Love Island 2023 cast: Full list of contestants | The Sun
WINTER Love Island has provided plenty of drama so far and more is still to come.
Contestants are there to find love but who is on the latest version of the show?
Who is in the Love Island 2023 cast?
From an Islander who was left nearly blind after a terrible accident to a former James Bond actress, there are going to be no end of stories in the villa this year.
There's also a mix of influencers and the social media famous – including Will Young (no, not that one) – to people who have only just been thrust into the spotlight.
Here, we reveal the girls and boys who will be causing all the drama on Love Island this series.
Keanan Brand, 24
Rugby league player
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Keanan came into the Love Island villa with Rosie as a bombshell.
He immediately chose fellow northerner Claudia to couple up with, but it seems it could be a friendship couple.
Talking about the vibes he'll bring to the villa, he describes himself as "Energetic, caring and happy go lucky".
He continued: "I’ve got the gift of the gab so I will definitely bring some fun. I want to go in, have a great time and find love!"
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Rosie Seabrook, 24
Industry placement advisor
Rosie entered the villa as a bombshell alongside Keanan.
She immediately hit it off with Casey, with Rosie choosing him at the recoupling.
But it looks as though she has also caught the eye of Keanan who told her he fancied her.
Sanam Harrianan, 24
Sanam's Love Island experience started in Casa Amor.
She was put into the original villa to try and tempt the boys away from the original girls.
It worked as she caught Kai's eye and the pair are now exclusive.
Martin Akinola, 27
Senior software engineer
Martin was one of the bombshells in Casa Amor and managed to get into the main villa when Tanya brought him back.
However, the romance wasn't meant to be as Tanya rekindled her relationship with Shaq.
It's thought that Martin could have had some insider tips before entering the show as he's friends with 2022's Dami Hope.
Maxwell Samuda, 23 – DUMPED
Maxwell appeared on Love Island when he rocked up to Casa Amor.
Since then he has been coupled up with Olivia.
It looks like romance could be on the cards for them as they have defined their relationship as being exclusive.
Samie Elishi, 23
Senior estate agent coordinator
Samie has entered the villa looking for love, and it looks as though she might have already found it.
The 23-year-old is coupled up with Tom Clare and it seems to be going strong.
They hit some bumps in the road when they were separated during Casa Amor but the pair look to be back on track.
Claudia Fogarty, 28
Clothing boutique owner
Claudia Fogarty is no stranger to the spotlight, being the daughter of Carl Fogarty.
The islander owns an online boutique along with her sister and has already had her fair share of drama in the villa.
Entering during the heart rate challenge, she was in for a dramatic arrival.
She ended up in a couple with Casey, but it seems his head has turned.
Casey O'Gorman, 26
Casey has said it is time for him to settle down and find a girlfriend.
The 26-year-old's last relationship was a year ago but has said he is ready to meet someone new.
He said: "I came out of a serious relationship a year ago and I haven’t really been looking for anything for the last year but after lots of fun, I’ve realised that now I want to settle down and find something real."
Jordan Odofin, 28 – DUMPED
Senior HR advisor
Jordan Odofin is ready to find a "genuine connection" with someone as he enters the South African villa.
While he says his friends and family would describe him as "level-headed, calm, cool, collected and funny", the senior HR advisor said he is looking for a strong woman.
He said: "I need a girl that can put me in my place, therefore I’ve got my eye on all the strong women in the Villa!"
Spencer Wilks, 24 – DUMPED
E-Commerce business owner
Spencer Wilks has already declared himself "husband material" before even stepping foot in the villa.
The E-Commerce business owner described why he thinks he's a catch: "I’m fun, I’m cool, I’m just all round husband material. If you want a husband, I’m your guy. I want to go travelling, I want to see the world. I’m loyal, I’m loving, I’ll make you tea in the morning."
It seems that the 24-year-old is looking for a deep connection in the villa as he says he falls in love quickly.
