Wednesday 22 November 2017

New Love Island stars wary of fiery Olivia – but one has eye on her man Chris

There’s about to be a massive shake-up in the villa, but will there be any broken romances once the new hopefuls arrive?

New Love Island stars wary of fiery Olivia – but one has eye on her man Chris (ITV)
New Love Island stars wary of fiery Olivia – but one has eye on her man Chris (ITV)

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

A new batch of Love Island recruits are getting ready to shake things up as they arrive in the villa in Thursday’s episode.

Eleven new young men and women are joining the ITV2 reality programme’s Majorcan villa, and a few have told of how they are prepared to shake things up despite existing romances.

The show, which has grown in the ratings recently to hit a peak audience of 2 million in Wednesday night’s episode sees the contestants couple up with their co-stars to find love and also win a £50,000 prize.

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Amelia Peters (ITV)

Entering in the third week of the programme, some of the new contestants have told of how they fear they may clash with feisty Olivia Attwood, although one of the girls said she is not too shy to take a punt at stealing her partner Chris Hughes from under her nose.

Dental nurse and model Shannen McGrath said, ahead of appearing on the show: “I have my eye on someone who is quite coupled up … Chris.

“I think he is absolutely stunning and I know Liv comes across as a bit of a psychopath but I would be willing to give her the challenge.”

The 23-year-old from Ireland said she would have done the same with previous frontrunners couple Dom Lever and Jess Shears, who were split when Shears was booted from the show.

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Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood (ITV)

Amelia Peters, an 18-year-old part-time teaching assistant and model said she is also fond of Hughes, but that she may not bother to pursue him out of fear of Attwood’s wrath.

She said: “I don’t like boys that absolutely adore themselves. I couldn’t stand Chris in the beginning but now he is coming out of his shell more.

“I think they all understand that we have to go in there and take it. I don’t think I would even bother going near Chris because Olivia would eat me alive. It’s just something you have to do.”

She said she also believes she will clash with Attwood.

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Ellisha-Jade (ITV)

Ellisha-Jade said it is likely she will have a run-in with Attwood too during her time in the villa.

The 22-year-old entrepreneur said she will bond with a few of the girls – Amber Davies, Tyla Carr and Gabby Allen – but that the others are “hostile”.

She said: “Olivia is the girl I am most likely to clash with. We are both quite fiery and quite dramatic.”

Personal trainer Marino Katsouris said he originally liked Attwood, but has changed his mind.

The 22-year-old said: “I did like Olivia but from what I’ve seen she gives Chris a little bit too much agg, creating arguments out of nothing so probably best to steer clear of that.”

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Marino Katsouris (ITV)

He, along with several of the other male hopefuls mainly find Davies and Carr the most appealing as potential dates, which could stir things due to Davies’ on-off romance with Kem Cetinay, and Carr’s recent kiss with Jonny Mitchell.

Katsouris said: “I do like Montana (Brown), she’s got something about her, really nice body, good personality. Also Tyla is pretty cool and Amber although I don’t know what’s going on with her and Kem at the moment.”

:: Love Island continues at 9pm on Thursday on ITV2.

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