Love Island 2021 Contestants & Line-Up Rumours So Far

6 May 2021, 09:59

Love Island 2021 begins in July
Love Island 2021 begins in July. Picture: ITV2

By Kathryn Knight

Love Island 2021 is definitely going ahead this year – and rumoured contestants for this year's line-up are surfacing almost every day, let's see who it could be!

Love Island returning to screens for summer 2021 was quite literally music to our reality TV-deprived ears after they were forced to cancel their 2020 series for obvious reasons.

The upcoming series is scheduled to kick off a later date, in July, and names have already begun circulating around the line-up, including Gordon Ramsay's daughter and an NHS doctor.

So, let's take a look at the potential 2021 crop of islanders...

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ITV2 are reportedly searching for their “most diverse line-up ever” and extended the applications date to find as many suitable singletons as they need.

Here’s who's reportedly being eyed up for the line-up of Love Island 2021...

Holly Ramsay

Holly Ramsay has apparently been cast for Love Island 2021
Holly Ramsay has apparently been cast for Love Island 2021. Picture: Holly Ramsay/Instagram

It wouldn't be the first time Love Island cast a celebrity's daughter after Danny Dyer's daughter Dani won in 2018, so it wouldn't be a surprise if ITV2 apparently had a similar tactic for 2021 after they reportedly cast A-lister chef and TV star Gordon Ramsay's daughter Holly.

According to this report Holly is "the big signing".

However, it turns out it was just a rumour as a representative for Gordon told this tabloid: "This is not true. Holly has no interest in joining the show although she has been approached many times."

Dr. Toluwa Adepeju

Dr. Toluwa Adepeju is reportedly joining Love Island 2021
Dr. Toluwa Adepeju is reportedly joining Love Island 2021. Picture: Dr. Toluwa Adepeju/Instagram

According to the tabloids, the ITV2 dating show has added 25-year-old Dr. Toluwa Adepeju to the Love Island cast, after he spent the past year fighting on the frontline against Covid-19.

A source said: "He's led from the very front - in hospital and online, educating people of the risks and the need to get vaccinated.

"He is a perfect pick. He's modest, down to earth and loves what he does."

James Price

James Price is one rumoured islander for 2021
James Price is one rumoured islander for 2021. Picture: James Price/Instagram

Chelsea ‘party boy’ James Price has reportedly been signed to Love Island this summer, with MailOnline reporting the 23-year-old recruitment consultant has a connection to ex islander Lucie Donlan.

They apparently had a romance in 2018 before she found fame in the villa.

Lucie Donlan dated rumoured islander James Prince before she went into Love Island
Lucie Donlan dated rumoured islander James Prince before she went into Love Island. Picture: Getty

Alexis Bailey

Alexis is another singleton rumoured to be heading into the Love Island 2021 villa.

A fire-eater and professional dancer, Alexis, 21, would fit right in on the ITV2 dating show with the tabloids claiming she's "incredibly likeable and loves to party."

Sounds like she'd fit right in!

Harley Benn

Harley Benn is apparently Love Island 2021's first signing
Harley Benn is apparently Love Island 2021's first signing. Picture: Harley Benn/Instagram

Son of boxing champ Nigel Benn, Harley is apparently in talks with ITV2 for Love Island 2021.

According to the tabloids he’s “had video meetings with the casting team and everyone is very excited at the prospect of having him on the show.”

While ITV2 declined to confirm whether Harley will be on the line-up, one look at his Instagram proves he’d make an ideal contestant.

The professional boxer, 24, already has over 8,000 followers and smouldering gym selfies and outfit snaps fill his feed.

Sounds like an islander in the making if you ask us!

Who is hosting Love Island 2021?

Laura Whitmore will be back hosting Love Island
Laura Whitmore will be back hosting Love Island. Picture: Getty

Laura was the first person to hint the show would be making its comeback in 2021 with a cryptic post to her Instagram a few months before it was confirmed by ITV.

She and Love Island narrator, Iain Stirling, have just welcomed their first baby together but will both be getting back to work on the show!

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