Love Island 2017 cast and contestants on ITV2: Meet the Islanders

Get ready for the heat wave as Caroline Flack introduces viewers to a fresh batch of sexy singletons all in search of the summer of their lives, with passion, romance and drama from the outset.

Love Island is back for a third series of fun, frolics and red hot singletons on ITV2.

Caroline Flack is bringing together a fresh batch of Love Islanders, who are searching for a summer of passion, romance and drama.

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But who are the Cast of 2017? Meet the passion-fuelled contestants, looking for love this year...

Tyla Carr

Tyla Carr

Simon Searles

Love Island Simon

Gabrielle Allen

Gabrielle Love Island

Age: 25

Occupation: Fitness Instructor

From: Liverpool

What is your USP?

I'm a professionally trained dancer so ever since I've been young, I've been into health and fitness. I do love getting dressed up and putting the lashes on but at the same time, I want to have a laugh when I'm out. I don't just pose all the time. I get on well with lads because I'm up for a good time.

I love getting up on the table and having a good dance!

What is the appeal of Love Island for you?

I'm looking for love! Why would you not want to go away for a good time, in the sunshine, to hang out with some fun people, and maybe find the love of your life?

Travelling is one of my passions and I normally go away for a few months. So this is heaven for me. And if sexy people are involved, all the better!

How would boys describe you?

I think most people would say I'm pretty spontaneous and adventurous. I always want to go out and have fun and go partying. I think exes would say I'm all or nothing. If I'm in a relationship, I'm with them. I put everything into it. They are my life, almost. Which is kind of a blessing and a curse at the same time. Sometimes I get hurt. I think I'm a nightmare sometimes, probably. Maybe a bit hard work

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Tyne-Lexy Clarson

Tyne-Lexy Clarson

Age: 20

Occupation: University Student

From: Birmingham

What is your USP?

My confidence and my humour will make me stand out. I’m easy to speak to. I’m very talkative, and I can make a conversation out of anything. People usually have to shut me up!

I’ve got natural beauty on my side as well and people often comment on my eyes.

What is the appeal of Love Island for you?

The appeal is giving me the opportunity to find love and make new friends, but ultimately find myself a
decent boyfriend who is better than the ones I’ve already had.

I feel like my love life has been stuck in hell so I’ve got nothing left to lose! I’ve been single sin.


Olivia Attwood

Love Island Olivia

Age: 26

Occupation: Motorsport Grid Girl

From: Surrey

What is your USP?

I think my sense of humour; I’ve been told I’m funny. I’ve got quite an immature sense of humour, and I can be quite naughty.

What is your dating reputation like?

Since I split with my long term ex, I think people would say I’m a bit of a player but I think that’s because I try not to take any rubbish from anyone so I think boys end up saying ‘she’s a player’ because they’ve not had their way with me.

Chloe Crowhurst

Love Island Chloe

Age: 22

Occupation: Executive Assistant

From: Essex

What is your USP?

I think I’m really personable and bubbly and outgoing. I'm a bit clumsy and funny and I don't take myself too seriously.

What is the appeal of Love Island for you?

I meet so many pigs! I want to meet somebody nice. I think it's a nice opportunity to go to the Island where you have no idea who's in there and you have no choice but to get to know people and give them a chance.

I mean, boys in Essex - come on! They're not great. I want to be loved up but they're just pigs. I'm ready and willing to meet someone nice.

A lot of them just want about ten girlfriends at a time. Come on - you can't go out with ten girls at once! That's not on.

Montana Brown

Love Island Montana

Age: 21

Occupation: Economics Student

From: Hertfordshire

What is your USP?

I think people would probably call me quite posh! I will admit I've been brought up well and I've been really lucky to go a private school. I'm lucky to have had good opportunities in my life.

My name is also quite unique. My dad had this massive list of really weird names like Epiphany. So my mum looked at the list, and Montana was the most normal one.

I'm really sporty, and I love going to the gym - I would go every single day, if I could.

What sort of guy do you go for?

Goodness me, I love an accent. My last boyfriend was Mancunian - but I absolutely love anything northern, Welsh, Irish.

Physically, I quite like the rugby build, he doesn't have to have a chiselled, defined six pack - I don't mind a tiny bit of chub as long as they're broad and big.

But he has to be clean cut, wearing something like a white shirt with jeans, or all black.

Jessica Shears

Love Island Jessica

Age: 23

Occupation: Glamour Model

From: Devon

What is the appeal of Love Island for you?

I'm genuinely looking for love, I'm not going on it for any other reason. I want to find someone to settle down with.

My friends are married and settling down with kids. I've looked everywhere and can't find him! To be honest, I actually don't go out much - I'm such a home bird, I prefer to stay in and have the girls over for dinner.

I've got boobs and a bum and as a curvy girl, if you wear anything that's not baggy, guys look at you and
think, 'She's up for it'. I want to find someone serious. My perfect guy is someone who doesn't follow me on social media and doesn't know who I am!

Camilla Thurlow

Love Island Camilla

Age: 27

Occupation: Explosive Ordnance Disposal

From: Dumfries

What is your USP?

I’ve been lucky to have an interesting career that has taken me all over the world, and I have a lot of great experiences. I don’t know if that makes me different but it’s given me a different background to a lot of other people. I will definitely miss my work – I’ve had breaks from it before, like when I moved to London, and I found it difficult. It was a very life changing experience.

What is the appeal of Love Island for you?

I’m still young but I’m definitely at the age now where a lot of my friends are starting to settle down. I also want to put my personal life first, for the first time in a long time, and give myself the opportunity to meet someone. It will also force me to break down some of the barriers that I have built up doing the work that I do. I can be a bit cold, and come across that way, but that’s because I’m quite independent and strong. A huge part of it is pushing myself out of my comfort zone and forcing

Amber Davies

Love Island Amber

Age: 20

Occupation: Dancer

From: South Wales

What’s your USP?

