Love Island: which of the previous contestants on the ITV2 dating show were from London?

As we return to a new series of ITV’s Love Island, we take a look back at the past contestants from London
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Love Island returned to screens on Monday night with a lavish Cape Town villa, new host and a group of new islanders.

The series marked the return of the winter edition after previously being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. New host, Maya Jama, 28, from Bristol, eagerly introduced the new group of singletons who are set to take on weekly challenges and make their re-coupling choices.

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As a new bunch of singles from across the UK are revealed as contestants, we take a look back at those from London who previously entered the famous Love Island villa:

Series One (2015)

Lauren Richardson, now 33, from East London, finished in third place alongside pal Josh Richie, and has since kept a very low profile.

Luis Morrison, now 28, finished in fourth place alongside Cally Jane Beech, and they went on to become the first islanders to have a baby together - but split shortly after.

Naomi Ball, now 31, from East London, coupled up with Josh Richie before being dumped from the island after receiving the fewest public votes in week four.

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Chris Baxter, now 28, briefly coupled up with Danielle Pyne, but they were eliminated after just three days - by Power Couple Hannah Elizabeth and Jon Clark.

Danielle Pyne, now 31, after leaving the villa with Chris Baxter, she went on to become an international DJ after and now lives in Ibiza.

Rachel Christie, now 34, initially coupled up with Omar Sultani, but then failed to re-couple and was dumped from the villa.

Series Two (2016)

Tina Stinnes, now 27, coupled up with Troy Frith and Adam Maxted, before failing to re-couple again, and was dumped from the villa in week six.

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Daniel Lukakis, now 30, initially coupled up with Olivia Buckland and then Zara Holland, but in week three the other islanders chose to dump him from the island.

James Khan, now 26, from south-west London, entered the villa on day 18, at the first recoupling just two days later, he remained single and was dumped from the island.

Series Three (2017)

Marcel Somerville, now 37, finished in fourth place alongside Gabby Allen, after leaving the villa they stayed together for nine months before calling it quits.

Craig Lawson, now 32, entered the villa on day 26 and coupled up with Camilla Thurlow, but five days later he received the least number of votes and was eliminated.

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Amelia Peters, now 24, entered the Casa Amor villa on day 26 and two days later she failed to couple up, so she was dumped from the island.

Mike Thalassitis, then 24, from North London, initially coupled up with Olivia Attwood, but after receiving the fewest public votes was chosen to leave the villa. On day 39, he re-entered the villa and coupled up with Tyla Carr, but he was re-dumped a week before the final.

In 2019, Mike committed suicide, aged 26, and his death sparked a response from many who believed it was a result of poor mental health support for contestants post-filming.

Love Island’s Jack Fowler, Dani Dyer and Marcel Somerville all hail from the London area. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)Love Island’s Jack Fowler, Dani Dyer and Marcel Somerville all hail from the London area. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Love Island’s Jack Fowler, Dani Dyer and Marcel Somerville all hail from the London area. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Series Four (2018)

Dani Dyer, now 26, from East London, coupled up with Jack Fincham and they stayed together throughout the show. They eventually won the series and were awarded a share of the £50,000 prize money. The winners were together for eight months before calling it quits.

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Josh Denzel, now 31, coupled up with Georgia Steel, before re-coupling with Kaz Crossley and finishing in third place. They were together for six months, before splitting.

Kazimir Crossley, now 28, entered the villa on day 26 and coupled up with Josh Denzel, who she went on to finish in third place with.

Jack Fowler, now 27, coupled up with Laura Anderson, before re-coupling with Laura Crane. After leaving the villa, their relationship reportedly lasted less than two months.

Samira Mighty, now 27, coupled up with Alex George, Sam Bird and Frankie Foster. A few days after Frankie was eliminated, Samira voluntarily chose to leave the villa.

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Eyal Booker, now 27, coupled up with Hayley Hughes before re-coupling with Megan Barton Hanson. On day 25, after receiving the fewest public votes, Eyal was eliminated.

Charlie Brake, now 28, from Chelsea, entered the villa on day 26, and coupled up with Ellie Brown. On day 43, they received the fewest public votes and were dumped from the island.

