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LOVE Island 2023 is just over a week away, with another sun-soaked series of drama and romance set to grace our screens.

The new series of Love Island is set to begin on Monday, June 5, with a whole new group of sexy singletons ready to compete for the £50k prize.

The first ten villa residents have already been announced including Andre Furtado, George Fensom and Ella Thomas.

And one of the stunning singletons will not be the only famous face in her family.

Molly Marsh, who will be hoping to find love in the sun, is the daughter of Janet Marsh, known for her TV work after appearing on shows like Coronation Street.

Read our Love Island live blog below for the latest updates and gossip…

  • By Henry Moore

    Love Island 2023 to feature a huge twist

    Love Island host Maya Jama revealed that this summer's series will feature a huge twist in its first episode.

    Usually, the first episode of Love Island sees the new singletons choose who they would like to couple up with.

    But this year, the public will have a say.

    Viewers will get to vote to decide which couples end up together.

  • By Henry Moore

    Who is the host of Love Island 2023?

    After successfully taking over the Love Island helm from Laura Whitmore, Maya Jama will return to our screens as the host.

    Laura shocked Love Island fans when she quit the show in August 2022.

    Laura began hosting the reality TV show ahead of the 2020 Winter series following the death of former host, Caroline Flack.

    Maya was then as announced as the new presenter of Love Island in October 2022.

  • By Henry Moore

    Is Mitchel Taylor on Instagram?

    Like most of Love Island stars, Mitchel is very popular on social media.

    He likes to keep his followers up-to-date with his life on Instagram, which includes lots of gym selfies.

    You can follow him on his handle @mitcheltaylor_, but he is not on TikTok.

  • By Henry Moore

    Who is in the Love Island 2023 cast?

    A new batch of sexy singletons are signed up for the summer Love Island 2023.

    The line-up of Islanders so far includes:

    • Andre Furtado, business owner
    • Jess Harding, business owner
    • Mitchel Taylor, gas engineer
    • Catherine Agbaje, real estate agent
    • George Fensom, business development executive
    • Molly Marsh, actress and content creator
    • Ruchee Gurung, beautician
    • Ella Thomas, supermodel
    • Jess Harding, beauty clinic owner
    • Tyrique Hyde, semi-professional footballer
    • Mehdi Edno, French model

    Meet Love Island contestant Ruchee Gurung

    Ruchee Gurung is a 24-year-old beautician who is appearing on Love Island 2023.

    Speaking to ITV before going in the villa she said: “I’m single and looking for love, and it’s the perfect opportunity for me to find someone.

    “I’m a relationship kind of girl, but so far it’s not worked out for me. So I’m looking forward to hopefully finding the right person in the Villa.”

    She added: “I’m really caring, when I’m with someone I’m all about them.

    “I’m also really loyal and love doing nice things for the people that are special to me. My love language is gift giving, so I’m a real giver when it comes to relationships.”

    Andre wants to perfect the lingo of love

    Andre Furtado is a 21-year-old business owner from Dudley.

    He is swapping the boardroom for villa life, and is appearing on Love Island 2023.

    Speaking to ITV, he said: "I’m charming, I’m going to bring good looks and some language lessons. I’m going to teach the other Islanders Portuguese, Spanish and a little bit of Creole. I think I’ve got every slice of the pie."

    Andre added: "I would say I fall too quickly to be honest.

    "When I look at beautiful ladies, before I’ve said hello to them I’ve already fallen in love. I’m already planning the wedding."

    Speaking about his ideal date, Andre said: "I would love to go strawberry picking, I’d want to have a field spelt out in her name, then I’d have to ask her to be my girlfriend.

    "So I’d like to plant a field full of strawberries."

    What will Jess bring to the villa?

    Speaking to ITV about what she will bring to the villa, Jess said: "Firstly I think I’ve got quite a big personality and I’ve got a heart of gold. I can stand up for myself if I need to. I’m honest, and I love, love. I’m also a really good girlfriend.

    "Because every boy is giving me the ick at the moment. I feel like it’s fate because I’m saving myself for Mr Right in the Villa!"

    Meet Love Island 2023 star Jess Harding

    Jess Harding is a businesswoman who runs Candy Aesthetics in West London.

    The beauty clinic owner is set to stun and amaze in the Love Island villa this summer.

    In an exclusive an insider told The Sun: "Jess is one of the most glamorous islanders ever and is sure to be a big hit with the boys and viewers.

    "She's a real head-turner and has the personality to go with it."

    Mitchel is 'ready to find love in the villa'

    Mitchel Taylor, 26, is just one of the stars heading into the Love Island villa – and he's on the look out for love.

    A source previously said: “Mitchel is hot stuff, and he’s ready to find love in the villa.”

    They continued to tell the Mirror: “When he’s not pumping water, he’s pumping iron, so the girls will swoon over his hunky physique and piercing blue eyes. And he’s a real family boy, too.”

    • By Shanine Bruder

      Will Mitchel ignite a spark in the Love Island villa?

      Mitchel Taylor is a 26-year-old gas engineer from Sheffield who is appearing on Love Island 2023.

      Speaking to ITV, he said: "I thrive on being a gentleman. 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.

      "I’m just really picky. I’ve got to find the girl that I want to marry and have kids with.

      "I’m nearly 27, I don’t want to play the field anymore, I want to find the one."

    • By Shanine Bruder

      How to watch Love Island 2023 abroad with a VPN

      VPNs are handy, downloadable online tools can be used to suggest you’re using a UK-based IP address, and bypass the content-blocking issue.

