Love Island 2024: Meet the cast of new summer series

A new batch of hopeful singletons have entered the villa for a summer of romance...

Nicole Vassell
Thursday 06 June 2024 12:32 BST
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The start of summer is officially here, as Love Island has returned to our screens with a fresh batch of contestants.

As sure as we can rely on longer, warmer and sunnier days to indicate a change of season, we can also keep a close eye on ITV2’s schedule – because since Monday 3 June, we’ve been back to seeing Maya Jama and a new group of young singletons looking for romance.

Though January saw the first all-star season, bringing back memorable contestants from the past for a second (or third) shot at finding love, this summer it’s back to business as usual with completely fresh faces trying their luck in the villa.

The first of this year’s hopefuls were to be rolled out across Love Island’s official social media platforms on Monday 27 May, giving fans a taste of who they’ll be spending the next few weeks and months watching on screen.

From Welsh “pocket rockets” to Scouse queens, this season already looks set to give the viewers exactly what they’re after.

Without further adieu, here’s a recap of this summer’s contestants...

Samantha Kenny

Samantha Kenny - Love Island
Samantha Kenny - Love Island (ITV)

So far, Samantha has been touted as someone who’ll bring some “Scouse glamour” to the Island.

The Love Island X account wrote that her aim in the house is to “bag a cockney charmer she can bring back to Liverpool”.

Munveer Jabbal

Munveer Jabbal - Love Island
Munveer Jabbal - Love Island (ITV)

Can a 14 February birthday be an asset when it comes to finding love? According to his description on X: “Munveer is a Valentine’s baby who hopes Cupid’s arrow will bless him in the Villa.”

Nicole Samuel

Nicole Samuel - Love Island
Nicole Samuel - Love Island (ITV)

Welsh “pocket rocket” Nicole is heading in with the aim of finding a rugby boy. From the valleys to the villa, will she get what she’s looking for?

Ronnie Vint

Ronnie Vint - Love Island
Ronnie Vint - Love Island (ITV)

It seems we have a player for Loverboy FC in the villa this year; apparently, Ronnie is sidelining his football career to focus on the goal of scoring his future wife.

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Patsy Field

Patsy Field - Love Island
Patsy Field - Love Island (ITV)

Patsy’s on the lookout for someone tall, dark and handsome... here’s hoping she finds him in the Spanish sunshine.

Ciaran Davies

Ciaran Davies
Ciaran Davies (ITV)

Ciaran’s hoping to use his “height, humour and Welsh charm to find his Cariad in the Villa” – that’s “love”, for any non-Welsh speaking fans...

Mimii Ngulube

Mimii Ngulube - Love Island
Mimii Ngulube - Love Island (ITV)

Are you-you ready for Mimii? Self-described as “wifey material”, she’s looking for her hubby on Love Island 2024.

Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor - Love Island
Sam Taylor - Love Island (ITV)

Cheeky chappy alert! Sam’s hoping to bring some laughs to the villa while he searches for his Mrs Right.

Jess White

Jess White - Love Island
Jess White - Love Island (ITV)

Jess is looking for someone who can handle her bold and bubbly personality... fingers crossed she finds what she’s looking for!

Ayo Odukoya

Ayo Odukoya - Love Island
Ayo Odukoya - Love Island (ITV)

Ayo from Canning Town, London is looking for his perfect match in the villa, and believes his respectful nature helps to make him a catch.

“I feel like the way I carry myself is very respectful and I think people take to that and once you show who you are to somebody you get it back tenfold,” he said ahead of the show. “The way I am gives off a good enough energy for people to feel comfortable around me.”

Harriet Blackmore

Harriet Blackmore - Love Island
Harriet Blackmore - Love Island (ITV)

Say hi to Harriet, who is described as someone with a “special sparkle that will light up the villa”... whose eyes will she shine brightest in?

Ahead of the show, she promised to “bring the entertainment” to 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,” Harriet predicted.

Sean Stone

Sean Stone - Love Island
Sean Stone - Love Island (ITV)

Warm up your voice: sweet salesman Sean is looking for a karaoke partner in his ideal match. Let’s hope he sticks around until the talent episode...

Joey Essex

Joey Essex on Love Island
Joey Essex on Love Island (ITV)

The self-proclaimed king of Essex has entered the villa! The star ofTowie, Celebs Go Dating and various other reality series is Love Island’s very first celebrity bombshell, and gave the islanders a shock upon his arrival on the first night.

However, this isn’t just another TV show appearance for him: Joey is truly looking for the love of his life.

Ahead of the show, he said: “I’m extremely single right now, can you get even more single than this? I’m fully in the zone and ready to mingle.

“I’m praying that I’m going to walk out of the Villa hand in hand with the love of my life, that’s my main aim and all I care about.”

Uma Jammeh

Uma Jammeh - Love Island
Uma Jammeh - Love Island (ITV)

VIP host and model Uma is the series’ second bombshell, and predicted that she’d be the funniest girl in the villa.

Her love life is no laughing matter though. Speaking ahead of the show about the reasons she’s single, she said: “I feel like I’ve been so unlucky in love! 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!”

Love Island airs six nights a week (except Saturdays) at 9.00pm on ITV2 and ITVX.

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