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In Pictures: Meet the contestants on this year's Love Island

In Pictures: Meet the contestants on this year's Love Island
Meet the 11 singletons entering this year's Love Island villa.

In a sure sign that summer is here, a brand new series of Love Island is about to begin on ITV2.

Laura Whitmore is back as host as the perennially-popular dating show comes from a new luxury villa on the island of Mallorca - and the 11 sexy singletons chosen to walk through the doors on day one have now been revealed.

Scroll on to meet this year's contestants!

Gemma Owen for Love Island series eight© ITV

Gemma Owen

Age: 19

From: Chester

Occupation: International Dressage Rider

Why Love Island?: "I am open to finding love, I'm wanting to have a really fun summer. I was seeing someone and then that didn't work out so I thought, 'Why not?'"

Tasha Gouri for Love Island series eight© ITV

Tasha Gouri

Age: 23

From: Thirsk

Occupation: Model / Dancer

Why Love Island?: "My dating life has been a shambles. This is an opportunity for me to find 'the one' and have a great summer at the same time. I'm definitely ready for a relationship. I'm 23 now so I'm ready to get to know someone, go on holidays and travel with them."

Andrew Le Page for Love Island series eight© ITV

Andrew Le Page

Age: 27

From: Dubai via Guernsey

Occupation: Real Estate Agent

Why Love Island?: "Because I'm actually single for once, so I thought 'why not?' This is the best time to give it a go."

Ikenna Ekwonna for Love Island series eight© ITV

Ikenna Ekwonna

Age: 23

From: Nottingham

Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales

Why Love Island?: "I've only been in one past relationship but now I think I'm at the age where I could find someone."

Amber Beckford for Love Island series eight© ITV

Amber Beckford

Age: 24

From: London

Occupation: Nanny

Why Love Island?: "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."

Dami Hope for Love Island series eight© ITV

Dami Hope

Age: 26

From: Dublin

Occupation: Senior Microbiologist

Why Love Island?: "This year I was kind of being more open to new things and I think actually that's why I put myself out there to get some new experiences. Love Island is a different experience, I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some, might go well with others, so it's a fun experience."

Liam Llewellyn for Love Island series eight© ITV

Liam Llewellyn

Age: 22

From: Newport

Occupation: Student (Strength and Conditioning)

Why Love Island?: "I think 22 is a really nice age to meet someone, you've got your years ahead of you so you have time to experience stuff and grow together. I think Love Island is a great opportunity to meet someone, you're in with a load of different types, so you can get to grips with what you really like about people."

Davide Sanclimenti for Love Island series eight© ITV

Davide Sanclimenti

Age: 27

From: Manchester via Rome

Occupation: Business Owner

Why Love Island?: "I think Love Island is going to be so much fun. I'm going to be the Italian stallion in the Villa! With my Italian charm, I can also be a very romantic guy. I'm good looking and I've realised since I first arrived in Manchester, a lot of English girls actually love me. They love to be around me and I love to be around them. It's going to be fun, I'm looking forward to it. I want to find my soulmate, find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family."

Indiyah Polack for Love Island series eight© ITV

Indiyah Polack

Age: 23

From: London

Occupation: Hotel Waitress

Why Love Island?: "I feel like I'm at a stage in my life now where I'm ready to meet new people and start dating properly. I have been single for some time and I feel like for my generation of people, it's quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that. Love Island particularly is like a closed space and I think it is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one and build a real connection."

Luca Bish for Love Island series eight© ITV

Luca Bish

Age: 23

From: Brighton

Occupation: Fishmonger

Why Love Island?: "When you actually look back at Love Island, you can see how many couples it's genuinely made. I don't know how many kids Love Island has made but there are a few aren't there?"

Paige Thorne for Love Island series eight© ITV

Paige Thorne

Age: 24

From: Swansea

Occupation: Paramedic

Why Love Island?: "In Swansea there is just no-one I can find, I've tried and there's just nobody there anymore. I need to break out and broaden my horizons and Love Island just brings everyone together for me. I haven't got to go out and I haven't got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!"

Love Island begins Monday at 9pm on ITV2.

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