THE new series of Love Island will be taking over the screens of the nation this Sunday. 

12 singletons looking for love will be joined by the new presenter Laura Whitmore, who replaces Caroline Flack, in South Africa. 

The five men and seven women are on a mission to find love in the new villa, but will also be competing to get their hands on a share of the £50k prize fund. 

Are any of the hopefuls from Oxford? 

We've seen a number of links to the city in the past summer series.

Jess Hayes, who was from Oxford, won the first-ever series of the show after finding love with professional cricketer Max Morely in Spain. 

Emma Jane Woodham, also from Oxford, was on the show in series two. But she failed to make an impact and was dumped from the show. 

Others from last year's batch have also made personal appearances at clubs in Oxford after rising to fame. 

Here are the initial 12 contestants heading in on Sunday. 

The women:

  • Sophie Piper, 21 from Essex, medical PA 
  • Leanne Amaning, 22 from London, customer service advisor
  • Twins Eve and Jess Gale, 20 from London, students and VIP hostesses
  • Paige Turley, 22 from west Lothian, singer
  • Shaughna Phillips, 25 from London, democratic services officer
  • Siânnise Fudge, 25 from Bristol, beauty consultant

The men:

  • Ollie Williams, 23 from Cornwall, heir to the Lanhydrock estate/land owner
  • Mike Boateng, 24 from London, police officer
  • Callum Jones, 23 from Manchester, scaffolder
  • Connor Durman, 25 from Brighton, coffee bean salesman
  • Nas Majeed, 23 from London, sports science graduate and builder