Denise Austin was strutting down the runway alongside her 28-year-old daughter, and I literally couldn't tell them apart.
In the Instagram video, both Austin women show off their killer, washboard abs and legs for days in string bikinis.
Denise works out daily and hopes to inspire women of all ages to feel just as good as she does.
It seems that Denise Austin has only gotten more fit with age! She proved just how effective her '90s workout videos are while strutting down the runway next to her daughter for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit fashion show. Both are pretty darn toned in an Instagram video of the show, with mega-toned abs, super long legs, and matching bright smiles.
The 65-year-old trainer rocked a dark brown string bikini while her daughter, Katie, sported a beige, extra-cheeky bikini.
Video: Add these squats to your next leg day at the gym
"A ONCE IN A LIFETIME MOMENT!! With my daughter @katieaustin walking in the @si_swimsuit runway show!! Me at 65 in a bikini… with my little girl!!!!!! Pure joy!!," Denise captioned the joyful video.
And fans went wild after seeing the on-stage family fun. "Had to do double take who was mom or daughter! Vision for my future ❤️," said one follower. Another commented, "Denise Austin! You are such a badass and your daughter doesn’t take a back seat! Love this! Love you both!!!!🔥😍😮." Such high praise!
Like mother like daughter, apparently. Katie is also a fitness pro and she played Division I lacrosse at the University of Southern California in college.
Since then, Katie's become an icon in the exercise world with a workout brand that has over 1.5 million social media followers, an app, a YouTube talk show, and online programs, according to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. I know where I'm getting my next at-home workout inspo!
The duo has collaborated on fun and effective workout videos. In a YouTube video celebrating Mother's Day, the two did a 15-minute low-impact standing workout. It consisted of squats, curtsy lunges, leg lifts, tricep kickbacks, and more. No equipment needed.
Denise reflected on her age in a Prevention interview. She said that one of her top menopause tips was staying active. “Every day a workout is like putting money in a bank account toward your longevity,” she said.
One of her fave workouts is actually super simple: walking. It's her main form of cardio and has been her secret to maintaining her healthy body, according to Prevention. Well, that explains her latest strut, and I think I'm going to take a lil hot girl walk later...
Denise wants "to inspire women of all ages to keep going," she told . "It's worth it. Being this age is so fun." And it definitely seems like from the look of her Instagram.
"If you have a good attitude, when you hit your 60s you will feel young, energetic and you will feel better." She has a point—Denise and her daughter could be twins. 65 is the new 28.
Keep up the good work, Denise and Katie.
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*As someone who lived through the '90s, you know this is a My Cousin Vinnie reference.
Damn you, 2022 inflation!
"JERRY! JERRY! JERRY!" and "You are NOT the father!"
If only we had a time machine to go back and reply, "No, in my pocket I'll have a calculator, camera, recorder, tens of thousands of movies, a million songs, a virtual mailbox...should I go on? Because I can!"
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Tia Booth is ready to become a boy mom!
On Sunday, the Bachelor in Paradise alum, 30, shared the exciting news that she and fiancé Taylor Mock are expecting a baby boy. In an Instagram Reel, she made a stop-motion-style collage of photos showing her and Mock posing with confetti tubes. The photos are in black and white until the tube explodes with blue confetti.
"💙," the couple simply captioned the announcement, shared on each of their Instagram accounts.
In a later Instagram post, Booth also revealed her due date. She's set to welcome her baby boy on Dec. 23, just in time for the holidays.
Fellow Bachelor Nation personality Ashley Iaconetti commented, "Omg could there BE more boys being born?! Congratulations!! 💙" Iaconetti and husband Jared Haibon welcomed their son, Dawson, in January 2022.
"Sooo fun!!! Congrats babe!" replied JoJo Fletcher, who married Jordan Rodgers in May.
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Booth first revealed her pregnancy news last month by sharing a set of black-and-white images of Mock cradling her baby bump, captured by Lela & Lyla. Booth wrote in the caption of her post that the couple's celebratory news comes about as she continues to mourn the loss of her father, who died in February.
"This has undoubtedly been my most challenging season thus far. I've never felt such overwhelming sadness and pure joy at the same time," the reality star wrote, also including an image of her late father at the end of the photo series.
