Here's everything you need to know about the Love Island 2019 contestants

By Group Reporter
Tuesday, 28 May, 2019, 15:45
The 2019 Love Island line up has been revealed (Photo: ITV)

by Laura Martin

To call Love Island's return contentious this year would be somewhat of an understatement.

But it hasn't put off the gang of newest recruits for series five of the show, as they have raced to sign up for 2019's production.

With the first episode confirmed to be broadcast on ITV2 on Monday 3 June, the 12 new villa mates looking for love, a quick snog or a modelling contract with an ailing fashion brand - and everything in between - have been revealed.

This year, the show promises, "Temptation is always rife for the Islanders, so loyalties will be tested, with surprise bombshell arrivals and unexpected twists and turns proving that the Love Island road to romance is never smooth."

Here's who to expect to see wearing barely-there bikinis and designer sliders around the Majorcan pool this summer:

Anton Danyluk

Anton Danyluk (Photo: ITV)

Who is he? He is a 24 year-old gym owner from Airdrie in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Ultimate celebrity crush? "Margot Robbie. Purely for her performance in The Wolf of Wall Street."

Dream partner? "She has to be hard working and good looking. Blonde hair is usually my type. They have to be into the gym because it's such a big part of my life."

How far is he prepared to go in the villa to get the girl he really wants? "I would go as far as I could unless I felt that the girl was mugging me off. Unless I’ve got a really good connection with one of the guys I wouldn’t really have any issues with going for their girl because I’d have only known them for a few weeks."

Yewanda Biala

Yewanda Biala (Photo: ITV)

Who is she? She is a 23- year-old scientist from Dublin

Ultimate celebrity crush? "Anthony Joshua."

Dream partner? "Someone that I can hold a normal conversation with. Someone that has good banter and someone that is easy to get along with and honest. Lookswise, I like them to be tall and athletic."

Is there a science to finding love? "I don’t think there is a science to finding love and if there is then I have clearly been reading the wrong books."

Curtis Prichard

Curtis Pritchard (Photo: ITV)

Who is he? He is a 23-year-old ballroom dancer from Shropshire. He's also brother of Strictly's AJ Pritchard

Ultimate celebrity crush? "It used to be Megan Fox and then it was Ariana Grande and now it's Mila Kunis."

Dream partner? "I'm sure everyone has their idea of the perfect girl but I don't. This sounds really clichéd but love is blind and I truly do believe that. I like blondes and an athletic body, not too fake and somebody that respects themselves. But if the complete opposite comes in and I fall madly in love with them then I've completely lied to you. Love is blind."

How would he rate his looks on a scale of one to ten? "I’d rate my looks quite high up on the scale, because sometimes people say I’m attractive. I’m not going to give you a number because I don’t really know. My best feature is my smile. Everyone always compliments me on it."

Michael Griffiths

Michael Griffiths (Photo: ITV)

Who is he? He's a 27-year-old firefighter from Liverpool

Ultimate celebrity crush? "Dani-Leigh, she's a singer from the States. She is new and up-and-coming but she is unbelievable."

Dream partner? "Somebody I can get along with on an intellectual level and have a conversation with and not be lost in translation. But also have a bit about them, not take themselves too seriously and have a bit of banter. And she's got to have a nice bum."

Will he be loyal or does he have a wandering eye? "I’ve been cheated on plenty of times but I am loyal. I think I’ve cheated once but it was more of a revenge cheat. I’ve had long-term relationships but I think I’ve had about four or five girlfriends. I’ve been loyal to all of them apart from one."

Lucie Donlan

Lucie Donlan (Photo: ITV)

Who is she? She is a 21-year-old surfer from Newquay, Cornwall.

Ultimate celebrity crush? "I’ve spoken to Joey Essex on and off because I love his personality, it’s so funny… Looks wise I like Jay Alvarrez, he’s a big Instagram celebrity. He surfs, skydives and he’s got amazing hair. I would marry him!"

Dream partner? "I like the typical surfer look - blonde, long hair. Someone that has a sport so if they don’t surf, I’d love to have them boxing or snowboarding, motorcross, anything cool like that. I find sporty guys so much more attractive compared to your average guy that just chills and goes on nights out."

Will she be loyal or does she have a wandering eye? "Have I got a wandering eye? Probably, yeah. I have cheated in the past because I’ve got on with someone so much better. It was a few years ago, I wouldn’t do it again."

