Meet the first EVER winter Love Islanders!

Meet the first EVER winter Love Islanders! Rochelle Humes’ lookalike sister, an ‘alpha male’ heir to a country estate, Lewis Capaldi’s ex-girlfriend, and blonde TWINS make up the new batch of singletons

  • The names and faces of the 12 new Love Island contestants were released on Monday evening
  • The sixth season of the ITV2 show launches on January 12, with 12 hopefuls heading to Cape Town to look for love in the series’ first ever winter edition
  • Leading the pack are Sophie Piper, the younger sister of The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes, VIP hostess twins Eve and Jess Gale, as well as singer Lewis’ ex, and Britain’s Got Talent contestant Paige Turley
  • The men are led by land owner Ollie Williams, who counts ‘Do you know Polzeath beach in Cornwall? I own it’ as his favourite chat up line, thanks to his position as Heir to the Lanhydrock in Cornwall
  • The show’s format sees extra contestants sent into the villa as the weeks progress while others are voted out  
  • Laura Whitmore will host the series as Caroline Flack stands down after being charged with assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27
  • Irish presenter Laura joins forces with her boyfriend and the show’s voiceover artist, Iain Stirling 
  • The singletons will live in a luxurious £5.3million villa in Cape Town – one of the world’s most dangerous cities – for six weeks, where they will be protected by armed guards
  • Do you know any of this year’s Love Island contestants? Email [email protected] 

Love Island’s first ever winter season has already made a name for itself with its plentiful dollopings of drama (and that’s just from the show’s hosts).

But now the ITV2 reality show is back – months earlier than usual – and a new roster of sexy singletons will be landing on screens in a matter of days.

And in this first look at the maiden voyage of winter Love Island, there’s much to digest when it comes to the new cast.

Here we go again: Love Island is back – months earlier than usual – and a new roster of sexy singletons will be landing on screens in a matter of days. Who are they? We’re glad you asked…

MEET THE CONTESTANTS 

Sophie Piper, 21

Medical PA and Model

Leading the pack is Sophie Piper, the younger sister of The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes. Sophie has long been rumoured to appear on Love Island, and it seems that season six is finally the time.

Although Rochelle is no longer part of The Saturdays, she’s a regular fixture on screens as a presenter, and is married to JLS star Marvin Humes – parents to two daughters.

But it’s Aunty Sophie’s turn in the limelight now, as the 21-year-old medical PA gears up to seduce the eligible gents in the villa – which is in Cape Town this time. 

Boasting nearly 12,000 followers on Instagram, Sophie is signed to MiLK Management London and often delights her fellow social media users with striking snaps. 


Sister sister! Leading the pack is Sophie Piper [R], the younger sister of The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes [L]. Sophie has long been rumoured to appear on Love Island, and it seems that season six is finally the time. Although Rochelle is no longer part of The Saturdays, she’s a regular fixture on screens as a presenter, and is married to JLS star Marvin Humes – parents to two daughters

Close-knit: The brunette, 21, often enjoys nights out with her sisters Rochelle and Lili – who reunited last year after 23 years apart (pictured together)


Wow-factor! Boasting nearly 12,000 followers on Instagram, Sophie is signed to MiLK Management London and often delights her fellow social media users with striking snaps

Eve and Jess Gale, 20

Students & VIP Hostesses  

The show is installing its second set of twins in the form of Eve and Jess Gale. The twins, 20, from London, have Tyga, Kylie Jenner’s ex, in their little black book [as well as the lesser-known rapper Pop Smoke, apparently!] 

Explaining their claim to fame, Eve shares: ‘Kylie Jenner’s ex messaged me. We were both at an event and I posted an Instagram story tagging him. He then messaged me afterwards and we spoke on WhatsApp. Then when me and Jess were in Ibiza, he was there again. He asked me to meet him but we arrived the day he left.’ 

The stunners have garnered over 18,000 Instagram followers together with their scantily-clad images.

It’s a twin thing! Eve and Jess Gale, 20, from London, have Tyga, Kylie Jenner’s ex, in their little black book [as well as the lesser-known rapper Pop Smoke, apparently!]


Twice as nice: The twins have garnered over 18,000 Instagram followers together with their scantily-clad images

Set to cause a stir: Jess pictured in a bright orange bikini during a recent beach break to Ibiza

Paige Turley, 22

Singer 

There’s Britain’s Got Talent 2012 contestant Paige Turley, 22, who counts singer Lewis Capaldi as an ex.

‘We went out when we were younger, I was about 17 or 18. We were together for about a year. It ended really amicably and we’re still pals,’ she says.

With over 20K followers on Instagram, the fun blonde is also a singer from West Lothian and is believed to be the inspiration behind the musician’s hit break-up single Someone You Loved.

She was only 14 when she thrilled the BGT judges, including Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell, in 2012 with her moving performance of Birdy’s Skinny Love.


Ex on the beach: There’s Britain’s Got Talent 2012 contestant Paige Turley [L] who counts singer Lewis Capaldi [R] as an ex. ‘We went out when we were younger, I was about 17 or 18. We were together for about a year. It ended really amicably and we’re still pals,’ she says

Claim to fame: The fun blonde, 22, is a singer from West Lothian and is believed to be the inspiration behind his hit break-up single Someone You Loved


Early beginnings: She was only 14 (L) when she thrilled the BGT judges, including Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell, in 2012 with her moving performance of Birdy’s Skinny Love (pictured right last year)

Ollie Williams, 23 

Heir to the Lanhydrock estate/Land Owner 

The men are led by Ollie Williams, 23, who counts ‘Do you know Polzeath beach in Cornwall? I own it’ as his favourite chat up line, thanks to his position as Heir to the Lanhydrock in Cornwall.

The hunk is followed by just over 5,000 Instagram accounts and is not afraid of stripping down to his underwear to showcase his incredibly toned physique. On his dating disasters, the hopeful reveals: ‘Once got cat-fished by a 50-year-old man.’

There’s also a coffee bean salesman, a police officer and the brother of an ex-Apprentice star on the roster this year. 

What a hunk! The men are led by Ollie Williams, 23, who counts ‘Do you know Polzeath beach in Cornwall? I own it’ as his favourite chat up line, thanks to his position as Heir to the Lanhydrock in Cornwall

Toned: The ‘alpha male’ is followed by just over 5,000 Instagram accounts and is not afraid of stripping down to his underwear to showcase his incredibly toned physique


Famous faces: The land owner has documented bumping into a series of well-known sportsmen, including rugby player Maro Itoje Rugby (L) and former Italian footballer André Pirlo (R)

The lads! He also shares snaps from his fun-filled nights out with his pals (pictured far right dressed up as the Peaky Blinders cast)

Connor Durman, 25  

Coffee Bean Salesman and part-time naked butler    

Following Ollie’s lead is Connor Durman, 25, from Brighton – who enjoyed a stint as a naked waiter last year, but works as a full-time salesman.

On his dating history, he explains: ‘I went on a date with a girl. She asked me back to her house for some more drinks and let’s just say I ended up getting on really well with her housemate.’

Ladies man? Following Ollie’s lead is Connor Durman, 25, from Brighton. On his dating history, he shares: ‘I went on a date with a girl. She asked me back to her house for some more drinks and I ended up getting on really well with her housemate’

Cheeky! The confident contestant enjoyed a stint as a naked butler during his time in Australia last year


Stiff competition: The handsome hopeful is a coffee bean salesman by day, and often hones his physique at the gym (which explains his 1K Instagram following!)

Shaughna Phillips, 25

Democratic Services Officer

Stunning Shaughna Phillips, 25, is a democratic services officer from London, who prides herself on being fun but also bossy. 

On her easy-going personality, the blonde shares: ‘I’m chatty, funny and clever – people won’t expect it from me. When they hear me speak about certain things they’ll be shocked. I like to get on with everyone, too.’

