Here’s the familiar faces that are returning to the villa
It’s hard to keep up now with all the different versions of Love Island, with the original show, Love Island Games and now the latest series Love Island: All Stars.
But the newest installment looks set to be the most entertaining with the return of some big characters.
The full confirmed line-up for Love Island: All Stars has finally been revealed.
The All Stars series, which will premiere on January 15th, will be filmed in South Africa.
Chris first appeared in the 2019 summer series of Love Island but later shot to fame when he dated co-star Maura Higgins and more recently starred in the Barbie movie.
But how did he get cast in the movie?
“I was invited to an after party by Margot Robbie and then ended up at an after party with her. I started to panic and make conversation with her, just having really stupid chats. All I can assume is that my silly chat made an impression on Margot Robbie.
“18 months later I got an email from Warner Brothers asking do you want to try out for this role as Ken – it was a tumble dryer of emotions.”
Georgia Steel provided us with one of the most iconic moments of Love Island when she was left standing by herself at the Casa Amor recoupling.
We can’t wait to see if she’ll bring the drama once again to the villa.
Last year, Georgia took part in Love Island Games in the US, but was dumped from the show alongside Toby Aromolaran.
Anton brought the comedy factor to his series of Love Island as well as a turbulent relationship with Belle Hassan.
Anton said of his return: “For me it was a no brainer. I got the call and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and probably the best summer I have ever had in my life.”
“Getting the chance to do it twice is going to be unbelievable.”
Since appearing on the show in 2017, she has campaigned to change the law on revenge porn after her ex Stephen Bear shared a secret sex tape of them.
And she’s already got her eyes on one of the islanders:
“Chris Taylor, he’s hilarious and the main thing I’m attracted to is a man who can make me laugh. What a fun guy and like I said, I’m looking for someone to TikTok with so I reckon he’d be game for that sort of stuff!”
Toby came runner up in his series of Love Island when he was partnered with then girlfriend Chloe Burrows.
And we’ll be rooting for Toby again with his Irish roots.
Why is he returning?
“I’m single and Love Island worked for me the first time. I had a good relationship and fell in love. If I’m Single and Love Island is an opportunity for me, how could you turn down the chance to find love again?!”
Kaz appeared on the 2021 summer series of the show and made it to the final.
Although he relationship has ended since the series, she still has her bestie Liberty.
Her best memory of being on Love Island:
“It has to be coming out with my best friend for life, Liberty. The memories I loved and treasure the most are more often than not the ones with Lib. We always laugh about the moment we first met when we couldn’t open the champagne, to this day we still remember it and when we go out, we just look at each other and laugh.”
Jake Cornish appeared on the show back in 2021.
He coupled up with Liberty Poole on day one of the dating show, and they made things official while in the villa.
However, their relationship broke down just days before the final – after Liberty questioned Jake’s intentions.
Hannah appeared on the hit dating show way back in series 1 and was the first ever contestant to get engaged on the show.
The reality TV star came runner-up with her then boyfriend Jon Clarke.
The 25-year-old had previously appeared on the winter series of the hit ITV dating show back in 2020.
What will she change this time?
“I will go in there with a little more determination. Last time I was a little too naive and a little too nice. I’m still going to be my nice and bubbly self, but if I want something I will go after it, because I deserve it as much as the next person.”
Luis is one of the OG contestants of Love Island, appearing in series one.
Speaking about what he may do differently this time round, the 29-year-old said: “I’m a lot older and wiser, so I know what I am getting myself into.”
And we have an ex couple in the villa.
Liberty was coupled up with Jake Cornish in her series. They even started and ended their relationship while they were in Majorca.
Liberty on being in the villa with her ex: “It’s always going to be awkward isn’t it, it’s always going to be weird seeing someone that you’ve been with getting with someone else. I wish my exes nothing but the best. I’m going to be focused on my own journey so if it was to happen I won’t be worrying about them – so I’ll stay focussed on my goal, which is to find love.”
Mitchel shot to fame after appearing on the 2023 summer series of the ITV dating show, where he enjoyed brief romances with Molly Marsh, Jess Harding and Abi Moores.
Mitch on his previous experience: “I think I went in with my heart on my sleeve the first time and got hurt and this time I am just going in to enjoy myself and if a connection happens, a connection happens. Honestly when I went in for series ten, you saw me and Molly, I went for Molly, I wanted her. And with this one, I am not going to make myself that vulnerable. I am going to play the game.”
Love Island starts at 9pm Monday 15th January on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Player.