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07th Jan 2020

Winter Love Island cast revealed with first glimpse at new islanders

Darragh Murphy

Winter Love Island cast

These are the first 12 islanders confirmed for Winter Love Island.

ITV has revealed the cast for the upcoming series of Love Island, unveiling the five men and seven women who will begin the winter edition of the reality dating show.

There are no Irish islanders in the cast but that could well change as the series progresses. While Yewande Biala was an original cast member in the most recent series, Maura Higgins and Greg O’Shea went on to be two of the most popular islanders of the season and both joined later on.

Confirmed for Winter Love Island, which will take place in Cape Town, is the woman who is rumoured to have inspired Lewis Capaldi’s smash hit, Someone You Loved.

Paige Turley, a singer from Scotland, is understood to have dated Capaldi while the pair attended college together.

Also confirmed for the upcoming series is Sophie Piper, the lookalike sister of singer and television presenter Rochelle Humes.

The full cast and a taster of each islander’s personality can be found in the above teaser trailer released by ITV on Monday evening.

The upcoming series of Love Island, which begins this Sunday, will be hosted by Bray woman Laura Whitmore after previous presenter Caroline Flack decided to step down amid the media backlash that followed her arrest and assault charge last month.