Love Island series one cast – where are they now?

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by Polly Foreman and Georgina Terry |

It's been a whole year since Love Island 2020 was on our screens and in the yawning interim we've been catching up on old series.

The news that it will return this summer with the biggest production ever was music to our ears, but it's still ages until we can get our fill of Iain Stirling, chats on the day beds and coupling up.

You can now watch every single episode EVER on ITV, so follow our lead on a trip down memory lane to series one. Summer might seem like forever away, but these sizzling hot contestants are sure to warm your hearts up...

From the show's winners, Jessica Hayes and Max Morley, to runners up Jon Clark and Hannah Elizabeth - get the lowdown on what everyone went on to do (apart from spons and PAs, obvs.)

Love Island series one contestants: where are they now?

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love island series 1 cast - where are they now

Jessica Hayes - winner of Love Island series 1 (2015) - then
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Jessica Hayes, along with Max Morley, became the first ever winner of the first series of the revamped show back in 2015.

Jessica Hayes - winner of Love Island series 1 (2015) - now
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Sadly, her relationship with Max wasn't meant to be and the pair split just six weeks after leaving the villa. These days, Jess is a fashion and make-up artist. In January 2019, she announced that she's pregnant with her first child with fiancé Dan Lawry. Their son Presley was born in July 2019. Jess announced she was pregnant with her second child in November 2020 but sadly suffered a miscarriage five months later.

Max Morley - winner of Love Island series 1 (2015) then
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Max joined Love Island series one on day 14, and was crowned winner alongside Jessica Hayes.

Max Morley - winner of Love Island series 1 (2015) now
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After winning the show, Max went onto appear on Ex On The Beach. He's had a number of reality star girlfriends since finding fame including Charlotte Crosby and fellow Islanders Zara Holland and Laura Anderson.

Jon Clark and Hannah Elizabeth - runners up of Love Island series 1 (2015) then
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Jon and Hannah were coupled up from the start of the first series, and finished in second place. They got engaged on the show but, sadly, it wasn't meant to be.

Hannah Elizabeth (runner up of Love Island series 1 (2015) now
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These days, Hannah is a proud mummy to baby Reggie, born November 2019. She's still modelling, and also runs a crystal healing class.

Jon Clark (runner up of Love Island series 1 (2015) now
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The reality TV obsessives among you (same) will know that Jon starred in TOWIE. He also dated Love Island 2017 star Chloe Crowhurst for a time.

Zoe Basia Brown and Jordan Ring - Love Island series 1 (2015)
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Zoe and Jordan carried on dating for a short time after the show finished, but the romance was over by the end of the summer.

Jordan Ring - Love Island series 1 (2015) now
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Jordan is now signed to a film featured artist agency. Whatever that means. He also flogs X-rated content on OnlyFans for $14.99 a month and is loved up with Instagram model Nina Joanne.

Omar Sultani - Love Island series 1 (2015) now
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Poor old Omar had a bit of a shocker after failing to find love and eventually being dumped from the island.

Omar Sultani - Love Island series 1 (2015) now
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Omar doesn't give too much away about what he's up to now on his social media, but he does go on a hell of a lot of holidays...

Joshua RitchieLove Island series 1 (2015) then
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Joshua ended up coming in third place coupled up with pal Lauren Richardson.

Joshua Ritchie Love Island series 1 (2015) now
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These days, Joshua Ritchie is living his best reality TV life, having also appeared on Ex On The Beach and Celebs Go Dating. His two-year relationship with Charlotte Crosby came to an end in November 2019 and he's since been linked to CGD co-star Olivia Bentley.

Luis Morrison and Cally Jane Beech - Love Island series 1 (2015) then
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Luis and his former flame Cally actually managed to stay together after leaving the villa.

Luis Morrison and Cally Jane Beech - Love Island series 1 (2015) now
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They now have an adorable daughter called Vienna but are sadly no longer together.

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ITV were forced to postpone the show last summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it seems we could soon be put out of our misery as show bosses are reportedly pulling out all the stops to ensure it returns to our screens this year.

As if that wasn’t enough, it’s claimed producers are willing to splash some serious cash in order to make this series “the biggest in show history”.

The ITV2 dating show is expected to hit our screens in July, with presenter Laura Whitmore and her narrator husband Iain Stirling both returning.

A TV insider revealed, “Everyone is keen to make this happen. Strictly and Dancing on Ice have happened against the odds and they’re determined that Love Island can do the same.

“Producers are aware that international travel will still be restricted, so they are having to plan around that.

“It is likely they will need to quarantine all contestants.”

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