Love Island 2024 cast: Islanders, bombshells and who's left series 11

The Love Island 2024 cast gathered together in front a flaming heart logo
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Love Island 2024 is finally here and once again another summer of romance is upon us. 12 singletons have made their way into the Majorcan villa all looking for the same thing... a summer of fun, friendships and flirting. But who will we be adding to the Love Island winners list?!

Here's who's who in the villa, including all the latest bombshells and romances... 

Meet the Love Island 2024 cast...

Samantha Kenny

Samantha Kenny for Love Island 2024

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Age: 26

From: Liverpool

Job: Makeup Artist

Samantha Kenny was the very first contestant revealed from the Love Island 2024 cast. She's a 'very opinionated', 'bubbly' star who plans to bring some 'scouse glamour' to Love Island series 11. 

She believes the show presents her with a great opportunity to meet someone who isn't from around Liverpool; she admits that her type is 'tall, dark and cockney', so maybe she'll meet her southern match this summer.

Munveer Jabbal - second to leave 

Love Island 2024 islander Munveer Jabbal

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Age: 30

From: Surbiton, Surrey

Job: Recruitment Manager

Munveer's set his sights on the Love Island villa because the London dating scene simply hasn't worked out for him so far... and because, in his words, 'the opportunity to be surrounded by good-looking people in a villa under the sun is an absolute no brainer!' He also says he's got high standards and is quite picky when it comes to girls... will one of his fellow islanders fit the bill?

Nicole Samuel

Nicole Samuel for Love Island 2024

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Age: 24

From: Aberdare

Job: Accounts Manager

Nicole reckons she probably has 'one of the biggest personalities in the Villa'. She's been enjoying being unattached, getting attention and 'not having to worry about someone back home' while being single and on holiday with her close friends. She also let slip that she's a former pro street dancer, having become a world champion dancer back in 2011. 

Ronnie Vint

Ronnie Vint for Love Island 2024

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Age: 27

From: South East London

Job: Semi Professional footballer

Ronnie has admitted that he's enjoyed living the single life whilst focusing on his footballing career (he plays for Lewes FC), but now he thinks he's at the right age to find someone to build a life with. 

He's also got a big Love Island connection; Ronnie's best friend is Bradley Dack, a pro footballer and the husband to Olivia Attwood, who took part in the third series of the ITV dating show and has since become a presenter and participant in shows like Tipping Point, Loose Women and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Patsy Field - third to leave 

Patsy Field for Love Island 2024

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Age: 29

From: Orpington

Job: Office Administrator

"I'm finally ready to find a sexy man and I think Love Island may just have some nice hunky guys for me", Patsy said. "I think now is the right time as I've got a few greys so I need to bag a man sooner rather than later."

Patsy also notes that she was born with a condition called Ebs Palsy, though she was keen to note that her disability is not something that's ever held her back ahead of her villa debut. And she's sure to make an impact on the villa, as she says her friends would describe her as 'the loudest person in the group'. 

Ciaran Davies

Ciaran Davies for Love Island 2024

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Age: 21

From: Pencoed, South Wales

Job: Surveyor

Ciaran was one of the earliest names rumored for Love Island 2024, so we weren't shocked when he was confirmed as part of the starting lineup. He believes now is the perfect time to head into the villa, as he's 'mature enough for something serious with the right girl'. 

When asked what he was looking for in a partner, he mentioned three things: looks, loyalty, and a sense of humour. Describing himself as 'a bit of a wind up', Ciaran admitted that he's looking for a girl who can give that energy back to him. 

Mimii Ngulube

Mimii Ngulube for Love Island 2024

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Age: 24

From: Portsmouth

Job: Mental Health Nurse

With Mimii saying the dating pool in Portsmouth 'is not giving', it's perhaps no surprise that she's part of the Love Island 2024 cast. However, Mimii herself admits she wasn't expecting to land a part in the show! "Applying was a spontaneous thing, I didn't expect to get here!", she commented.

As for what she'll bring to the villa, Mimii described herself as 'a girls' girl', and said she wants to be a good friend to the other islanders whilst also trying to find a partner. 

