Dami Hope is among the group of new singletons to head to the new villa on the Spanish island in the quest for love as the hit ITV2 dating show returns to our screens next Monday
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Dami Hope admits he could be the guy that will “cause trouble” in Mallorca this summer as Love Island makes an eagerly awaited return.
The 26-year-old from Dublin was the first male contestant to be revealed among the group of new singletons heading to the new villa on the Spanish island in the quest for love as the hit ITV2 programme returns to ours TVs on Monday June 6 at 9pm.
He is hoping his personality can win some of the other Islanders over as he revealed his reason for applying for this year’s show.
Speaking ahead of the show’s eighth series, Dami said: “This year I was kind of being more open to new things and I think actually that’s why I put myself out there to get some new experiences.
“Love Island is a different experience, I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some, might go well with others, so it’s a fun experience.”
The senior microbiologist doesn’t necessarily see himself as a troublemaker – although his family may say otherwise – but he has not ruled himself out being part of any issue that may crop up in his search for love over the summer in Mallorca.
He said: “I don’t know if I will cause trouble, I’ll try not to cause trouble but sometimes you don’t intentionally cause trouble – but it happens!
“They’d [his family] say I’m funny, I’m a joker, they’d probably say I cause trouble and I like a lot of girls. My family, we just insult each other, I always have a comeback for everything.
“I’m respectful, I wouldn’t force anything. If someone isn’t eager to get to know me I wouldn’t force anything but if she’s eager to get to know me, it’s fair game – I’m going to get that girl!”
Dami is “enthusiastic” to be heading to the villa and explained how he is when he is interested in someone.
“I’ve been single for four years but my mum keeps pestering me about having a wife and saying how at my age she was already pregnant with me. I’m actually enthusiastic to see if I can find someone,” Dami continued.
“I’ve dated different people from different cultures. I’m very open minded about it.
He added: “In the beginning stages I can get carried away, but then there’s always something that happens and I reel myself back in, like I come back to reality.
“I don’t put all my eggs in one basket and that way I get the chance to meet people that I might be better with.”
*Love Island starts at 9pm Monday 6th June on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.
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