He said: "I get head over heels pretty quick if I find someone I think, ‘Wow, you’re ticking my boxes.’ I can definitely fall pretty quick."
Aaron Waters, 25 – DUMPED
Model and content creator
You might recognise Aaron because you've seen him before on Love Island Australia in 2021.
He's back to find love and thinks he can learn this time around from his past lessons.
Speaking about his past mistakes, he said: "When I was in the Love Island Australia Villa, I didn’t open myself up to other opportunities that I could’ve possibly had.
"This time round I want to be testing the waters by being open-minded and giving everyone a chance.
"In terms of my experience in the previous Villa, I went in there wanting to be myself and I can truly say I felt comfortable in myself in every way so I’d never change it."
Jessie Wynter, 26
Personal trainer and influencer
Like Aaron, Jessie has already been part of the franchise.
She was previously on Love Island Australia back in 2019.
The influencer has stayed single since leaving the villa but is keen to settle down.
Speaking about why she's single, she said: "I probably do need to take a little responsibility – I do travel and move around a lot. When it comes to a relationship, I think I get scared.
"If there’s someone I genuinely like, for some reason I back away or I start telling myself they’re too good for me.
"I always end up doing the opposite of what I should be doing, so in the Villa I’ll have to face those emotions."
Zara Lackenby-Brown, 25 – DUMPED
Property developer from London
Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown is one of the latecomers hoping to stir up some drama in the villa.
Talking about why she wanted to go on Love Island, Zara previously told ITV: "It’s been something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time.
"My love life is a bit shambolic so it would be nice to date in a different environment as whatever I’m doing at the minute isn’t working."
David Salako, 24 – Dumped
Money adviser who comes from Essex
Hunky David Salako is about to set the girl's hearts racing.
The 24-year-old is one of the first late arrivals to join the show.
Speaking to ITV about what his type of girl is, he said: "I’m very picky – I haven’t met the right one yet.
"The person you’re going to meet is never going to be perfect, but I’ve got my standards, yeah."
On January 20, David became the first contestant to be dumped from the villa.
Olivia Hawkins, 27 – DUMPED
Ring girl and actress from Brighton
Former Bond actress Olivia is no stranger to fame – or something quite close to it. She once stood in for Michelle Keegan during her Very fashion campaign.
She's also starred in music videos with Craig David and Tom Zanetti and has danced at Wembley with Charli XCX.
Olivia is clearly not shy about it, saying: "I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice ten-minute convo about life.
"I've been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson."
Lana Jenkins, 25
Make-up artist from Luton
Stunning Lana reckons we could have one of the fastest 'I love yous' in Love Island history.
She explained: "I fall in love quickly. I tend to know quite soon if I could fall in love with that person and then, as long as everything is going well, I’ll probably tell them I love them in about a week."
The make-up artist has also appeared on TV before, saying: "In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
"Also, when I was six-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra." Superstar!
Tanya Manhenga, 22
Student and influencer from Liverpool
Biomedical science student Tanya is an influencer but insists she's not seeking exposure – she's looking for love.
She said: "I’m looking for a boyfriend and I think being in a villa with lots of different people will help me work out who it is I may want."
She added there is one way fellas can instantly give her the dreaded 'ick' – saying: "Guys that don’t wear socks in the house.
"Also, guys in the bathtub with no bubbles, such an ick – no." Sockless in the bath is presumably disaster territory.
Anna-May Robey, 20 – DUMPED
Payroll administrator from Swansea
Welsh brunette beauty Anna-May is on Love Island – on the orders of her mum!
She said: "I want a boyfriend, I want to find someone who makes me laugh. I’ve been single for quite a while, my mother is bugging me, she's like, ‘You need to find a boyfriend.’
"I’m just excited to try something new and I think going on Love Island is a good way to meet someone."
However, she'll be hoping her dates go better than some she's had, explaining: "As I was speaking to him he fell asleep! I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up."
