Love Island 2023: Meet the new cast and couples of the summer edition of the ITV 2 show

Dive into glamour, wads and chicks and lads ‘baiting each other out for a chat’ –love island is back in season 10 with a whole new cast of islanders.

The new summer series began on Monday June 5, with Maya Jama returning as presenter after making her debut on the winter edition earlier in the year.

Jama proved to be a charismatic and very popular host on the winter show, which was filmed in South Africa and was won over by Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan.

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Recently it became known which training is involved love island The contestants have been announced ahead of launch, in line with the ITV2 show’s due diligence procedures.

All Summer 2023 Series participants have completed video training and guidance on a range of topics including mutually respectful behavior in relationships, patterns of behavior related to controlling and coercive behavior and language related to disability, sexuality, race and ethnicity, and micro-aggression.

Check out all the new entrants below – we’ll update this article as soon as they’re announced…

Ruchee Gurung


Age: 24

Out of: sutton

Profession: beautician

Instagram: @rucheewawo

Ruchee said she’s a “relationship girl, but it hasn’t worked out for me yet.” She said she’s super “caring,” adding, “My love language is gift giving, so I’m a real giver when it comes to relationships.”

The beautician revealed that there are two main things that make her “gross”: “men without ambition” or “men with white jeans and red sneakers”. They are, she said, a fashion no-go.

Ruchee is associated with Mehdi. However, both are not completely fixed on their couple.

George Fensom


Age: 24

Out of: Bedford

Profession: Business Development Executive

Instagram: @georgefensom

George said he would bring “daddy jokes and daddy dance” to the mansion and that he’d like to meet a girl who can “tell even more banter” than he can, although he has doubts if that’s “physically possible”. .

He said he’s “the first to set the mood,” adding, “I’m always dancing, I’m always the one who wants to go out.”

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George is dating Jess however, has expressed an interest in meeting the other girls and has also taken Ruchee for a chat.

Catherine Agbaye

Islander Catherine Agbaje


Age: 22

Out of: Dublin

Profession: Commercial real estate agent

Catherine said she was “chatty one-on-one” and “always smiling, always happy, always laughing.”

She wants to point out that her teeth are real, not veneers, and that she has two degrees — a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology and a master’s degree in real estate.

Catherine is married to Zachariah. On Thursday, June 8 episode, the two kissed in bed for the first time. However, Zachariah has said that he wants to tell Catherine that he wants to meet Molly.

Mehdi Edno


Age: 26

Out of: Bordeaux/London

Profession: communications manager

Instagram: @mehdiedno

Regarding his way of wooing girls, Mehdi said, “I just start by speaking French, which usually piques the girls’ interest.”

He added that when looking for a partner, “appearance is important but not everything” and that he also appreciates “a good sense of humor and someone who is outgoing and adventurous.”

Mehdi is connected to Rucheebut has said his two best at the villa are new bombshell Whitney and Molly.

Molly Marsh


Age: 21

Out of: doncaster

Profession: Musical theater performer and social media creator

Instagram: @mollygracemarsh

Molly said she doesn’t go out much or use dating apps because she’s “actually pretty dated.” That’s why she decided to meet someone at the villa instead.

She said she lives “on a farm with my mom, dad, sister, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, my cousin, my cousin’s husband, her baby and my chicken.”

On Thursday’s (June 8) episode, Molly dared to make out with the three islanders with whom she feels the most sexual tension. One of them was Zach, who also kissed her during the game — which visibly upset Mitchel.

Molly is dating Mitchel however, has said that she is definitely not “engaged” and states that she would like to chat with Zach more.

On Thursday’s (June 8) episode, Molly was one of three girls chosen to date new bombshell Sammy.

Tyrique Hyde


Age: 24

Out of: Essex

Profession: Semi-professional soccer player

Instagram: @tyriquehyde

Tyrique, like many, many Islanders before him, said he’s “not afraid to go after what I want.”

Discussing interesting facts about himself, he said: “I’m deaf in my right ear. I have a tattoo next to my left one that symbolizes strength and power in my good one.” He also said that he is best friends with his ex love island Star Toby Aromolaran.

Tyrique is married to Ella, but said he wasn’t closed off to other girls. He was flirting with Jess, whom he attempted to kiss as part of a game on Thursday’s (June 8) episode.

Ella Thomas


Age: 23

Out of: Glasgow

Profession: Model

Instagram: @ellathomas_

Ella said she knows what she wants in life and that she has a “big heart,” insisting she is “wife material.”

Discussing her claim to fame, she added: “I was in a music video for Headie One and Burna Boy and I was an extra once World War Z. I was 12 when I did the movie and I met Brad Pitt, which was cool.”

