Love Island contestant Lana Jenkins once dated I’m A Celeb’s Owen Warner
The Love Island winter series will return on January 16 with a new cast of romance-seeking hopefuls.
And one of the contestants, Lana Jenkins, already boasts a famous love life, having previously dated Hollyoaks and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here star Owen Warner.
The 25-year-old makeup artist had a summer romance with the famous actor back in 2020 after his very public split from Stephanie Davies.
Exes: Following his split from Stephanie, Owen found love with celebrity makeup artist Lana Jenkins after being introduced by mutual friends (pictured together in 2020)
Lana and Owen confirmed their romance via Instagram when she shared a sweet snap of them together in June 2020.
The duo beamed as they snuggled up outside in the now-deleted image, holding hands.
While Owen also left flirtatious comments on the blonde beauty’s posts – with one remaining on a post from July this year.
They began dating after Owen split from fellow soap star Stephanie, whom he dated for nine months before their split in September 2019.
Contestant: Lana is a makeup artist from Luton and met Owen through mutual friends two years before she signed on to Love Island
History: Owen dated the beauty in the summer of 2020 after splitting from Stephanie Davis
Glowing: He sweetly commented on one of Lana’s pictures during their relationship in July 2020
Lana and Owen found love after being introduced by mutual friends when they worked on CBBC’s So Awkward and was good friends with many of the Hollyoaks cast members.
However, just a few months later, it was reported that the couple had sadly decided to split.
However, Lana kept the relationship under wraps and revealed a slightly different encounter when asked by ITV2 about a “claim to fame”.
The beauty revealed she appeared in an episode of TV comedy Benidorm when she was six and living in Spain, while she now works as a makeup artist with “many celebrities”.
All in: Lana revealed she’s falling fast, telling ITV2: “I’ll know pretty soon if I could fall in love with this person and then as long as things are going well I’ll probably tell them I love them about one week’
Socials: Lana has almost 4,000 followers on her Instagram profile – which will now remain dormant during her time on the show
Lana also revealed that she falls in love quickly, explaining, “I’ll know pretty soon if I could fall in love with that person, and then as long as things are going well I’ll probably tell them I love them in about a week. ‘
As for them, overzealous copywriters are. “I don’t mind if people text me all the time, but if you send me question marks when I haven’t answered you in a while, you’re gone,” she insists.
“That’s a really big red flag for me! Also, when I see a guy tripping over me, I immediately shut down.
Lana has almost 4,000 followers on her Instagram profile – which will now remain dormant during her time on the show.
She will join a slew of young contestants all looking for love on the show, with the lineup including her first visually impaired contestant, Ron Hall, 26.
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE PARTICIPANTS
Surname: Tanya Manhenga
Profession: student and model
What not many know about her: “I have vitiligo, a skin pigmentation that you may not even notice.”
“It’s on my lip and I have a streak in my hair. Not many people know that, but I think it’s pretty cute.”
“I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a mood.”
Surname: Lana Jenkin
Profession: makeup artist
What not many know about her: “In my work as a makeup artist, I have worked with many celebrities.
“When I was 6 years old I lived in Spain and was an extra in an episode of Benidorm.”
Anna May Robey
Surname: Anna May Robey
Location: Swan Lake
Profession: Payroll Assistant
What not many know about her: “I went on a date once and never saw him again.”
“We went out to eat and shared a bottle of wine. When I spoke to him he fell asleep!’
“I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up.”
Surname: Kai Fagan
Profession: science and physical education teacher
What not many know about him: “I am a Jamaican citizen. That’s why I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.
“I now play semi-professional rugby for Burnage RFC.”
“Technically, I have three different degrees and went to three different universities.”
Surname: Ron Hall
Profession: financial advisor
What not many know about him: “If you met me you would never know that I am blind in one eye.”
“It was the result of a soccer injury when I was 8 years old. I have two different colored eyes, one blue and one green.”
Surname: will young
What not many know about her: ‘Every evening I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
“A girl I was dating told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing them and continued meditating! It’s a nice way to reflect on yourself.
The ninth series of Love Island will be hosted by Maya Jama for the first time after Laura Whitmore resigned from her position following the tragic death of former presenter Caroline Flack in 2020.
In an interview with over the weekend, Maya revealed she didn’t have to audition to present Love Island and immediately accepted the hosting gig.
She told the Times: “Once you start doing television you meet a lot of producers through different shows and heads will be aware of the talent. . . Strange to call yourself a talent, isn’t it? I speak for a living. It’s not exactly tap dancing everywhere or performing a ballad.”
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“I think I’ve always been in her eye line, but I was super young when presenter shifts happened in the past.”
The presenter was on time off when she received the call about the Love Island gig, explaining: “I got the call saying ‘We want to meet you.’ Or did they offer it to me straight away? Or “Are you in discussions? I’m trying to think! Anyway, I didn’t have to audition.”
When asked if she said yes right away, Maya exclaimed, “Right away! Naturally! Golden ticket.’
With record-breaking viewership, the final Love Island series, which aired in summer 2022, became the most watched series of all time on the ITV Hub with over 269 million streams.
The first winter series aired in January 2020 – just before the COVID-19 pandemic – and was won by Paige Turley and Finn Tapp.
New addition: Love Island season 9 will be hosted by Maya Jama for the first time after Laura Whitmore stepped down from the position last year
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