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Influencer Aimee-Rose Francis, hospital doctor Toluwa Adepeju and aerial dancer Alexis Bailey are all rumoured to be heading into the villa (Picture: Instagram)
Love Island is set to return to ITV this year after the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to the summer 2020 and winter 2021 series.
While there is no concrete news on who will be setting foot in the Spanish villa just yet, there are a number of rumours swirling.
Here we take a look at who could be appearing on the show, including a boxer with a famous family member and an NHS frontline doctor.
Could we be getting to know these folk on our tellyboxes this summer season?
Toluwa Adepeju, 25
Toluwa Adepeju is a 25-year-old NHS hospital doctor who worked throughout the height of the pandemic.
However, he may be hanging up his scrubs for the time being to jet abroad for Love Island.
A source told The Sun: ‘He’s led from the very front – in hospital and online, educating people of the risks and the need to get vaccinated.
‘He is the perfect pick. He’s modest, down to earth and loves what he does.’
Alexis Bailey, 21
Fire-eater and aerial dancer Alexis is rumoured to be appearing on Love Island this year (Picture: Instagram/alexisbailey)
Alexis Bailey is a beauty with a hidden talent – she’s a fire eater.
The aerial dancer is said to have just gone through a break-up so she could be looking for love in the villa.
A source told The Sun: ‘She loves sex and is always talking about it. She’s very open about it but is incredibly likeable and loves to party.
‘There are no limits as far as she is concerned and she very much wears her heart on her sleeve. It’s fair to say she will bring some heat to the villa.’
Aimee-Rose Francis, 29
Aimee-Rose Francis may already be known by some viewers when she steps into the Spanish villa as she has 85,000 social media followers.
The influencer has previously modelled for Pretty Little Thing and Boohoo so she’s got some good practice in for any fashion deals she scores after the show.
Beauty Aimee is also a businesswoman having launched her own jewellery company, so Love Island will be a great platform for her brand.
Harley Benn, 24
Harley Benn is the son of famous boxer Nigel Benn, however, their relationship hasn’t always been straight forward.
‘My dad and I have had an inconsistent relationship,’ he previously told the Mail Online.
Harley, who is also a boxer, previously had a public spat with Nigel on Twitter but the pair have now put it in the past.
James Price, 23
Chelsea party boy James Price is rumoured to be appearing on Love Island this year (Picture: Instagram/jamesprice)
London boy James Price is known on the Chelsea party scene and bosses are said to have been keen to get him on the 2021 series of Love Island.
He has previously been linked to former Love Islander Lucie Donlan, according to the MailOnline.
They met each other before she appeared on the show, with a source telling the website: ‘He’s cheeky, fun and handsome – and will be a sure-fire hit with the female contestants, while he’s also on the lookout for his dream girl.
‘Lucie Donlan is his type on paper. They grew close in Newquay the summer before she went on the show but their flirtation didn’t grow into a relationship.
‘While James is from Worcester, his group of friends reside in Fulham and he spent a lot of time before the pandemic partying in Chelsea.’
Holly Ramsay, 21
Holly Ramsay is another potential Love Islander with a famous father – she is the daughter of chef Gordon Ramsay.
She has reportedly been eyed up by producers, with a source telling The Sun: ‘Holly’s been brought up to work hard, show respect and not to rely on her dad’s celebrity.
‘She’s finding her own way and will be successful in her own right.’
However, a spokesperson for Gordon denied the claims, telling the Mirror: ‘This is not true. Holly has no interest in joining the show although she has been approached many times.’
Alisha Lemay, 28
Influencer Alisha Lemay already comes with a following, with 160,000 fans on Instagram.
She’s pals with The Only Way Is Essex star Pete Wicks but her celebrity status could move offline and become mainstream if she appears on Love Island this summer.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Alisha is exactly the type of contestant ITV2 are looking for – she’s gorgeous, body confident and isn’t afraid to be herself.
‘She’s an advocate of body positivity and often admits on her Instagram to never wanting to be perfect, which is an important message to young viewers of the show too.’
Ellis Iyayi, 21
Ellis Iyayi was rumoured to be appearing in the winter version of Love Island last year but he didn’t appear.
And the influencer, who has 263,000 followers on Instagram, could set hearts racing.
On his appearance last year, a source told The Sun: ‘Ellis is over the moon about it – he’s had to be sworn to secrecy about it but he’s been in to meet producers a few times and they love him – he can’t wait to get in the villa.
‘Ellis is exactly what the show is looking for and he ticks all the boxes – he will make great television.’
Jay Munro, 24
Footballer-turned-model James Munro was another winter Love Island contestant who didn’t take part.
He’s already had a taste of fame after appearing on The Voice Australia and he may be hoping to set the girls’ hearts racing this summer.
A source told the Daily Star: ‘Jay will be the one all the girls will be chasing. Just like Tommy Fury, he’s a sportsman, in good shape and has dreamy looks.
‘The brown-haired hunk has already proven his chops on TV.’
A representative for Love Island told Metro.co.uk: ‘At this point in time any names being linked to the show are purely speculative.’
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