Tanyel Revan, 26 – DUMPED
Hair stylist from North London
She doesn't like pretty boys and calls herself "hard to get" – meaning Tanyel is likely to be Love Island gold.
She said: "I’m hard to get, confident, funny, charismatic, good looking and happy. I’m also a very loyal person, what is there not to love?"
Asked for her ideal man, she replied: "Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.
"Channing is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance. If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away."
Kai Fagan, 24
Science and PE teacher from Manchester
Kai insists he's been holding back from a relationship until the villa, saying: "I’m single by choice. I’m looking for the right girl.
"I feel like I have quite high expectations. I don’t feel I should commit to someone unless I’m absolutely buzzing over them, because it’s not fair on them."
He added: "I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica. I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.
"I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis." OK, smarty trunks.
Ron Hall, 25
Financial advisor from Essex
As The Sun revealed at the weekend, Love Island has its first ever partially sighted star.
Ron explained: "On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye. It was the result of a football injury when I was eight.
"I went in for a header and got kicked in the face. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.
"It’s added to my character, there are so many people that are worse off than me. And if anything, losing something like that makes you realise that."
He added: "It’s not hindered me in any shape or form. It’s a good conversation starter I must admit."
Will Young, 23
Farmer from Buckinghamshire
No, it's not that Will Young – the Pop Idol one – but this Love Islander is a bit of a star in his own right on TikTok.
He has more than a million followers to his farm-based antics where he's seen mucking in – often shirtless.
He said: "Having grown up on a farm, it’s been quite difficult juggling relationships and work.
"Love Island will give me time away from the farm to solely go out and find love. I think I’m at the time of my life where I’m mature enough to go and find a wife."
Shaq Muhammad, 24
Airport security officer from London
We'll have to wait and see if he pats anyone down, but airport guard Shaq is dubbed the "talk of the terminal".
And he's not just looking for a summer romance – he's looking for love.
He said: "I haven’t had the best luck with previous relationships. So I thought, why not be in the sun and potentially meet the love of my life?
"Hopefully I do come out with my future wife. The person I hope to marry one day. Hopefully she’s in the villa."
Haris Namani, 21 – DUMPED
TV salesman from Doncaster
Haris was the final name revealed as a villa original.
He said: "I’m different, I’m a unique guy, the way I act; confident, not awkward, especially with the girls.
"I’m friendly, I’m very respectful as well. Anyone who meets me, I don’t think they have anything bad to say about me.
"I don’t give them that bad impression to say, ‘Oh, I don’t want to speak to him again.’" We'll see!
On Janaury 24, it was revealed that Haris has been dumped from the villa following video footage of him engaged in a fight emerged.
The 21-year-old was filmed fighting after a boozy night out.
A pal told The Sun: "We were all surprised when we heard Haris was going on Love Island.
"I'm surprised ITV didn't do further checks.
"I saw the row between him and Shaq and wasn't surprised in the slightest. That's the type of guy he is.
"What you see is what you get."
Ellie Spence, 25 – DUMPED
Law firm administrator from Norwich
25-year-old Ellie is swapping the office for the South African sun.
The Law firm administrator from Norwich is set to enter the villa as a bombshell.
Talking about why she's going on the programme, Ellie said: "I’ve been single for three years and the roster is pretty dry, it’s been dry for the last year, I don’t know what happened, it’s just not been a great time for me so I’m ready to find my husband."
Tom Clare, 23
Footballer from Barnsley
Footballer Tom is hanging up his boots in order to find love this winter.
He will be entering the show as a bombshell and is sure to shake things up.
Tom is the striker and top scorer for non-league side Macclesfield FC, whose director of football is ex Wales international and Strictly Come Dancing star Robbie Savage.
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Talking about his friendship with Robbie, Tom said: "Robbie Savage is the director of my football team. I just have such a good relationship with him. I see him as a mate."
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