Love Island’s Nicole Samuel’s job before the villa revealed and it’s WILD

The Love Island 2024 contestant also has links to TWO former Islanders

Nicole Samuel Love Island

by Millie Payne |
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Nicole Samuel has been unveiled as one of this year's Love Island contestants, described as a "Welsh pocket rocket looking to score a rugby boy who will be happy in the Valleys". But before she embarks on what is bound to be an unforgettable summer of love, she has divulged a wild fact about her past career.

She said, "I became a world champion dancer in 2011, not many people know that. I was a professional street dancer."

If Nicole's in Love Island for the long run, we'll likely see her prowess in the heart rate challenge, and the talent show of course. But in the meantime, here's your run-down on the up-and-coming islander...

Who is Nicole Samuel?

Nicole is part of the Love Island series 2024 line-up.

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nicole is an og 2024 islander ©ITV

How old is Nicole Samuel?

Nicole is 24 years old.

Where is Nicole Samuel from?

Nicole's hometown is Aberdare, Wales.

What does Nicole Samuel do?

Nicole earns a living as an accounts manager.

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nicole is welsh ©ITV

What has Nicole Samuel said about Love Island?

On what she'll bring to the show, Nicole said, "My personality is big and I’m pretty out there - I reckon I’ll probably have one of the biggest personalities in the villa."

And when asked why she thinks she hasn't found anyone yet, she replied, "I’ve been enjoying single life and the attention of different boys, it’s fun.

"I’ve enjoyed being able to go on holiday with the girls and not having to worry about someone back home. All the girls are there texting in their room and I’m out till four in the morning living my best life."

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nicole ©ITV

It has been reported that Nicole has 'connections' with former Islander Scott van Der Sluis and Casa Amor bombshell Bayley Mummery. The former entered the villa as a bombshell last summer and then took part in Love Island across the pond (as well as starring on Love Island Games), while Bayley only lasted four days in the winter series last year.

What is Nicole Samuel's Instagram?

Nicole's Instagram is @nicolesams123. She has 19,000 followers and regularly shares what she's been up to, ranging from nights out in Cardiff, to snaps of her all glammed up.

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Millie Payne is a News and Entertainment Writer for heat. She has specialised in showbiz interviews, features, articles and roundups for over three years and loves combining her love for writing, talking and all things popular culture.

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