Series Five (2019)

Ovie Soko, now 31, coupled up with Anna Vakili, Amber Gill and India Reynolds. He finished in third place with India, and they stayed together for four months after the show.

Anna Vakili, now 32, coupled up with Sherif Lanre, Ovie Soko and Jordan Hames in the villa. She had a huge bust-up with Jordan over India, and they split up, upon leaving the villa.

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Joanna Chimonides, now 26, entered the villa on day 26 and coupled up with Michael Griffiths. On day 42, following a public vote, Joanna was chosen to leave the island.

Love Island’s Millie Court, Joe Garratt and Anna Vakili all hail from the London area. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)Love Island’s Millie Court, Joe Garratt and Anna Vakili all hail from the London area. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Love Island’s Millie Court, Joe Garratt and Anna Vakili all hail from the London area. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Arabella Chi, now 31, entered the villa on day 18, causing a stir amongst the girls. She coupled up with Danny Williams, but after receiving the fewest votes she was eliminated.

Joe Garratt, now 26, joined as part of the starting line-up, and coupled up with Lucie Donlan. On day 16, he received the fewest votes and was dumped from the island.

Sherif Lanre, now 23, initially entered the villa on day one and coupled up with Anna Vakili, but on his ninth day in the villa, he was removed for "breaking villa rules.”

Series Six (2020 - winter edition)

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Shaughna Phillips, now 28, coupled up with Callum Jones three times, however, Callum then chose to re-couple with Molly Smith, leaving Shaughna single and dumped from the villa.

Nas Majeed, now 26, coupled up with Siânnise Fudge, Jess Gale, Demi Jones and Eva Zapico during the show. Nas and Eva were dumped in week five, and are still going strong after two years together.

Leanne Amaning, now 25, coupled up with Mike Boateng consecutively three times, however Mike then chose to re-couple with Sophie Piper, leaving Leanne single and dumped.

Priscilla Anyabu, now 28, from South London, coupled up with Mike Boateng, for just over two weeks. They went on to receive the fewest public votes and were dumped from the villa.

Love Island’s first Winter Edition featured Londoner Shaughna Phillip. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)Love Island’s first Winter Edition featured Londoner Shaughna Phillip. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)
Love Island’s first Winter Edition featured Londoner Shaughna Phillip. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)

Series Seven (2021)

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Millie Court, now 26, from East London, coupled up with Liam Reardon and they stayed together throughout the show. They won the series and were awarded the £50,000 prize money. Their relationship lasted for one year, before they decided to split up.

Tyler Cruickshank, now 27, coupled up with Clarisse Juliette and Kaz Kamwi, and went on to finish in fourth place with Kaz. They split up after three months together.

Priya Gopaldas, now 25, entered the villa a week ahead of the final, and coupled up with newbie, Brett Staniland. They were voted the least compatible couple and were dumped from the villa.

Clarisse Juliette, now 24, coupled up with Tyler Cruickshank, before he re-coupled with Kaz Kamwi. On day 38, after receiving the fewest public votes Clarisse was eliminated.

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Aaron Francis, now 26, coupled up with Sharon Gaffka, Kaz Kamwi and Lucinda Strafford. On day 28, Aaron and Lucinda received the fewest votes, and were dumped.

Series Eight (2022)

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, now 28, initially coupled up with Davide Sanclimenti, before recoupling with Jay Younger and Charlie Radnedge. Before returning to Davide for the rest of the show. They went on to win the eighth series and are still going strong.

Indiyah Polack, now 24, joined the show as part of the starting line-up, and went to finish in third place with Dami Hope. They are still together and have recently begun to share a home.

Antigoni Buxton, now 26, entered the villa on day 17 and initially coupled up with Davide, before re-coupling with fellow Londoner Charlie Radnedge. They were dumped on day 25 after receiving the fewest public votes

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Charlie Radnedge, now 28, entered the villa alongside Antigoni, who he went onto couple up with after his first choice Ekin-Su. Antigoni and Charlie did not continue dating.

Amber Beckford, now 24, joined the show in the starting line-up, and coupled up with Dami Hope three times. On day 15, she received the fewest public votes, and was dumped from the villa.

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