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Love Island 2022 cast revealed: Meet the sexy singles heading to the villa

Get ready Australia, everyone's favourite steamy reality show Love Island is returning Monday 31 October with what is set to be its most raunchy season yet.

The sultry Sophie Monk returns as host, with narrator Eoghan McDermott backing her up with his evocative Irish brogue.

Love Island host Sophie Monk stands one leg cocked to the side in a green dress on a white background
The sultry Sophie Monk returns to Mallorca to host the new season of Love Island. Photo: Supplied

Sophie's super excited about the new cast and to be returning to the Mediterranean paradise of Mallorca where the first season was filmed.

“I can't wait for everyone to meet this amazing new cast," Monk said. "The twists and turns this year are on another level, outrageous but in a good way.

"I love being back in Mallorca, it just feels like Love Island for me. It's going to be an amazing series that no one will be able to keep their eyes off."

If you've been living under a rock and have never seen the show before, just picture a bunch of "seriously good-looking" singles cooped up together for months in a luxury island villa.

The contestants need to couple up and stay together to secure their place in the villa or risk being dumped and sent away, all while surviving the temptations of sexy new bombshells arriving and shaking things up.

Of course, they also have to win over the viewers, who will ultimately decide the contestants' fate and the winners.

At the end of the series, the winning couple, as voted by the public, are handed a pot of $50,000 to start their new lives together, but there's a very big catch: one partner gets to decide between sharing the money 50/50 with their new love, or walking away with the lot.

Hooked?

Wait 'til you see the cast!

The Lads

Contestant Austen stands in board shorts on a white background
Austen is a sucker for romance who loves romantic movies. Photo: Supplied

Austen - 22, Latino Lover, Sydney, NSW: "I'm a sucker for romance. I love romantic movies. If you didn't cry during The Notebook then there is something wrong with you."

Contestant Mitchell stands smiling in board shorts against a white background
Mitchell's looking for a girl who doesn't take life too seriously. Photo: Supplied.

Mitchell - 25, Kiwi Playboy, Sydney, NSW: "I'm looking for a girl who doesn't take life too seriously, someone who can take the piss."

Contestant Jordan stands smiling in board shorts against a white background
When Jordan's not "chasing tail" you'll find him hanging with his bros. Photo: Supplied

Jordan - 25, Mullet King, Gold Coast, QLD: "I get along with guys really well - I love my bros. But at the same time, there's nothing better than chasing tail."

Contestant Connor stands smiling in board shorts against a white background
Connor turns heads when he walks into a room. Photo: Supplied

Conor - 26, Unreal Estate Agent, Sydney, NSW: "When I walk into a room, the heads turn. Look at me."

Contestant Andre stands smiling in board shorts against a white background
Andre's looking to meet a nice girl he can settle down and make a future with. Photo: Supplied

Andre - 26, Sexy Psychologist, Perth, WA: "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I wouldn't mind meeting a girl I can settle down and make a future with, you never know. It's going to be a crazy journey."

Contestant Callum stands smiling in board shorts against a white background
Callum is keen to meet some "great birds" while working on his tan. Photo Supplied.

Callum - 24, Welsh Pool Boy, Brisbane, QLD: "I can't wait - meet some great birds and work on my tan. It's a win, win."

Contestant Tak stands smiling in board shorts against a white background
Tak says good girls love a bad guy and he's happy to play the role. Photo: Supplied.

Tak - 22, TikTok Rapper, Brisbane, QLD: "Girls look at me and think 'he's dangerous'. And girls love bad boys."

The Ladies

Contestant Claudia stands smiling in a two piece swimsuit against a white background
Claudia's never been turned down and says that's not about to change now. Photo: Supplied

Claudia - 23, Sicilian Stunner, Adelaide, SA: "Nobody has said no to me - ever."

Contestant Stella stands smiling in a two piece swimsuit with matching skirt against a white background
Stella's a hopeless romantic looking for true love. Photo: Supplied

Stella - 24, Hopeless Romantic, Brisbane, QLD: "I think the experience will be amazing. I always have people's best interests at heart and want to do right and show people appreciation and love."

Contestant Holly stands smiling in a deep cut V neck one piece swimsuit
Holly's hoping to find love, but isn't about to jump through someone else's hoops to get it. Photo: Supplied

Holly - 25, Brash Brit, Brisbane, QLD: "I want to go in there and find love, but I'm not there to be people's best friends and walked over either. If you don't love me then that's your fault, I'm not going to change myself."

Contestant Jessica stands smiling in a two piece swimsuit against a white background
Jessica's proof that good things sometimes come in small packages. Photo: Supplied

Jessica - 26, Feisty Firecracker, Sydney, NSW: "I'm small but I pack a punch. A lion doesn't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep."

Contestant Layla stands smiling in a two piece bikini with tasselled skirt against a white background
Watch out ladies, if he's not wearing a ring he's fair game for Layla. Photo: Supplied

Layla - 26, Flirty Dancer, Melbourne, VIC: "I don't believe in girl code. If there's someone I have a connection with, what am I supposed to do?"

Contestant Phoebe stands smiling in a two piece cut-out swimsuit against a white background
Phoebe's a good sport, but she's grown tired of the AFL. Photo: Supplied

Phoebe - 24, Footy Fangirl, Sydney, NSW: "I usually go for the athletes, a very stereotypical type of athlete - AFL players. I'm banning myself, maybe I'll try a different sport."

Wow. Are you ready Australia?

The new season of Love Island premieres on 9Now, Monday, October 31 at 6:00 PM, with new episodes airing every night Monday - Thursday.

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