NAME: Tyrique Hyde
ACTIVITY: Soccer player
WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I bring vibes, confidence, good energy and honesty. I’m not on the fence, if I have an opinion I will speak up. I’m also not afraid to go for what I want
CLAIM T0 FAMOUS? Toby Aromolaran is one of my best friends, we grew up together and were in the same class at school
NAME: Molly Marsh
WHY LOVE ISLAND AND WHY NOW? I think it’s the ideal timing and the perfect way to find someone.
I don’t go out to party and I don’t use dating apps, I’m actually quite old fashioned so there’s no better way to meet someone than by entering a villa in the sun with the potential ‘one’ in there.
NAME: Catherine Agbaye
ACTIVITY: Commercial Real Estate Broker
HOW WOULD FAMILY AND FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU? Someone who is fun and has a loving character. They know I have so much love to give.
I’m always smiling, I’m always happy, I’m always smiling. You will always see me with a smile on my face.
NAME: Mehdi Edno
ACTIVITY: Communication Manager/Model
ARE YOU READY TO FIND THE ONE? Yes. I’ve been busy with work and my master’s degree for the past few years, but now I’m done with the busy schedule and ready to find love.
THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO HAVE IN A PARTNER? Appearance is important but not everything, a good sense of humor and someone who is outgoing and up for an adventure is what I’m looking for.
NAME: Ella Thomas
ACTIVITY: Fashion model
WHAT IS YOUR CLAIM TO FAME? I’ve been in a music video for Headie One and Burna Burna Boy and I was an extra in World War Z once. I was 12 years old when I filmed it and met Brad Pitt, which was cool.
WHY SHOULD SOMEONE DATE YOU? I am the whole package, I know what I want in life and I have a big heart.
NAME: Mitchell Taylor
ACTIVITY: gas engineer
WHY SHOULD SOMEONE DATE YOU? I thrive on being a gentleman. I shower you with flowers, I take you on dates, I fill your bedside table with your favorite candies and chocolate. I’ve been single, I’ve had fun and now I want to settle down.
WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? I’m just really picky. I need to find the girl I want to marry and have kids with. I’m almost 27, I don’t want to play the field anymore, I want to find the one.
NAME: Jess Harding
ACTIVITY: Aesthetic practitioner
WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? Because every boy is scaring the hell out of me right now. I feel like it’s fate because I’m saving myself from Mr Right in the Villa!
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? If a man stunts for money, that’s an ick. Showing off all their designer clothes because most of the time they are probably fake anyway! Another is when a boy runs to the train and the train goes without him. Lunch boxes too – just go to Tesco and get a meal deal!
NAME: Andre Furtado
ACTIVITY: Economics graduate and entrepreneur in clothing brands
WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I am charming, I bring good looks and some language lessons. I’m going to teach the other islanders Portuguese, Spanish and a little Creole. I think I have every piece of the pie.
DO YOU FALL IN LOVE QUICKLY? I’d say I’m falling too fast to be honest. When I look at beautiful ladies, before saying hello to them, I have already fallen in love. I’m already planning the wedding.
NAME: Zechariah Noble
BY: South East London
ACTIVITY: Personal trainer and basketball player
WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’m a very laid back guy and I’m completely myself 100% of the time. I am quite simple and never have trouble making friends, I like to take care of people.
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? I have two and they are both very stupid; Bad handwriting – I have terrible handwriting so they should have better handwriting than me and twerking, I really don’t like twerking!
NAME: Whitney Adebayo
WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? Good vibes, I can be really crazy and funny but I can also go deep. It depends on the person and the situation, but I am a very flexible person, I know how to read the room.
DO YOU FALL IN LOVE QUICKLY? Real love, no. I can fall in love, but I don’t fall in love easily. My big thing is trust, I have to trust you completely before I can give you my heart. I’m not giving you my heart for free, you have to earn it.
NAME: Sammy Carrot
ACTIVITY: Project Manager
WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I will be the energy in the villa, many guys have pretty faces and nice bodies, whatever I have, but I also have the sparkling personality, I’m a bit of a firecracker
HOW WOULD FRIENDS/FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? Funny, sparkling and good to be around. I’m also a bit cheeky
NAME: Charlotte Summer
BUSINESS: Dental assistant
WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I will bring pleasure! I’m very sincere, I’m a girly girl, I give good advice, but sometimes I have to follow the advice I give my girls.
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ‘ICK’? When guys dress up and are dressed up as a piece of toast or an old woman.
NAME: Leah Taylor
BUSINESS: Business owner (social media marketing)
DO YOU FALL IN LOVE QUICKLY? This is hard because I would have said I was a slow-burner, but I think that’s because I’ve been more closed off in the past. Honestly I’m such a hopeless romantic and now that I know what I want I can’t wait to fall in love again.
DO YOU HAVE ANY CLAIMS TO FAME? When I was a dancer, I actually danced at the EMAs and danced for Rita Ora and Camila Cabello. Maura Higgins is one of my best friends and we watched her best bits together one night and couldn’t stop laughing, she’s hilarious.
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Scott van der Lock
NAME: Scott van der Lock
BY: Connah’s Quay, North Wales
ACTIVITY: Soccer player
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BRING TO THE VILLA? Energy. I’ll joke around, be sassy and I’m a flirt! very, very strong personality, so if I see something I don’t agree with, there will definitely be fireworks!
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ‘ICK? Someone who gets too clingy too quickly. I don’t like too much calling and too much texting. I’m also not a fan of someone wearing Nike Air Force 1 sneakers with a dress on a night out, or waking up with someone and seeing a blotchy fake tan in the morning.