Love Island cast: full list of contestants from Scotland - from Shannon Singh to Paige Turley

Shannon Singh from Fife is heading into the 2021 villa, but who were the Scots stars from 2020, 2019 and 2018?

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 4:48 pm
How many of these Scottish singletons do you recognise? (Image design: Mark Hall/JPI Media)

Sun, sea and singletons - it’s not long now until Love Island is back on our screens for 2021.

Fans of the ITV dating show have been starved of hearing “I’ve got a text!” and “Can I grab you for a chat?” for far too long thanks to the pandemic cancelling last summer’s edition.

But a hot summer of love is just around the corner, as the series’ official start date has been confirmed as Monday 28 June.

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Shannon, 22, is the latest Scot to enter the villa. The Fife model has worked in the industry for years, starting out as a glamour model when she was 18 before changing to more commercial jobs. She also DJs and works as an influencer, and has amassed a whopping 160k followers on Instagram. The party girl says she’s looking for someone with energy and personality. Good luck Shannon!

And the newest members of the villa have also been announced, with Scots pleased to see that one of their own, model Shannon Singh, will be flying to Mallorca to try her luck at finding love.

She has big shoes to fill, though, since there've been many iconic Scottish singletons who’ve taken part in the competition in years gone by.

Paige, 23, from West Lothian, became the first ever Scot to win the show during Winter Love Island 2020, alongside her footballer beau Finley Tapp. The pair are currently living in Manchester together, although the singer still regularly visits her family in Scotland. She’s worked with major brands from Superdrug to Pandora and also released a dance single.
Jamie, 29, isn’t as well-known as Paige since he was only on the winter edition of the show for a short stint. The Edinburgh recruitment consultant coupled up with student Natalia, before the pair were voted off by viewers a week later. But fans will be pleased to know he’s currently loved-up in another relationship.
Anton, from Airdrie, was a fan-favourite when season five of the show aired. The 26-year-old personal trainer found it difficult to find love in the villa, before he coupled up with makeup artist Belle Hassan. The pair called it quits a few weeks after leaving the island, though. He’s now living in Dubai working as a personal trainer and also has a role with the United Nations to promote health and wellbeing among young people.
Laura, from Stirling, became one of the most recognisable faces during the fourth season of the show. The 32-year-old former air hostess was another Scot who was unlucky in love, coupling up with Wes Nelson, Jack Fowler and then Paul Knops, although the runner-up couple parted ways shortly after leaving the villa. She’s now living her best life in Dubai.
Hailing from Glasgow, Chris entered the show’s Casa Amor villa as a bombshell during the winter edition of Love Island. Despite his good chat, the 29-year-old was dumped from the island only three days later. He got together with fellow contestant Rebecca Gormely, from Newcastle, after the show and the pair remain together.
Wallace, a personal trainer from Inverness, also appeared on Winter Love Island in South Africa. The 25-year-old made a bit of a stir when he entered on day 16 and took three of the girls on a date. Unfortunately, he was voted off by the other islanders only three days later. He’s still a personal trainer and works with Scots modelling agency Colours.
Ayrshire beauty Jamie was another Scot to join Casa Amor during the winter series. However, the eyelash technician, 24, failed to couple up with any of the boys and was dumped from the island three days later. Since leaving, she has a successful YouTube channel and has worked with popular clothing brands.