Love Island 2020: How to follow the contestants on Instagram

New series set in Cape Town, South Africa

Olivia Petter,Sabrina Barr
Tuesday 04 February 2020 13:10 GMT
Love Island 2020: Meet the islanders

It might seem like only yesterday when weeknights revolved around counting down to 9pm and Googling words like “Bev” or “Chived”.

That’s because, unlike previous years, we've only had to wait six months for another season of Love Island, as the ITV2 dating show is back with a new winter edition.

Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa instead of the usual Mallorca, Spain, the series is hosted by Laura Whitmore, who replaced Caroline Flack after she stepped down last year.

Prior to the launch of the new series, ITV2 gave fans of the show a sneak peak at the line-up, many of whom are fledgling social media stars with significant Instagram followings.

With a police officer, a coffee bean salesman, and the show's first set of twins, it's an eclectic mix of participants.

Here's how to find all of the contestants on Instagram.

Paige Turley

Paige Turley, 22, is from West Lothian and works as a singer. Her ex-boyfriend also happens to be a singer whose name you might recognise: Lewis Capaldi.

The couple were together for a year when they were teenagers and are still friends.

Turley, who describes herself as "loud, boisterous and fun", posts a mix of selfies and fashion snaps showing her outfits on Instagram.

Ollie Williams

Ollie Williams is a 23-year-old landowner from Cornwall. Yes, landowner – Williams is heir to the Lanhydrock estate in Cornwall, his father is Lord of the Manor in Lanhydrock, earning him the title of Viscount Clifden.

Williams posts a mix of workout shots and holiday photos from his travels in West Caicos and Rajasthan on the social media platform.

Leanne Amaning

Leanne Amaning, 22, works as a customer service advisor in London.

Prior to the start of Love Island, she appeared to be more an Instagram novice than her fellow contestants, with just 10 photographs of herself posted on her account.

Eve Gale

Eve Gale, 20, is on the show with her twin sister, Jess. The two sisters work as VIP hostesses while studying at university.

Eve's posts are mostly holiday snaps or photographs taken of her and her sister while out and about in London, where they are both from.

Jess Gale

Like her sister, Jess Gale has a minimal amount of Instagram posts, sharing several posts of herself holidaying in Greece.

Jess describes herself as "fun, confident and spontaneous".

Callum Jones

Callum Jones is a 23-year-old scaffolder from Manchester.

Jones posts photographs of himself on Instagram boxing in the gym and going out with friends in Manchester.

He describes himself as "energetic, caring and up for a laugh".

Siânnise Fudge

Siânnise Fudge, 25, is a beauty consultant from Bristol.

Her most recent posts before Love Island began showed her recent trip to Cyprus.

Fudge describes herself as "sassy and fun" and reveals her celebrity crush is boxer Anthony Joshua.

Connor Durman

Connor Durman is a coffee bean salesman from Brighton.

The 25-year-old shares photographs on Instagram of friends in Australia, where he lived for four years and worked as a naked waiter.

Shaughna Phillips

Shaughna Phillips is 25 years old and works as a Democratic services officer in London, which is also where she's from.

Her Instagram feed shows her dining out at top London restaurants and going on holidays to Ibiza.

Mike Boateng

Mike Boateng is a police officer from London.

The 24-year-old frequently posts workout videos on Instagram alongside family photographs and snaps of him on holiday.

He describes his ideal woman as someone who is "ambitious and of course beautiful".

Sophie Piper

You might recognise Sophie Piper, 21, given that her sister is singer and presenter Rochelle Humes.

Piper works as a medical personal assistant and is from Essex.

At the start of Love Island she had one of the largest Instagram followings of all the contestants, predominantly sharing photographs of herself with friends on holidays in Ibiza.

Nas Majeed

Nas Majeed, 23, is a sports science graduate and builder from London.

All of his Instagram posts were shared after it was announced that he would be appearing on Love Island.

Masjeed describes himself as "very different to guys who have been on the show" and says he is "funny, caring and considerate".

Connagh Howard

During the first week of Love Island, it was announced that two new male contestants were being added to the mix, one of them being Connagh Howard.

Howard, a model from Cardiff, describes himself as "goofy, laid-back and compassionate", adding that he is interested in meeting someone who is interested in sport and who he can be himself with.

The 27-year-old previously worked on an advert with boxer Anthony Joshua, which he described as "pretty nerve-wracking".

Finley Tapp

Latecomer Finley Tapp is a recruitment consultant and footballer from Milton Keynes.

The 20-year-old, who plays football semi-professionally for Oxford City, says that he is looking for someone who is "fun and outgoing", adding that while he doesn't have a type "looks-wise", he still wants to experience "that initial attraction".

Rebecca Gormley

Rebecca Gormley is a 21-year-old part-time model and carer and was crowned Miss Newcastle in 2018.

Gormley described her ideal partner as "a man who knows what he wants", citing the 50 Shades of Grey character Christian Grey as her "celebrity crush".

To date, her Instagram feed is a mix of holiday snaps taken in Dubai and modelling photographs.

Luke Mabbott

Luke is a 24-year-old heating engineer from Redcar.

He says he is frequently mistaken for singer Justin Bieber because he is covered in more than 50 tattoos.

His ideal girl is someone who isn’t "quiet" and he has his eyes on Paige as he enters the villa.

Luke Trotman

Semi-pro footballer and student Luke says he is looking for the "real deal" in the villa.

The 22-year-old from Luton is a self-confessed romantic and says he models his relationships on his parents who met when they were teenagers.

Demi Jones

Demi Jones, a 21-year-old style advisor from Portsmouth, describes herself as "bubbly, reliable and friendly".

She says that her celebrity crushes are actors Tom Hardy and Zac Efron.

Wallace Wilson

Wallace Wilson is a 24-year-old personal trainer and model from Inverness.

He said that he tends to become over-analytical when it comes to love and dating.

Jordan Waobikeze

The 24-year-old administrator from London describes himself as “easygoing, cheeky and spontaneous” revealing that he has a knack for knitting.

Jamie McCann

The 24-year-old eyelash technician from North Ayrshire recently broke up with her partner of six years. She says she is “outgoing and a bit extra”.

Ched Uzor

The 23-year-old scaffolder from Suffolk states that he is on the lookout for someone who is “ambitious and driven”.

Natalia Zoppa

The 20-year-old student and club promoter from Manchester says that she is turned off by people who feel the need to be the centre of attention.

Josh Kempton

The 21-year-old model from Surrey admits that he is a “sore loser” and rates himself a 10/10, adding: “You’ve got to back yourself.”

Molly Smith

The 25-year-old model from Manchester appears confident joining Love Island, saying: “I usually get what I want.”

Alexi Eraclides

The 23-year-old from Essex, who works as a butler in the buff, says he is a “funny, cheeky and confident” person.

Eva Zapico

The 21-year-old recruitment consultant from Bromley states she is on the lookout for a “real alpha male”, and describes herself as “funny, sassy and confident”.

Biggs Chris

The 27-year-old from Glasgow works as a car body repair specialist. He says he brings a “sexy, funny vibe”, and is “happy 24/7”.

Priscilla Anyabu

The model and operations manager from Battersea previously won the Miss Face of Africa beauty pageant. The 25-year-old describes herself as “outgoing, kind and stylish”.

George Day

The 27-year-old estate agent from Southampton describes his looks as “pristine”, stating: “My hair, beard, tan, teeth and my style is spicy.”

Jade Affleck

The 25-year-old sales professional from Yarm in North Yorkshire says she is “fit, fun and feisty”.

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