Love Island 2024 cast revealed - meet the contestants

21 June 2024, 14:52

Love Island 2024 Summer Series cast
Love Island summer 2024 has introduced a full cast of hopefuls. Picture: ITV

By Tiasha Debray

Love Island is back and the 2024 summer cast and contestants are bigger and better than ever! Here's the full line up including new bombshells.

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Love Island 2024 is back and they're certainly delivering on the contestants front with the likes of Tiffany Leighton, Ronnie Vint and Joey Essex all making part of the line up this year.

Of course, after welcoming the original cast on start date June 3rd, ITV2 producers have spent their time dropping new bombshells along the way as well as making shock dumpings.

So with the contestants forever changing, it can be hard to keep up with who is who so here is your ultimate guide to the Love Island contestants of 2024 including all new hopefuls and those who have already been dumped.

Maya Jama is hosting Love Island 2024
Maya Jama is hosting Love Island 2024. Picture: ITV

Love Island line-up 2024

Konnor Ewudzi Love Island 2024
Konnor Ewudzi has only had two serious relationships. Picture: ITV2

Konnor Ewudzi

Age: 28

From: Cornwall

Heading into the villa as one of the most mature male contestants, Konnor has been holding out for the right girl.

Before heading into the villa, he said: "I’ve got a different look and style to a lot of people. I’m an ex-holiday rep so I like to engage with people and I’m full of energy.

"I’ve not found anyone who has the same vibe as me yet and I am holding out for the right girl."

Matilda Draper Love Island 2024
Matilda Draper already has history with one of the original Love Island cast. Picture: ITV2

Matilda Harper

Age: 24

From: Beckenham

Matilda has been single and living her best life since 2022 and feels now is the right time to look for a boyfriend.

With kindness being her most important trait in the opposite sex she said: "I love being silly so the last year has been about having fun and loving myself but now I’m ready to find and love my person."

Tiffany Leighton Love Island 2024 bombshell
Tiffany Leighton walked in as a Love Island 2024 bombshell. Picture: ITV2

Tiffany Leighton

Age: 25

From: Hertfordshire

It's time to find Tiffany the man of her dreams! So what is she looking for? She said: "Loyalty, they have to be funny and I like a man who can keep me on my toes."

So far in the villa, Tiffany has explored her connection with Ron which has become rather messy considering his history with Harriet and Jess White.

Wil Anderdson Love Island 2024
Wil Anderdson is ready to meet the love of his life in the villa. Picture: ITV2

Wil Anderson

Age: 23

From: Whitley Bay

After two serious relationships, and only 23, Wil took some time to enjoy the single life. Now, in the villa, it's time to look for that all important someone.

He said: "I wanted to be single for the last year because I’ve been in two serious relationships from the age of 18 but, now I feel like it’s time to put myself back out there. I want to feel that love again."

Grace Jackson has entered the Love Island villa for summer 2024
Grace Jackson has entered the Love Island villa for summer 2024. Picture: ITV2

Grace Jackson

Age: 25

From: Manchester

A model, social media influencer and business owner, Grace is a contestant who has got it all - except for the love of her.

Speaking about going into the villa, she said: "I’m excited to get to know someone on face value, and be somewhere where you’re forced to have a conversation and be a bit more open.

"This is something that would push me out of my comfort zone, I don’t really date a lot. I get myself in situationships with people I know that I shouldn’t give my time to!"

Omar Nyame Love Island 2024
Omar Nyame caused a lot of head-spinning with his bombshell entry. Picture: ITV2

Omar Nyame

Age: 25

From: Croydon, London

A PE teacher who works in the city, Omar is looking for a lady this summer 2024.

Full of confidence, he said: "I’m very confident in who I am and my looks. I'd like to think the way I can speak to women helps me out because I'm not shy and afraid to say how I feel about them."

Uma Jammeh Love Island bombshell 2024
Uma Jammeh made quite the entrance as a Love Island bombshell. Picture: ITV2

Uma Jammeh

Age: 23

From: North London

A model and VIP host, Uma is honest when she admits she's been unlucky in love!

She joked: "It’s all been underwhelming so far. I don’t know what the reason is, I think it’s them, as it can’t be me!"

Joey Essex Love Island 2024
Joey Essex has entered the Love Island villa as the first ever celebrity contestants. Picture: ITV

Joey Essex

Age: 33

From: Essex

It's the Love Island twist no one saw coming but former TOWIE and I'm A Celebrity star Joey Essex has entered the villa.

