Love Island 2022 cast: who is London contestant Amber Beckford, her age, Instagram, when does it start on ITV?

The ITV2 show that has previously featured the likes of Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague is back

One of the most popular reality dating shows on the UK TV calendar is back, as the eighth season of Love Island is to air on Monday, 6 June 2022.

In 2020, Love Island wasn’t aired in the summer for the first since 2014 due to coronavirus restrictions but made its return in 2021 as Millie Grace-Court and Liam Reardon won.

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People from all walks of life, ages and from different parts of the UK are set to join this year, who is representing London from this year’s show?

The 24-year-old nanny from London is gearing up for the summer of love, saying that she’s looking forward to “chit chat with the girls”. "I can definitely be opinionated so I’m not sure how that’s going to go down,” Amber said. “As I work with kids I have patience with kids but adults, they annoy me!!

Who is representing London from this year’s show?

In the initial lineup, there are two people hailing from London. They are Amber Beckford and Indiyah Polack.

Who is Amber Beckford?

Amber Beckford is a 24-year-old nanny, and is set to be a contestant on series eight of Love Island.

Prior to her appearance on the show, she said on her video tape:

"I think it just feels like the right time.

"This year it definitely feels like it’s two feet in. I feel like now I’m most definitely ready, and wanting to look for a boyfriend."

Talking about her turn-offs, she added: "I don’t like guys that show off. I don’t like flashy, showy-offy guys - just have a personality and make me laugh. There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant."

Amber Beckford is on Instagram @amberbeckford where she has more than 3,000 followers. The 24-year-old is a nanny from London.

What is her Instagram profile?

Instagram is a great way to raise a profile, and as well as a potential £50,000 for winning the show, the potential for a future relationship, people also make careers off of Love Island.

This is due to viewership, with viewers following their favourite contestants.

Thanks to a large following, previous contestants have gone on to make music, star on the West End and become ambassadors for some of the biggest brands such as JD and more.

You can find Amber’s instagram at @Amberbeckford, and she currently has 10,000 followers pre-Love Island, and already has a fan account dedicated to her.

Where can I watch Love Island?

Love Island is to air at 9pm UK time on ITV2, and is usually on from 9pm - 10pm most nights bar the weekend.

On Saturdays, there is a show dedicated to all the best unseen bits from the week, as it is hard to fit more jovial, less dramatic moments from 24 hours into just one hour.

Who is hosting the show?

Laura Whitmore is set to host the show, as she has done since 2020, and will be joined by her husband of two years, Iain Stirling, who will be resuming his role as the man with the jokes and the voice overs.

Who are the other contestants?

Other contestants on the show this year are:

  • Luca Bish - 23
  • Gemma Owen - 19
  • Andrew Le Page - 27
  • Ikenna Ekwonna - 23
  • Davide Sanclimenti - 27
  • Tasha Ghouri - 23
  • Liam Llewellyn - 22
  • Indiyah Polack - 23
  • Dami Hope - 26
  • Paige Thorne - 24

Who are the previous winners of the show?

The show is notoriously hard to win, as it is consistently being tested by new arrivals, multiple recouplings and the infamous ‘Casa Amor’ which bested even the strongest relationships on the show.

Previous winners of the show are:

2015: Jessica Hayes and Max Morley - split six weeks after the show ended

2016: Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde - they are now married and have two children

2017: Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies - split around five months after the show

2018: Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer - split in mid-2019.

2019: Greg O’Shea and Amber Gill - split via text just a month after the show ended

2020 (First winter season): Paige Turley and Finn Tapp - still in a relationship two-and-a-half years later.

2021: Liam Reardon and Millie Court - still together.