Ella is connected to Tyrique. Despite Ella chatting with the bombshell Zachariah, he eventually decided to work with Catherine instead.

On Thursday (June 8) episode, Ella was one of three girls chosen to go on a date with incoming bombshell Sammy. While they were having a good time together, Ella returned to the mansion and said that Sammy was exactly Jess’ type.

Mitchell Taylor


Age: 26

Out of: Sheffield

Profession: gas engineer

Instagram: @mitcheltaylor_

“I enjoy being a gentleman,” Mitchel said. “I’ll shower you with flowers, I’ll take you on dates, I’ll fill your nightstand drawer with your favorite candy and chocolate.”

But Mitchel is “really picky,” so he only does that with a girl he doesn’t enjoy for the following reasons: “Food in the teeth and counting coins in the hand — when a girl stands there.” The bar that the coins counting to pay for a drink is not for me!”

During a challenge on Thursday, June 8, Mitchel was asked to kiss the islander he found most attractive next to his partner, and he kissed Ella.

Mitchel is dating Mollywith whom he seems to have settled down incredibly well, although Molly suggests he meet other girls.

Jess Harding


Age: 22

Out of: London

Profession: Aesthetics Practitioner

Instagram: @jesshardingox

“If a guy does stunts to make money, he’s an idiot. They’re showing off all their designer clothes because most of the time they’re probably fake anyway!” she said. “Other [ick] is when a boy runs to the train and the train leaves without him. Lunch boxes too – just go to Tesco and get a meal deal!

Jess added that she’s “a really good friend” and that she has “a pretty big personality and a heart of gold.”

Jess is dating George But the two are interested in meeting other people.

On Thursday (June 8) episode, Jess was one of three girls who went on a quick date with newcomer Sammy. She also chatted with Tyrique.

Andre Furtado


Age: 21

Out of: Dudley

Profession: business owner

Instagram: @dre.furtado

André said: “To be honest I would say that I fall too fast. When I look at beautiful ladies, I fall in love before I greet them. I’m already planning the wedding.”

When asked what he was bringing to the villa, the business owner replied, “I’m charming, I’ll bring good looks and a few language lessons.” I’ll teach the other islanders Portuguese, Spanish and a little Creole. I think I have every piece of the pie.”

André was set up with Catherine but after the bomb blast Zachariah decided to set up with her on Wednesday 7th June. he is single now.

“I have to transplant myself,” said André after he no longer had a partner due to the mating. He warned the other islanders that he might have to step on someone’s toes.

Zachariah Noble


Age: 25

Out of: South East London

Profession: Personal trainer and basketball player

Instagram: @zachariah_noble97

On what annoys him, Zachariah said, “I’ve got two and they’re both really dumb; Bad handwriting – I have terrible handwriting so they must have better handwriting than me and twerking, I really don’t like twerking!”

He also said that he loves his cat very much. “My cat is a big part of my life, I honestly love him. His name is Frank, I named him about 10 years ago – his full name is Frankie G Swagger Don, I treat him like he’s my son, I’ll miss him so much when I’m at the villa.”

Having entered the mansion like a bomb, Zachariah decided to steal Catherine from André.

Zachariah is now married to Catherinewith whom he shared a first kiss on Thursday’s June 7 episode.

However, he has also expressed romantic interest in Molly, whom he kissed during a game on Thursday, June 7. Molly has said she’s open to getting to know him too.

Whitney Adebayo


Old: 25

Out of:London

Profession: Entrepreneur

Whitney arrived at the mansion as a bombshell on Wednesday June 7 and immediately struck up a connection with Andre. However, the four-year age difference has been repeatedly cited as a potential obstacle to a relationship.

“I’m too much to deal with sometimes, maybe people are scared of me. I know what I want and I’m very picky,” she said before joining the show.

Whitney is not currently connected to anyonebut seems to be deciding between Andre (who is single) and Mehdi (who is dating Ruchee).

Sammy Root


Old: 22

Out of: Kent

Profession: project manager

Sammy arrived at the mansion on Thursday June 8th feeling bombshell, after which he decided to knock out Ella, Molly and Jess for last minute dates. However, none of their connections turned out to be particularly strong.

When asked to pick three of the most important things he looks for in a partner, Sammy said, “She has to have a nice butt, a great personality, and be family-oriented.”

That’s what he said too glass onion Star Madelyn Cline is the ‘perfect girl’.

Sammy isn’t connected to anyone yet.

love island airs Sunday to Friday at 9pm on ITV2.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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