Love Island 2021 LIVE: All contestants revealed TODAY as Shannon Singh, Hugo Hammond and Liberty Poole confirmed

LOVE Island is set to return to UK screens next week – and the first of a fresh bunch of contestants have been revealed.

The full list of Islanders for this year will be revealed throughout today, ahead of this season's first episode next Monday, June 28.

An Instagram post read: "Tomorrow we will be revealing the cast for Love Island 2021… These Islanders are all single and ready to find love.

"We can't wait to watch them get to know each other, date, and maybe even find the one. We're so grateful they're letting us follow their journey this summer. We hope you enjoy the show, but please think before you post."

Bookies have already named multi-lingual lawyer Sharon Gaffka, 25, who won Miss International UK in 2018, as the favourite with odds of 4 to 1 while disabled PE teacher and cricketer Hugo coming top among the boys with 5 to 1.

London 'ladies man' Aaron Francis, a 24-year-old events host, comes in second alongside influencer and former glamour model Shannon Singh.

Nando's waitress Liberty Pooleand water engineer Jake Cornish are currently the rank outsiders.

Read our Love Island 2021 live blog below for the latest updates and news…

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    JAKE CORNISH IS LOOKING FOR A 'LUSH LADY'

    Love Island 2021 has revealed water engineer Jake Cornish as its sixth Islander.

    The 24-year-old hunk from Weston-super-Mare was announced on the ITV2 show's official account Instagram today.

    The confident lad is keen to find a girl who looks like Towie and Mummy Diaries star Billie Faiers.

    He said about the mum-of-two: "My ideal woman is Billie Faiers. She is my dream woman.

    "I think for a laugh once with the boys, I messaged her. I can’t remember what I messaged her.

    "She’s a lady, she’s just lush."

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    WHO IS SHANNON?

    Love Island has named former glamour model Shannon Singh as the fifth Islander.

    The stunning 22-year-old from Fife is a self-proclaimed party girl who has swapped her “glory days “ of getting kit off for a career as an influencer.

    She explained: “I used to be a glamour model when I was 18/19. I loved those days, I’ve got nothing to be ashamed of, they were my glory days. Now I’m more on Instagram/ YouTube. I’ve done a bit of commercial modelling. I can DJ as well.”

    Shannon is hoping to find love with a hunk who has a personality to match – and they need to be able to keep up with her lifestyle.

    She said: “I don’t feed off looks, I feed off energy, I need someone with personality. Just someone I can have fun with. I’m a party girl, I love going out, I’m very social."

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    WHO IS HUGO HAMMOND?

    Love Island has revealed it’s first ever disabled contestant – Hugo Hammond.

    The 24-year-old from Hampshire is a P.E teacher and cricketer, who was born with clubfoot.

    Explaining his condition, he said: “I was born with clubfoot. I had lots of operations when I was a kid. You can only really tell when I walk barefoot. I’ve got a really short achilles heel. I walk slightly on my tip toes.”

    He has however never let him hold him back and has had a successful sporting career.

    “I’ve actually played cricket for England PD (Physical Disability). I’ve been to Bangladesh, Dubai, I’ve been everywhere to play cricket,” he revealed.

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    AARON'S ROYAL CONNECTION

    Love Island's second contestant has been named as Londoner Aaron Francis.

    The 24-year-old is a luxury events host who has a surprise royal connection – having worked at both Princess Eugenie and Beatrice's weddings.

    He explained: "Yeah, Eugenie and Beatrice’s over the summer. I hosted and chatted. It was nice and intimate.

    "Everyone’s chill. In my job you meet a lot of famous people… unless you’re Beyonce, I’m not really interested."

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    WHO IS LIBERTY POOLE?

    Nando's waitress Liberty Poole has been revealed as Love Island's third Islander.

    The 21-year-old student from Birmingham studies marketing – but will be spending her summer searching for a boyfriend instead.

    "I've never had that nice, happy relationship so I think it will be nice and something for me to experience," said Liberty.

    "Obviously I want the best summer ever because we have been in lockdown for a year so it would be nice to go away and enjoy the sun and make friends as well.

    "I’m excited, I’m a bit of a social butterfly so I love to meet new people. I’m a girls’ girl as well so I can’t wait for the girly friendships. It’s going to be fun!"

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    WHO IS AARON?

    Aaron, a 24-year-old who is thought to have worked as a luxury club promoter, the second contestant officially unveiled by Love Island.

    A Love Island source told them: "Aaron has no real claim to fame, he's just a normal guy. 

    “However, his job does mean he sometimes moves in glamorous circles and he gets lots of attention.

    "Bosses think he'll be a real hit in the house with the girls and also get on with the guys."

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    #BEKIND CONTINUED

    The new Love Islanders will experience an increased “duty of care” from the show, ITV bosses announced this week.

    They are hiring a new clinical psychologist, Dr Matthew Gould, in an ongoing bid to review their procedures and monitor stars.

    The Islanders will get mandatory therapy sessions, extensive social media training (including how to handle trolls) and receive financial advice.

    The overhaul comes after Ofcom last year brought in tougher rules requiring broadcasters to protect the mental health and wellbeing of contestants.

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    #BEKIND

    Love Island bosses have warned fans to "think before they post" in #BeKind message before cast announcements kick off tomorrow.

    With the start date just days away we can't wait for a summer of connections, head turning and grafting – but ITV2 chiefs have issued a warning to viewers ahead of the new series.

    The cast of Love Island 2021 is set to revealed on Monday, a week before the show launches.

    Show bosses have urged fans to "remember these islanders are real people" before their identities are exposed to the world.

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    SHARON GAFFKA IS THE FIRST CONTESTANT OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED

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    WHO IS HOSTING LOVE ISLAND 2021?

    This year's series of Love Island will be hosted by Laura Whitmore.

    The 36-year-old began hosting the reality TV show ahead of the 2020 Winter series.

    Speaking to Glamour magazine in January 2020, Laura said: "The whole thing just feels intimidating because it’s such a huge show, and I'm a huge fan and I know it so well.

    The Irish host will be joined in the villa by husband Iain Stirling, who has narrated Love Island since the show was revived in 2015.

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    WHEN DOES LOVE ISLAND START?

    Love Island will start on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9pm.

    The show usually runs from the beginning of June for eight weeks until August.

    However, due to the coronavirus pandemic it is due to start and end a little later than usual.

    The show is set to return to the iconic villa in Majorca.

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    YOU'VE GOT A TEXT

    The producers of Love Island will be letting us know who is looking for love – or at least more Instagram followers – in 2021.

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    WHO IS SHARON GAFFKA?

    Sharon Gaffka is a former beauty queen who now works for the Department of Transport as an Operations Lead.

    During her pageant days she was crowned Miss International United Kingdom 2018. She also worked on the launch of the doomed Test and Trace system.

    Hailing from Didcot, Berkshire, Sharon is both brains and beauty and studied law at Birbeck University.

    Sharon's friends have said that there’s “zero chance” the law graduate will be having sex in the villa.

    They added that she is going on the show to champions women’s rights.

    A source said: “Sharon is intensely political and a big campaigner around equality and women’s rights.

    “She’s always talked of wanting to work in politics so is likely to use her platform on the show to talk about issues which she feels passionately about.

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    NEW CONTESTANTS TO BE REVEALED TODAY

    Welcome to the Sun's live coverage of the new crop of singles looking for love at the villa.

    The makers of ITV's hit series Love Island will reveal their lineup today with contestants announced on Instagram throughout the day.

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