5 Love Island stars you didn’t know were from Kent

The UK is looking forward to a hot summer this year and we all know what the start of summer means – the new series of love island! ITV has just announced it’s due to return to our screens on June 3 and we couldn’t be more excited. We thought we’d celebrate the upcoming arrival of the new series with looking back on some of our favourite contestants from Kent.

Cara Delahoyde
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Cara Delahoyde grew up in Gravesend and appeared on series 2 and was circus performer before coming into love island and went on to win the show with partner Nathan Massey. After a brief break up that shocked the public they now are happily engaged with their baby, Freddie.


Troy Frith
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Troy Frith also appeared in series 2 however his stint was more brief. He came in later in the series but failed to win the affection of any of the girls. Before going into the villa he was linked to Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson.


Rykard Jenkins
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Chatham’s own Rykard Jenkins had many highs and lows in series 2. After getting his heart broken by Malin Anderson he coupled up with winner Olivia Buckland, but his head was soon turned by nurse Rachel Fenton. When Rachel was voted out of the Villa by fellow islanders, Rykard left with her. They were together for a while after the show before splittingin December 2017 amidst cheating rumours.


Jack Fincham
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Jack Fincham a sales manager from Orpington won the hearts of the public from day 1 in series 4. His romance with Dani Dyer kept everyone gripped and they won the series by a landslide. Unfortunately they announced their split in April this year.


Ellie Jones
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Chatham girl Ellie Jones caused a lot of controversy in the Villa. She was thrown into the show in series 4 as a bombshell to shake the winning couple as she had previously dated Jack Fincham. She was briefly coupled with Sam Bird but didn’t last very long in the villa.


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