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FIRST LOOK Love Island 2018

Not long now until Love Island returns so it's time to meet the first 11 Islanders.

Once again Caroline Flack will preside over the matchmaking as the luxury Love Island villa welcomes a new generation of Islanders ready to embark on a summer of dating, romance, and ultimately relationships lasting eight weeks.

In the definitive game of love, every few days the islanders will have to couple up, with those not in a couple at risk of being dumped from the island - but with the path to true love littered with surprise bombshell arrivals and unexpected twists and turns, there’s never a dull moment in the Oslanders’ sunshine paradise.

Ultimately the couples must win over the hearts of the public, who will have the final say on who wins the show and takes home a lucrative cash prize.

Love Island: Aftersun returns each week as Caroline gets the exclusive reaction to all the dates, dumpings and drama. Once again she'll be joined by dumped Islanders for their first chat since leaving the villa, as well as special celebrity guests.

So, shall we meet the Islanders? Here they are...

Adam Collard

22, Personal Trainer and Gym Director from Newcastle

"I felt super guilty when I cheated but now looking back on it, it was just a silly thing when I was young. The last girl I was with, it was more serious and I think once I’m there with someone and I do fully like them then I’m loyal."

Dr. Alex George

27, A&E Doctor from West Wales

"I think some people would think I’m crazy coming on Love Island, it’s completely different to working as an A&E Doctor but at the end of the day, it’s a great opportunity and I think ‘why not, let’s just go for it!'"

Dani Mas Dyer

21, Barmaid from East London

"My most disastrous date was when a boy told the waitress who my dad was! We were sitting there and then he tapped the waitress on the shoulder and said ‘do you know who her dad is?’ This guy was really fit, a gorgeous rugby player. He told the waitress again when we walked out. That’s when he saw the other side to me. And I unfollowed him on Instagram."

Eyal Booker

22, Model from London

"I was in a pop band once called EverYoung. We had small time success and toured the country, built up a little fan base and there was fan girl hysteria. They’d follow us around and come to our gigs and stuff."

Hayley Hughes

21, Model from Liverpool

"I have no filter, I say what I’m thinking at the time. Some people like it, some people don’t, but I am not going to not be me. When I say things, I’m not horrible about it, I say what comes to my mind, but I usually deliver it in a nice way."

Jack Fincham

26, Stationary Sales Manager from Kent

"When I walk into a room I always make a statement. Not necessarily on purpose, I’m just so clumsy so I’ll walk in and knock something over. Everyone knows ‘Jack is here!’ "

Kendall Rae-Knight

26, Retail Manager from Blackpool

"I won Miss North West. I represented the whole of the North West in the Miss England final, which was in 2015. I stopped most of the pageants and modelling when I met my ex. I’d probably do more modelling in the future."

Laura Anderson

29, Cabin Crew from Scotland

"I like a rugged, real man. And someone that knows what they want. Age isn’t a big deal at all. Some 22 year old guys are very mature and know what they want. My ex was 38 and had no idea what he wanted, so you can’t discriminate against age."

Niall Aslam

23, Student and Construction Worker from Coventry

"I was with my ex-girlfriend for just over three years from the age of 17 to 20. She would probably say that I’m immature and a bit of an attention seeker - and she wouldn’t be wrong. I do feel sorry for my ex because this is her favourite programme."

Samira Mighty

22, West End Performer from London

"I’m a boy’s girl. All of my best friends are boys. I have three girl best friends. Apart from that, I do love hanging out with girls, but they can be catty. I’ve had it with a friend who I thought was my best friend, but then you realise they are not at all. I think there might be a bit of rivalry over guys. It wouldn’t phase me going head to head with someone for a guy."

Wes Nelson

20, Electrical and Nuclear Systems Design Engineer from Staffordshire

"My claim to fame would be my Instagram. A few of my videos went viral when I was kickboxing and I’ve got a large Instagram following. I’ve dated people who are Instagram famous but no actual celebrities."

Alongside the main show and Love Island: Aftersun, this year will see the launch of a new daily podcast called Love Island: The Morning After, hosted by Arielle Free and last year's winner Kem Cetinay.

And if you're after a Love Island water bottle which sold over 120,000 units last year, the good news is that they will once again be available via the app and

Love Island returns Monday 4th June at 9pm on ITV2

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