Four new Love Island bombshells, including Halifax forward Jamie Allen, will enter the villa on Wednesday night’s episode.
The 27-year-old professional footballer will join the series alongside new contestants Reece, Lacey and Nathalia.
National League side Halifax have said they are considering Allen’s future after he left pre-season training to appear on the ITV2 dating programme.
He signed a new one-year contract with the team in June and the club will decide how to proceed upon his return.
Halifax tweeted: “Jamie Allen has decided to join the cast of Love Island 2022, making his intentions clear that the opportunity is very important to him.
“The matter will be considered upon his return.”
In a preview video of Wednesday night’s episode posted to Twitter, Allen said, “I’m not afraid to step on anyone’s toes. If I want something, I’ll go get it.
Love Island also featured Castleford rugby league player Jacques O’Neill in this series, although he recently left the villa to focus on his mental wellbeing.
It comes after host Laura Whitmore revealed on Tuesday night that two contestants would be dropped from the show during Wednesday night’s episode.
Boys Billy Brown and Dami Hope and girls Danica Taylor and Summer Botwe are at risk after receiving the fewest public votes.
The boys who are safe from elimination will choose which girl to save while the remaining girls will have to choose which boy to save.
Love Island continues at 9pm Wednesday on ITV2 and ITV Hub.