We can't believe it's been almost a year since the last series of Love Island first hit our screens. After over a year of radio silence (thanks 'rona) it was a treat to see the show make its long awaited return.
While the last series of Love Island definitely delivered, as soon as it ended we've just been counting down the days until the show returns to our screens. Well luckily there isn't much longer to wait at all. In fact the show will be returning to our screens on 6 June and We cannot wait.
While we have been eagerly investigating rumoured contestants and reading into new series, revisiting past series of the ICONIC show have also provided us with our much needed dose of the villa to take us through to the new series.
Yep, you heard us right, we’ve been reminiscing about the first seven series – which are all available to watch on ITV Hub – and wondering where some of the OG Islanders are now.
It’s been almost seven years since the first series hit our screens and made stars of Jon Clark, Joshua Ritchie and Hannah Elizabeth, so we’ve done a deep dive into what the series one cast are up to in 2021.
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Jessica Hayes, along with Max Morley, became the first ever winner of the first series of the revamped show back in 2015.
Sadly, her relationship with Max wasn't meant to be and the pair split just six weeks after leaving the villa. These days, Jess is a fashion and make-up artist. In January 2019, she announced that she's pregnant with her first child with fiancé Dan Lawry. Their son Presley was born in July 2019. Jess announced she was pregnant with her second child in November 2020 but sadly suffered a miscarriage five months later.
Max joined Love Island series one on day 14, and was crowned winner alongside Jessica Hayes.
After winning the show, Max went onto appear on Ex On The Beach. He's had a number of reality star girlfriends since finding fame including Charlotte Crosby and fellow Islanders Zara Holland and Laura Anderson.
Jon and Hannah were coupled up from the start of the first series, and finished in second place. They got engaged on the show but, sadly, it wasn't meant to be.
These days, Hannah is a proud mummy to baby Reggie, born November 2019. She's still modelling, and also runs a crystal healing class.
The reality TV obsessives among you (same) will know that Jon starred in TOWIE. He also dated Love Island 2017 star Chloe Crowhurst for a time.
Zoe and Jordan carried on dating for a short time after the show finished, but the romance was over by the end of the summer.
Jordan is now signed to a film featured artist agency. Whatever that means. He also flogs X-rated content on OnlyFans for $14.99 a month and is loved up with Instagram model Nina Joanne.
Poor old Omar had a bit of a shocker after failing to find love and eventually being dumped from the island.
Omar doesn't give too much away about what he's up to now on his social media, but he does go on a hell of a lot of holidays...
Joshua ended up coming in third place coupled up with pal Lauren Richardson.
These days, Joshua Ritchie is living his best reality TV life, having also appeared on Ex On The Beach and Celebs Go Dating. His two-year relationship with Charlotte Crosby came to an end in November 2019 and he's since been linked to CGD co-star Olivia Bentley.
Luis and his former flame Cally actually managed to stay together after leaving the villa.
They now have an adorable daughter called Vienna but are sadly no longer together.
Series one finalists Lauren Richardson, Hannah Elizabeth, Jon Clark, Max Morley and Jess Hayes reunited in 2020 for Love Island: What Happened Next and fans were convinced there was still chemistry between one couple.
Jon proposed to villa girlfriend Hannah during the series finale back in 2015 but they called off their engagement just months after returning to the outside world.
Although a lot has changed for the pair since their time on the show, with Hannah becoming a mum to a baby boy in November 2019, viewers couldn’t help but notice there was still a spark between them.
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On his way to see his ex after their awkward split, Jon revealed, "I was nervous because I didn't know how she was going to react seeing me. I've been blocked for four years on Instagram and honestly it's been like a breath of fresh air seeing her today."
Hannah echoed her ex’s sentiment as she added, “You know what it's like when you think you're going to see your ex. I thought I'll definitely doll myself up.”
Fans went wild for the reunion on social media, with one writing, “Honestly feel like John and Hannah will end up back together after this 😂😂.”
Another tweeted, “It's either Hannah and Jon need to have a final goodbye f--k or a goodbye fight. There's still some tension there.”