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Contestants Revealed For ITV's New Love Island Style Dating Show The Cabins

Contestants Revealed For ITV's New Love Island Style Dating Show The Cabins

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we've been devoid of a dating show - and in desperate need for a new reality TV fix.

But fear not, the Love Island­­-shaped hole in our lives has been filled with ITV2's brand new series The Cabins - and it looks amazing.

The new series sees singletons ditch the apps and throw out the rulebook as they go to extreme measures to try and find true love.

From the moment they meet, the couples immediately move in together. Their date begins in their very own exclusive log cabins, complete with simmering hot tubs and set in beautiful surroundings within the UK.

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Nestled together in their intimate cabins, the singletons will have quality time to really get to know their date. From heartfelt moments or declarations of love, to awkward silences and difficult dating conversations, viewers will be able to follow all the antics and find out if the sparks fly or quickly fizzle out.

Having made it through the first 24 hours they then have to decide if they would like to spend more time together - or call it a day and walk away.

Here's who's retreating to The Cabins for 2021...

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1. Abraham, 21, London

Abraham will star in The Cabins (Credit: ITV)
Abraham will star in The Cabins (Credit: ITV)

The Architecture student from East London is looking for a girlfriend and bestie all wrapped into one following a particularly "unfortunate" love life.

"It would be nice to just relax and have someone to be my partner, my best friend, my girlfriend at the same time," he said. "I've seen it happen to a lot of my friends, I don't know when it's going to happen to me. "

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2. Holly, 23, Staffordshire

Holly says her love life is
Holly says her love life is

The multi-talented cabin crew, make-up artist and influencer is turning to The Cabins as she feels her love-life is an absolute "shambles."

Despite having a few celebs sliding into her DMs on Instagram (though she won't name names), Holly thinks she's still single due to her bubbly persona.

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"My friends and family would say it's because I'm quite a big personality," she said. "I'm timid at first, but when you've met me, I do come out of my shell a lot. People don't expect that. People do get very intimidated by me."

3. Mamudo, 23, Liverpool

Mamudo once slid into Rihanna's DMs (Credit: ITV)
Mamudo once slid into Rihanna's DMs (Credit: ITV)

The footballer and coach, who admits to having been catfished on a previous date, is looking for a more natural way to build a relationship rather than app dating. And he already has his ideal woman in mind.

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"I like them to be humble and open," Mamudo says. "Know their worth, but more chilled and laid back and just enjoy the moment rather than everything being about them."

4. Robyn, 26, Doncaster

Robyn has enjoyed being single (Credit: ITV)
Robyn has enjoyed being single (Credit: ITV)

The Sales Executive hasn't had a partner for four years, and while she has enjoyed her single status, she is looking for a romantic guy who is "up for a laugh".

"Being in a relationship is a big thing to me," Robyn explains. "My mum would say I'm picky, but why shouldn't you be? It's got to be the right guy, hasn't it?"

5. Jess, 24, South Wales

Jess is the life and soul of the party (Credit: ITV)
Jess is the life and soul of the party (Credit: ITV)

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Jess has had a varied career, having previously worked at Walt Disney World out in America. While she found some of the guys Stateside a little "too intense", she is now looking to find "the male version" of herself.

"I want someone who knows how to have fun, is quite adventurous and can keep up with me," she says. "And also the intimate side as well, so not just a best friend. Someone who I really fancy and want to spend time with. "

6. Sarah, 26, Blackpool

Sarah says she likes the nerdy type (Credit: ITV)
Sarah says she likes the nerdy type (Credit: ITV)

The Murder Mystery actress says her ideal women are Megan Fox and Emma Watson - the latter because she quite fancies "the nerdy, bookworm type". However, Sarah's date will have to be okay with the number of tattoos of ex-girlfriend's names she has.

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"I've also had seven names covered up on my arse," she says. "I was only like 18...again I did that as a bet. I've had that covered now. And I have 'me' tattooed on my wedding ring finger, as I believe you should love yourself first."

7. Tom, 26, Leeds

Tom gives his girlfriends his all (Credit: ITV)
Tom gives his girlfriends his all (Credit: ITV)

The National Business Development Manager has once had a very serious relationship, but felt he was too young to get so serious so quickly.

However, Tom really does put his all into his love life - and really does go the extra mile to make his beau happy.

"I dated a girl that lived in Ireland, I used to fly out every Monday and fly back every Wednesday to see her, every week for seven months," he said. "Once I got a completely new job to make it work with a girl. If I'm with someone I go above and beyond to make them happy. In my eyes everyone should be treated like a princess."

8. Sofia, 21, Kent

Sofia has had a few nightmare dates (Credit: ITV)
Sofia has had a few nightmare dates (Credit: ITV)

The international beauty queen has had a "tragic" love life - and has even managed to set herself on fire during a date due to her clumsiness.

"There was a candelabra on the table. I dropped a spoon, so I leant down, I came back up and I'd set part of my sleeve and hair on fire," she explained. "Instead of my date being like, 'Oh my gosh, you're on fire', he just looked at me. I'm very accident prone!"

9. Will, 28, London

Will is a self-confessed party boy (Credit: ITV)
Will is a self-confessed party boy (Credit: ITV)

The electrician and self-confessed party boy has been compared to Mark Wright, and has one trick up his sleeve to impress the ladies.

"I used to salsa dance when I was younger," Will says. "If she gets the salsa dance out of me it means we're getting on."

10. Olivia, 22, Hull

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The customer service advisor has been single for 10 months, and has been described by her family as "really chaotic". Her bubbly personality means she's looking for someone similarly fun and energetic.

"I don't like sit down dates. I'd rather go on a fun one," Olivia explains. "But I do really want to be romanced. Someone to buy me flowers and be nice. I've never had that."

11. Joel, 22, Swansea

Joel is looking to date beyond Wales (Credit: ITV)
Joel is looking to date beyond Wales (Credit: ITV)

The bin man from Swansea is says he's tired of dating other Welsh girls, and is now looking for someone sporty and active.

"I want someone bubbly, cute, knows how to look after herself and easy to have a conversation with," he says.

12. Charlotte, 29, Stafford

Charlotte is looking for someone more alternative (Credit: ITV)
Charlotte is looking for someone more alternative (Credit: ITV)

Charlotte, who's been single for a year, cites Jennifer Lawrence as her dream woman and wants an alternative girl.

"I've only been dating women for about 18 months," she says. "I feel like I'm still learning my type. I definitely like the more alternative girls. Tattoos, piercings... and more tomboy than really girly ."

The Cabins launches Monday 4th July at 9pm on ITV2.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Dating, TV News, the cabins, TV Entertainment, Sex & Relationships, Love Island, ITV

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