The most popular Love Islander ever has been revealed—and it may surprise you

Here are the most popular and searched for Love Islanders ever—and they might surprise you

The contestants of Love Island 2021
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Love Island 2021 is finally here, and with the lineup of new singletons now confirmed, what better way to celebrate its return—than with a trip down memory lane at the most popular Love Islanders ever.

Love Island has treated us to some of the most memorable moments on TV and now thanks to Top10Casinos, we’ve got the low-down on which past Islanders are the most popular.

We already knew Love Island can do great things for the contestants—it’s not just about finding love, though that is a big bonus. Taking part in the show can lead to fame, fortune, and a very fruitful career, and according to our list, this is definitely the case for our favorite islanders.

Most popular Love Island UK contestants ever

1. Zara McDermott

Zara McDermott backstage during "X Factor Celebrity" on November 16, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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We’ve got a text! and it says the crown goes to season four’s star Zara McDermott. One of the bombshells of the season, Zara won the heart of resident bad boy Adam Collard and Top10Casinos reports that she receives 95,000 google searches every month!

Zara has 1.5 million followers on Instagram, has had collaborations with brands like Missguided, and thanks to her relationship with Sam Thompson, she's also starred on Made in Chelsea.

2. Maura Higgins

Maura Higgins seen attending ITV Palooza! at Royal Festival Hall on November 12, 2019 in London, England

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Maura Higgins takes second place, she gets 88,000 searches a month and will forever be known for some of the most dramatic and hilarious moments of season five. She also coined one of the most famous Love Island phrases: ‘fanny flutters’.

Like Zara, she has a large Instagram following and is still close friends with fellow islanders Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague.

3. Tommy Fury

Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague seen leaving their hotel on August 07, 2019 in London, England.

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Speaking of Tommy Fury, he takes third place with 76,000 searches every month. This is unsurprising as he is a successful boxer and is still dating fellow contestant and influencer Molly-Mae Hague, who is seventh on the most popular list. These two are forever our couple goals.

4. Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes seen out in London on May 3, 2018 in London, England.

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Chris Hughes from season three, known as the other half of iconic bromance ‘Chris and Kem’, is fourth on the list. Chris, who is responsible for some of the best ever meme moments of Love Island, has been very successful since his series, with his own documentaries, and has starred on shows like Celebs go Dating.

5. Dani Dyer

Dani Dyer seen attending Godzilla: King of Monsters - UK film premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on May 28, 2019 in London, England.

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Dany Dyer, the winner of season four with Jack Fincham, is fifth with 49,000 monthly searches. They were the ultimate ‘married’ couple on the show and we miss them. She is the daughter of British actor Danny Dyer. 

See the full list below:

  1. Zara McDermott: 95,000 monthly searches
  2. Maura Higgins: 88,000 monthly searches
  3. Tommy Fury: 76,000 monthly searches
  4. Chris Hughes: 65,000 monthly searches
  5. Dani Dyer: 49,000 monthly searches
  6. Megan Barton Hanson: 40,000 monthly searches
  7. Molly-Mae Hague: 37,700 monthly searches
  8. Olivia Attwood: 35,000 monthly searches
  9. Zara Holland: 31,000 monthly searches
  10. Georgia Harrison: 31,000 monthly searches
Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

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