Love Island 2024: first cast member ‘revealed’ and they’re the child of a PRICKLY reality TV star

IMAGINE her mum entering the villa on friends and family day

Lve Island all stars girls look at maya jama in a comped image

by Ben Pulsford |
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Love Island producers are certainly in the habit of recruiting Islanders from famous families these days and if recent rumours are true then ITV is, once again, dusting off its little black book of famous fams for the 2024 summer series (which somehow is just weeks away).

Allegedly following in the footsteps of the likes of Love Island 2022's Gemma Owen (daughter of Michael Owen), Jack Keating (son of Ronan Keating) and Sophie Piper (sister of Rochelle Humes) is the daughter of a Real Housewives of Cheshire turned Celebrity Big Brother icon Lauren Simon – 19-year-old Gigi Simon.

Here is Lauren dressed as a prickly cactus. Why? We have no idea but we are here for it, and for pretty much everything Lauren does tbh.

Lauren Simon dressed as a cactus
Lauren Simon dressed as a cactus ©Instagram

Not only has the 19-year-old appeared on RHOCheshire (and recently spilled some major show tea exclusively with Closer), but she regularly popped up on Celebrity Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother: Late & Live earlier this year in support of her famous mama and it's clear this one is hardly shy of the camera. Telly experience? Tick. Media training? Tick. Gorgeous? Tick.

A source recently told The Sun, "It’s early stages and she’s just in talks but Gigi is really keen to sign up.

"She’s obviously got ITV connections through her mum but if she does get on the show, it won’t be because of that."

While Gigi has not given any indication as to her alleged involvement, if we're being honest, we can't help but feel Lauren has been sharing her growing spotlight with her daughter for months now (Gigi frequently appears on Lauren's TV spots and on her social media), perhaps helping soft launch her solo debut this summer.

It's giving Kris Jenner energy and obviously we're utterly here for it.

Of course, this is all speculative right now and we're weeks away from knowing the true identities of our latest Islanders, but it's safe to say we'll be manifesting this one's inclusion because just imagine Lauren rocking up in the villa for the friends and family visit.

Insiders have claimed that Love Island 2024 will launch on Monday 3 June 2024 – which actually makes sense as historically (since 2017) the summer series has always kicked off in the first week of June.

Love Island 2024 will be the second series to air on on ITV this year, following a successful All Stars series – won by Molly Smith and Tom Clare – earlier this year.

Is Lauren Simon's daughter headed for the villa?
Is Lauren Simon's daughter headed for the villa? ©©Monkey Kingdom

Who is Gigi Simon?

Gigi Simon is best know for being the daughter of RHOCheshire OG, Lauren Simon. While she has appeared on the show in the past, she is currently studying at university.

How old is Gigi Simon?

Gigi is 19 years old.

Who is Gigi Simon's mum?

Gigi's mum is none other than RHOCheshire OG and Celebrity Big Brother 2024 star, Lauren Simon.

Lauren Simon on CBB
Lauren Simon on CBB ©Shutterstock for Big Brother

Who is Gigi Simon's dad?

Gigi's dad is property tycoon Paul Simon. He was married to Lauren for 13 years.

Is Gigi Simon going on Love Island?

According to recent reports, Gigi is talking to Love Island producers about potentially joining the cast of Love Island 2024.

Is Gigi Simon on Instagram?

Of course. You can follow her at @gigisimon_.

Is Gigi Simon on TikTok?

She's 19 and gorg, what do you think? Follow GIgi at @gigisimon_.

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