She then detailed that it has "been difficult to be grateful for the good as if one of the most important people in my life is missing the celebration," adding, "While I wish I could tell my dad all the good news in person, it brings me peace that he knows about it long before I do."
"Welcoming a new little life while mourning the loss of another proves that high emotions can exist simultaneously, and I have no doubt my dad had a hand in this," she continued, before wishing a "Happy heavenly Father's Day to the first man I ever loved and Happy soon-to-be Father's Day to my forever🤍."
The couple got engaged in April. Mock proposed to Booth while the reality star was taking part in The Bachelor Live On Stage event in Atlanta.
"Never been more shocked or sure in my life💍 I love you so much Tay, my FIANCÉ!!!" she wrote alongside an image of herself showing off her engagement ring.
Booth was previously on Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of The Bachelor in 2018 before she went into a relationship with Colton Underwood during her first time on Bachelor in Paradise. She then dated Cory Cooper from 2018 to 2019, ahead of filming another season of BiP and leaving the show single in 2021.
The physical therapist previously kept her relationship with Mock private for some time, before she then made her relationship with him Instagram official in October 2021.
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A perfect day for a wedding? Kristin Cavallari‘s newest Uncommon James campaign is all about finding love with Tyler Cameron — from a chance first meeting to a romantic walk down the aisle.
The fashion designer, 35, took to social media on Thursday, July 7, to share the full version of the Untamed video. In the clip, Cavallari and Cameron, 29, connect in the desert before heading down to a bar to get to know one another more. Their onscreen romance quickly progresses into a wedding, with the pair packing on the PDA shortly after tying the knot.
“Second time’s a charm…😘,” the official Instagram account for the brand posted on Wednesday, July 6, alongside clips from the advert.
Cavallari’s wedding-inspired campaign comes two years after she announced her split from Jay Cutler. “We have nothing but love and respect for one another and are deeply grateful for the years shared, memories made, and the children we are so proud of. This is just the situation of two people growing apart,” the former couple wrote in a joint statement via Instagram in April 2020 after nearly seven years of marriage.
The Colorado native later sparked romance rumors with the former Bachelorette contestant when they were photographed kissing while filming in Palm Springs. Following the April outing, the Hills alum denied that her connection with Cameron was anything more than professional.
“Tyler is the sweetest human being on the planet, such a great guy, I was so impressed with him,” she told Entertainment Tonight about working with the model on the shoot. “There is nothing going on. Great guy, [but] we are not dating, I promise. If I was, I would not answer the question, put it that way. … Nothing is going on. He was a hired actor, OK?”
Cameron, for his part, also addressed taking part in the steamy ad. “We had so much fun. The video that we made together is gonna be crazy and exciting and fun to watch,” he told E! News in April. “Kristin is just a joy and a pleasure to be around. I love hanging out with her and getting to know her, so it was fantastic.”
Late last month, the Very Cavallari alum opened up about feeling comfortable getting back into the dating scene. “It’s gotten me to a really peaceful place. I feel the best I’ve ever felt in my whole life. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been,” Cavallari said during an episode of “The School of Greatness” podcast on June 29. “I’m no longer afraid of getting hurt.”
The businesswoman, who shares kids Camden, 9, Jaxon, 7, and Saylor, 5, with Cutler, 39, noted that she was ready to connect with new people. “I’m actually excited to see who I can be in a new relationship because I feel like I’ve done so much work the last few years,” she continued. “I’m in no rush to be in a new relationship, but when I am, it will excite me to see how different I can be.”
At the time, Cavallari also revealed that getting a divorce was the “scariest thing” she had ever done, adding, But it’s been the best thing that I’ve ever done and that has really jumpstarted my journey on self-love and figuring out who I am now.”
A flying saucer that looks like it just touched down in south Pembrokeshire, a tiki hut bobbing in the waters off Key West, and a six-tonne potato installed on a farm just outside Boise, Idaho. These are all wacky enough to merit Airbnb’s latest gimmick, the OMG! tag marking out the weirdest places to stay on its roster across the world, now topping 500.
The company is keen to bolster that offering, earmarking $10mn to help construct 100 more of these outré offerings via a contest that (until the application window closes today) invites submissions from architects, amateur or otherwise. This autumn, a panel of judges, including centenarian interior designer Iris Apfel, will award each winner $100,000, doled out in three instalments.
