Back for an 8th series, Love Island 2022 is already gracing our screens, but what about the contestants? Below, you’ll find the list of who went to university and what they studied, as well as, what those who didn’t go to university did instead. Check out the contestants against our rumoured prediction list to see who we got right!
Paige Thorne, 24
Paige, hailing from Swansea, went to Swansea University to study to become a paramedic. Lucky she did, it’s always nice to have a medical professional in the villa, you know, just in case someone being “pied” or “mugged off” turns life-threatening.
Dami Hope, 26
This Irishman went to Liverpool Hope University and as a result, became a Senior Microbiologist. Dami already knows how to play the ladies—in his entrance interview he said: “I think it’s a star sign thing, I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate”
Ikenna Ekwonna, 23
To go along with our paramedic, the villa also has its very own pharmaceutical sales specialist. After going to Nottingham Trent to study Biomedical Science, Ikenna decided to change things up and find love (or fame) on Love Island 2022.
Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, 27
Clearly, this actress from Essex was made for Love Island 2022 when clips of a reality show filmed at university recently resurfaced. While at the University of Central Lancashire, Ekin-Su studied performing arts.
Liam Llewellyn, 22
Leaving the villa after just 5 short days, Liam broke hearts with his decision. The master’s student studies Strength and Conditioning at Cardiff Met University. Maybe all he wanted from the villa was an all-included holiday…
Tasha Ghouri, 23
This model and dancer hit headlines when she modelled for ASOS earrings while wearing her cochlear implant. Before that, she studied at a dance university but, after COVID dried up dancing work, she moved into modelling.
So what does everyone else do?
Gemma Owen, 19
This highly talked-about islander is the daughter of Footballer Michael Owen. Instead of university, Gemma is an International dressage rider for Great Britain. In that case, she must be good at balancing, a skill she’ll use after her ex Jacques was introduced as a Bombshell.
Jacques O’Neill, 23
A rugby league player from Cumbria, this contestant on Love Island 2022 was a surprise to everyone, including his ex: Gemma Owen.
Davide Sanclimenti, 27
The Italian Stallion of Love Island 2022, Davide has already sparked controversy with the startlingly 8-year age gap with Gemma Owen. From Rome, this new business owner resides in Manchester.
Indiyah Polack, 23
This easy-going islander spends their time outside the villa as a hotel waitress—talk about someone who really needs a holiday! Anyone who’s worked in customer service knows she deserves a break.
Amber Beckford, 24
Another one in need of a holiday, this nanny from London is already casting waves in the villa. Paired up with Dami Hope, the resident microbiologist of Love Island 2022, we can only hope their love affair is macro, not micro. Jealous of their holiday? Why not check out our list of the Top 10 Best Clubbing Holidays.
Andrew Le Page, 27
From Guernsey but working as a real estate agent in Dubai, this Love Island 2022 contestant has already spent a night in the Hideaway with Tasha Ghouri. Maybe he was just showing her the place and rambling about impressive square footage…
Luca Bish, 23
Watchers can rest easy knowing this fishmonger from Brighton definitely has the catch of the day: constant drama. First coupled with Gemma and now having heated discussions with Andrew, this islander is sure to keep your screens entertained.
Afia Tonkmor, 25
This lounge host from London was the first to be booted from the show. But who will be next?
As always, Love Island has picked a diverse group of hot and single islanders desperate for love—which surprised you the most? Still, thinking about last year’s islanders? Why not check out what the cast of love island 2021 are doing now.