shared the following: “You just need to be yourself. Looks will only get you so far. Being able listen and have fun is a good strategy.”
Occupation: Singer and healthcare assistant
Lynda stated that she sings all the time. I sing in the shower and even when I’m sleeping!”
Fans were able to vote on the identities of the two first bombshells in advance of the series launch.
Viewers chose Tom Clare to be their favorite, and he was followed by many other bombshells, including two former stars from Australian Love Island.
Love Island continues its tradition of signing up children of celebrities, with Carl Fogarty’s daughter Claudia Join the villa
On Monday, 13 February viewers will see Casa Amor bombshells entering the show.
Occupation: Fashion boutique owner
Claudia is the daughter superbike racer Carl Fogarty and I’m A Celebrity star Danielle Fogarty. She is also Jake Quickenden’s ex.
When asked how her dad felt about her participating in Love Island, she replied that he was truly for it. My dad said he was really proud and to take the opportunity to find someone that’s not a d***head, that’s exactly what he said to me.”
She added that his advice had been: “Absolutely no sex on TV he said, he hasn’t really watched it before so it’s going to be a bit of a shock. I just said get a blind fold on, shut your eyes, if you don’t like it, turn it off.”
Jordan Odofin- DUMPED
Occupation: Senior HR advisor
Jordan describes himself as picky and “single by choice”, saying: “I need a girl that can put me in my place, therefore I’ve got my eye on all the strong women in the villa!”
Occupation: Consultant in recruitment
Casey doesn’t seem to be spending too much time in the villa. He stated that “I feel like this is the time for me to settle down and meet a girl.” I’ve always said I want to be married with kids by the time I’m 30. I’m 26, so we are getting there!”
Occupation: Senior estate agent coordinator
Samie describes herself as “an honest person with no filter” and says: “All my single friends are starting to settle down, so whenever I suggest a girls’ trip, everyone’s staying in with their boyfriends. I would love to go with someone who can do the same.
Spencer Wilks – DUMPED
Occupation: Owner of an E-commerce company
Spencer claims he is fun, loving, and cool but can offend because he doesn’t have a filter.
He also has no time for fakeness, explaining: “I don’t like the word ‘ick’. I don’t like picking one thing that would put me off someone. But I would say, being fake, I really don’t like that and it gets under my skin. When a girl’s bitchy, that for me is just not a vibe.”
Occupation: Personal trainer and influencer
“I’m single and have been for quite some time! I’m very lucky to live the life I lead, but it does get a bit lonely. All of my friends are settling down, and it’s time for me to do the same.
“The last time I had a relationship, it was in the Love Island Australia villa – so let’s go!”
Aaron Waters – DUMPED
Occupation: Creator of content and model
“When I was in the Love Island Australia villa, I didn’t open myself up to other opportunities that I could’ve possibly had. This time around, I want to test the waters and be open-minded.
“In terms of my experience in the previous villa, I went in there wanting to be myself and I can truly say I felt comfortable in myself in every way so I’d never change it.”
Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown – DUMPED
Occupation: Property developer and model
“I’m very loyal but that means I sometimes put others before myself. But this is Love Island so I’m not going to go in there and let the girls takeover because in the past I’ve been like, ‘If you like him, you have him’. I’d be an amazing girlfriend, I’m understanding, caring, fun and sexy.”
David Salako – DUMPED
Occupation: Money advisor
“Listen, there’s only one David Salako. Here we go. If you’re in a relationship with me it’ll be nothing but good fun, vibes. I think I’m alright looking as well…”
Ellie Spence – DUMPED
Occupation: Executive in Business Development
Ellie believes she is the “whole package… flirty forward and very confident”.
She said, “When I was drunk, I climbed over my friend’s gates and fell almost to my death.” Two weeks later, I was back in the hospital. They then stitched my leg up. It left me with a big scar on my leg but I’m so blasé about it, if I’m in a bikini you can’t not see it.”
Occupation: Semi-pro footballer
Tom said he is friends with Robbie Savage who is the director for his football club and that he is currently doing Love Island to find a wife.
But talking about what gives him the ick, he said: “‘Birthday make-up’ – you know when make-up is done professionally for an event and it’s just too much, like blue eyeshadow and stuff? Girls don’t need that.”
Love Island will be back on ITV2 on January 16th at 9:15pm