Love Island 2022: check out the OFFICIAL line-up

Including a footballer's daughter, an Italian stallion and a paramedic

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by Eden-Olivia Lord and Georgina Terry and Hannah Mellin |

The past two years have been pretty bizarre to say the least but we still managed to get a Love Island 2020 and a Love Island 2021.

Things are definitely back to normal this year though and the line-up has finally been confirmed.

As we've only got a few days until it's back on our screens, here's everything you need to know about Love Island 2022...

CHECK OUT The OFFICIAL Love Island 2022 line-up

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heat's Love Island 2022 cast

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Paige Thorne, 24, Swansea

Paramedic Paige LOVES being in a relationship and is so bored of being single. Find out more about her here.

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Dami Hope, 26, Dublin

Fashion lover Dami is a microbiologist that describes himself as "funny and passionate". Find out more here.

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Indiyah Polack, 23, Waitress

Indiyah is a hotel waitress who apparently doesn't have a type.

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Liam Llewellyn, 22, South Wales

Another Welsh contestant named Liam, what will last year's winning Liam Reardon have to say? This Liam wears his heart on his sleeve and describes himself as 'emotional'.

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Tasha Ghouri, 23, Thirsk

Model and Dancer Tasha has made Love Island history by being the first ever deaf contestant. Read more about her right here.

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Davide Sanclimenti, 27, Rome (Italy)

Bonjourno, Davide! This handsome one has already made it his mission for the whole nation to fall in love with him in a couple of months. Find out more about him here.

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Gemma Owen, 19, Chester

Gemma is the daughter of footballer Michael Owen but has an impressive career of her own, as she's an International Dressage Rider.

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Ikenna Ekwonna, 23, Nottingham

Pharmaceutical Sales Advisor Ikenna hopes to bring 'spontaneity and excitement' to the villa.

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Andrew Le Page, 27, Guernsey

Estate Agent Andrew 'is actually single for once' and is ready to find a girlfriend.

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Amber Beckford, 24, London

Amber is a Nanny and her biggest ICK is guys who 'show off'.

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Luca Bish, 23, Brighton

Luca is a fishmonger who came out of a four year relationship a year ago and is VERY picky about who he takes on dates.

In the months leading up to a new series we're often teased about potential contestants that could be part of the starting line-up. Sure, sometimes we never see them again, but sometimes certain contestants get leaked waaaaay before the series starts.

Here's some rumoured faces that still could appear in this year's Love Island:

Kat Harrison (Geordie Shore's Marty McKenna's ex)

The most recent face set to join the line-up is Geordie student Kat after bosses reportedly fell for her 'brains and beauty'. Kat previously dated Geordie Shore and Celebs Go Dating bad boy Marty McKenna and also worked as a model.

A source has told The Sun, "Kat is the mix for the next series of Love Island. She works as a model but is also a student at Northumbria uni.

"They think she has the full package, brains and beauty, and could bring a lot to the table. Kat really impressed and she should be a shoe-in for the show."

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu (Pete Wicks' pal)

Another rumoured Islander is none other than Turkish reality TV star and influencer Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu. Ekin already has a background in reality TV appearing on Turkish reality TV show Kuzey Yildiz. She can also count TOWIE's Pete Wicks and James Lock among her Instagram followers, and recently some of her pics were liked by Man City player Jack Grealish.

Zara McDermott's brother Brad McDermott

Former Love Island star Zara McDermott's brother is also reportedly set to join the villa for this year's series. Brad, who regularly features on Zara's Instagram, is reportedly keen to make a name for himself.

Footballer Matty Cash's ex Sophie Draper

Beautician Sophie Draper from Nottingham was the first rumoured contestant. in the past she dated Aston Villa footballer Matty Cash They dated for FOUR YEARS before deciding to call it quits in 2021.

When does Love Island 2022 start?

Love Island is set to return on June 6 2022.

Who is hosting Love Island 2022?

Host Laura Whitmore will be returning to the show after allegedly signing a £500,000 deal.

When did Love Island 2021 start?

Following three UK lockdowns, Love Island bosses confirmed that the 2021 series would begin filming in Majorca but it would air three weeks later than usual - meaning it started on June 28.

A source told the Daily Mail, "Crew members are scheduled to fly out to Majorca on June 20 – with the series expected to launch a week later.

"The delayed launch date will not have an impact on the length of the series, with the show still running for a duration of eight weeks."

CHECK OUT: Love Island 2021 cast - their jobs before the show

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Kaz Kamwi - fashion influencer

Before heading into the villa, Kaz was already an influencer (with 71k followers) and could have been earning up to £1,000 per post. So annually she could have been making £57,200.

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We wonder what drama will unfold this summer ©ITV

When was the Love Island 2021 final?

The final episode of Love Island aired on Monday 23 August at 9pm on ITV2 and viewers saw Millie Court and Liam Reardon crowned as the winners.

What time is Love Island on TV?

Just like all the previous years, Love Island aired on ITV2 at 9pm every weekday and on Sundays.

Most episodes last one hour, but for some of the juicer moments they're a little longer.

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millie and liam won love island 2021 ©ITV

How to watch Love Island

As well as watching on live TV (imagine!) you can also view Love Island on the ITV Hub.

If you fancy re-watching Love Island 2021 and every single episode from series one, two, three, four, five, six and seven - then you can hun.

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Amy and Amber had a tough time in the villa last year ©ITV

Has anyone ever kept the money on Love Island?

The Love Island stars can be pretty savage in the villa but surprisingly none of the contestants have ever kept the money for themselves.

They always share and we doubt anyone would actually ever keep the money because it might damage their 'brand' after leaving the show.

But you know what they say - never say never.

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Maura was one of the stand out stars from last year ©ITV

Who is the voice over guy for Love Island?

If your highlight of Love Island is hilarious voice over guy, who loves to throw shade at the contestants, then look no further than Scottish presenter Iain Stirling.

Which Love Island couples are still together?

None of them.

We're JOKING. Although, there are only a few Love Island couples that have actually managed to make it work on the outside world. Bless them.

We've also had a look back at the cast from series one (remember when Jon Clark proposed to Hannah Elizabeth?), the stars of series two, from Kem Cetinay to Chris Hughes in season three and the celebrities from series four.

PLUS we've had a look at what all 36 contestants from Love Island 2019 are doing now.

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There's only a few remaining couples ©Instagram

Who won Love Island 2019?

Love Island viewers crowned Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea their 2019 winners despite the fact that they were together for less than two weeks.

The Geordie lass definitely deserved it following her turbulent time with Michael Griffiths and rugby player Greg was an absolute babe too. Well, until he dumped her by text. Rude.

Who won Love Island in 2020?

In 2020 Paige and Finn were crowned the winners of the show beating Luke T and Siannise by 1 per cent of the public vote.

Previous Love Island winners

Despite the majority of Love Island couples not lasting more than a few months, we still look back at all the winners fondly.

First off we had Max Morley and Jessica Hayes in series one, then Essex star Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde won over the nation, they were followed by what we all thought was the real life Gavin and Stacey, Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies.

In 2018 sweethearts Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham won, they were followed by Amber and Greg, then Paige and Finn and the latest winners are Millie and Liam.

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Love Island richest stars

Love Islanders are well known for going on to become BIG earners. Last year, former Love Islander Zara McDermott revealed that former stars can expect to earn between £400 and £1,200 for a single Instagram post.

Wowza.

And while they're actually filming, the Islander's are reported to get around £250 a week, which isn't to be sniffed at when you think they're not paying for food, bills or accommodation, and living in paradise.

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