Aged 33, Joey is one of the oldest in the villa and insists he applied for the show rather than being scouted.

The well-known reality star first shot to fame in 2011 when he appeared on The Only Way Is Essex with his catchphrase 'reem'.

Following a few high profile romances, will Joey be lucky in love in the villa? Only time will tell!

Mimii Ngulube Love Island 2024
Mimii Ngulube hasn't enjoyed the dating scene in her home town. Picture: ITV

Mimii Ngulube

Age: 24

From: Portsmouth

Mimii’s full name is Michelle and she worked as a trainee mental health nurse. However, her passions lie in the arts and the Islander has performed in various theatre productions.

Despite her impressive résumé, the 24-year-old revealed that she's found it difficult dating in the past, and has turned to Love Island to find her perfect partner.

Mimii revealed: "The pool in Portsmouth is not giving. I’ve tried dating and speaking to people on social media and it just hasn’t been successful. Applying was a spontaneous thing, I didn’t expect to get here!"

Ronnie Vint Love Island 2024
Ronnie Vint is no stranger to the Love Island world. Picture: ITV

Ronnie Vint

Age: 27

From: South East London

Ronnie headed into the Love Island villa with plenty of advice thanks to his best mate's wife and former contestant, Olivia Attwood.

He explained: "Bradley Dack is my best friend and he and Olivia are a big part of my life. I call Olivia my big little sister, she always looks out for me."

The 27-year-old also disclosed: "I’ve had two serious relationships in the past but more recently have enjoyed being single and doing my own thing as I’ve been focussed on my football career. I’ve got to the age where I want to find the right person I can build a life with."

Jess White Love Island 2024
Jess White has joined the cast of Love Island 2024. Picture: ITV

Jess White

Age: 25

From: Stockport

Jess White is the first to admit she’s hard work, saying: "I think I’m single because I don’t underestimate the fact that I’m hard work. I know what I want and I'm not easily pleased.

"When you’re a loud, outgoing woman, sometimes it can intimidate men - men don’t always want that."

However, the islander is ready for love, stating: "All my friends are in relationships, settled down with babies and I’m going to end up that aunt that rocks up at family parties and they say 'she's still not met someone, she’s still going to Ibiza having a midlife crisis.'

"I just want to meet somebody and to be able to do all of that stuff too."

Ayo Odukoya Love Island 2024
Ayo Odukoyawill has been conflicted in the Love Island villa so far. Picture: ITV

Ayo Odukoya

Age: 25

From: Canning Town

Ayo Odukoya has proven popular in the villa with the likes of Uma and Mimii catching his eye. A working footballer, he was also signed with Kult Models and has worked with brands such as boohooMAN and Jades.

Ayo seems himself as a very easy and approachable person, saying: "I think people would have someone to come to and talk to and feel comfortable being around or to have a laugh with. I think I’m somebody everyone would talk to."

The young sportsman seems to think this will give him an advantage with the ladies in the villa, admitting: "The way I am gives off a good enough energy for people to feel comfortable around me."

Ciaran Davies Love Island 2024
Ciaran Davies is looking for something serious in the Love Island villa. Picture: ITV

Ciaran Davies

Age: 21

From: South Wales

Ciaran Davies may only be 21 but the young man is already ready to settle down.

Hailing from Pencoed in South Wales, the Rugby player thinks: "It’s the perfect time for me, I feel like I’m mature enough for something serious with the right girl."

The Welshman went on to explain what he looks for in a girl, stating: "Obviously looks but humour is a big thing for me, I’m a bit of a wind-up so I want a girl who can give it back.

"Loyalty is another one for me, I think that’s the most important thing to look for in a relationship."

Harriett Blackmore Love Island 2024
Harriett Blackmore is hoping to be lucky in love in the villa 2024. Picture: ITV

Harriett Blackmore

Age: 24

From: Brighton

Harriett Blackmore is ahead of the game, already boasting over 30,000 followers on Instagram before arriving at the villa.

The 24-year-old is a dancer from Brighton who dabbled working as a personal shopper too.

Harriett has surrounded herself with a few high-profile friends, such as Saffron Barker as well as ex-Love Islander, Lucinda Strafford.