The contest is, in its way, a celebration of an architectural device often dismissed in contemporary times: the folly.
It’s a concept that evokes images of eccentric 18th-century nouveaux riches with coffers so bloated that they opt to fritter money away on grottoes and castles to ornament their estates. Such buildings became known as follies, the standard explanation goes, since they were fripperies with no evident purpose.
The truth is a little more complicated. Even defining a folly is a slippery task, according to Celia Fisher, author of the forthcoming book The Story of Follies. “They were not built primarily to be useful, but most were used in some way, as a viewing tower or a boathouse perhaps,” she says. “Think of them instead as a delightful, extravagant building that you recognise is completely out of the ordinary.”
According to architect and writer Simon Hurst, “The OED says it should be a functionless building. But it does have a purpose: a building entirely devoted to giving pleasure.”
Hurst admires the idea behind the OMG! contest. “The world needs more follies and Airbnb’s project is the perfect way of giving their building an overdue renaissance,” he says.
Though some may question whether a building designed to be an income-producing asset — winners are expected to list their space on Airbnb (and are precluded from doing so with rivals such as VRBO for 12 months) — can ever be a true folly, however elastic the definition.
Walthamstow-based Hurst has had a passion for follies since his childhood, when, on days spent wandering National Trust properties, he kept a look-out for the quirky structures that might dot an estate. “The modern idiom that form follows function is rubbish, really,” he scoffs. “Every building I like has all sorts of artifice, games and puzzles, a real personality.”
As a folly-maker, his first commission came from glass artist and editor Jane Dorner, a friend. “She wanted somewhere to put all her garden cushions in the winter, a little bit Gothic and castellated — and I said ‘Leave it with me’ . . . She had no idea what she was letting herself in for.”
The cabinet of curiosities-like shed, topped with a weathervane and featuring Dorner’s own glass in the panes, sits at the end of her suburban garden in London; it cost £18,000 to build, almost double what the pair had estimated. “But she spends every day in it.”
Hurst says he often works with garden designer Jinny Blom on follies, including an upcoming project of multiple eye-catching buildings, notably a pool pavilion and gazebo. Follies can be utterly contemporary, he stresses, but their spirit is a throwback to another era.
“Nowadays, it’s the architects who have egos who decide what you’ll get as a client,” he says. “But with a folly, it was the clients who had an ego, and wanted to express it. That was a joyous thing.”
Yet some contemporary follies are indeed the work of well-known talents: take Thomas Heatherwick’s much-maligned Vessel in New York’s Hudson Yards, which opened in 2019. The 16-storey coppery, honeycomb-like structure served no purpose other than allowing visitors to traipse up and down its windy staircases.
Grayson Perry experimented with the form more successfully: his cottage, nicknamed the Taj Mahal of Essex, is a gingerbread-like house festooned with his artwork. It can be rented through Living Architecture, but it is in such high demand that bookings are by ballot.
Perry’s and Heatherwick’s follies differ from the traditional folly in rough-hewn stone and wood — they gleam and glint, being made from glass, ceramic and metal. “You could build a folly out of anything as long as it had that sense of wonder and delight,” says Sarah Pennal, who describes herself as “a builder of interesting things”.
When one client was approached by a mobile phone company that wanted to erect masts on his land, he came to Pennal to camouflage them: she devised tall towers capped with copper domes. The phone company changed its plans, but the client went ahead, keen to have a structure he could see on the hill in front of his house.
Pennal’s folly-making is unusual in that she doesn’t just work outdoors or in freestanding structures. Another client wanted a stone vault over the kitchen. “Structurally, there was no way it would hold, so we had to do a fake one, which we built out of plaster and distressed,” she says. “You’d walk into this kitchen and see a vault over your head that just shouldn’t have been there.”
Pennal is waiting for someone to fund her dream commission. “Imagine walking down the hallway of a house to a door at the end and opening it — you look into a room that seems to be very, very long, but as you walk inside you realise you’re going to hit your head on the ceiling because it’s been built to a vanishing point. It’s rather trompe l’oeil.”
The memorizing room that Phil Game built in a client’s garden for their punkish daughter was similarly eye-catching. Make me a structure that resembles a skull and bones, said the girl — and he managed to do it, albeit using broken wooden pallets rather than reclaimed femurs.
