Love Island winner Kem Cetinay offers new contestants advice ahead of launch

Love Island is landing back on our screens on 3 June, with a new group of singletons looking for romance in the infamous villa.

And, ahead of the show starting again – and our social life disappearing for another summer – former winner Kem Cetinay has offered the upcoming stars some advice.

Seeing as he won the show, alongside Amber Davies, back in 2017, they might want to listen up…

Speaking exclusively to, he urged this year’s crop of contestants not to take the experience too seriously.

When asked what his biggest piece advice to Tommy Fury and co. would be, he told us: ‘Don’t be so obsessed with trying to meet someone straight away, and just have a laugh in there. Me and Chris [Hughes] met people in there, but one of the biggest positives I take from it is that I met Chris and we had such a laugh in there.

‘We didn’t try and take ourselves too seriously. Enjoy it while you can, don’t be so obsessed with thinking, “I’ve got to couple up”. Just have fun! Some people get too [into] “I’ve got to have a couple”.’

Recalling his days with Chris in the villa, he revealed they just laughed constantly and didn’t take the dating show too seriously.

‘Now, I think people know, every week they stay could potentially benefit them when they come out,’ he continued.

‘It’s a normal way to feel, but just have fun with it. It’s such a fun, chilled show, there’s no need to take it so seriously.

‘I am excited, I don’t get too excited until it starts, though.’

Kem might have left the villa two years ago – but he will still have a big part to play in this year’s series.

Side note: How has it only been two years since he won?!

‘Obviously I’ll be doing the podcast every day, so that’s eight weeks every day,’ he added. ‘It’s a big commitment but I like it, I like to stay a part of the family because it’s where we started. I enjoy it, it’s like watching it for work, instead of watching it at home and feeling like I’m obsessed. I did it last year and it’s nice, you meet them all.

‘What’s also really nice is that, when they come out, they all really want to ask questions, they all feel so vulnerable, so it’s nice to meet them when they first come out, because after that you don’t really see them.’

We only have a few more hours until we hear another batch of singletons screaming about getting text messages and worrying about recoupling sessions.

But it seems a few of the Islanders have already found themselves in hot water.

Following on from Amber Gill’s race row earlier this week, a picture emerged of Anton Danyluk in blackface, at a Halloween party.

In the photo in question, the 24-year-old painted his face black to dress up as Mr T from The A Team at a bash in 2014.

Anton wore blue dungarees, a gold chain and had dramatically darkened his skin for the event in a photo shared on Facebook, with a close friend telling The Sun: ‘Anton likes to be the life and soul of the party and his idea of having fun is having all the attention on him.

‘He was proud of the effort he put in to the costume. He just thought it would be a good laugh.’

Upset fans are now calling for the Scotland native to be axed from the show.

Love Island kicks off Monday 3 June at 9pm on ITV2.

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