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Meet the HOT Ghanaian-BRITS looking for love in “Winter Love Island”

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For the first time in the history of ITV’s revamped show, Love Island hits the TV screens twice a year, kicking off with a new series in South Africa.

Following the success of the summer edition in Spain, a new batch of hopefuls looking for love will be heading further afield to enter a brand new villa. Amongst the first 12 contestants entering the Winter Love Island villa are two British-Ghanaians (at least we think they are!).

The two are:

Leanne Amaning 

22 and from London, Leanne is a customer service advisor who’s hoping to find her own version of Gerard Butler in the villa.

She says that she wants someone who is “… rugged and manly, not anyone with a pretty face. I also want someone loyal and trustworthy. The list does go on.”Not picky then, at least.

Mike Boateng

Mike Boateng is about to enter the Winter Love Island villa, and he’s a policeman. Charming and approachable (his words, not ours), Mike’s hoping that his easy going attitude will give him the upper hand in the villa.

“I can have a bit of a wandering eye, but I’m not going to wander for the sake of it,” he says. “I’ve always had pretty long term relationships.”

Winter Love Island will kick off on Sunday 12 January on ITV2 at 9.00pm, with the launch show lasting until 10.35pm. It will then settle into its familiar 9.00pm slot every night, with episodes lasting just over an hour.

The latest development comes after Paul Mortimer, head of digital channels and acquisitions for ITV, revealed that there would be another series of the hit show in July 2019.

Love Island is a British dating reality show. It is a revival of the earlier celebrity series of the same name, which aired for two series in 2005 and 2006 on ITV. The Winter 2020 series will be presented by Laura Whitmore, standing in for regular host, Caroline Flack. The series is narrated by Iain Stirling. The series launched on 7 June 2015 on ITV2, and unlike the original series, the contestants are members of the public rather than celebrities. In 2018, it won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Reality and Constructed Factual Show.

The show has spawned an international franchise, including versions in Australia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the United States.

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