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Strap yourselves in – with this line-up Winter Love Island 2023 is going to be a belter (Picture: ITV)

It’s back! Our winter evenings suddenly got a whole lot brighter and we can’t wait to get to know the stars of Love Island 2023 as they couple up.

Where else can you meet a hunky farmer (Will Young), a very hot science teacher (Kai Fagan), and a hairstylist who’s phobic about milk (Tanyel Revan) – with plenty of sun, sea and squabbling thrown in? All nicely packaged in a glam £1.2million South African villa.

Perfect winter telly.

If you want to check out the Winter Love Island cast on social media, here are all the details.

What are the Winter Love Island 2023 cast’s Instagram accounts?

It’s worth noting that the cast’s accounts won’t be updated while they’re in the villa due to ITV’s new social media rules, but there’s still plenty pre-Love Island life to see.

Olivia Hawkins

Actress Olivia Hawkins, 27, from Brighton has been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson, and appeared in a Bond film!

She’s a massive Beyonce fan, but men using umbrellas gives her the ‘ick’. Olivia says she’s flirty and falls in love fast.

You can find her on Instagram at @livhawkinss where she shares holiday snaps and glam pics from her 27th birthday.

Tanya Manhenga

Biomedical science student Tanya Manhenga, 22, says she usually keeps her cards close to her chest in love – but will she be able to hide her feelings when the coupling-up starts?

She’s also not a fan of guys who take baths without bubbles!

Tanya, from Manchester, hopes to work in embryology to help infertile couples when she graduates. Her Instagram is @talkswithtt_ and she’s shared some super-glam airport-ready shots.

Tanyel Revan

Hair stylist Tanyel Revan, 26, from North London says she’s been ‘fussy’ about guys in the past, and falls in and out of love quickly. She’s also phobic about milk!

Tanyel’s celeb crush is Channing Tatum and she’s not a fan of ‘pretty boys’.

Her Instagram is @tanyelrevan where she shares snaps from trips including Portugal and Dubai, plus a picture of her gorgeous little niece.

Lana Jenkins

Make-up artist Lana Jenkins, from Luton, previously dated 2022’s I’m A Celebrity runner-up, Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner.

She’s also worked with Michelle Keegan on Brassic, and lived in Spain as a child so is fluent in Spanish.

Her Instagram is @lanajenkinss where she’s shared photos from Ibiza and California, plus some of her impressive make-up creations.

Anna-May Robey

Anna-May Robey is a 20-year-old payroll administrator from Swansea who says she won’t have sex in the villa because her family will be watching!

The Coldplay fan also has a celeb crush on Anthony Joshua and Jamie Dornan.

Her Instagram is at @annamayrobey and features pics from a girls’ trip to London.

Kai Fagan

Hot teacher Kai Fagan from Manchester went to school with footballer Marcus Rashford.

The 24-year-old hopes his science and PE students will be cheering him on, and says he has ‘high expectations’ when it comes to love.

You can find pictures of Kai on his Instagram at @kaifagan_ including trips to Morocco and Barcelona, plus playing semi-professional rugby.

Ron Hall

Love Island’s first partially-sighted contestant Ron Hall, 25, is blind is one eye after a childhood football accident.

A financial advisor from Essex, Ron always thought he’d be married by 27, so he could be a quick worker in the villa! But he can’t stand dodgy fake tan.

His Instagram is @ronhall_ and pics show him meeting musician Rag’n’Bone Man.

Shaq Muhammad

London-based airport security officer Shaq Muhammad, 24, says he hasn’t had the best of luck with previous relationships, so he’s hoping to find his future wife in the villa.

But although he says he’s a ‘catch, he admits his sisters think he’s ‘a bit of a Casanova’.

Shaq’s Instagram is at @shaq24s_ and features his graduation photo, plus videos from a trip to Canada.

Will Young

Farmer Will Young, 23 is from Buckinghamshire grew up on his family’s estate and has already gathered more than a million followers on TikTok, thanks to his clips about raising sheep.

He admits to having ‘commitment issues’ and sometimes ‘self-sabotaging’ relationships. Will also meditates for 25 minutes every evening, which could help him navigate the ups and downs of life in the villa.

Will’s Instagram is at @farmer_will and his Tiktok is at @farmerwill_.

Haris Namani

TV salesman Haris Namani, 21, from Doncaster says he’s never found love – and that he’s ‘never been turned down by a girl’.

