The Winter Love Island line-up has been revealed… and there’s a Manc in the mix


Love Island is back this month - and the first contestants have been revealed.

ITV’s dating reality show returns to screens on 12 January, and fans can now feast their eyes on the stars of series six.

Given their whopping social media followings, you might recognise a few of these names already.

Among the dozen participants arriving Cape Town for this special winter edition is scaffolder Callum Jones (below, far right), who hails from our very own stomping ground in Manchester.

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The sister of The Saturdays’ singer Rochelle Humes, Sophie Piper, will be joining the cast, along with Lewis Capaldi’s ex-girlfriend Paige Turley - who tried her hand at Britain’s Got Talent back in 2012.

Blonde twins Eve and Jess Gale (who have already turned the head of hip-hop artist Tyga on Instagram) and Miss Ghana UK 2016 participant Leanne Amaning are also among the first batch of contestants.

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Other contestants looking for love include a former naked waiter, a beauty consultant, a police officer, a sport science graduate, and the Heir to the Lanhydrock.

The host for this year’s Love Island is Laura Whitmore - with Ian Stirling starring as the voice of the villa.

Head over to ITV’s website to meet the islanders before the new series airs at 9pm on Sunday.

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