      Here’s our simple step-by-step instructions on watching the winter edition Love Island 2023 while you’re outside the UK:

      1. Download a VPN like ExpressVPN or NordVPN to your phone, laptop, tablet or streaming device of choice.
      2. In the VPN’s interface, select a UK server.
      3. Head to ITVX, and search for Love Island.
      4. Play, sit back and enjoy!

      ITVX is where you can catch up on episodes that are already live.

      You can also use a VPN to watch Love Island on ITV2, but remember: you need to have a TV license to watch any live UK television from overseas.

    • By Shanine Bruder

      Is Ella on Instagram?

      The Scottish beauty does have Instagram.

      She posts regularly, sharing her looks, her fits and her glamorous lifestyle.

      From her aesthetic to her style, you can see why she is at the top of her game.

      With just over 5,000 followers before entering the villa, expect to see that number skyrocket!

    • By Shanine Bruder

      Meet Love Island 2023 star Ella Thomas

      Ella Thomas is an award-winning model from Glasgow, Scotland.

      A Love Island source told The Sun: "Ella is breathtaking to look at – it’s not hard to see why she’s a top model in her field.

      “Bosses have swayed towards more regular girl and boy next door hotties in recent years but casting Ella marks a step change.

      “Even better, though, she has the chat to match. 

      “Bosses are really confident Scottish firecracker Ella is going to make a splash this series.”

      The boys of the villa have their work cut out for them it seems!

      Before heading into the villa, Ella told ITV: "I’d let the boys know that I’m wifey material so don’t play with me!"

    • By Shanine Bruder

      Love Island 2023 line-up latest news:

      • Who is Love Island’s Mehdi Edno?
      • Who is Love Island contestant Molly Marsh?
      • Who is Love Island 2023’s Ruchee Gurung?

      Is Mehdi Edno on social media?

      The hunk does have an Instagram account.

      His posts on his profile don't give away much except that he takes good selfies and that he enjoys travelling.

      His following is small compared to what it will become once the list of official Love Island contestants comes out.

      • By Shanine Bruder

        Meet Mehdi Edno the ‘new Davide’ set to make waves in the villa

        Love Island has signed a hunky French model who is set to be this summer’s Davide Sanclimenti.

        Mehdi Edno, 26, is sure to set pulses racing when he arrives in the villa on launch night.

        Bosses are hoping he will have the same impact as Italian stallion Davide, who romped to victory with Ekin-Su last year.

        An insider said: “Mehdi is the definition of tall, dark and handsome and will be a lot of the girls’ type on paper.

        “His smouldering stare and French accent are going to make him one of the most in demand boys in the villa.”

      • By Shanine Bruder

        Is Catherine Agbaje on social media?

        Catherine's social media following is set to soar now she is a Love Island star.

        She loves to keep people up-to-date on Instagram, and has a good following on her popular channel.

        You can join her fans on her handle @catherine_agbaje.

      • By Shanine Bruder

        Catherine is hoping to seal the perfect deal

        Real estate agent Catherine Agbaje is appearing on Love Island 2023.

        The 22-year-old Dublin native is hoping to find romance in the famous villa.

        Speaking to ITV Catherine said: "I’m fun, I’m flirty, I’m just never boring. I can chat your ears off! 

        "Someone who is fun and a loving character. They know I have so much love to give.

        "I’m always smiling, I’m always happy, I’m always laughing. You’ll always see me with a smile on my face. 

        Asked what people might not know about her, she said: "My teeth are real, people always think they are veneers! I had braces when I was younger.

        "I also have two degrees, I have my undergrad and my masters in Psychology and Sociology and Real Estate."

      • By Shanine Bruder

        Can you watch Love Island in the US?

        Absolutely – you can do it as we describe above, which is by using a VPN.

        All American audiences will need to do is purchase a VPN, then select a UK server from its interface.

        Then it’s simply a case of heading to the Love Island section on ITVX.

        We have more information and streaming options listed in our how to watch Love Island in the US article.

        We’ve tested a number of VPNs: find our favourites listed in our best VPN service and best VPN for Netflix pages.

        For an in-depth guide, head to our what is a VPN and are they legal explainer.

      • By Shanine Bruder

        Is George Fensom on social media?

        Just like his fellow Love Island stars, George is active on social media.

        He likes to keep his followers up-to-date with what he is up to on Instagram.

        You can follow his on his popular handle @georgefensom.

      • By Shanine Bruder

        Meet 2023 Love Island star George Fensom

        George Fensom is a 24-year-old business development executive from Bedford, who is appearing on Love Island 2023.

        Speaking to ITV about going on the famous reality show, 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.

        "My go-to dance move is what I call the Dad Dance, I’m gonna bring dad jokes and dad dancing to the Villa."

        Speaking about his ideal partner, George said: "I want them to be passionate about something, whether it’s a job or enjoying trips to the zoo on Saturdays.

        "I prefer a girl who is naturally good looking, and someone who has even more banter than me- although I don’t believe that’s physically possible.

        "I think those three qualities make for a perfect mix in a partner.

        Revealing who his ideal woman is, the hunk said: "I’m going to go with a little sweetheart called Megan Fox, if you’ve seen Transformers.

        "The second would be Anne Hegerty from The Chase, I wouldn’t crack on with her but I’d have a laugh with her.

        "I’d also like Nigella Lawson to cook something sexy."