First contestant joining host Maya Jama for this summer's ITV2 Love Island revealed

It will be the first time Maya Jama will host the summer edition of Love Island

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The countdown is on with the new series of Love Island only weeks away. The winter version which was filmed in South Africa ended in March with the winning couple Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan taking home the £50,000 prize money. Ron Hall and Lana Jenkins came in second and Tom Clare and Samie Elishi followed in third.

Fans are now gearing up for the ‘original’ Summer Love Island that will air June 5. The new contestants will be looking for love and sunning it up in Majorca, Spain for eight weeks. 

Winter Love Island 2023 (ITV) Winter Love Island 2023 (ITV)
Winter Love Island 2023 (ITV)

ITV2 will see Maya Jama return as host to the villa after she replaced Laura Whitmore.

It will be the first time Maya has hosted the Summer Love Island. The TV presenter nearly broke the internet with her stunning outfits in the last series and was a firm favourite with viewers. 

It has been reported that the first islander is Andre Furtado. The 21-year-old from Dudley is an economics graduate and according to the Mirror co-founder of kids clothing brand Social Kids, which already boasts 17.5k followers on Instagram before it’s even launched.  

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André Furtado

The singleton is set to join a brand new lineup of contestants with hopes of finding his love in the villa. An insider told the Mail Online “Andre is the perfect Love Island signing… he's cool, calm, collected, and ready to mingle.”

“He knows himself but without being arrogant and producers are hoping his intellect, as well as his creativity and handsome looks will make him a favourite among the females.”

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