Love Island contestant Amber Beckford has revealed she has a famous ex-boyfriend and she may reveal his identity in the villa.

The London native, 24, who works as a nanny, told how she has been single for a year and a half since parting ways from her well-known ex.

Speaking to The Sun, Amber said: ‘Have I dated anyone famous? Yes, but I’m going to keep that to myself for the moment. Obviously that relationship didn’t work out, as I’m going on Love Island.

Former flame: Love Island contestant Amber Beckford has revealed she has a famous ex-boyfriend and she may reveal his identity in the villa

Former flame: Love Island contestant Amber Beckford has revealed she has a famous ex-boyfriend and she may reveal his identity in the villa

‘It didn’t end because I’d cheated or been cheated on though, to the best of my knowledge I’ve never been cheated on, though I suppose you never really know.

‘I think I will talk about my ex in the villa if people ask. I’m definitely an open person, so I’d be happy to.’

Amber added that her type is ‘all over the place’ when it comes to both looks and personality but they must be a ‘gentleman’. 

It was recently revealed that out of 100,000 people who applied for this year’s Love Island, just three were selected – with the remaining eight approached directly by ITV, which makes the hit reality show.

Ex: The London native, 24, who works as a nanny, told how she has been single for a year and a half since parting ways from her well-known ex

Ex: The London native, 24, who works as a nanny, told how she has been single for a year and a half since parting ways from her well-known ex

Critics say it makes a mockery of the recruitment process – and the row now threatens to eclipse tonight’s launch of the eighth series of the programme, which has proved as controversial as it is successful. 

The Mail On Sunday revealed that ITV targeted its highest-profile contestant – Gemma Owen, the 19-year-old daughter of former England footballer Michael Owen.

Producers also contacted model Indiyah Polack, 23, and approached fitness fanatic Davide Sanclimenti, 27, when he was in a nightclub. 

Love Island has been keen to publicise that Tasha Ghouri, 23, is the show’s first deaf contestant, but do not mention that staff got in touch with the model directly, as they did with salesman Ikenna Ekwonna, 23, fishmonger Luca Bish, 23, and 22-year-old student Liam Llewellyn.

Amber said: 'I think I will talk about my ex in the villa if people ask. I'm definitely an open person, so I'd be happy to'

Amber said: ‘I think I will talk about my ex in the villa if people ask. I’m definitely an open person, so I’d be happy to’

Amber was also approached by ITV, but decided to go through the application process. That leaves only paramedic Paige Thorne, 24, estate agent Andrew Le Page, 27, and microbiologist Dami Hope, 26, to have emerged from the official recruitment process.

One insider said: ‘There were almost 100,000 applications this year, which is about the same as most years, but the final cast doesn’t reflect that.

‘There is a lot of talk about how they want real people to join Love Island, but in reality that is far from the truth. It seems such a mockery. What is the point of wasting your time going through the process?’

Scouted: It was recently revealed that out of 100,000 people who applied for this year's Love Island, just three were selected ¿ with the remaining eight approached directly by ITV , which makes the hit reality show (Tasha Ghouri pictured)

Scouted: It was recently revealed that out of 100,000 people who applied for this year’s Love Island, just three were selected – with the remaining eight approached directly by ITV , which makes the hit reality show (Tasha Ghouri pictured) 

The Love Island website states: ‘If you think you’ve got what it takes, then we want to hear from you straight away.’ 

Candidates are asked to fill in an application form and, if chosen, go through a series of auditions. 

Love Island starts at 9pm Monday 6th June on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox. 

LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

Paige  Thorne

Name: Paige Thorne

Age: 24

Location: Swansea

Occupation: Paramedic

Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find. 

I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!

‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’

Indiyah Polack

 Name: Indiyah Polack

Age: 23

Location: London

Occupation: Hotel waitress

Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.

Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one. 

I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’

Tasha Ghouri

Name: Tasha Ghouri

Age: 23

Location: Thirsk

Occupation: Model and dancer

Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.

This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time. 

I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’

Gemma Owen

Gemma Owen

Name: Gemma Owen

Age: 19

Location: Chester

Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner

Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer. 

I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest. 

If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.

Andrew Le Page

Andrew Le Page

Name: Andrew Le Page

Age: 27

Location: Guernsey

Occupation: Real Estate Agent

Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.

I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.

I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?

This is the best time to give it a go.’ 

Luca Bish

Luca Bish

Name: Luca Bish

Age: 23

Location: Brighton 

Occupation: Fishmonger

Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.

If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates. 

 

 

 

 

Dami Hope

Dami Hope

Name: Dami Hope

Age: 26

Location: Dublin

Occupation: Senior Microbiologist

Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.

When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.

 I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.

Liam Llewellyn

 Name: Liam Llewellyn

Age: 22

Location: Newport, South Wales

Occupation: Masters Student 

Who is their type on paper? ’22 is a really nice age to meet someone, you’ve got your years ahead of you so you have time to  grow together. 

Love Island is a great opportunity to meet someone, you’re in with a load of different types so you can get to grips with what you really like.’

Davide Sanclimenti

 Name: Davide Sanclimenti

Age: 27

Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)

Occupation: Business owner

Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.

They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.

Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘

Ikenna Ekwonna

Name: Ikenna Ekwonna

Age: 23

Location: Nottingham

Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales

Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone.

Hopefully, I’m going to bring spontaneity and excitement.

 I’m not really shy to speak to people I don’t really care too much about what people think.’

Amber Beckford

Amber Beckford

Name: Amber Beckford

Age: 24

Location: London 

Occupation: Nanny

Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t like guys that show off.

I don’t like flashy guys – just have a personality and make me laugh.

There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant!’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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