Love Island 2022: Cast Announced

Love Island 2022 is nearly here, with a new cast of singletons preparing to head into the villa this summer.

The ITV2 dating show returns next Monday (6 June) for a brand new series, after last year’s show was won by Millie Court and Liam Reardon.

This year’s group of contestants will be taking part in inclusion training before the start of the 2022 season.

On Monday (30 May), the first batch of this year’s Love Island contestants were revealed.

Here are the cast announced so far…

Paige Thorne, 24 – Paramedic

Paige Thorne will be appearing on the new series


24-year-old Paige is heading into the Love Island villa in hope of finding romance, after lamenting about the slim pickings in her hometown of Swansea. She has just come out of a relationship, but has struggled to click with anyone on her dates and describes herself as the “mumsy” one of the group.

“If I had to pick a signature dish, it would probably be a Sunday dinner,” she said. “My roasties are up there, I think Gordon Ramsay would be impressed.”

Follow her on Instagram here.

Dami Hope, 26 – Senior Microbiologist

26-year-old Dubliner Dami Hope is after “new experiences”


Dami has chosen to leave his home in Dublin and enter the villa as part of his year-long bid to try “new things”. His trick of him to finding love is being himself. “I don’t know if I will cause trouble, I’ll try not to cause trouble but sometimes you don’t intentionally cause trouble – but it happens!” he said.

On what he brings to a relationship, Dami said: “I’m really good at being a team and actually looking after each other,” attributing the quality to his Aries star sign.

Follow him on Instagram here.

Indiyah Polack, 23 – Hotel Waitress

Waitress Indiyah is also looking for love


India is 23 and comes from London. She’s heading into the villa in hope of meeting new people after being single for a while. Her previous partners of her have been pretty varied and she says she’s never “been out with two guys who are quite the same”.

“I feel like I’m going to bring a lot of flavor and vibrancy,” Indiyah said of joining Love Island. “I feel like I’m quite a down to earth person, so it shouldn’t be an issue to meet a lover or a friend.”

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Follow her on Instagram here.

Liam is studying for a masters in strength and conditioning


Heading into the villa from his hometown in Newport, South Wales, Liam is studying for a masters in strength and conditioning. He’s 22, which he says is a “really nice age” to find a partner, as “you’ve got your years ahead of you so you have time to experience stuff and grow together”.

Asked how his friends and family would describe him, Liam said: “They’d probably say quite generous, quite caring, happy, chatty, chirpy, bubbly. I wear my heart on my sleeve, I can’t hide how I feel about anyone. I’m probably quite emotional as well, come to think about it.”

Follow him on Instagram here.

Tasha Ghouri, 23 – Model and Dancer

Tasha is the first deaf ‘Love Island’ contestant


Self-proclaimed “party animal” Tasha is the next contestant to join Love Island 2022. The 23-year-old model and dancer comes from Thirsk in north Yorkshire and describes her dating life as “a shambles”.

Tasha is also the first deaf islander to appear on the show. I think [my friends and family] would say I’m inspirational because of my hearing and my cochlear implant,” she said. “I inspire quite a lot of people because I’m really open about it.”

Follow her on Instagram here.

Davide Sanclimenti, 27 – Business Owner

Self-described ‘Italian stallion’ Davide will be on our screens this summer


Hailing from Rome but living in Manchester, 27-year-old Davide is ready to bring his “Italian charm” to the villa this summer. He’s looking for something serious and a girl to spend his life with and describes himself as a “deep person”.

Davide said: “I’m good looking and I’ve realized since I first arrived in Manchester, a lot of English girls actually love me. They love to be around me and I love to be around them. It’s going to be fun, I’m looking forward to it.”

Follow him on Instagram here.

Gemma Owen, 19 – International Dressage Rider

Gemma is the daughter of footballer Michael Owen


Gemma may be just 19, but she’s no stranger to the traveling the world in limelight. The Chester native owns her own business and has been competing for Great Britain in dressage riding since she was 11. Sport is clearly in her blood, as she is the daughter of England footballer Michael Owen.

Asked what she’ll bring to the villa, she said: “I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest. If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.”

Follow her on Instagram here.

This list will be updated as more contestants are announced…

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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