Sam Taylor - first to leave 

Sam Taylor for Love Island 2024

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Age: 23 

From: Chesterfield

Job: Hair Stylist

Sam's joined the Love Island 2024 cast because he's looking 'to find a real connection with someone'. He says he's been trying to meet his match for 'quite some time', but he's never really managed it. Maybe he'll finally find that spark in the villa. 

However, Sam's time in the villa was short-lived after he was dumped from the island when Joey Essex chose his other half, Samantha, to couple up with. Joey picking Samantha meant that Sam had to leave the show immediately.

Speaking of his exit, Sam said: "I’m disappointed to be leaving so soon as I wanted to work my magic and get to know everyone a bit better. When Joey walked in I had a feeling I might be in trouble. Samantha is a stunning girl and I knew that they would get on. Ultimately, he had to do what he had to do which didn’t work in my favour but no hard feelings."

Jess White

Jess White for Love Island 2024

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Age: 25

From: Stockport

Job: Retail Manager

Jess has signed up for Love Island 2024 precisely because she wants to meet somebody so she can live the same life that her friends are living. "All my friends are in relationships, settled down with babies and I'm going to end up that aunt that rocks up at family parties and they say, 'She's still not met someone, she's still going to Ibiza having a midlife crisis'", Jess said. "I just want to meet somebody and to be able to do all of that stuff too". 

But if the boys in the villa will have to work hard to turn her head, as Jess added: 'I know what I want and I'm not easily pleased.'

Ayo Odukoya

Ayo Odukoya for Love Island 2024

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Age: 25

From: Canning Town

Job: Model

It sounds like Ayo's hoping to find his match. He said he 'prefers to be indoors chilling with that person I can do stuff with' and that it'd be nice to have that kind of connection with somebody once more. Ayo thinks he'll bring 'excitement and joy' to Love Island 2024, and describes himself as 'somebody everyone would take to'. 

Harriett Blackmore

Harriett Blackmore for Love Island 2024

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Age: 24

From: Brighton

Job: Dancer & Personal Shopper

Harriett singles herself out as a Brighton "IT girl" in part because she's worked as a personal shopper for British rapper ArrDee and because she's got a close connection to popular YouTuber, Saffron Barker. 

Asked what she thinks she'll bring to the villa, Harriett said: "For the boys, entertainment, a bit of fun and flirting. I'll definitely up the flirting. For the girls, I'm a really good friend." She also promised she was sure to 'bring the drama' to the show, though.

Sean Stone

Sean Stone for Love Island 2024

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Age: 24

From: Hertford

Job: Sweet salesman

Sweet salesman Sean rounds out the Love Island 2024 cast as our twelfth starting islander. He describes himself as 'the full package', but adds that his nearest and dearest would say he's 'very loving, caring and thoughtful'. 

Asked why he decided to sign up for Love Island this year, he said that he's 'always been one for relationships' and he's hoping to find his soulmate. Will the villa deliver for Sean? 

Who are the Love Island 2024 bombshells? 

Joey Essex

Joey Essex headshot for Love Island 2024

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The first bombshell for the 2024 series left viewers and islanders shocked when The Only Way Is Essex star Joey Essex made a surprise entry into the villa. Joey is the first celebrity bombshell in the history of the show. 

Uma Jammeh 

Uma Jammeh from Love Island 2024

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Uma was the second bombshell to arrive in the villa, causing a stir when she took part in a game where the boys all had to be blindfolded and she kissed each one with the other girls watching on in disbelief. Talking about joining the show, Uma said: "Now is a good time for me, I’m young. I’ve been single for my whole life, it’s about time I’m not single anymore. I’m ready for a boyfriend!"

Omar Nyame

Omar Nyame Love Island 2024

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Omar was the third bombshell to join the show, and he means business... "I’m done with messing around and casually seeing girls, I want to find real love. I’ve done the whole party thing and dated lots of people but now I’m ready to find the real deal.

"I'm going to bring high energy, high frequency and vibes. I just want to make sure everyone has a laugh, that’s what I’m all about, I like to make sure everyone is having a good time and has a smile on their face."

Love Island 2024 airs nightly on ITV2 and ITVX. For more great shows, check out our picks of the best ITV dramas we think you should be streaming on ITVX right now. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.