Love Island 2023 is set to kick off on Monday night and among those making their debut is aesthetics practitioner Jess Harding.
Ahead of entering the villa, Jess, 22, admitted she decided to sign up for the show as she is keen to find her dream man after being single for two years.
However on Jess’ Facebook account, the blonde beauty claims to have been ‘in a relationship’ since March 1 2020.
The Londoner already boasts a whopping 25k followers on Instagram and regularly shares snaps of herself holidaying in sunny destinations such as Thailand and Dubai.
On Jess’ now-deleted Twitter account, she joked about wanting to find a sugar daddy to fund her lavish holidays.
New islander: Love Island 2023 is set to kick off on Monday night and among those making their debut is aesthetics practitioner Jess Harding
It comes after Alexi Eraclides, who appeared on the show back in 2020, revealed Jess has been trying to get on the show for years.
Alexi, who is now a butler in the buff, told The Sun: ‘She reached out to me a couple of years back.
‘She wanted to know how I got on Love Island, if I was scouted or applied.
‘She was obviously really keen to get on the show and very much had it at the forefront of her mind.
‘I’m happy she got what she wanted. She wanted to change her life and get that exposure, which she has now.’
Jess, who owns Candy Aesthetics, is set to be one of ‘the most glamorous islanders ever’.
Body confident Jess – who earns her living injecting filler – also isn’t shy of showing off her figure, with her social media littered with jaw-dropping bikini shots.
Ahead of entering the villa, she of why she is dateable: ‘ Firstly I think I’ve got quite a big personality and I’ve got a heart of gold. I can stand up for myself if I need to. I’m honest, and I love, love. I’m also a really good girlfriend.’
When asked why she is single, Jess mused: ‘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!’
And on the ick she is getting, she specified: ‘When a guy stunts for money, that’s an ick. Showing off all their designer clothes because most of the time they’re probably fake anyway!…
Looking for love: Ahead of entering the villa, Jess, 22, admitted she decided to sign up for the show as she is keen to find her dream man after being single for two years
Relationship status: However on Jess’ Facebook account, the star claims to have been ‘in a relationship’ since March 1 2020
Lifestyle: On Jess’ now-deleted Twitter account, she joked about wanting to find a sugar daddy to fund her lavish holidays
Opinion: Jess also tweeted about Olivia Attwood’s Getting Filthy Rich show which saw the former Love Island star learn about the adult site OnlyFans
‘Another one is when a boy runs for the train and the train goes without him. Lunch Boxes also – just go to Tesco and get a meal deal!’
A statement released by the show confirmed that Love Island will return to Mallorca on Monday June 5 at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
Bosses have announced that stars of this year’s summer series will be banned from any social media activity as they unveiled their latest duty of care policy.
Bosses trialled the new policy during their winter series earlier this year , with stars banned from having loved ones update their social media profiles while in the villa, in a bid to reduce trolling.
And in their latest policy bosses have confirmed they’ll be keeping this new rule in place.
Stars will also complete video training on topics including mutually respectful behaviour in relationships, controlling and coercive behaviour and language around disability, sexuality, race and ethnicity, and microaggressions.
It comes after the last series was hit by hundreds of Ofcom complaints over ‘toxic’ behaviour from the female stars, with exchanges leaving their male co-stars in tears.
The show will once again air every night from Sundays to Fridays, with an Unseen Bits show broadcast on Saturday nights.
Stunner: The Londoner already boasts a whopping 25k followers on Instagram and regularly shares snaps of herself holidaying in sunny destinations such as Thailand and Dubai
Lavish lifestyle: On Jess’ Twitter account, she joked about wanting to find a sugar daddy to fund her exclusive holidays
As well as tuning in nightly, viewers will be able to watch, and catch up, on the series so far on ITVX.
Plus, returning to ITV2 and streaming on ITVX is Love Island: Aftersun, with Maya Jama hosting live from London each Sunday evening.
Also set to make its return this summer is the official Love Island podcast, Love Island: The Morning After, hosted by Sam Thomspon and Indiyah Polak.
Love Island returns on Monday, June 5 at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
MEET THE ISLANDERS
NAME: Ruchee Gurung
WHY ENTER THE VILLA? 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.
WHY DATE ME? I’m really caring, when I’m with someone I’m all about them. I’m also really loyal and love doing nice things for the people that are special to me. My love language is gift giving, so I’m a real giver when it comes to relationships
NAME: Tyrique Hyde
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’ll bring vibes, confidence, good energy and honesty. 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
CLAIM T0 FAME? Toby Aromolaran is one of my best friends, we grew up together and were in the same class at school
NAME: Molly Marsh
WHY LOVE ISLAND AND WHY NOW? I think it’s ideal timing and the perfect way to find someone.
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.
NAME: George Fensom
OCCUPATION: Business Development Executive
HOW WOULD YOUR FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? I’m the first person to bring the vibe up, I’m always dancing, I’m always the one who wants to go out. My go-to dance move is what I call the Dad Dance, I’m gonna bring dad jokes and dad dancing to the Villa.’
NAME: Catherine Agbaje
OCCUPATION: Commercial Real Estate Agent
HOW WOULD FAMILY AND FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU? Someone who is fun and a loving character. They know I have so much love to give.
I’m always smiling, I’m always happy, I’m always laughing. You’ll always see me with a smile on my face.’
NAME: Mehdi Edno
OCCUPATION: Communications Manager/Model
ARE YOU READY TO FIND THE ONE? Yes. I’ve been busy for the last few years with work, and doing my Masters degree but now I’m done with the busy schedule, and ready to find love.
THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO HAVE IN A PARTNER? 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.
NAME: Ella Thomas
WHAT’S YOUR CLAIM TO FAME? 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.
WHY SHOULD SOMEBODY DATE YOU? I’m the whole package, I know what I want in life and I’ve got a big heart.
NAME: Mitchel Taylor
OCCUPATION: Gas engineer
WHY SHOULD SOMEBODY DATE YOU? I thrive on being a gentleman. I’ll shower you with flowers, I’ll take you on dates, I’ll fill your bedside drawer with your favourite sweets and chocolate. I’ve been single, I’ve had my fun and now I want to settle down.
WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? I’m just really picky. 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.
NAME: Jess Harding
OCCUPATION: Aesthetics Practitioner
WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? 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!
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? When a guy stunts for money, that’s an ick. Showing off all their designer clothes because most of the time they’re probably fake anyway! Another one is when a boy runs for the train and the train goes without him. Lunch Boxes also – just go to Tesco and get a meal deal!
NAME: Andre Furtado
OCCUPATION: Economics graduate and clothing brand entrepreneur
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? 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.
DO YOU FALL IN LOVE QUICKLY? I would say I fall too quickly to be honest. When I look at beautiful ladies, before I’ve said hello to them I’ve already fallen in love. I’m already planning the wedding.