Love Island’s 2023 Summer Line-Up: All The Confirmed Contestants

1 June 2023, 17:07

Love Island’s 2023 summer cast has been unveiled
Love Island’s 2023 summer cast has been unveiled. Picture: ITV

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By Kathryn Knight

Love Island’s 2023 summer series, season 10, is just around the corner – here are the first 10 contestants set to grace the screen.

Three months after Love Island’s 2023 winter series wrapped – where host Maya Jama made her debut – the countdown is already on for the show’s summer edition.

A number of names began circulating in the weeks leading up to Love Island's 2023 summer series, including entrepreneurs, influencers and even the daughter of a soap star, but now the official line-up has been announced!

Love Island series 10 will begin on Monday 5th June, with Maya returning as its host as the contestants fly out to Mallorca to spend eight weeks in the sun looking for love.

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Last year’s summer winners were Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti and this year’s winter couple who took the crown were Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan.

But who will be on the Love Island line-up this summer, here are all the official Islanders set for a summer of love...

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Maya Jama will return to host Love Island's summer series
Maya Jama will return to host Love Island's summer series. Picture: ITV2

Molly Marsh

Molly Marsh
Molly Marsh. Picture: ITV

Age: 21

Job: Musical Theatre Performer and Social Media Creator

From: Doncaster

Instagram: @mollygracemarsh

Molly Marsh was one of the first rumoured Islanders for the 2023 summer series and she's now been officially announced!

The 21-year-old is the daughter of Coronation Street actress Janet Marsh, but has made a name for herself by starring in pantomimes across the country and by racking up a large following on Instagram and TikTok.

She reportedly caught the eye of Love Island producers when she was invited as a guest to the South African villa earlier this year, Molly spoke about the serendipity: "With my job being in social media, I’ve had some amazing opportunities to go on press trips and I’ve actually been out to the Love Island Villas in Mallorca and South Africa.

"Having the experience to walk around both was amazing but to now actually live in the Villa is going to be incredible," the star said.

Ruchee Gurung

Ruchee Gurung
Ruchee Gurung. Picture: ITV

Age: 24

Job: Beautician

From: Sutton Instagram: rucheewawo

Ruchee Gurung revealed that she's "single and looking for love" and what better way to find it than on Love Island?

The 24-year-old revealed that she's a "relationship kind of girl" but things that Mr Right could very well be in the villa, to a partner she revealed herself to be "caring", "loyal", and her love language is gift giving.

There are two main things Ruchee is looking for, men with ambition and good fashion sense!

Catherine Agbaje

Catherine Agbaje
Catherine Agbaje. Picture: ITV

Age: 22

Job: Commercial Real Estate Agent

From: Dublin

Instagram: catherine_agbaje

Catherine Agbajeis one of the girls destined for a summer of love in series 10, in a nutshell, she describes herself as: "Fun, I’m flirty, I’m just never boring. I can chat your ears off!"

And before people get taliing, Catherine has already put the rumours to rest: "My teeth are real, people always think they are veneers!"

She's also got quite the impressive academic history, she has not one, but two, degrees: "I have my undergrad and my masters in Psychology and Sociology and Real Estate."

Ella Thomas

Ella Thomas
Ella Thomas. Picture: ITV

Age: 23

Job: Model

From: Glasgow

Instagram: ellathomas_
Ella Thomas describes herself as the "whole package", revealing that she's headed into the Majorcan villa knowing exactly what she wants.

Not only that but she's ready to settle down, she said before her appearance on the show: "I’d let the boys know that I’m wifey material so don’t play with me!"

The 23-year-old has dabbled in the limelight before, she revealed that she's been in music videos for Headie One and Burna Burna Boy and was an extra in World War Z when she was 12!

Jess Harding

Jess Harding
Jess Harding. Picture: ITV

Age: 22

Job: Aesthetics Practitioner

From: London

Instagram: jesshardingox

Jess Harding has a "big personality" but a "heart of gold" and is ready to take that famous Marjorcan villa by storm.

