ITV’s Love Island has today been announcing the latest islanders set to jet off to South Africa.

The winter version of the show returns in only a week (January 16) and will follow a new set of islanders hoping to find love.

24-year-old Shaq Muhammad from London has been the latest contestant to be announced.

The airport security officer says he is entering the villa to hopefully meet the love of his life.

He said: “I haven’t had the best luck with previous relationships. So I thought, why not be in the sun and potentially meet the love of my life? Hopefully, I do come out with my future wife. The person I hope to marry one day. Hopefully, she’s in the Villa.”

He added: “I’m the type of person that wears my heart on my sleeve. If I find someone I click with, I fall very hard, very fast. Sometimes that can be a bad thing. I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.”

Love Island to see rules shakeup

Recently it was announced that the next season of Love Island would see a shakeup in the rules as ITV looks to add further safeguarding to the islanders’ experiences.

To prevent trolling and online hate, participants will be asked to pause handles and accounts on their social media platforms for the duration of their time on the show. Islanders’ accounts will remain dormant while they are in the Villa, so that nothing is published on their behalf.

Alongside this, ahead of entering the Villa, Islanders will also receive guidance and training around mutually respectful behaviour in relationships. They will be offered resource links to read up on, in advance of meeting their fellow Islanders, to help them identify negative behaviours in relationships and understand the behaviour patterns associated with controlling and coercive behaviour.

Love Island starts at 9pm Monday January 16 on ITV2 and ITVX.