Why Love Island 2022 star Ikenna Ekwonna is a COVID hero

We adore him already

 Ikenna Ekwonna love island

by Hannah Mellin |

Love Island 2022 is welcoming a COVID-19 hero in the shape of Ikenna Ekwonna, who works in pharmaceutical sales and specialised COVID vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca.

Ikenna will join Welsh paramedic Paige Thorne, model and dancer Tasha Ghouri, microbiologist Dami Hope, Michael Owen's daughter Gemma and student Liam Llewellyn.

Let's get to know him a little better...

How old is Ikenna Ekwonna?

He is 23 years old.

Where is Ikenna Ekwonna from?

Ikenna is from Nottingham.

Has Ikenna Ekwonna got Instagram?

He sure does. Although, he doesn't have many pictures on his feed, which may mean that he had a 'Insta cleanse' before heading into the villa so he can remain as mystery as possible.

Why is Ikenna Ekwonna going on Love Island?

He's ready to try and find a girlfriend, "I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone."

What will Ikenna Ekwonna bring to the villa?

"Hopefully, I’m going to bring spontaneity and excitement. I’m not really shy to speak to people and I don’t really care too much about what people think," he admitted.

What is Ikenna Ekwonna's dating history like?

Turns out he likes to splash the cash, revealing that he took an ex on holiday when he was just 19, "I took my ex on holiday for her birthday. 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."

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

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