Peterborough-based Game trained as a designer before he stumbled into folly-building with a playhouse for his children in the 1980s, a mock Gothic ruin repurposing limestone retrieved from a church spire. Marney Hall, a garden designer and friend, saw it and asked him to help with a project at the Chelsea Flower Show. He declined several times, but Hall proved persistent.
“She stormed into my studio and grabbed me by the arm and took me to the window looking out on the garden, and said: ‘If you can build that, you can design something for my garden at Chelsea,’ ” he recalls. The pair’s project, The Quarryman’s Garden, won a gold medal and transformed his career.
Since then, Game and his firm Pure Folly have become one of Europe’s foremost builders of follies. Private commissions usually arrive via garden designers. His training in design is helpful as he produces evocative sketches to help clinch the deal. Projects are all bespoke, he says, but start at around £25,000.
Game has also produced many further installations for Chelsea — one standout was the eight-metre-long Stumpery Cave, made from petrified driftwood stumps and transported by truck to the show. It was later sold to a well-known rock star, whom Game declines to name. “I try hard not to use new materials and always search and buy reclaimed timber — my favourite is oak for outside construction,” he says.
He doesn’t hesitate when asked to define a folly, so often considered a slippery term. “For me, it has to be what I call ‘nutty’ — different, unusual, interesting and most of all fun.”
Keith Moskow agrees; he’s an architect and co-author of the book Contemporary Follies. “To me, it’s all about delight — follies allow us to reinterpret the environment and draw us closer to its mysteries,” he says, pointing to the ancient architectural historian Vitruvius, who championed delight as one of the key characteristics of great buildings (commodity and firmness were the other two).
Moskow, though, prefers the term “rural intervention”, as the word folly is too easily dismissed. As an example, he describes a structure he devised which can be rolled around and features a frame-like window into which the landscape can be repositioned in limitless ways. “It becomes a portal for viewing the world.”
The joy architects have in building such structures is key to their enduring appeal, says Anna Keay, director of the Landmark Trust. It counts several well-known follies among its rentable properties, including Scotland’s Dunmore Pineapple and Dorset’s Clavell Tower, which was recently rebuilt inland to prevent it from slipping into the sea. It is the trust’s single most popular property.
Keay says the chance for an architect to experiment with these projects is a way to push creative boundaries. Take James Wyatt, she says, who first detoured from his classical style by experimenting with Gothic flourishes at another Landmark Trust property, Cobham Dairy, an ornamental estate building designed in the 1790s to look like a tiny chapel. He went on to build lots of things in Gothic style, she adds.
“Follies are very exciting in terms of innovation, because when things happen on a small scale not too much rests on them.” She also points to the Chinese pagoda at Kew by William Chambers, and Henry Holland’s Chinese dairy at Woburn, both of which acted as inspiration for Brighton’s Royal Pavilion a few decades later.
When Lord Burlington built his garden follies at Chiswick in the 1720s, the endeavour included a miniature version of a Palladio-designed villa — and soon prompted a fad for Palladian architecture that gave rise to both Holkham Hall and Stourhead. Their size, Keay adds, is another reason for their appeal. “It’s part of the human condition to hanker after that little tower or turret, the enduring magic of miniaturisation: that doll’s house quality.”
Follies might be built throughout the world, but Keay suggests that Britain is their spiritual home. It’s all down to two key historical events: the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century and the destruction of castles both during and after the civil war. “That left a lot of raggedy-toothed buildings with a picturesque quality. You don’t get that ravaged little ruin in the landscape in France, where the Reformation came and went very quickly.”
Gwyn Headley, who co-founded the non-profit Folly Fellowship in 1987, adds: “There are wonderful follies all over the world, but the big difference is that the Brits can laugh at themselves. Elsewhere they don’t quite have that sense of self-deprecation and amusement.”
He defines a folly as a “misunderstood building” but cautions that wherever it’s constructed, only others can deem it worthy of the term. “You cannot go out and build yourself a folly,” he says. “It’s an honorarium.”
But while Britain may be the home of the folly, Headley warns that any UK-based entrants to Airbnb’s contest should not assume they will be permitted to build whatever the company agrees to fund.
