An East Lancashire heart-throb made an appearance on ITV’s Love Island last night (25 July) after it was announced he will be entering the villa.

Sam Jackson, from Clitheroe, made a brief appearance right at the end of the episode when it was revealed he will be part of the Casa Amor line-up.

Sam, and the rest of the new islanders, are expected to cause controversy in the ‘Casa Amor’ stint which typically sees couples split from their original partners.

Lancashire Telegraph: Sam Jackson (Photo: ITV Plc)Sam Jackson (Photo: ITV Plc)


The maintenance engineer said he’s signed up for the show and he is “definitely ready for a relationship.”

Sam added: “I am looking forward to meeting the boys as well, I’m a proper lads’ lad. I see myself getting on with the boys as well - it’ll be good to meet some new people and get a few bromances going!

He also added that he is “happy to step on someone’s toes” to get what he wants.

Will Sam be stepping on anyone’s toes in tonight’s episode when they current male contestants head off to Casa Amor and the girls remain in the main villa?

In the episode, the current Love Island girls will get to meet the new boys for the first time.

Lancashire Telegraph:  The girls get to know the new boys (Credit: ITV Plc) The girls get to know the new boys (Credit: ITV Plc)

Sam and the rest of the new islanders are set to take part in some ice breaker party games.

In the main Villa they play ‘never have I ever’ and quiz each other on whether they’ve cheated before, unusual places they’ve had sex and whether they’ve snooped in a partner’s phone. 

Meanwhile, in Casa Amor, the girls and boys are playing truth and dare. Dares flow, with both the boys and girls dared to kiss the Islander they most fancy, kiss the feet of the Islander they like the most, act out sex positions and more. 

So who is playing the game and who is keeping themselves to themselves? 

And as thoughts turn to sleeping arrangements, will Sam be opting to sleep outside in the two villas or will beds be being shared? Find out tonight.

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.

Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox