BOMBSHELL alert: Jack Fowler’s ex to enter Love Island and – yes – she’s got a famous parent

She's a pop star to boot

Antigoni Buxton Love Island

by Hannah Mellin |

This year's series of Love Island has already had its fair share of bombshells, from "Italian Snack" Davide Sanclimenti to Turkish actress Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu who already seems to have established herself as an ICON.

It seems things might soon be shaken up that little bit more with another new bombshell reportedly ready to enter the villa - and believe it or not she actually already has a connection to the hit show.

Antigoni Buxton, a Greek singer from London, is apparently in Majorca preparing to join the villa. She previously dated 2018 contestant Jack Fowler and, as with Gemma Owen, she has a famous parent.

Antigoni's mum is none other than celebrity chef Tonia Buxton, who regularly makes guest appearances on Sunday Brunch.

A friend of Antigoni's told MailOnline, "Antigoni is certainly going to turn some heads.

"She's great fun and is naturally very beautiful, as well as being talented with a good head on her shoulders.

"Her music has always been her priority, but she just couldn't turn down the chance to go on Love Island as she's a big fan of the show and it also means she's guaranteed a fun summer."

Antigoni has already had a successful career in music prior to joining the show and she already has over 23K followers on Instagram.

She was signed to Island Records when she was 20 by former president Darcus Beese, Aka the man who also signed Amy Winehouse.

She has since left Island Records to start her own independent label Sirena Records and her latest single Hit List was released last month.

Make yourself at home, Antigoni.

Meet ALL of this year's gorgeous Islanders, including the bombshells that have already entered the villa.

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Afia Love Island
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Afia is a 25-year-old lounge host from London. She's already admitted to frequently falling in love too quickly. She said, "Two dates I am like, 'OMG I am obsessed with this boy, he's everything.' She'll fit right in.

Ekin-Su Love Island
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Ekin-Su, 27, is entering the villa as one of the oldest Islanders of 2022. The actor and reality star from Turkey has promised to bring the drama if need be. Needs must, Ekin-Su.

Paige Love Island
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Paige Thorne was the first Love Island star confirmed for the series. And whoever is running her Instagram revealed how she managed to keep her Love Island stint a secret.

Dami Love Island Season 8
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Dami Hope is also heading into the villa and his fancy job is basically proof that he's a genius.

Indiyah Love Island Season 8
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She's not even stepped into the villa yet but Indiyah Polack's Instagram is already #goals.

Liam Love Island Season 8
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Love Island fans are already obsessed with how FIT Liam Llewllyn is and same, tbh.

Davide Love Island Season 8
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Davide Sanclimenti is without a doubt one of the best looking Islanders but here's hoping he'll follow in the footsteps as Ovie Soko and not Adam Collard...

Tasha Love Island
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Tasha Ghouri is making Love Island history as the first ever deaf contestant. After a little research we also discovered how you probably already know the star.

Gemma Love Island
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We wonder if Gemma Owen - aka Michael Owen's daughter - will follow in the footsteps as Dani Dyer and Tommy Fury...

Ikenna Love Island
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As soon as we heard Ikenna Ekwonna worked at the pharmaceutical vaccine company during the pandemic, we were obsessed.

Andrew Love Island
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Andrew Le Page has described himself as a "good boyfriend". Here's hoping he'll actually find love in the villa then.

Amber Love Island
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Amber Beckford has said she has "main character energy" and so has the Love Island Instagram page... Can't wait to see her onscreen.

Luca Love Island
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After Luca Bish was asked about meeting potential partners he said, "... I think when you go looking for it, it's not as easy though, it's like you're too desperate for it." Good luck on Love Island luv.

MORE Love Island 2022 rumoured bombshells

In the months leading up to a new series we're often teased about potential contestants that could be part of the starting line-up. Sure, sometimes we never see them again, but sometimes certain contestants get leaked waaaaay before the series starts and this year is no different.

While the OG Love Island 2022 line-up is already in the villa, we are always ready and waiting for an off bombshell.

First up is none other than Boyzone member Ronan Keating's daughter Missy Keating.

Missy is making a name for herself in her own right with her modelling career really taking off in recently. She has even modelled for Pretty Little Thing, something contestants normally achieve after appearing on Love Island.

Ronan addressed the rumours during an interview with Good Morning Britain.

He said, "I haven’t heard anything", although he did add, "You never know. These kids are busy, all my kids, they’re all doing different things. I haven’t heard anything myself at the moment."

While he admitted to being a fan of the show, he confessed he would struggle to tune in to watch Missy. He said, "I don’t know how I’d feel about it" adding "I wouldn’t be able to watch."

Rumours were fuelled a couple of days ago when Missy posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, "Celebrating something today. Can you guess what? Wrong answers only....."

Many of her followers guessed she was joining the show. One person wrote, "Love island maybe 🤔 you’d be fabulous ❤️."

Others responded more humorously with someone commenting, "Eurovision 😂😂."

Missy is no stranger to reality TV. She recently appeared on Dancing With The Stars where she and her dance partner Ervinas Merfeldas were sadly the first contestants to be voted off. She also appeared on The Voice UK in 2019, as part of duo GGMK, although sadly they didn't make it past the first round.

If Missy is in fact joining the cast of Love Island we hope she does better than she did during her previous forays into the world of reality TV (not that this would be hard to do tbh, she would just have to survive the first elimination 👀).

Missy is not the first contestant that has been rumoured to be joining the show. Here are the other rumoured contestants for the 2022 series of the show including Pete Wicks' pal and a FIT boxer

Kat Harrison aka Geordie Shore's Marty McKenna's ex

Another face set to join the line-up is Geordie student Kat after bosses reportedly fell for her 'brains and beauty'. Kat previously dated Geordie Shore and Celebs Go Dating bad boy Marty McKenna and also worked as a model.

A source has told The Sun, "Kat is the mix for the next series of Love Island. She works as a model but is also a student at Northumbria uni.

"They think she has the full package, brains and beauty, and could bring a lot to the table. Kat really impressed and she should be a shoe-in for the show."

Kat is said to comment on the rumours, but we've got high hopes for a Love Island/Geordie crossover.

Joshua Legrove aka the ‘new Tommy Fury’

Another rumoured contestant is boxer Joshua Legrove who apparently caught the attention of show scouts with his impressive boxing career. He is reportedly in talks to join the show as producers are hopeful he could be the "new Tommy Fury". In addition to being a boxer he is also a model - honestly, he would be the absolute most PERFECT fit for the show.

According to the earlier publication, a TV insider said, "Joshua is a perfect fit for the show. Bosses are hoping he’ll follow in the footsteps of boxer Tommy Fury, who was a huge hit.

"Joshua is really handsome but there is much more to him than that – the girls will go wild for him."

While Joshua has yet to be confirmed as a contestant on the show, we think he would be a great addition to the show.

Brad McDermott aka Zara McDermott's brother

In addition to Pete's pal, Zara McDermott's FIT brother Brad was apparently in talks to star in the series. The news comes almost four years after his sister appeared on the 2018 series, where she coupled up with Adam Collard. She's now happily in love with Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson.

According to reports, Brad, who regularly features on Zara's Instagram, is keen to make a name for himself.

A source said, "Brad is a young, good looking guy, and he has seen how appearing on Love Island has completely transformed Zara’s life.

"Though she didn’t find long-term love, it has served as a great platform for her.

"She also had a great time there, and he thinks it would be a great laugh."

Sophie Draper aka footballer Matty Cash's ex

Sophie Draper, 22, who is a beautiful beautician from Nottingham was the first rumoured contestant. She has a famous ex-boyfriend in the shape of Premiership footballer Matty Cash, who plays for Aston Villa. They dated for FOUR YEARS before splitting suddenly in 2021.

A source said, "Sophie is a gorgeous girl who is really driven and determined to succeed.

"She has her own beauty salon and already leads a jet set lifestyle, which she likes showing off on Instagram, so she wouldn’t be fazed by being on TV."

They added, "Matty will be pretty shocked to see her looking for love on TV, but he publicly moved on pretty quickly."

Love Island 2022

Applications for Love Island 2022 opened earlier this year, giving people the opportunity to become the next Millie Court and Liam Reardon, who were crowned winners of the 2021 series and are still going strong.

Ahead of the new series, bosses were said to have made some changes to the applications process to encourage a diverse range of singletons to apply following calls for the show to include wider representation of different body types, ethnicities, races and sexualities.

WATCH: Love Island's Priscilla Anyabu - "They’re going to think I’m too dark - no one will pick me"

According to reports, those in charge of the ITV2 show were hoping to encourage applications from non-binary hopefuls – meaning those who do not identify as male or female.

The earlier publication claimed that the application form gave would-be contestants the option to specify their gender as male, female, non-binary, prefer not to say and prefer to self-describe.

And after a casting call for LGBTQ+ Islanders on Tinder, applicants could describe their sexual orientation as straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual or other.

At the time the news was shared, a TV insider told the publication, "Producers are under more pressure than ever to make this series as woke as possible after it has previously come under criticism for its lack of diversity.

"The move could make the basic rules of the show complicated, as each coupling ceremony separates boys and girls, but they are keen to have a non-binary contestant this year. It’s all about inclusivity and breaking down boundaries."

This means hopefully we can expect a greater diversity of gender identities and sexualities when it comes to future bombshells.

LOVE ISLAND AIRS TONIGHT TONIGHT AT 9PM ON ITV2 AND ITV HUB.

Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.

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