Love Island is due to be back on our screens next week as more Islanders look for love in the Villa.

The ITV dating show returns with a new group of singles heading to the sun to brighten up our summer nights back here in the UK from Monday, June 5.

Host Maya Jama will return to the show encouraging the Islanders to couple up for a summer of love in Mallorca.

On Good Morning Britain this morning (May 29), Maya Jama revealed that the series will be slightly different with viewers able to decide who the Islanders couple up with when they enter the Villa.

Usually, the Islanders decide who they’d like to couple up with based on their first impression.

Voting opens on Thursday morning at 8am and you can vote for free via the Love Island App.

Viewers only have until Friday evening at 9pm to have their say.

Meet the 2023 Love Island cast

Love Island's official Twitter account took to the social media platform to reveal the contestants on Monday, May 29.

Who is Love Island contestant Ruchee Gurung?

Ruchee is a beautician who will be entering the Villa this summer as she looks for love.

The 24-year-old from Sutton is expected to bring both glam and big energy to the Villa.

Ruchee says: "I’m single and looking for love, and it’s the perfect opportunity for me to find someone. I’m a relationship kind of girl, but so far it’s not worked out for me. So I’m looking forward to hopefully finding the right person in the Villa."

Who is Love Island contestant Tyrique Hyde?

Tyrique is a 24-year-old semi-professional footballer from Essex.

He'll be heading into the Villa where he says he'll "bring vibes, confidence, good energy and honesty."

Tyrique added: "I don’t sit on the fence, if I have an opinion I will speak up. I’m also not afraid to go after what I want."

He is deaf in one ear and grew up with former Islander Toby Aromolaran.

Who is Love Island contestant Molly Marsh?

Molly is a Musical Theatre Performer and Social Media Creator from Doncaster.

The 21-year-old thinks Love Island is "the perfect way to find someone".

She said: "I don’t go out and party and I don’t use dating apps, I’m actually quite old-fashioned, so there’s no better way to meet someone than by going into a Villa in the sun with the potential ‘one’ in there."

Molly lives on a farm with her parents, sister, grandma, grandad, aunty, uncle, cousin, cousin’s husband, their baby and chicken.

Who is Love Island contestant George Fensom?

George is a 24-year-old Business Development Executive from Bedford.

He said: "My go-to dance move is what I call the Dad Dance, I’m gonna bring dad jokes and dad dancing to the Villa."

When asked what three qualities he looks for in a partner, he said: "Drive: I want them to be passionate about something, whether it’s a job or enjoying trips to the zoo on Saturdays. I prefer a girl who is naturally good looking, and someone who has even more banter than me- although I don’t believe that’s physically possible. I think those three qualities make for a perfect mix in a partner."

Who is Love Island contestant Catherine Agbaje?

Catherine, a Commercial Real Estate Agent, is heading into the Villa next week.

The 22-year-old is from Dublin and she says she is "just never boring" and can "chat your ears off".

She has two degrees, an undergraduate and a masters in Psychology and Sociology and Real Estate. 

Catherine says people might not know that her "teeth are real".

She said: "People always think they are veneers! I had braces when I was younger."

Who is the Love Island contestant Mehdi Edno?

Mehdi is a 26-year-old Communications Manager and he'll be heading into the Villa on Monday next week.

He is from Bordeaux/London and says girls are often "interested" when he's "speaking French".

When asked what he looks for in a partner, Mehdi said: "Looks are important but they aren’t everything, a good sense of humour and someone who is outgoing and up for an adventure is what I’m looking for."

Who is Love Island contestant Ella Thomas?

Ella is a 23-year-old model from Glasgow.

She describes herself as the "whole package" and says she knows what she wants.

when asked about her claim to fame, Ella said: "I’ve been in a Headie One and Burna Burna Boy music video and I was once an extra in World War Z. I was 12 years old when I filmed it and got to meet Brad Pitt which was cool."

Who is Love Island contestant Mitchel Taylor?

Mitchel, a Gas Engineer from Sheffield, is entering the Villa on Monday.

The 26-year-old says he's single because he's "really picky".

Mitchel added: "I’ve got to find the girl that I want to marry and have kids with. I’m nearly 27, I don’t want to play the field anymore, I want to find the one."

Who is Love Island contestant Jess Harding?

Jess is 22 years old and from London.

She's an Aesthetics Practitioner with "quite a big personality" and "a heart of gold".

When asked why she's currently single, Jess said: "Because every boy is giving me the ick at the moment. I feel like it’s fate because I’m saving myself for Mr Right in the Villa!"

Who is Love Island contestant André Furtado?

André is a Business owner from Dudley and says he falls in love "too quickly".

When asked what he'll bring to the Villa, the 21-year-old said: "I’m charming, I’m going to bring good looks and some language lessons. I’m going to teach the other Islanders Portuguese, Spanish and a little bit of Creole. I think I’ve got every slice of the pie."

Love Island starts Monday, June 5 at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.