LOVE Island is set for drama from the off after more boys than girls were announced in the cast line-up.
Just eleven wannabe stars were revealed today to kick off the cast of 2022, meaning a twelth unidentified bombshell will be making an explosive debut next week.
The show launches on Monday June 6 and will show the islanders picking their couples.
Former England striker Michael Owen's daughter Gemma, 19, is among the newly announced line-up, which also includes a paramedic and a dancer with a cochlear implant.
Also looking for love will be dancer and model Tasha Ghouri, who has a cochlear implant and lives in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
The 23-year-old said her family and friends would describe her as a "party animal", but feels she also inspires others because she is open about her hearing troubles.
Although she said she is a "girls' girl", she is willing to step on some toes "in the nicest way possible" in her quest to find a man.
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Another contestant will be Davide Sanclimenti, 27, from Rome, who said he is going to bring his "Italian charm" to the villa.
Meanwhile, Indiyah Polack, 23, said she will bring "a lot of flavour and vibrancy".
Also hoping to find love will be senior microbiologist Dami Hope, who is taking part because he wants to be "more open to new things".
Paramedic Paige Thorne, 24, said she has struggled to find a partner in her hometown of Swansea in South Wales.
"I need to break out and broaden my horizons and Love Island just brings everyone together for me," she said.
Fellow Welsh contestant Liam Llewellyn, 22, from Newport, said he is quite emotional and will wear his "heart on his sleeve".
The masters student in strength and conditioning said he likes to impress someone he is interested in with a compliment like "your eyes are piercing, I'm lost in your eyes" or "you've got nice feet".
Amber Beckford, a 24-year-old nanny from London, said she is unsure how her opinionated nature will be received.
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Real estate agent Andrew Le Page, 27, from Guernsey, described himself as a "very loyal" partner, saying when he is with someone he is "all for them".
While 23-year-old fishmonger Luca Bish, from Brighton, is hoping to be this year's prize catch.
He said he prefers to meet girls out and about but feels it can come across as "too desperate" if you go out looking to find a partner.
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Rounding off this year's initial line-up is pharmaceutical sales specialist Ikenna Ekwonna, 23, from Nottingham, who feels he is now at the age where he could find someone special.
This year, the contestants will enter a new villa in Majorca because the previous property, near Sant Llorenc des Cardassar in the east of the Spanish island, was unavailable.
Laura Whitmore will return as host.
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