Love Island 2022: here’s the sneaky way Paige Thorne kept her stint a secret

She was the first Love Island 2022 confirmed contestant

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by Hannah Mellin |

After a few weeks of being teased by rumoured Love Island contestants - that included a Tommy Fury lookalike and Zara McDermott's FIT brother - we FINALLY have the first confirmed Love Island 2022 contestant.

Step forward paramedic Paige Thorne, who has spent the last few weeks telling her Instagram followers that she was on a "work trip". Sneaky sneaky.

paige is the first confirmed love island star ©ITV Pictures

The rest of the original line-up has now been confirmed, ready for the launch night on Monday 6th June at 9pm.

So while we wait, here's your need to know on Paige...

How old is Paige Thorne?

She is 24 years old.

What is Paige Thorne's job?

She's a paramedic. We love her already.

Where is Paige Thorne from?

She's from Swansea in Wales.

Why is Paige Thorne going on Love Island?

Well, she's joining the show because there's not much of a dating scene in her hometown.

She says, "In Swansea there is just no-one I can find, I’ve tried and there’s just nobody there anymore. I need to break out and broaden my horizons and Love Island just brings everyone together for me. I haven't got to go out and I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!"

What is Paige Thorne's dating history?

"I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys so was like, 'Right, that's it. I’m going to focus on me.' Then I was like, 'Ok, I’m bored now, I’m lonely and I miss love and the connection and everything else.' I’ve been on a few dates but I just haven’t clicked with anyone."

Has Paige Thorne got Instagram?

She does, but she's done the typical 'social media' cleanse before heading into the villa which means that she only has 16 posts and they give away NOTHING.

She's also fooled all her Instagram followers by posting on Instagram that "she's not actually on a work trip".

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Go follow her over on @paigethornex and do some stalking!

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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