Love Island 2018: what fans said about the new lineup

Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 3:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 4:34 pm

Love Island 2018 is nearly upon us and yesterday the long awaited lineup for the reality show was released.

Among the latest applicants are an A&E doctor, a West End performer and actor Danny Dyer's daughter.

Reaction to the latest group of contestants has been lukewarm however, with many branding the lineup as a poor imitation of last year's edition.

Here's what fans of the show said about the new lineup of contestants.

Laura Anderson, 23

Stirling-based air hostess Laura Anderson has already won a few fans ahead of her appearance on Love Island.

Dani Dyer, 21

This barmaid is already causing quite a stir due to her famous father Danny Dyer.

I reckon Dani dyer will be this years Marcel, it’s not going to be “I was in blazin squad”, all you are going to hear is “my dad is danny dyer” #LoveIsland

— Benny (@Beno_ldn) May 28, 2018

big fan of Danny Dyer callin his daughter Dani Dyer btw

— Liam. (@liamd67) May 30, 2018

Alex George, 27

A&E doctor Alex George from West Wales has quickly been touted as an early favourite by some.

After watching the #LoveIsland VTs my early favourites are Alex and Kendall, although this will probably change after the first episode

— Velta Maguire (@VeltaMaguire) May 30, 2018

Others were less impressed, however.

Alex just doesn’t belong pic.twitter.com/7SW4qQKFIP

— Mia Daly (@_miadaly) May 29, 2018

Wes Nelson, 20

Some have already had enough of Staffordshire design engineer Wes Nelson.

sorry but after watching the love island intro's that wes is already doing me head in and it hasn't even began #LoveIsland

— niamh (@sottniamh) May 28, 2018

Love Island hasn’t started yet and I probably won’t watch all of it but I already cba with Wes

— A (@Aaronwinter_) May 29, 2018

Hayley Hughes, 21

Hayley, a model from Liverpool, has won over a number of viewers, with some predicting that she will be a perfect match for Wes.

Right I’m marrying Hayley in love island cya x

— meg (@blacksuithes) May 28, 2018

Wes and Hayley will deffo couple up got same personality

— Haaris Khan (@Haaris_Khan1) May 29, 2018

Kendall Rae-Knight, 26

Kendall, a retail manager from Blackpool, has been outlined as a favourite by fans of the show, with some pairing her up with fellow contestant Niall.

Out of the girld Kendall is my favourite as seems like the only nice down to earth girl that doesn't love herself too much! #LoveIsland

— Chloe (@_chloehx_) May 28, 2018

Kendall and Niall to win Love Island 2018. You heard it here first.

— Mark Bradley (@MarkBradleyUK) May 29, 2018

Kendall and Niall win #LoveIsland - you heard it here first.

— Conroy (@Conroy1507) May 30, 2018

Samira Mighty, 26

Samira, a West End performer, will stand out from her rivals, according to some.

Already finding the cast of love island annoying and it hasn’t even started. Except for Samira, I’m rooting for her

— Kiwy (@kiwybear) May 29, 2018

Samira will probably be quite entertaining, I'm getting good vibes from her 👌🏼 #LoveIsland

— Darren (@DazLoveIsland) May 28, 2018

Niall Aslam, 23

Student and construction worker Niall Aslam is drawing comparisons to One Direction star Zayn Malik.

I feel like Niall from love island this year should be called Zayn

— Sara James (@saraljamess) May 29, 2018

when niall looks more like zayn #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/6XlJfPQtOf

— amy zalot (@amyzalot5) May 28, 2018

Eyal Booker, 22

Former boyband member Eyal brought back memories for some keen viewers.

Omg that Eyal guy going into Love Island was in a band that came to our school years ago

— Chloe Ledamun (@chloeledamun) May 30, 2018

omg eyal is on love island this year n i met him in like 2014 when he was in a band anskkskak let me find the pic

— amelia (@Iukesposi) May 28, 2018

Adam Collard, 22

Personal trainer Adam stood out among lineup of boys that disappointed many.

ok but why do all of this years love island men except Adam look 12?? #notimpressed

— Katelyn (@katyao_) May 29, 2018

Is it just me or is all the boys minus Adam going on love Island this year grim?

— Liv Woolford (@Livwoolfordxx) May 28, 2018

Jack Fincham, 26

And finally... many were critical of the recruitment of Jack Fincham.

not being funny but how is love island gonna get 60,000 applications n then go for jack, 26 n sells pens for a living ?? dumb.

— samantha (@sssamham) May 29, 2018

-What do you do Jack?-I'm in sales-Anything else-I work from home, is that relevant?-Any travel at all?-Literally Never#LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/Czvv9cTyHT

— oliver o (@hyperzola) May 29, 2018

“I’m jack I’m 26 and I sell pens for a living” #loveisland has really outdone themselves this year

— sarah💥 (@SarahSmith24141) May 30, 2018