I think I’m very down to earth. I have been brought up so well. I don’t cause trouble for no reason. I’m not fake, I’m very real and that’s what all my friends like about me.

What is the appeal of Love Island for you?

I think it’s the fact that it’s a love show. I’m only 20 but I’m so ready to find someone that I can have fun with.

If it turns into a relationship then great. I’m always so busy and I think this is a perfect opportunity for me to meet new people and get on with them and have a laugh.


Marcel Somerville

Love Island Marcel

Age: 31

Occupation: Music Professional - Ex- Blazin Squad star

From: London

What is your USP?

I'm going to be a great islander because girls love me, I've got great energy and I'm always positive. I've basically got a great all-round personality. I'm not going to lie, I do find it quite easy to find girls.

What is the appeal of Love Island for you?

I watched it last year and I thought, 'I could definitely do this'. I've always been looking for the right girl but I don't know where to find her and now I'm thinking she might be on the island.

What is your dating reputation like?

I'd say dating wise, I've always got girls around me. I've always got a girl on the scene. I'm not a player but I do like to be single. I stay single because I don't want to break hearts but I do end up breaking them by mistake sometimes. It's quite hard. I think there was one time when I was seeing eight girls at once! I wasn't with eight of them - I was with two of them, and there were a few that were fading out, and a few others I was kind of messaging.

Kem Cetinay

Love Island Kem

Age: 21

Occupation: Hairdresser

From: Essex

What is your USP?

I'm a bit of a cheeky chappy, really funny, and I don't take myself too seriously. But I'm also very emotional.
I wear my heart on my sleeve. I'm all in or out, nothing in between. I think I'm enjoyable to be with. I fall for girls very easily. It's been my downfall because I make it so obvious when I like a girl. I might get a bit clingy.

What is the appeal of Love Island for you?

I want a girl version of me! Someone as mad and crazy as me. I'm not normal and I think the people who make Love Island know that, so I'm hoping they'll have found a girl who's not normal, who'll be a good match for me.

Sam Gowland

Love Island Sam

Age: 21

Occupation: Oil Rig Worker

From: Middlesbrough

What is your USP?

I'm a little bit different to everyone else. I don't beat around the bush: I'm going on to win the show, not to make friends!

At the end of the day, it's a competition. I'm there to find love, yes, but I'm also there to win. And if I have to step on someone's toes to do that, then I will do!

What is the appeal of Love Island for you?

I've watched it for the past few years and every time I've watched it I've thought, 'I could do that myself!’ The last time I watched it, I was in a relationship. Then I became single in September when they were advertising, so it's kind of the first chance I've had to have a go at it. I actually am going to find love! I'm ready for that.

Harley Judge - First Islander voted off the show

Love Island Harley

Age: 22

Occupation: Groundsworker

From: Norwich

What is your USP?

I think I’m quite polite and down to earth and very genuine. I’m not pretending to be somebody I’m not. I live by my means.

What is the appeal of Love Island for you?

The whole experience to be honest. I’ve never done anything like this. The whole experience will be totally new to me and I think I will enjoy it. I want to get in the villa and see what comes from it.

The show is an opportunity to put myself out there, let loose and get my mojo back.

What is your dating reputation like?

People would say non existent and I’m married to the gym. I’ve not been out for ages, I’ve been having some me time.

Dominic Lever

Love Island Dominic

Age: 26

Occupation: Careers Advisor

From: Manchester

What is your USP?

I'm a bit of a cheeky chappy, really funny, and I don't take myself too seriously. But I'm also very emotional. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I'm all in or out, nothing in between. I think I'm enjoyable to be with. I fall for girls very easily. It's been my downfall because I make it so obvious when I like a girl. I might get a bit clingy.

What is the appeal of Love Island for you?

I want a girl version of me! Someone as mad and crazy as me. I'm not normal and I think the people who make Love Island know that, so I'm hoping they'll have found a girl who's not normal, who'll be a good match for me.

Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes Love Island

Age: 22

Occupation: Golf Clothing Ambassador

From: Gloucestershire

So what made you want to go onto Love Island Chris?

The opportunity to meet different girls from different environments. I’m a proper country boy so I grew up and lived in the same area of the Cotswolds all my life. I see the same people all the time, so it’s a good opportunity to meet new people from new environments.

How would you describe your dream girl?

My dream girl would be a nice height but not taller than me. Brunette, nice skin, nice tan, nice bum – I’m a bum man not a boobs man. Someone who is going to make me laugh, confident and not too over the top – someone sweet to be honest!

Jonny Mitchell

Jonny Mitchell Love Island

Age: 26

Occupation: Business Director

From: Essex

What made you come onto the show?

Well I was approached to do it and thought yeah why not just go for it.

What kind of girl are you hoping to meet?

An ideal girl for me would be…well I’m half Italian so I do go for Mediterranean looking girls, so brunette, very chic looking, I don’t like the whole fake look. So personality wise bubbly, intelligent or somewhat intelligent, good sense of humour.

New Boy - Mike

Mike - Love Island

Age: 24

Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer

Location: London

What is your USP?

I just think I look different to all of them. Tall, dark and handsome – which is what most of the girls have said they are looking for.

What is the appeal of Love Island for you?

It’s a one off experience – it’s an amazing villa, with good looking guys and girls. It looks really fun and this is the first time in my life I haven’t had any commitments. I don’t have a girlfriend, and I feel like I’m mature enough to do it.

What is your dating reputation like?

My mates know I’m quite selective. Girls would probably think I’m a player but I’m not. I’m very honest and say it exactly like it is. Sometimes that doesn’t work in my favour.

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