“New-build is far harder to achieve in the UK than the US, as here our planning departments are extremely cautious and conservative,” he says. “Their aim is to erect as many buildings as cheaply as possible, so no room for eccentricity there. I would be surprised if there were many British contenders for the OMG! awards.”
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Love Island 2022 is coming to a close, with four remaining couples competing to be named series champion.
Among the final eight contestants are Michael Owen’s daughter, a senior microbiologist and the first-ever deaf islander.
Sunday (31 July) night’s episode saw Paige Thorne and Adam Collard dumped from the villa ahead of the final after being voted least compatible by their fellow islanders and the public.
On Monday (1 August), the winners will be picked by the public and given the chance to win £50,000.
Below, you can meet your finalists and the eliminated contestants...
Dami chosento leave his home in Dublin and enter the villa as part of his year-long bid to try “new things”. His trick to finding love is being himself. “I don’t know if I will cause trouble, I’ll try not to cause trouble but sometimes you don’t intentionally cause trouble – but it happens!” he said.
On what he brings to a relationship, Dami said: “I’m really good at being a team and actually looking after each other,” attributing the quality to his Aries star sign.
On the show, Dami is partnered up with Indiyah.
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Indiyah is 23 and comes from London. She headed into the villa in hope of meeting new people after being single for a while. Her previous partners have been pretty varied and she said she’s never “been out with two guys who are quite the same”.
“I feel like I’m going to bring a lot of flavour and vibrancy,” Indiyah said of joining Love Island. “I feel like I’m quite a down to earth person, so it shouldn’t be an issue to meet a lover or a friend.”
Indiyah initially coupled up with Ikenna on Love Island, but has reached the final with Dami.
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Guernsey native Andrew is usually in a relationship and said that he applied for Love Island because he’s “actually single for once”. The estate agent is 27 and said that he’s a good boyfriend who once surprised an ex with a spontaneous trip to Paris.
Conjuring the spirit of Georgia “I’m loyal, babes” Steel from series four, he said: “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.”
Andrew has been partnered up with Tasha since day one.
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Self-proclaimed “party animal” Tasha is a 23-year-old model and dancer from Thirsk in north Yorkshire and described her dating life as “a shambles”.
Tasha is also the first deaf islander to appear on the show. “I think [my friends and family] would say I’m inspirational because of my hearing and my cochlear implant,” she said. “I inspire quite a lot of people because I’m really open about it.”
Tasha and Andrew are coupled up and competing in the final together.
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Hailing from Rome but living in Manchester, 27-year-old Davide was ready to bring his “Italian charm” to the villa this summer. He’s looking for something serious and a girl to spend his life with and describes himself as a “deep person”.
Davide said: “I’m good looking and I’ve realised since I first arrived in Manchester, a lot of English girls actually love me. They love to be around me and I love to be around them. It’s going to be fun, I’m looking forward to it.”
Davide and Ekin-Su are coupled up.
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The 27-year-old said that she’s looking for a spark with someone, explaining: “I’m looking for that real genuine spark and they just see me as me. I think the concept of the show brings back true and raw feelings.” For Ekin-Su, brains come first in a man and she has no time for “cockiness”.
The actor added: “I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains,” she said. “I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats... I’m looking for a serious man and a serious relationship.”
Ekin-Su and Davide are in a couple.
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Gemma may be just 19, but she’s no stranger to the travelling the world in limelight. The Chester native owns her own business and has been competing for Great Britain in dressage riding since she was 11. Sport is clearly in her blood, as she is the daughter of England footballer Michael Owen.
Asked what she’ll bring to the villa, she said: “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.”
Gemma is competing in the final with Luca.
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Hailing from Brighton, Luca was inspired to join Love Island after seeing “how many couples [the series has] genuinely made”. One year out of a four-year relationship and Luca is ready to meet new singletons in the villa, but admits that “when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy”.
The 23-year-old did say, however, that he isn’t one to “throw out dates”, only taking someone out if he is really interested in them.
Luca is couple up with Gemma.
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24-year-old Paige is heading into the Love Island villa in hope of finding romance, after lamenting about the slim pickings in her hometown of Swansea. She has just come out of a relationship, but has struggled to click with anyone on her dates and describes herself as the “mumsy” one of the group.
“If I had to pick a signature dish, it would probably be a Sunday dinner,” she said. “My roasties are up there, I think Gordon Ramsay would be impressed.”
