Love Island 2022 scores biggest launch ratings since 2019 as a whopping  5MILLION viewers tune


Love Island 2022 scores biggest launch ratings since 2019 as a whopping 5MILLION viewers tune in to the saucy show’s opening episode

Love Island 2022 scored its biggest launch show ratings since the 2019 series with a a whopping five million viewers tuning in to the saucy series’ first episode last week.

The opening saw a rise of 0.2 million viewers based on 2021’s launch, with the following series going on to be streamed a staggering 32 million times.

For 16-34 year old viewers the show  averaged 1.8m TV viewers with a 61.6% share of viewing, making it the second most watched programme so far this year for this demographic – only being marginally beaten by the Eurovision song contest.

Amazing: Love Island 2022 scored its biggest launch show ratings since the 2019 series with a a whopping five million viewers tuning in to the saucy series' first episode last week (current cast pictured)

Amazing: Love Island 2022 scored its biggest launch show ratings since the 2019 series with a a whopping five million viewers tuning in to the saucy series’ first episode last week (current cast pictured)

On ITV Hub it was watched by 2.9m viewers, making it the biggest launch episode on ITV Hub and up on 2021’s launch by +0.2m.

The launch episode has been streamed 6.9 million times and the series as a whole has been streamed 32 million times.   

Monday’s explosive episode saw Afia Tonkmor become the first contestant dumped from the villa – after Jacques O’Neill coupled up with Paige Thorne.

The 2019 series was eventually won by Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea. 

Wow: The dating series has so far become the second highest rating show amongst 16 to 34-year old viewers, only being marginally beaten by the Eurovision song contest (host Laura Whitmore pictured)

Wow: The dating series has so far become the second highest rating show amongst 16 to 34-year old viewers, only being marginally beaten by the Eurovision song contest (host Laura Whitmore pictured)

Exit: Afia Tonkmor became the first Islander to be dumped from Love Island , after Jacques O'Neill chose to couple up with Paige Thorne on Monday

Exit: Afia Tonkmor became the first Islander to be dumped from Love Island , after Jacques O’Neill chose to couple up with Paige Thorne on Monday

Ill-fated: The 2019 series was eventually won by Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea

Ill-fated: The 2019 series was eventually won by Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea

This news comes after Mailonline exclusively revealed that the show’s newest hunk Remi Lambert is an amateur rapper whose tracks contain derogatory comments about women and are littered with drug and violence references.

The Manchester-born contestant, 22, makes his debut in the villa on Tuesday night and introduces himself to other contestants as a model.

But there is another side to Remi’s personality courtesy of the unsavoury lyrics in his rap videos.

Remi, whose rap name is Remi Lambo, references damaging female genitalia during sex in a track called Superhero, rapping: ‘Don’t care if you’re peng, you’ll still get left on pending and saved for later.

‘Broke her pum pum it needs a cast.’

In another sexually explicit song called Mr Grey, posted in 2020 amassing over 62,000 YouTube views, he compares himself to the Fifty Shades of Grey character Christian Grey, famed for practicing sadism.

He chimed: ‘Unless we’re talking Fifty Shades, I don’t do strings attached.

‘Blow her back out, climax, then blackout.’  

'Broke her pum pum': This news comes after Mailonline exclusively revealed that the show's newest hunk Remi Lambert is an amateur rapper whose tracks contain derogatory comments about women and are littered with drug and violence references

‘Broke her pum pum’: This news comes after Mailonline exclusively revealed that the show’s newest hunk Remi Lambert is an amateur rapper whose tracks contain derogatory comments about women and are littered with drug and violence references

'I switch girls like I switch personas': The Manchester-born contestant makes his debut in the villa on Tuesday night and introduces himself to other contestants as a model

‘I switch girls like I switch personas’: The Manchester-born contestant makes his debut in the villa on Tuesday night and introduces himself to other contestants as a model 

A pal close to Remi defended him, saying: ‘I don’t necessarily agree with how women are described in rap music in general. 

‘Remi does not condone violence against women. There’s no malicious intent here at all. He would be upset at the suggestion, and we hope people see the real him on Love Island.’

In a video with just under 8,000 views for his song Bipolar, Remi made numerous references to drugs.

He rapped about using Dior perfume to hide the smell of marijuana and drinking ‘purple’ – a recreational drug drink made with prescription-strength medicines.

He added: ‘I switch girls like I switch personas, bro I think that I’m bipolar.

‘Chatting to the bando owner whilst feeding the cat like Doja.’