"I can stand up for myself if I need to. I’m honest, and I love, love. I’m also a really good girlfriend," she revealed before her reality TV debut.

The 22-year-old admitted that her dating life has been giving her the "ick" as of late but she'd ready to find the perfect man, she said: "I feel like it’s fate because I’m saving myself for Mr Right in the Villa!"

Mehdi Edno

Mehdi Edno
Mehdi Edno. Picture: ITV

Age: 26

Job: Communications Manager

From: Bordeaux/London

Instagram: mehdiedno_

Mehdi made it clear that he's ready to find the one this summer, he said: "I’ve been busy for the last few years with work, and doing my Masters degree but now I’m done with the busy schedule, and ready to find love."

The 26-year-old isn't just looking for looks when coupling up with someone in the villa, but he's after a good sense of humour and vibe of adventure too.

André Furtado

André Furtado
André Furtado. Picture: ITV

Age: 21

Job: Clothing brand entrepreneur

From: Dudley

Instagram: @dre.furtado

Andre was the first name to be rumoured on the Love Island 2023 line-up, with sources telling MailOnline he’d be a favourite amongst viewers; they said the soon-to-be reality star was: "Cool, calm, collected, and ready to mingle."

"He knows himself but without being arrogant and producers are hoping his intellect, as well as his creativity and handsome looks will make him a favourite among the females," the insider said.

It was then officially revealed a week before the show began that André was headed for the villa! André described himself as: "I’m charming, I’m going to bring good looks and some language lessons."

Tyrique Hyde

Tyrique Hyde
Tyrique Hyde. Picture: ITV

Age: 24

Job: Semi-Professional Footballer

From: Essex

Instagram: tyriquehyde

Tyrique is one of the first 10 contestants to be taking the villa by storm this summer, ahead of his June 5th entrance the 24-year-old said that he was going to bring "vibes, confidence, good energy and honesty" to the show – promising!

Before entering the villa he revealed that he'd want his fellow Islanders to know that he's deaf in his right ear, he said: "I’ve got a tattoo next to my left one that symbolises strength and power in my good one."

However, Tyrique is no stranger to the world of Love Island, he's actually good mates with season seven's Toby Aromolaran!

"Toby Aromolaran is one of my best friends, we grew up together and were in the same class at school," he said – we wonder if he'll have any funny stories...

George Fensom

George Fensom
George Fensom. Picture: ITV

Age: 24

Job: Business Development Executive

From: Bedford

Instagram: georgefensom

George Fensom has vowed to bring the dad jokes, as well as a few dad dances, to the villa this summer! Ahead of his appearance on the series he said: "I’m the first person to bring the vibe up, I’m always dancing, I’m always the one who wants to go out."

He revealed that his perfect partner would possess drive: "I want them to be passionate about something, whether it’s a job or enjoying trips to the zoo on Saturdays."

George also mentioned that if he had to pick three celebrity Islanders to head into the villa with him then it would be Megan Fox, Anne Hegerty from The Chase, and Nigella Lawson.

Mitchel Taylor

Mitchel Taylor
Mitchel Taylor. Picture: ITV

Age: 26

Job: Gas Engineer

From: Sheffield

Instagram: mitcheltaylor_

Mitchel Taylor is heading to Love Island and promises to be the ultimate gentleman. He said: "I’ll shower you with flowers, I’ll take you on dates, I’ll fill your bedside drawer with your favourite sweets and chocolate.

"I’ve been single, I’ve had my fun and now I want to settle down," sounds like a promising pitch!

The 26-year-old called himself "picky" but wants to find the girl he'll marry and have kids with, "I’m nearly 27, I don’t want to play the field anymore, I want to find the one."

We’ll update this page with all the latest news on all of the contestants coming in and out of the villa, so bookmark this article to stay in the loop!

Love Island starts Monday 5th June at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX

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