THEY say age is just a number when it comes to looking for love, but over the years Love Island viewers have become rather fixated on just that.
From young singletons, who act older, to older bachelors, who look young, we take a look at some of the most surprising Islander ages…
Gemma OwenGemma’s age has been debated – with many thinking she is too young to do the show[/caption]
She is the most talked about Islander of 2022 so far and her age has caused great concern amongst viewers.
Gemma is just 19 years old, but admits she likes an older man and was coupled up with Davide, 27, in the villa – which led to 100s of Ofcom complaints.
Even her dad – footballer Michael Owen – got involved and insisted there was nothing wrong with her doing the show.
Molly-Mae HagueMolly was just 20 when she found love in the villa[/caption]
She is already a millionaire, but Molly-Mae Hague is only 23 and was just 20 when she appeared in the villa.
At the time fans were sure she was older because she was very confident and already a successful influencer.
The only giveaway was the fact she still slept with Elly Belly.
Amelia PetersAmelia was just 18 when she did the show in 2017 – the youngest ever[/caption]
Amelia is the youngest person to ever appear on Love Island at the age of just 18.
She went on the show in 2017 and only lasted two days.
At the time she was a teaching assistant and now appears to be an influencer, who loves a bikini!
Laura AndersonLaura was cruelly trolled over her age – as viewers thought she was older than 29[/caption]
Laura was 29 and almost about to turn 30 when she went in the villa.
Her age became a huge talking point and Laura found herself relentlessly trolled as people thought she was in fact older than that.
She was initially coupled up with Wes, who was nine years younger than her.
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Marcel SomervilleMarcel was 31 – one of the oldest to do the show[/caption]
Apart from the fact he was in Blazin’ Squad, Marcel’s age really got people talking.
The star was one of the oldest ever to go in the villa at the ripe old age of 31.
He coupled up with Gabby Allen, 25, on the 2017 show and the pair came in fourth place.
Adam CollardFans thought Adam was much older than 22[/caption]
Love Island fans couldn’t believe that Adam Collard was only 22 when he appeared in the villa in 2018.
Viewers accused the personal trainer of lying about his age and thought he was in fact much older.
In the end a birth certificate was located, showing he was in fact a young lad still.