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No Irish additions expected on Winter Love Island, according to bookies

By Darragh Murphy

January 8, 2020 at 4:04pm

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Imagine last summer's Love Island with no Yewande Biala, no Greg O'Shea, no MAURA HIGGINS!

Some of the most memorable moments from the last series of Love Island came courtesy of Irish islanders but no Irish people have been named in the opening cast of the upcoming winter edition.

And bookmaker Paddy Power doesn't anticipate any Irish additions as the series progresses either.

In fact, Paddy Power believes it is more likely that last year's co-winner Greg O'Shea ends up dating one of the females taking part in Winter Love Island than an Irish person entering the villa over the coming six weeks.

The bookmaker currently offers odds of 4/1 that Greg O’Shea will date any of the winter series female contestants while it will only offer odds of 5/1 that an Irish person will enter the house as a contestant.

You can get massive odds of 10/1 that an Irish contestant will win Winter love Island 2020.

A Paddy Power spokesperson said: "Greg O’Shea stole hearts with his Irish brogue, but he turned out to be a pure rogue once the cameras quit rolling and he dumped Amber Gill faster than his fellow countrywoman Maura Higgins could shout 'fanny flutters.'

"As a result we can’t see producers being so keen to bring in another Irish representative for the winter series, even though they made last year’s show in my humble opinion."

We're guaranteed at least some Irish involvement, however, as Bray woman Laura Whitmore is set to host the upcoming series after previous presenter Caroline Flack opted to step down amid the ongoing backlash following her arrest and assault charge last month.

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