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Love Island 2023: Meet the contestants

Love Island returned with a bang on Monday night, as 10 islanders, as well as an extra bombshell, arrived in Mallorca for eight weeks of dating and drama.

The dust may just be settling on this year's winter series, but Love Island season 10 is here and we are all getting strapped in for a summer of entertainment.

But before all the real drama begins, lets introduce ourselves to this year's islanders, who will all be hoping to be crowned winners of the biggest dating show on television.

What:Love Island 2023 
Where:Sant Llorenc des Cardassar, Mallorca
When:5th June 2023 - TBC
How to watch:ITV2
Odds:Top Woman: Molly Marsh 7/4, Ella Thomas 3/1, Jess Harding 9/2, Ruchee Gurung 5/1, Catherine Agbaje 11/2
Top Man: Mitchel Taylor 7/4, Andre Furtado 3/1, Tyrique Hyde 5/1, George Fensom 5/1, Mehdi Edno 5/1

Molly Marsh

Occupation:Musical theatre performer and social media creator

Musical theatre performer Molly is no stranger to the limelight, her mum Janet Marsh is a former Coronation Street actress.

The 21-year-old has described herself as an "old-fashioned" dater and she already appears to be a favourite of the public after being coupled up with fellow Yorkshire contestant Mitchel.

Mitchel Taylor

Occupation:Gas engineer

Gas engineer Mitchel was delighted when the public voted for him to couple up with Molly and the duo already look like potential fan favourites.

Mitchel says he thrives on "being a gentleman" and despite being coupled up with Molly, he may have caught the eye of one or two of the other islanders as well.

Ella Thomas


Glaswegian model Ella has already had a brush with fame after landing a part as an extra in the Brad Pitt film 'World War Z' when she was 12.

The public voted for the 23-year-old to be coupled up with Tyrique, someone she has already met, although he could not initially remember their encounter.

Andre Furtado

Occupation:Business owner

Portuguese born Andre is the youngest of the boys in the villa, but he brings with him plenty of charm and appears pleased to have been coupled up with Irish girl Catherine.

The business owner may have to be careful though, as sparks could also be flying between Catherine and Tyrique.

Jess Harding

Occupation:Aesthetics Practitioner

Aesthetics practitioner Jess says she has got a "heart of gold" but she does not seem too keen on who the public coupled her up with, Bedford boy George.

Jess was one of two girls to step forward at the end of Monday's episode, as she wanted to recouple, with her attentions perhaps being drawn to Mitchel.

Tyrique Hyde

Occupation:Semi-professional footballer

It wouldn't be Love Island without a semi-pro footballer in the villa and Lewes FC's Tyrique takes that role this year.

He is the son of former Premier League player Micah Hyde and he also revealed on Monday's first episode that he is deaf in his right ear.

Ruchee Gurung


Beautician Ruchee says she is a "relationship kind of girl", but she does not appear to feel that way about who the couple paired her up with, communications manager Mehdi.

Like Jess, Ruchee is keen to recouple with someone else, perhaps even Monday's night bombshell arrival.

George Fensom

Occupation:Business development executive

Bedford boy George claims he is going to bring "dad jokes and dad dancing to the Villa" but so far his lines and moves haven't impressed Jess.

With a new bombshell having arrived and his partner keen to recouple, George could already be vulnerable to leaving the villa early.

Catherine Agbaje

Occupation:Commercial real estate agent

Irish girl Catherine appeared pleased the public paired her up with Andre, but she may also have eyes for Tyrique - who knows this could be the start of the first love triangle of the series.

The 22-year-old may also take the award for most intelligent islander, as she boasts two degrees - an undergrad in Psychology and Sociology and a masters in Real Estate.

Mehdi Edno

Occupation:Communications manager

Things have not started smoothly for French-born Mehdi, who like George has seen his partner - Ruchee - reveal she wants to recouple.

All hope is not lost for Mehdi, however, as there were signs that perhaps there could be something between the communications manager and Ella.

Zachariah Noble

Location:South East London
Occupation:Personal trainer and basketball player

The first bombshell of the season came at the end of Monday's episode, with personal trainer Zachariah arriving and he has 24 hours to decide which girl he wants to couple up with.

Jess and Ruchee both want to recouple, but Zachariah could also opt to pair up with a girl who is already seemingly happy with their partner.

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