Callum MacLeod

Callum Macleod (Photo: ITV)

Who is he? He's a 28-year-old aircraft engineer from South Wales

Ultimate celebrity crush? "Michelle Keegan. I was 17, 18 when she joined Corrie. It was like my older sister bringing home a fit bird every night for tea! I stopped watching it when they killed off Tina."

Dream partner? "Looks-wise, I like blonde and petite girls. I just like girls that let me be myself and as long as they like me for me and of course I've got to enjoy their personality. As long as they let me be me and don't try and change me."

What’s his definition of bro code? "I’m big on the bro code. No matter who it is, we’ve only known each other for a small period of time and we are in the villa to meet people. But like I said, I’ll just be honest."

Amber Gill

Amber Gill (Photo: ITV)

Who is she? She is a 21-year-old beauty therapist from Newcastle

Ultimate celebrity crush? "I love Tom Hardy. He’s just nice and he loves dogs as well and I love dogs. He takes his dog on the red carpet and I just love that so much."

Dream partner? "I like tall guys who are muscly and athletic, I like people that go to the gym because that’s what I like. I want someone who is funny and that I can have fun with and doesn’t take themselves too seriously because I am daft. Looking at my past relationships, I don’t really have a type, it’s quite broad."

What’s her claim to fame? "I know a few of the former Islanders from Newcastle, like Adam Collard and Ellie Brown. Everyone knows everyone in Newcastle!"

Sherif Lanre

Sherif Lanre (Photo: ITV)

Who is he? He is a 20-year-old chef and semi-professional rugby player from London

Ultimate celebrity crush? "My first celebrity crush was Vanessa Hudgens. She was my first crush when she was in High School Musical. Tori Brixx is my ideal date, she's a model and influencer."

Dream partner? "She needs to be able to hold a conversation. I feel that I make people laugh so I want a girl that makes me laugh, even if that's just from being herself and not trying to be funny. A nice smile and nice teeth. And nice bum! That's one of my criteria."

What’s been his most disastrous date/dating experience? "I went on a date with a cougar once who I met through work. It didn’t go to plan, let’s just say that…"

Amy Hart

Amy Hart (Photo: ITV)

Who is she? She is a 26-year-old cabin crew manager from Worthing

Ultimate celebrity crush? "Liam Hemsworth, he’s fit. Ashley Banjo from Diversity is really fit. Then I have weird celebrity crushes as well like David Walliams and Simon Cowell. You’d never go there obviously but there is something about them."

Dream partner? "I’m looking for someone to travel the world with, have fun with and someone who is going to love me as much as I love them."

How would she rate her looks on a scale of one to ten? "Six and a half. I would give my personality an eight"

Tommy Fury

Tommy Fury (Photo: ITV)

Who is he? He is a 20-year-old boxer from Manchester - and brother of Tyson Fury

Ultimate celebrity crush? "Ariana Grande. That girl is fire!"

Dream partner? "Blonde hair, blue eyes, good tan, gym girl..."

What’s his claim to fame? "It’s probably my brother, Tyson, but I’m my own man and I’ve said it throughout my whole boxing career. I don’t want to be labelled as his little brother, I’m my own man and I’m doing the best that I can do in life and that’s all I’m setting out to achieve."

Anna Vakili

Anna Vakili (Photo: ITV)

Who is she? She is a 28-year-old pharmacist from London, and has been dubbed the "UK's answer to Kim Kardashian"

Ultimate celebrity crush? "Tom Hardy. He’s so sexy!"

Dream partner? "I don’t know if he exists! He would be tall, good- looking, dark hair and dark eyes. He would be fit. Personality wise, he would be loyal, kind and emotional. I like the soppy guys. I’m not into cocky boys at all, I like smart and funny."

What’s her claim to fame? "I ended up on the Iranian News earlier this year when my sister and I were away in Qatar with two Iranian footballers who have a huge following. Suddenly my followers went up by 20,000 and I started being tagged in fan pages!"

Joe Garratt

Joe Garratt (Photo: ITV)

Who is he? He is 22-year-old catering company owner from London

Ultimate celebrity crush? "I really fancy Jorja Smith, I really fancy Lily Collins and then I really fancy Amber Heard."

Dream partner? "I don't really have a specific type. For me, it's just more how we click, if she is fun, outgoing and doesn't take herself too seriously and is open to talk about things. I'm looking for a connection, obviously initial attraction is key, but the connection is the main go-to."

Worst disastrous date/dating experience? "I went to a bar once with a girl and we were having a few drinks. There was an office that I used to deliver sandwiches to and these three women came over to me chanting ‘Sandwich Man, Sandwich Man’, they would not stop!"

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