Harriett seems confident she’s going to be quite the entertainer for us this season, saying: "I’ll bring the entertainment for everyone in the Villa, whether that’s making the girls laugh or making the boys turn their heads, I’m sure that I’ll bring the drama."

Love Island Nicole Samuel
Nicole Samuel is ready for a serious romance this summer. Picture: ITV

Nicole Samuel

Age: 24

From: Wales

Nicole Samuel from Aberdare, Wales is both beauty and brains as she works as a model and account manager.

"My personality is big and I’m pretty out there, I reckon I’ll probably have one of the biggest personalities in the Villa," she explained.

She shares an interest with Harriett already as she used to be a champion dancer, revealing: "I became a world champion dancer in 2011, not many people know that. I was a professional street dancer."

Love Island Sean Stone
Sean Stone is pressing pause on his business for the Love Island villa. Picture: ITV

Sean Stone

Age: 24

From: Hertford

Sean Stone is a very entrepreneurial 24-year-old, having begun his own online sweets business during lockdown.

Just like the candy he sells, Sean considered himself to be very sweet: "I’m the kind of guy that if you broke down on the motorway and needed your tyre changed, I’d be there at any time of night."

Sean was all business when he stated he was on Love Island to find 'The One'.

"I’ve always been one for relationships and when you have found someone you want to be with it’s the best feeling. Now is the perfect time, the one thing that is missing is my soulmate."

Love Island Samantha Kenny
Samantha Kenny tried to find love in the villa in 2024. Picture: ITV

Samantha Kenny - dumped

Age: 26

From: Liverpool

Samantha Kenny unfortunately found herself in the middle of old flames Joey and Grace Jackson in the villa which ended with her being left single and dumped after a brutal recoupling ceremony.

When asked, why Love Island, the future Islander explained: "I’m ready to settle down and Love Island is an amazing opportunity to meet someone that isn’t from my area. I love a cockney boy so I’m hoping there is one in there for me."

She added: "If I want a night out I go down to London as I love the boys down south. Tall, dark and cockney is my type."

The scouser is ready for the world to see her emotions, saying: "I think I will definitely bring some fire, I’m very opinionated and wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m really bubbly too so I’ll definitely have a laugh as well as bringing some scouse glamour."

Munveer Jabbal Love Island 2024
Munveer Jabbal was briefly on Love Island summer series 2024. Picture: ITV

Munveer Jabbal - dumped

Age: 30

From: London

Munveer Jabbal was one of the older contestants in the villa, but was sadly dumped alongside Patsy after failing to win over the public vote.

Talking about finding romance, the islander revealed: "I haven’t found the right girl, I’m quite picky and have high standards. Dating in London is horrible.

"You don’t know who’s single… but now you’re putting me in a place where everyone’s single so there’s no issues around that."

Patsy Field Love Island 2024
Patsy Field was the first female to be dumped from the villa. Picture: ITV

Patsy Field - dumped

Age: 29

From: Orpington

Patsy entered the Love Island villa looking for love but sadly was voted to leave along with partner Munveer after a public vote.

A fun and bubbly energy in the house, Patsy was open about her love journey as well as her disability Erb’s palsy - where one arm is shorter than her other and doesn’t function to the same ability. Patsy revealed: "It doesn't define who I am, but it makes me a little different, although I’ve learnt to get on with it and it’s never held me back."

When asked what made her sign up for the reality dating show, she replied: "I think now is the right time as I’ve got a few greys so I need to bag a man sooner rather than later."

Patsy self admittedly claimed she’s loud, passionate and bossy, as she stated: "My friends would say that I’m the loudest person in the group, I’m the one who’s always up for doing a dare, they’d say I was the life and soul of the party."

Sam Taylor Love Island Summer 2024
Sam Taylor was dumped from the island on day two. Picture: ITV

Sam Taylor - dumped

Age: 23

From: Chesterfield

Sam Taylor may only be 23, but he’s well-established as a professional hairdresser in Sheffield.

Sam is covered in tattoos and he doesn’t want to be judged for them, saying: "I’d say not to judge a book by its cover because how I look compared to what I do for work might not necessarily add up.

"You wouldn’t look at me as a tall guy covered in tattoos and think that I make girls' hair look pretty for a living."

Unfortunately Sam's journey ws cut extremely short after Joey Essex entered the villa on day two and stole his partner, leaving him single and dumped from the island.


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