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Dublin microbiologist heads to Love Island villa

A SENIOR Dublin microbiologist heads to the Love Island villa when the hit dating show returns to our screens later this month.

Dami Hope, 26, will be one of many singles hoping to find love in the show’s eighth season.

Each year singles enter the villa and pair up for eight weeks, with the overall winning couple receiving a total of £50,000.

Previous Irish contestants include Longford’s Maura Higgins, who was on the show in 2019, and Matthew MacNabb, who appeared on last year’s series.

Speaking before entering the villa on June 6, Dami answered a few questions for viewers at home to get to know him!

Why Love Island and why now?

This year I was kind of more open to new things and I think that’s why I put myself out there to have new experiences. Love Island is a different experience, I’m going to talk to different girls, it might not go well with some, it might go well with others, so it’s a fun experience.

What do you think you bring to the Villa?

Just myself – Dami Hope! Be me – funny and my personality. I don’t know if I’m going to cause trouble, I’ll try not to cause trouble, but sometimes you don’t cause trouble on purpose – but it does happen!

Why do you think you are a trap?

When I’m in a relationship I think it’s a star sign, I’m Aries but I’m very passionate – I’ve always put that person first. If they had something they wanted to do or something they were passionate about, I would make sure that even if it’s something I’m not good at, I would be good at it just to help them. I’m really good at being in a team and taking care of each other.

Love Island returns to ITV2 on Monday June 6 at 9 p.m.