Love Island is the one ITV show that has the nation glued to their TV screens. The addictive dating show is back in January 2020 for its first-ever Winter series!
Let’s face it, Love Island is everyone’s guilty pleasure from the baby challenges to the emotional recouplings and the often outrageous participants on the show – what’s not to love?
One thing that can often make or break the series are the people taking part. Now, the official Love Island cast 2020 is out… so meet the boys and girls here.
How to watch Winter Love Island 2020
Winter Love Island 2020 kicks off from Sunday, January 12th.
The show set to warm up our Winter will air on ITV2 at 9 pm. Episode 1 will reveal the 2020 contestants and lasts one hour and 35 minutes.
Love Island Winter carries on weeknights and on Sundays at 9 pm with Laura Whitmore taking over hosting duties from Caroline Flack.
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Meet the Love Island 2020 girls – Sophie Piper
Sophie is the only recognisable face in the list as she has been rumoured to enter the Love Island for over two years.
The younger sister of singer Rochelle Humes (The Saturdays), 30, Sophie is a spitting image of her older sis and fans have been quick to point that out with the breaking images.
Sophie is 21 years old and according to her Linkedin works as an office and events manager at London bar/nightclub The Cuckoo Club.
She studied at Havering College before graduating in 2016 in legal administration and also enjoyed four months in Ibiza over summer 2018 as a hostess at Ocean Beach Club.
Judging by her Instagram, stunning Soph has also done some modelling in her time.
Meet the Love Island 2020 twins – Eve and Jess
Eve and Jessica “Jess” Gale are 20-year-old twins from Cambridgeshire.
They now live and work in London as VIP hostesses and students. Eve is confirmed to be a student at King’s College London, whereas it has been rumoured that Jess goes to UCL.
Nothing is known about what the twins study.
On the side of their jobs and studies, Jess and Eve are also bonafide Insta celebs in their own right. The twins already have tonnes of Instagram followers and Eve even caught the attention of rapper Tyga – who is famously Kylie Jenner’s ex – on Insta.
Out of the two, Eve is slightly taller. And although they are identical twins, there are some slight differences in facial features. Eve has slightly more arched and pointed eyebrows than Jess, and Eve has a longer face.
Meet Shaughna Phillips
Phillips is a 25-year-old democratic services officer from London. This means Shaughna works with councils to ensure they function in an open and accountable way with the public.
She has described her ideal type as someone like previous Love Island contestant Jack Fincham. Funnily enough, Jack Fincham already follows Shaughna on Instagram, so if she doesn’t luck out in the villa, there might be someone waiting for her on the other side!
If you want to see more of Shaughna’s best selfies – and the lip transformation that comes with them over the years – then be sure to follow her on Instagram. You can join her following on Insta @shaughnaphillips.
Get to know Paige Turley
Paige Turley is already one of the most talked-about cast members thanks to her Britain’s Got Talent appearance back in 2012 and her relationship with Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi.
Who is Siannise Fudge?
Siannise is a 25-year-old beauty consultant from Bristol, although she now lives in London.
She is one of the more ‘elderly’ Love Island contestants as part of this year’s original cast, with only Shaughna Phillips and Connor Dunham.
You can follow Sian on Instagram under @siannisefudge, where she starts her wintery Love Island journey with 6,000 followers. Siannise’s Instagram has a slight Disney theme, where she admits that Princess Jasmine is her idol. There’s also an array of on-fleek eyebrow pics – obviously, just look at her flawless brows – while Siannise also admits that professional boxer Anthony Joshua is her celebrity crush.
Who is Leanne Amaning?
Leanne is a 22-year-old born in June, which makes her a Gemini.
She is born and raised in Walthamstow, East London. However, she spent a large part of her life in Nottingham where she studied Psychology at the University of Nottingham.
She graduated in 2019 with a masters degree and a very reputable distinction, although currently working as a customer service advisor. You can follow her on Insta under @leannesavannah, where she kick-starts her Love Island 2020 journey with 6,000 followers.
Meet the Love Island 2020 boys – Mike Boateng
Mike is a 24-year-old high-flyer who has already made his way into the police force. Mike’s family descend from Ghana, where Boateng is the 3rd most common surname.
The London based police officer once followed different dreams of becoming a footballer. He once played at Sheffield United (released form the academy in 2014) alongside Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who he is still pals with to this day.
Who is Connor Durman?
Connor Durham is a 25-year-old coffee bean seller from Worthing, Brighton.
He also owns his own business called the Naked Barista, which is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin by looking on Instagram.
Connor is on Instagram and has an account under @connordurman. He starts his reality TV journey with 8,000 followers.
Who is Ollie Williams?
Twenty-three-year-old Ollie Williams is from Cornwall and is used to living the life of luxury.
Ollie is a graduate who studied Criminology at London’s Royal Holloway University. Since graduating university he became a junior estate manager at Lanhydrock in Cornwall.
However, there is something slightly odd about that role… you know, considering his family own the Lanhydrock estate. His Instagram is filled with cars, holidays, horse racing and you can find him over at @olliesjwilliams.
Meet Nas Majeed
Naseem “Nas” Majeed is one of the Love Island 2020 contestants entering the South Africa villa this January.
Nas was born on February 24th, 1996 making his 23 years old. That also means that Nas is a Pisces.
In his Love Island promo interview, Nas said he’s looking for “someone cute and funny who can match my energy.”
Who is Callum Jones?
This year we are greeted with a range of hunks, including 23-year-old Callum Jones from Manchester.
Callum is a scaffolder by day and according to his LinkedIn works for million-pound company Crossway Scaffolding Group. Callum is an amateur boxer for Bridgewater ABC and has only entered the ring twice, although winning both on both occasions.
The hunky monkey can be found on Instagram over at @_callum_jones, where he shares snaps of his nights out, gym photos flexing his huge muscles and the odd meme.
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