'I think that I'm bipolar': In a video with just under 8,000 views for his song Bipolar, Remi made numerous references to drugs including using Dior perfume to hide the smell of marijuana

‘I think that I’m bipolar’: In a video with just under 8,000 views for his song Bipolar, Remi made numerous references to drugs including using Dior perfume to hide the smell of marijuana

'I'm in the ghetto': In another song posted in December 2020, the reality TV hopeful also shared his willingness to 'catch' a court case for violence and fighting

‘I’m in the ghetto’: In another song posted in December 2020, the reality TV hopeful also shared his willingness to ‘catch’ a court case for violence and fighting

A ‘bando owner’ is a drug dealer that uses an abandoned house to operate out of.

In another song posted in December 2020, the reality TV hopeful also shared his willingness to ‘catch’ a court case for violence and fighting.

He said: ‘I don’t do road but touch my mate and I’ll catch a case.

‘If you want smoke, I’ll get you fried tonight and that’s on sight. I’m in the ghetto.’

Smoke is used colloquially to describe violence, whilst being ‘on sight’ means you are ready for violence.

Up-and-coming: Remi's YouTube page has a mere 88 subscribers, compared to his Instagram profile which has 14K followers

Up-and-coming: Remi’s YouTube page has a mere 88 subscribers, compared to his Instagram profile which has 14K followers 

'I don't do strings attached': In another sexually explicit song called Mr Grey, Remi compares himself to the Fifty Shades of Grey character Christian Grey, famed for practicing sadism

‘I don’t do strings attached’: In another sexually explicit song called Mr Grey, Remi compares himself to the Fifty Shades of Grey character Christian Grey, famed for practicing sadism

LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

Paige  Thorne

Name: Paige Thorne

Age: 24

Location: Swansea

Occupation: Paramedic

Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find. 

‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!

‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’

Indiyah Polack

 Name: Indiyah Polack

Age: 23

Location: London

Occupation: Hotel waitress

Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.

‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one. 

‘I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’

Tasha Ghouri

Name: Tasha Ghouri

Age: 23

Location: Thirsk

Occupation: Model and dancer

Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.

‘This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time. 

‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’

Gemma Owen

Gemma Owen

Name: Gemma Owen

Age: 19

Location: Chester

Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner

Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer. 

‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest. 

‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.

Andrew Le Page

Andrew Le Page

Name: Andrew Le Page

Age: 27

Location: Guernsey

Occupation: Real Estate Agent

Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.

‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.

‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?

This is the best time to give it a go.’ 

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Age: 27

Location: Essex

Occupation: Actress

Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains! 

‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’

Jay Younger

Jay Younger

Name: Jay Younger

Age: 28

Location: Edinburgh

Occupation: Investment analyst

Who is their type on paper? ‘I am a slow burner for sure, yeah. I don’t fall easily.

‘I quite like self sufficiency in girls’  

 

 

Dami Hope

Dami Hope

Name: Dami Hope

Age: 26

Location: Dublin

Occupation: Senior Microbiologist

Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.

‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.

‘I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.

Davide Sanclimenti

 Name: Davide Sanclimenti

Age: 27

Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)

Occupation: Business owner

Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.

‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.

‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘

Ikenna Ekwonna

Name: Ikenna Ekwonna

Age: 23

Location: Nottingham

Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales

Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone.

‘Hopefully, I’m going to bring spontaneity and excitement.

‘I’m not really shy to speak to people I don’t really care too much about what people think.’

Amber Beckford

Amber Beckford

Name: Amber Beckford

Age: 24

Location: London 

Occupation: Nanny

Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t like guys that show off.

‘I don’t like flashy guys – just have a personality and make me laugh.

‘There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant!’

Luca Bish

Luca Bish

 Name: Luca Bish

Age: 23

Location: Brighton 

Occupation: Fishmonger

Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.

‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.’

Jacques O'Neill

Jacques O’Neill

Name:  Jacques O’Neill

Age: 23

Location: Cumbria

Occupation: Rugby League Player

Who is their type on paper? ‘I think it needs to be the right person, at the right time. 

‘I was saying to my mum the other day that I want a girl. And I’m now ready to settle down.’

Remi Lambert

Remi Lambert

Name: Remi Lambert

Age: 22

Location: Manchester

Occupation: Model

Who is their type on paper? ‘Now it’s time to find something more serious. I usually meet girls out and about on a night out. 

‘If I see a girl I like, I’ll just go over without hesitation and sometimes I meet girls through Instagram.’

 

 

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