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Joey Essex enters the Love Island villa in sequence premiere as ITV guarantees ‘largest season but’theinsiderinsight

Veteran TV character Joey Essex surprised the Love Island contestants by coming into the villa on the primary evening.

Collection 11 of the ITV2 summer season staple started on Monday evening (3 June), introducing 12 hopeful singletons searching for love.

After the brand new Islanders entered the villa and started attending to know one another, present host Maya Jama entered with an sudden job: asking the ladies and boys to price one another so as of boyfriend and girlfriend materials.

The train resulted within the creation of six new {couples}, with every lady and boy matched with somebody on their stage of relationship materials.

Within the night, Jama returned and gave the Islanders the cryptic recommendation to “anticipate the sudden” earlier than introducing a brand new arrival.

Then, the previous The Solely Approach is Essex star walked into the villa.

“I’m Joey, I’m 33, and I’m searching for love,” he started. “I’m the king of Essex, and I’m prepared to seek out my queen.”

Joey Essex on Love Island
Joey Essex on Love Island (ITV)

“This isn’t my first rodeo,” he continued.

“Boys, you higher be careful – I’m coming to your women.”

Because the TV star turned the nook, the opposite Islanders reacted with gasps and laughter once they recognised him.

“That’s Joey Essex!” mentioned Nicole, whereas Patsy replied, “What?”

A shocked Samantha added a easy “f*** off”, whereas others held their palms to their cheeks in shock.

The episode ended quickly after, with viewers dashing to social media to share their responses.

Love Island 2024 contestants
Love Island 2024 contestants (ITV)

“Joey Essex as the primary bombshell this season has hit exhausting!!!” one fan wrote on X, whereas one other added: “Joey Essex coming in as a bombshell in Love Island was not on my 2024 bingo card.”

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Others famous that the competitors for the ladies’ consideration might have simply turn out to be harder for the boys when confronted with a celeb additionally searching for love.

“The look on each boy’s face when Joey Essex walked in… they know they’re carried out for,” one other viewer wrote.

Elsewhere, the addition of the Towie star “Messy rankings, couplings twist, Joey ESSEX?!!!2£&&@7 WE ARE SO BACK!”

Love Island airs Sunday to Friday on ITV2 at 9.00pm.

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