Brains and beauty: Stunning Shaughna Phillips, 25, is a democratic services officer from London

She’s up for some fun: On her easy-going personality, the blonde shares: ‘I’m chatty, funny and clever – people won’t expect it from me. When they hear me speak about certain things they’ll be shocked. I like to get on with everyone, too’ 

Impressive: The upcoming reality star is sure to be open on the show as she candidly shared a body transformation snap from 2016 until 2019

Leanne Amaning, 22

Customer Service Advisor  

Miss Ghana UK 2016 contestant Leanne Amaning, 22, works as a customer service advisor and is based in the English capital.

Sharing details about her ideal man, she says: ‘Someone who is rugged and manly, not anyone with a pretty face. I also want someone loyal and trustworthy. The list does go on…’ 

Petite-sized beauty: Miss Ghana UK 2016 contestant Leanne Amaning, 22, works as a customer service advisor and is based in the English capital. Her Instagram account is currently private

Siânnise Fudge, 25

Beauty Consultant 

A pro at perfecting her looks, Bristol-based ‘eyebrow queen’ Siânnise Fudge, 25, is a beauty consultant who is on the quest to find love.

‘My friends call me Princess Jasmine And the Eyebrow Queen. I’m also sassy’, she admits, and has described her Ideal man as ‘tall dark and handsome – my friends call me Princess Jasmine. I’m after my own Aladdin, I guess.’

She’s ready! A pro at perfecting her looks, Bristol-based ‘eyebrow queen’ Siânnise Fudge, 25, is a beauty consultant who is on the quest to find love. The technician’s Instagram account is currently private

Mike Boateng, 24

Police Officer

Branding himself as ‘confident, charming and charismatic, Mike Boateng, 24, is a police officer from London. 

Already boasting connections to the UK’s celebrity circle, the hunk is the younger brother of The Apprentice 2016 contestant, Samuel Boateng, 31.

On his claim to fame, Michael says: ‘ I know a few footballer friends from my football days. Dominic Calvert-Lewin played with me at Sheffield United. My brother, Samuel, was on The Apprentice a few years ago.’

Heartthrob? Branding himself as ‘confident, charming and charismatic, Mike Boateng, 24, is a police officer from London

Claim to fame: Already boasting connections to the UK’s celebrity circle, the hunk is the younger brother of The Apprentice 2016 contestant, Samuel Boateng, 31 (pictured on the show)

Callum Jones, 23

Scaffolder 

Manchester-based scaffolder Callum Jones, 23, knows what he’s looking for on the dating series. On his ideal woman, he shares: ‘I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish.’

Callum also insists he wouldn’t go behind a pal’s back to woo a potential love interest: ‘I always think it’s best to go to a guy and speak to them first to clear up anything you need to. I wouldn’t go behind a lad’s back.’ 

Looking for love: Manchester-based scaffolder Callum Jones, 23, knows what he’s looking for on the dating series. On his ideal woman, he shares: ‘I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish’

Nas Majeed, 23

Sports science graduate and builder 

‘Funny, cheeky and charismatic’ Nas Majeed, 23, is a sports science graduate and builder from London, who dubs Aladdin’s Naomi Scott as his number-one crush.

Nas says he’s kept a low-profile when it comes to dating, so he’s keen on finding The One during his stint on the show. He says: ‘I haven’t been dating much recently but I’d usually meet girls at university or when I go out over the summer.’

Looking for The One: ‘Funny, cheeky and charismatic’ Nas Majeed, 23, is a sports science graduate and builder from London, who dubs Aladdin’s Naomi Scott as his number-one crush

With more Islanders set to be added after the show debuts on Sunday, Love Island’s winter edition is sure to keep fans warm during the long nights ahead. 

The latest batch of hopefuls are set to be protected by armed guards, as the show’s bosses parry kidnap concerns in South Africa.

The singletons will live in a luxurious £5.3million villa in Cape Town, one of the world’s most dangerous cities, for six weeks. 

As well as TV crews being given training on dealing with any potential security, breach guards will be on constant watch.

