Love Island's Molly Marsh: Panto Actress' Career, Age And Her Soap Star Mum

31 July 2023, 16:28

Molly Marsh was one of the first 2023 summer Islanders
Molly Marsh was one of the first 2023 summer Islanders. Picture: Molly Marsh/Instagram

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Molly Marsh was announced as one of the first contestants appearing on series 10 of Love Island. Here's what you need to know about her age, job and where she's from.

Love Island series 10 saw Molly Marsh make it to the final despite being dumped and making a grand return.

Molly was one of the first Islanders rumoured to be cast for the 2023 summer series and her arrival didn't disappoint.

The ITV2 dating series has wrapped after eight weeks and frequent social media-uploader Molly will soon return to posting on Instagram and TikTok hopefully with Zach Noble in tow.

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Molly Marsh entered the villa on June 5
Molly Marsh entered the villa on June 5. Picture: ITV

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The 21-year-old reportedly piqued the interest of ITV2 bosses after touring the South African villa ahead of the Winter series earlier this year.

She shared several carousel posts to her Instagram during Love Island's ninth series, showing off the inside of the new South African villa in an apparent partnership with ITV2.

She posted countless snaps of living her best villa life, posing in the beach hut, on the sunbeds and even sitting at the famous fire pit!

The influencer wrote in one of her captions: "ITV flew me out to South Africa to see the BRAND NEW LOVE ISLAND VILLA!! Link in my bio to the FULL VILLA TOUR on my YouTube Channel!!"

A source spoke about the casting decision with the tabloids, they said: "Molly was scouted after visiting the villa in South Africa earlier this year. She was on the tour as an invited guest when she caught the eyes of producers.

"Molly has made it clear she’s got what it takes to make a bang and ITV love her," the source continued.

What's Love Island's Molly Marsh's job?

Molly is no stranger to the world of showbiz due to her famous mum and works as a pantomime actress and influencer.

Marsh comes from a "showbiz family", her mother Janet has bagged small roles in the likes of Coronation Street and Still Open All Hours.

The 24-year-old already boasts quite the following on Instagram, when rumours of her Love Island appearance first surfaced she boasted 26,000 followers, but that figure's continued to double.

The actress has also taken to the stage in national tours of Oliver! and Sleeping Beauty but it seems she's now set her sights on television.

Molly is an actress and influencer
Molly is an actress and influencer. Picture: Molly Marsh/Instagram

What has Molly Marsh said about Love Island?

Ahead of the show's start date, Molly revealed that she signed up because it was "ideal timing", she called it "the perfect way to find someone".

She revealed that her dating style is somewhat traditional, saying: "I don’t go out and 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 going into a Villa in the sun with the potential ‘one’ in there," she explained.

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