Meet the new islanders on Love Island UK 2024

These keen new Islanders are coming to your screens very soon!

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A favourite across the globe, Love Island UK is about to return to our screens for its 11th season and we’re beside ourselves with excitement!

This year’s new batch of islanders promises to serve absolute deliciousness, a whole lot of romance and some great humour along the way.

Join us as we find out a little bit more about our favourite host, Maya Jama, learn what these islanders have in store for us, and reveal where you can watch it in New Zealand.

Meet the cast

Maya Jama

Host Maya is turning up the heat in the show’s new season.

Love Island UK 2024 host Maya Jama wearing gold and holding a flame thrower

Love Island is back for its eleventh series and your fourth as host, how are you feeling about returning to Mallorca this summer?

I’m so excited to return to Mallorca this summer because it feels like we’ve had a big gap since the winter series. I’m ready for it, the fans are waiting, there’s lots of anticipation and I can’t wait to meet this year’s Islanders.

What are you hoping to see from this year’s Islanders?

I’ll be honest, I’m hoping for drama. I want loads of love and happy couples at the end but I do want to be entertained so I’m hoping for lots of fiery moments.

What advice would you give this year’s Islanders ahead of them embarking on their Love Island journeys?

My advice would be to just go for it! It’s a once in a lifetime experience and you don’t want to have any regrets so go for it, make all the connections you can, you can always dash them if you don’t feel like it, you’ve got to live it up in there.

The Islanders

Samantha Kenny, 26

Samantha is a makeup artist from Liverpool

Love Island UK 2024 star Samantha in a blue bikini

What do you think you’ll bring to the Villa?

I think I will definitely bring some fire, I’m very opinionated and wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m really bubbly too so I’ll definitely have a laugh as well as bringing some scouse glamour.

Nicole Samuel, 24

Nicole is an accounts manager from Aberdare

Love Island UK 2024 star Nicole in a pink bikini

Why would you say you’re single?

I’ve been enjoying single life and the attention of different boys, it’s fun. I’ve enjoyed being able to go on holiday with the girls and not having to worry about someone back home. All the girls are there texting in their room and I’m out till 4 in the morning living my best life.

Patsy Field, 29

Patsy is an office administrator from Orpington

Love Island UK 2024 star Patsy in a red one-piece bathing suit

If there was one thing you’d want your new fellow Islanders to know about you, what would it be?

I’ve got something very special about me which is my disability, it’s a condition I was born with called Ebs Palsy. It doesn’t define who I am , but it makes me a little different, although I’ve learnt to get on with it and It’s never held me back.

Jess White, 25

Jess is a retail manager from Stockport

Love Island UK 2024 star Jess in a brown bikini

If you had to pick three of the most important things you look for in a partner what would they be?

I would say nice teeth, I love a set of white Turkey teeth but a good set of Turkey teeth.

I would say personality traits, you have to be family orientated. I’m so close to my mum and I’d like my future partner to be really close with their family too.

You have to be tall, you can’t be shorter than me, I can’t be having to question whether I can wear heels around you and what height of heels I can wear. If you’re vertically challenged, it’s not for me.

Mimii Ngulube, 24

Mimii is a mental health nurse from Portsmouth

Love Island UK 2024 star Mimii in a purple bikini

What do you think you’ll bring to the Villa?

I’m a girls’ girl. My girls are my rocks and I’m theirs so I’ll be a good friend as well as going in there to find a man. I like dressing up so I’ll bring style, and I’d like to think I’m quite funny so I’ll make people laugh. Bringing honesty as well – I’m good at picking up on people’s personality traits and side-eyeing those who might be a liar.

Harriett Blackmore, 24

Harriett is a dancer and a personal shopper from Brighton

Love Island UK 2024 star Harriett in a pink frilly bikini

If there was one thing you’d want your new fellow Islanders to know about you, what would it be?

I’ll bring the entertainment for everyone in the Villa, whether that’s making the girls laugh or making the boys turn their heads, I’m sure that I’ll bring the drama.

Ayo Odukoya, 25

Ayo is a model from Canning Town

Love Island UK 2024 star Ayo in green board shorts

What makes you a catch?

I feel like the way I carry myself is very respectful and I think people take to that and once you show who you are to somebody you get it back tenfold. The way I am gives off a good enough energy for people to feel comfortable around me.

Sam Taylor, 23

Sam is a hair stylist from Chesterfield

Love Island UK 2024 star Sam in black and white patterned board shorts

Why Love Island and why now?

At this point in my life I just want the opportunity to find a real connection with someone. I’ve been looking for that connection for quite some time but I’ve never really found it, I’m hoping I find that spark in the Villa.

Ciaran Davies, 21

Ciaran is a surveyor from Pencoed, South Wales

Love Island UK 2024 star Ciaran in blue and white striped board shorts

What’s your claim to fame?

When I was in Malia on a boys holiday I pretended to be Liam Reardon from series 7 to get into a club because they wouldn’t let us in. It worked and we ended up getting a private booth and free drinks all night.

Munveer Jabbal, 30

Munveer is a recruitment manager from Surbiton, Surrey

Tell us something not many people know about you? (Do you have any hidden talents or a party trick?)

I was born on Valentine’s Day. The girls never know that I’ll be cupid for them if they’re lucky.

Sean Stone, 24

Sean is a sweet salesman from Hertford

If you had to pick any celebrities to be in the Villa with you, who would they be and why?

Elvis Presley and Margot Robbie, she slays life. I can be her Ken.

Ronnie Vint, 27

Ronnie is a semi professional footballer from South East London

If there was one thing you’d want your new fellow Islanders to know about you, what would it be?

I love Mayonnaise, I have it on everything I eat, even a roast dinner. The only thing I don’t have it on is cereal.

Love Island UK 2024 will be available to stream in New Zealand from June 5 on TVNZ+.

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