Taking a break: Last month, Love Island host Caroline Flack stepped down from her £1.2million a year contract with ITV after she was charged with assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27

A Love Island Spokeswoman told MailOnline: ‘The safety and security of our Islanders and crew are of the utmost importance.’ 

Last month, Love Island host Caroline Flack stepped down from her £1.2million a year contract with ITV after she was charged with assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27.

For now, the presenter, 40, is only standing down from the sixth series, which will be hosted by her pal Laura Whitmore.

Breaking her silence on social media about her decision, the media personality told fans: ‘There have been a significant number of media reports and allegations in regard to my personal life. 

‘While matters were not as have been reported I am committed to co-operating with the appropriate authorities and I can’t comment further on these matters until the legal process is over.  


Embattled: For now, the presenter (pictured left with Lewis in October), 40, is only standing down from the sixth series, which will be hosted by her pal Laura Whitmore (pictured with boyfriend and the show’s voiceover artist  Iain Stirling in November)

‘However Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it’s the best show on telly. In order not to detract attention from the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is stand down from Series 6. I want to wish the incredible team working on the show a fantastic series in Cape Town.’ 

The former Strictly winner was accused of hitting the former over the head with a lamp while he slept as well as smashing a glass after looking at texts which made her think he was cheating. 

She and her partner were both allegedly covered in blood when police arrived at their flat in Islington, North London, on December 12, with Lewis saying in a 999 call that she ‘tried to kill me, mate’, Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court heard. One officer described the chaotic scene as ‘like a horror movie’.


Taking time out: The media personality broke her her silence on social media about her decision last month, and thanked fans for their support

‘I’m a massive fan’: Just days after Caroline’s departure, Laura confirmed her new role on Instagram, gushing she’s excited to join the series

Caroline pleaded not guilty to common assault and the court heard she wanted to ‘spend time’ with him over the Christmas and New Year period. 

She put her head in her hands when the judge refused an application to remove bail conditions preventing her from contacting Lewis directly or indirectly and from attending his address. She was released on bail until her trial in March. 

Laura – who will join boyfriend and voiceover artist Iain Stirling on the series – confirmed her new role on Instagram as she said: ‘To say I’m excited to be heading to Cape Town to host Love Island, the biggest show on television, is an understatement. 

I want to thank ITV for trusting me at the helm of this huge show. I wish it was in better circumstances; Caroline is a brilliant host and also a friend.

Precautions: The latest batch of Love Islanders are set to be protected by armed guards, as the show’s bosses parry kidnap concerns in South Africa (pictured)

‘We’ve spoken a lot in the last few days since she stepped down. She has been very kind to me and strongly pushed me for this role. I’ve watched her host every series and know I have big boots to fill. I will try and do it justice.

‘Above all, I am a massive fan of this show. I’ve never been to a Love Island villa, and I can’t wait to get in there to meet all the new Islanders looking for love. The Love Island team are the best in the business… including the voice and heart of the show, Iain. He thought he was getting a holiday away from me… not a chance!’  

Former beautician Amber Gill was crowned the winner of last year’s edition alongside her then-beau, rugby player Greg O’Shea. 

The Geordie beauty, 22, and the Irish hunk, 24, became the fastest ever show winners to part ways after he dumped her by text in early September. 

Brief: Former beautician Amber Gill was crowned the winner of last year’s edition alongside her then-beau, rugby player Greg O’Shea, but they became the fastest ever show winners to part ways after he dumped her by text in early September

WINTER LOVE ISLAND 2020: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

Pop star sibling: Sophie’s sister is Rochelle Humes

Name: Sophie Piper

Age: 21

Location: Essex

Occupation: Medical PA

Claim to fame? Half-sister of The Saturdays star-turned-TV presenter Rochelle Humes.

Celebrity crush? ‘Anthony Joshua. Whenever I see him fight, I yell, “Come on, use your right hook!” I have no idea what I’m talking about.’

What song sums up your love life? ‘All By Myself by Celine Dion – that’s how it feels at the moment!’ 