Paige is coupled up with Adam and left the villa on Sunday.
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Heading into the villa from his hometown in Newport, South Wales, Liam is studying for a masters in strength and conditioning. He’s 22, which he says is a “really nice age” to find a partner, as “you’ve got your years ahead of you so you have time to experience stuff and grow together”.
Asked how his friends and family would describe him, Liam said: “They’d probably say quite generous, quite caring, happy, chatty, chirpy, bubbly. I wear my heart on my sleeve, I can’t hide how I feel about anyone. I’m probably quite emotional as well, come to think about it.”
Liam left the villa after five days, saying he hadn’t “been himself” since arriving.
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Arriving into the villa as a bombshell, Afia, who works at a private members’ club, has said she is open to finding love. “It just seems like a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet someone, have an amazing summer, just have so much fun and have a bit of a summer romance as well,” she said of the chance to appear on Love Island.
Afia added that viewers shouldn’t expect her to play it too cool once she’s in the villa. “I fall in love quickly, too quickly, two dates I am like, ‘OMG I am obsessed with this boy, he’s everything,’” she said.
Afia was dumped from the villa in the first recoupling.
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Jacques’ arrival sent shockwaves through the villa, as he used to date fellow Islander Gemma. The 23-year-old hails from Cumbria and is a professional rugby player, with his team Castleford Tigers have releasing him as a player to allow him to “pursue another opportunity” by going on Love Island.
Jacques said he thinks he’s a good catch because he is “loyal, respectful and I’ve got good manners”. He added: “I would have a baby in two or three years. I think I’d be good with babies too, they’d be good looking, wouldn’t they?”
Jacques has left the villa.
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Working as a nanny means Amber is used to spending time with kids, but has far less patience with annoying adults. The 24-year-old Londoner wants to make friends with the girls in the villa, but is also looking for a boyfriend too.
However, she’s got no time for guys who show off. “I don’t like flashy, showy-offy guys – just have a personality and make me laugh,” she said. “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!”
Amber was partnered up with Dami, but left the villa.
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Ikenna comes from Nottingham and works in pharmaceutical sales. Aged 23, he’s only been in one relationship in the past and says he’s now at the age to find someone to settle with.
As for his most memorable dating experience? “I took my ex on holiday for her birthday,” he said. “We went to Barcelona for four nights and I was pretty young then, maybe like 19-20. It was for her birthday so she didn’t know about it. It was quite a lot of money to spend for that age.”
Ikenna was partnered with Indiyah, but was dumped from the villa after they decided to be friends.
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Based in Manchester, the 22-year-old said that it was previous islanders that inspired him to take part in the show.
“When I saw Molly [Mae Hague] and Tommy [Fury] and saw how strong they are together, I thought, ‘I want a love like that,’” he said. Of his ideal woman, he said that, being six foot three himself, he likes to date women who are at least five foot 10.
Remi was booted out of the villa after a surprise recoupling.
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Newcomer Jay has confidence. Asked why he considered himself to be a catch, the Edinburgh-based banker said: “I think I genuinely have what most females want.”
“I’ve got a good job, I think I am a good-looking lad and I have a lot of fun so I feel like I could add a lot of value to their lives if they add a lot of value to mine.”
Jay is no longer on the show.
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Adam first appeared on Love Island in 2018, where he coupled up with Zara McDermott.
“I’m going to ruffle a few feathers when I go in,” Adam vowed when he arrived in the villa for the second time... and he was right.
Adam was coupled up with Paige, but they were eliminated ahead of the final.
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On entering the villa, Lacey said: “I am a sexy, single, show girl ready to turn some heads.” She has since left the villa.
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Jamie is confident. “I shoot, I usually score, if I want something, I’ll go and get it,” he said as he joined the show.
Jamie coupled up with Danica, but the pair were eliminated in the final week.
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“I am going to bring the South American spice into the Villa,” says Nathalia, who is Brazilian. “I can’t wait to get my flirting game on, the girls better watch out.”
She has since left the villa.
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On entering the villa, Reece says: “I definitely think the boys are going to be panic about me, I am tall, dark and handsome, what more does a girl want?”
She has since left the villa.
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Meet all the new girls that joined the show during Casa Amor here, and the new boys who joined here.
Love Island concludes tonight at 9pm on ITV2.