The yoga-loving singleton can’t bear feet over a size five.

His Instagram is at @haris_namanii where you can check out pics of him at the gym, boxing, and riding a jetski.

Love Island starts tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.


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Sexual Immorality Is Not Sinful, Archbishop of York Says – Church & Ministries News

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Paul Mescal Receives Apology From BBC After Broadcaster Makes Rather Awkward Blunder

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Irish actor Paul Mescal has been called British…again (Picture: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)

His tweet clarifying his nationality may have been the most liked post in Ireland three years ago, but the BBC has had to apologise after getting a crucial fact about Oscar nominee Paul Mescal wrong.

Earlier this week the Irish actor was announced as one of the nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards.

The 26-year-old, who is from Maynooth, was given the nod for his leading role in indie flick Aftersun in the Actor in a Leading Role category.

In March, Paul will be going up against Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Bill Nighy (Living) and fellow Irishman Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) in the prestigious category.

But when covering the nominations, the national broadcaster made a rather awkward error.

In text appearing on screen, the BBC reported: ‘2023 Oscar nominations: British actors Paul Mescal and Bill Nighy are nominated for leading role.’

The BBC has apologised for this mistake (Picture: eyeswideshut/ Twitter)

It has now apologised for the mistake, issuing a statement that read: ‘In text running across the screen we reported that Paul Mescal was one of two British actors who had been nominated for an Oscar for a leading role.’

‘The text should have said that Paul Mescal is Irish. We apologise for the mistake.’

When the mistake was made, plenty of people pointed it out and reminded the media outlet that Paul is very much Irish.

‘BBC news seems to not know Paul Mescal is IRISH,’ one person wrote.

Another added: ‘The BBC should know that Paul Mescal isn’t British.’

Plenty of people called out the BBC oversight (Picture: Twitter)

This person pointed out that Paul is very much Irish (Picture: Twitter)

Paul was one of several Irish Oscar nominees (Picture: Twitter)

It wasn’t the first time this has happened though.

Back in 2020, when Paul picked up an Emmy nomination for his breakthrough role in Normal People, outlets including The Guardian called him British.

It lead the actor to tweet ‘I’m Irish’, which ended up becoming the most-liked post in his home country that year.

Paul picked up an Oscar nomination for his starring role in Aftersun (Picture: A24 via AP)

The message quickly racked up over 130,000 likes as well as over 12,000 retweets and over 1,600 replies.

His Oscar nomination helped break a record for Ireland too, with the country securing 14 nominations in the upcoming awards ceremony.

Other actors to get nods included Barry Keoghan, Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon.

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When his nomination was announced Paul said it was ‘truly a special moment for everyone involved in Aftersun’.

‘To be recognised by the Academy is such an insane honour and I’m so utterly grateful.’

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How Many Legs Are in the Carabao Cup Semi-finals? All the Rules Explained

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Only four teams remain in the competition (Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Carabao Cup semi-finals continue tonight with Nottingham Forest welcoming Manchester United at the City Ground.

The winner of the tie will face either Newcastle United or Southampton in the final at Wembley on February 26.

With the regulations changing from one competition to another, here is your full lowdown of the rules in play across the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup 2023.

Are the Carabao Cup semi-finals played over two legs?

Yes, the Carabao Cup semi-finals will take place over two legs.

Newcastle beat Southampton 1-0 in the first leg of the first semi-final on Tuesday night, with the return leg scheduled for Tuesday, January 31 at 8pm.

Southampton and Newcastle played out an entertaining first leg (Picture: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Manchester United will host Nottingham Forest in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday, February 1 at 8pm.

VAR is in use for the first time in the Carabao Cup this season, having not featured in earlier rounds to ensure fairness across every tie.

Will extra-time and penalties be used in the Carabao Cup semi-finals?

If the score is level after the end of both legs then extra-time, and if required penalties, will be used to determine the winner.

This is the first time this season that matches finishing level in the Carabao Cup will head to extra-time, with ties previously proceeding straight to penalties in the event of a draw after 90 minutes.

The away goals rule will also not be in use for the two semi-finals.

The English Football League scrapped the rule ahead of the 2018/19, which up until that point only came into effect following the conclusion of extra-time.

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How many substitutes are allowed in the Carabao Cup?

Managers will be able to use up to five substitutes across three windows during the game (half-time not included).

An extra substitution is permitted in extra-time, whilst both teams can also use two concussion substitutes if required.


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