Twinning: Love Island are instaling twins into the villa this year

Names: Eve and Jess Gale

Age: 20 

Location: London

Occupation: VIP hostesses and students

Claim to fame? [Eve] ‘Tyga, Kylie Jenner’s ex, messaged me. We were both at an event and I posted an Instagram story tagging him. He then messaged me afterwards and we spoke on WhatsApp. Then when me and Jess were in Ibiza, he was there again. He asked me to meet him but we arrived the day he left. Pop Smoke, the R‘n’B rapper, messaged me too.’

Party Trick: ‘We are the party trick!’

Land and gentry: Ollie believes that he ‘bosses the room wherever he goes’

Name: Ollie Williams

Age: 23

Location: Cornwall

Occupation: Heir to the Lanhydrock 

Claim to fame? ‘My father is Lord of the Manor of Lanhydrock. The family title is Viscount Clifden. When my father passes away or abdicates, as the eldest child, I will take on the titles and the estate.’

Dating disasters? Once got cat-fished by a 50-year-old man.

 No no no! Shaughna won’t put up with f**kboys [anymore!]

Name: Shaughna Phillips  

Age: 25

Location: London

Occupation: Democratic services officer 

Best feature? ‘My lips. I spent enough money on them!’

Celebrity crush? ‘[Love Island 2018 winner] Jack Fincham is a bit of me on toast!’

Dating disasters? ‘Being on a first date with a guy and getting a cab home to mine and my most recent ex-boyfriend was sat outside my house in his car crying!’ 

 Leanne Leanne! ‘I’m a 10. If you don’t love yourself, who will?’

Name: Leanne Amaning

Age: 22

Location: London

Occupation: Customer service advisor 

Dating disasters? ‘A guy once started rapping acapella to me. I was sat there awkwardly and had to clap afterwards.’

How far are you prepared to go in the villa to get the guy you want? ‘If I want something, I’ll get it.’  

 Fancy a cuppa? Connor is a coffee bean salesman

Name: Connor Durman

Age: 25

Location: Brighton 

Occupation: Coffee bean salesman

Fun Fact: He was a naked waiter in Sydney.

Dating history: ‘I went on a date with a girl. She asked me back to her house for some more drinks and let’s just say I ended up getting on really well with her housemate…’

 You’re fired! Mike’s brother was on The Apprentice

Name: Mike Boateng

Age: 24

Location: London 

Occupation: Police Officer 

Claim to fame? I know a few footballer friends from my football days. Dominic Calvert-Lewin played with me at Sheffield United. My brother, Samuel, was on The Apprentice a few years ago.’

Good at flirting? ‘I’m lucky because of my job I can use the cheeky lines about getting handcuffs out! It normally works!’ 

Love me, love me! Siânnise likes herself a bit of Romeo + Juliet-era Leo

Name: Siânnise Fudge

Age: 25

Location: Bristol 

Occupation: Beauty consultant 

Ideal man? ‘Tall dark and handsome – my friends call me Princess Jasmine. I’m after my own Aladdin, I guess.’

Celebrity crush? 90s Leonardo DiCaprio.

Got talent? Paige was on Britain’s Got Talent 2012 age 1. She sang in front of Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell, leaving them impressed

Name: Paige Turley 

Age: 22 

Location: West Lothian

Occupation: Singer 

Claim to fame? ‘[Singer] Lewis Capaldi is my ex boyfriend. We went out when we were younger, I was about 17 or 18. We were together for about a year. It ended really amicably and we’re still pals.’

Oddly specific! ‘I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish’

Name: Callum Jones

Age: 23

Location: Manchester

Occupation: Scaffolder 

Ideal woman: ‘I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish.’

Celebrity crush? Megan Fox.

What song sums up your love life? La Bouche, Be My Lover.


Clumsy: Jack says he’s a total klutz

Name: Nas Majeed

Age: 23

Location: London

Occupation: Sports science graduate and builder

Celebrity crush? Naomi Scott [Princess Jasmine in the live-action remake of Aladdin].  

 …and while many of the first batch of contestants won’t last very long, there’ll be more sent through the door in due course…

 

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